United States Centennial Commission records

Collection ID:
United States. Centennial Commission
Physical Description:
3 Microfilm reels

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Records relating primarily to the Fine Arts Section of the Centennial Exhibition, including 1 volume signed receipts for items exhibited at Photographic Hall; John Sartian's Art Department report; 1 volume of supply requisitions for the Fine Arts Section; and applications for space listing number, date, name, and address of applicant, description of article to be exhibited, and some bureau regulations and correspondence.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Organized the 1876 United States Centennial Exhibition held in Philadelphia.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 3602-3604 available at Archives of American Art offices, through interlibrary loan and at the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in: Philadelphia City Archives.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1985 by the Philadelphia City Archives.

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 -- Exhibitions -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sartain, John, 1808-1897 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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