Violet Oakley Memorial Foundation records

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.violoakl
Creators:
Violet Oakley Memorial Foundation
Dates:
1910-1987
bulk 1961-1987
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence with artists, performers and other organizations, 1943-1984; financial records, including a membership dues account book, 1961-1972, bank statements, 1979-1985, invoices, 1973-1980, insurance forms, 1976-1983, tax records, 1965-1982, and grant records, 1971-1983; constitution and by-laws; transcripts of hearings concerning Cogslea; inventory lists, 1982-1986; documents concerning the sale of property and the transfer of material to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts;
Scope and Contents
membership lists; attendance records, 1978-1981; lists of works by Violet Oakley; minutes and agenda from meetings, 1968-1984; and subject files containing letters and printed material concerning various museums, colleges, and galleries, including the Woodmere Art Gallery. Also included are brochures, 1910-1980; newsletters; 2 exhibition catalogs; and 21 slides of Violet Oakley's work.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Organized in 1962 to commemorate the life and work of mural painter Violet Oakley. Housed in Oakley's studio at Cogslea. Aim was to encourage the arts, literature, and international understanding through the presentation of lectures, exhibitions and conferences. The original officers were Edith Emerson (president), Mrs. Lloyd Van Sciver (vice-president), Theodore A. Ulrich (treasurer), and Lavinia Arant (secretary). Dissolved in 1986.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1988 by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, who received the records when the Foundation dissolved. Additional Foundation correspondence was microfilmed with the Violet Oakley papers on reels 3716-3745.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art -- Societies, etc. -- Pennsylvania Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Muralists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arts administrators Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Emerson, Edith, 1888-1981 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oakley, Violet, 1874-1961 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Woodmere Art Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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