Archives of American Art

Pierpont Morgan Library records

Collection ID:
Pierpont Morgan Library
Physical Description:
300 Items
(on 1 microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters and documents relating to American Art from the 17th to the 20th centuries; a sketchbook of William Merritt Chase; and autographed notes and sketches of Robert Fulton and Thomas Nast. Artists and individuals represented in the collection include: Antonio Canova, John Singleton Copley, Charles Dana Gibson, Winslow Homer, John La Farge, Isabella Stewart Gardner, Rembrandt Peale, Hiram Powers, John Singer Sargent, Elihu Vedder, John Sartain, and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Private art library collection; New York City, New York. Founded in 1924 when business tycoon, J.P. Morgan opened his home and private collection to the public.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel N68-12 available at Archives of American Art office and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to the Pierpont Morgan Library after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1968 by the Pierpont Morgan Library.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art -- Private collections -- New York (State) -- New York Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art libraries -- New York (State) -- New York Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nast, Thomas, 1840-1902 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