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The Archives has participated in a number of microfilming projects sponsored by the Archives of American Art (AAA). The microfilmed material listed below represents approximately 2% (12.5 cubic feet or 30,000 documents) of the archival collection, and is available for use in the Museum’s Library. Appointments for the microfilm reader are required. Contact the Library to schedule an appointment.

To better understand the context and content of the microfilmed records listed below, researchers should examine finding aids to the archival collections, which are available online, and Philadelphia: A Guide to Art-Related Archival Materials by Marina Pacini (Washington, D.C.: Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1994). Reference copies of this guide are available in the Museum’s Library, or may be purchased through AAA. Microfilm holdings may also be obtained through interlibrary loan from AAA. For further information, please contact the main research center at:

Archives of American Art
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, D.C. 20560-0937
(202) 314-3900
www.aaa.si.edu

  • Archives of American Art/Carl Zigrosser Collection; microfilm reels P10, P11, P14

    Item Description Date Reel # Item Location
    Correspondents (authors A – H) P10 1-744
    Correspondents (authors H – P) P11 1-706
    Correspondents (authors P – Z) P14 85-558


  • Artist’s Papers; microfilm reel 4547 (inclusive date range: 1866-1968)

    Item Description Date Reel # Item Location
    Charles Burchfield correspondence 1929-1947 4547 0-100
    Susan and Thomas Eakins materials 1866-1935 101-297
    Lipchitz/Ingersoll correspondence 1942-1968 298-957
    Carl Zigrosser re: WPA 958-1204
    Henry McCarter correspondence 1933-1942 1205-1238


  • Edwin AtLee Barber Records; microfilm reels 4555 & 4556 (inclusive date range: 1877-1904)

    Item Description Date Reel # Item Location
    Letter books 4555 783-961
    (see also Dalton Dorr Records; combined letter book) 4556 1-211


  • George Grey Barnard Papers; microfilm reels 3658-3664 (inclusive date range: 1897-1945)

    Item Description Date Reel # Item Location
    Finding Aid for the George Grey Barnard Papers 3658 1136-1171
    Correspondence with individuals 1172-1428
    Correspondence with individuals (continued) 3659 5-449
    Correspondence with museums 450-1855
    Correspondence with museums (continued) 3661 4-1694
    Subjects 1695-1775
    Subjects (continued) 3662 4-54
    Sculpture – Lincoln 3661 55-1820
    Sculpture – Lincoln (continued) 3663 4-424
    Sculpture – Rainbow Arch 425-1748
    Sculpture – Rainbow Arch (continued) 3664 4-180
    Sketches 181-476


  • George Biddle Collection; microfilm reels P17 & P18 (inclusive date range: 1929-1944)

    Item Description Date Reel # Item Location
    Genesis of Federal Art Project 1933-1934 P17 87-138
    Department of Justice Building; Murals 139-152
    Philadelphia Custom House Competition 153-154
    George Biddle; activities 1935-1939 155-187
    George Biddle; activities 1941-1942 188-244
    George Biddle; activities 1942-1944 245-271
    Reorganization of Federal Art Project 1942-1943 272-444
    Miscellaneous Personal Correspondence 1932-1938 445-463
    Personal Correspondence from Artists (A-S) 464-783
    Listing of own Works
    Articles and Talks 1929-1942
    Artist’s Equity
    Complete contents list for roll 17 P18 1-62
    Personal Correspondence from Artists (cont.)(S-Z) 63-70
    Listing of own Works (continued) 1943 71-85
    Articles and Talks (continued) 1929-1942 86-113
    South American Mission 1941-1942 114-170


  • Board of Trustees Records; microfilm reels 4556 & 4557 (inclusive date range: 1888-1890)

    Item Description Date Reel # Item Location
    Letter books 4556 427-end
    (see also Dalton Dorr Records; combined letter book) 4557 1-496


  • Christian Brinton Papers; microfilm reel 4548 (inclusive date range: 1904-1922)

    Item Description Date Reel # Item Location
    Correspondence 4548 272-616
    Clippings 617-659
    Photographs 660-817
    Re: Zuloaga 818-893


  • Dalton Dorr Records; microfilm reels 4549, 4550-4558 (inclusive date range: 1876-1904)

