The Phillips Collection records

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.philcoll
Creators:
Phillips Collection
Dates:
1920-1960
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
68 microfilm reels
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence files, arranged chronologically and alphabetically; gallery records; operational records; music program files; and exhibition files.
Scope and Contents
REELS 1929-1994: Correspondence, largely concerning the foundation, operation, and acquisitions of the museum; gallery records; music program files; and exhibition files.
Scope and Contents
REEL 1890: Correspondence with artist Augustus Vincent Tack.
Scope and Contents
REEL 1926: Correspondence with artists Arthur Dove and Alfred Stieglitz.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Phillips Collection (estab. 1921) is an art museum in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1921 by collector and art connoisseur, Duncan Phillips, and his wife, Marjorie, upon opening his home to the public. Collection consists primarily of 19th and 20th century European and American art. In 1960 the Goh Annex was added to the original 1897 Georgian Revival house to expand the museums's exhibition space. The Goh annex was renovated in 1989.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 1929-1994 available for use at the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 1890 and 1926 available at all AAA offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was microfilmed in 1979 by the Archives of American Art.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Conditions Governing Use
Authorization to quote or reproduce for the purposes of publication must be obtained from Karen Schneider, Librarian, the Phillips Collection.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art -- Collectors and collecting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art museums -- Washington (D.C.) Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dove, Arthur Garfield, 1880-1946 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Phillips, Duncan, 1886-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Phillips, Marjorie, 1895-1985 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tack, Augustus Vincent, 1870-1949 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
750 9th Street, NW
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
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