Archives of American Art

Wadsworth Atheneum scrapbooks


Collection ID:
Wadsworth Atheneum
Physical Description:
40 Items
(on 12 microfilm reels)

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents
40 scrapbooks containing letters, photographs, exhibition catalogs and announcements, and clippings.
Scope and Contents
Scrapbooks document the gifts of art work and money by J.P. Morgan to the museum, the administration and exhibition programs of the museum, and other subjects.

Biographical / Historical

Biographical / Historical
Art museum; Hartford, Conn. Established 1842 to house the collection of Daniel Wadsworth, a painter and collector. The museum grew considerably with gifts from J.P. Morgan into a premiere institution of American fine and decorative arts. Formerly known as Wadsworth Atheneum and Morgan Memorial.


Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 2552-2563 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to the lender, the Wadsworth Atheneum, after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1982 by Wadsworth Atheneum.

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, American Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art museums -- Connecticut -- Hartford Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Morgan, J. Pierpont, 1837-1913 (John Pierpont) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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