    Item Description Date Reel # Item Location
    Records, letter books 1876-1904 4549 entirety
    Letter books (continued) 1876-1904 4550 entirety
    Letter books (continued) 1876-1904 4551 entirety
    Letter books (continued) 1876-1904 4552 entirety
    Letter books (continued) 1876-1904 4553 1-1469
    Letter press books 1876-1901 1470-1628
    Letter press books (continued) 1876-1901 4554 entirety
    Letter press books (continued) 1876-1901 4555 1-782
    Letter books (Dorr/Barber) 4556 1-211
    Letter book (Dorr/Board of Trustees) 4557 1-496
    Scrapbooks 497-1031
    Scrapbooks (continued) 4558 entirety


  • Earl Horter Papers; microfilm reels 4547 & 4548 (inclusive date range: 1888-1985)

    Item Description Date Reel # Item Location
    Correspondents 4547 1239-1286
    Photographs 1286-1297
    Writings 1298-1323
    Printed material 4548 5-230
    Art works 231-233
    Miscellaneous 234-269


  • Fiske Kimball Records; microfilm reels 1395 & 1396 (inclusive date range: 1934-1942)

    Item Description Date Reel # Item Location
    Correspondence relating to the PWAP in PA. 1395 1-516
    Correspondence (continued, re: Henri Marceau) 517-606
    Correspondence re: Federation of Art Workers 607-643
    Miscellaneous re: Section and PWAP 644-805
    PWAP lists of paintings, photos of work 1934 806-830
    WPA “Special Correspondence” 1935-1941 831-851
    Correspondence re: WPA projects 1935-1937 852-1142
    Correspondence re: WPA projects 1939 1143-1345
    Correspondence 1940 1396 1-179
    Correspondence 1941 180-285
    Correspondence 1942 286-368
    WPA construction statements 1936-1937 373-505
    Physical progress reports 1939-1941 506-588
    WPA statistical reports 1941-1942 589-632
    WPA testimonial letters 1940-1941 633-656
    WPA “This Work Pays Your Community” week 657-689
    Proposed PMA expansion 1940 690-728
    Miscellany re: PMA-WPA connection 1941-1942 730-794


  • Miscellaneous items; microfilm reel P16 (inclusive date range: 1811-1947)

    Item Description Date Reel # Item Location
    Bulletin of the Pennsylvania Museum & School of Industrial Art(former name) 1903-1904 P16 350-375
    “The Journeymen Cabinet and Chairmakers Pennsylvania Book of Prices” 1811 376-439
    Sketch books of Karl R. Free 1903-1947 440-737


  • John Neagle Collection; microfilm reels P12, P13, P14 (inclusive date range: 1781-1857)

    Item Description Date Reel # Item Location
    Bound pamphlets and reprints 1781-1830 P12 1-1006
    Bound pamphlets and reprints 1827 -1857 P13 348-1135
    Bound pamphlets and reprints (continued) 1827 -1857 P14 1-84


  • William Platt Pepper Records; microfilm reel 4556 (inclusive date range: ca. 1893-1907)

    Item Description Date Reel # Item Location
    Letter books 4556 212-426


  • Scrapbooks; microfilm reels 4557, P14, P15, P16 (inclusive date range: 1875-1954)

    Item Description Date Reel # Item Location
    Scrapbook (re: Centennial Exposition, compiled by Hannah Zell) 1875-1900 4557
    Scrapbooks 1876-1889 P14 559-679
    Scrapbooks 1878-1888 680-733
    Scrapbooks 1889-1894 P15 1-50
    Scrapbooks 1894-1899 51-98
    Scrapbooks 1900-1905 99-142
    Scrapbooks 1925-1927 143-210
    Scrapbooks 1927-1928 211-280
    Scrapbooks 1929-1930 281-757
    Scrapbook (re: Collections on Medieval Art) 1931 758-829
    Scrapbook (re: Diamond Jubilee) 1951 P16 1-129
    Scrapbook (re: Arensberg Collection; Kimball) 1952-1953 130-181
    Scrapbook 1954 182-303
    Scrapbook 304-349


  • Tucker Family Collection; microfilm reels P16, P17 (inclusive date range: 1823-1838)

    Item Description Date Reel # Item Location
    Pattern books of Thomas Tucker 1832-1838 P16 738-799
    Formula and Price book of Thomas Tucker ca. 1835 800-865
    Formula and Price book of Thomas Tucker (cont.) ca. 1835 P17 1-24
    Benjamin Tucker; letter books 1823-1829 24-31
    Benjamin Tucker; letter books 1830-1831 32-52
    Tucker family; miscellaneous papers ca. 1835 53-86


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