Information for Researchers


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

The George Gray Barnard Papers are the physical property of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Archives. The Museum holds literary rights only for material created by Museum personnel or given to the Museum with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from rights holders for publication and for other purposes where stated.

Preferred Citation

[Item identification and date], [Series info.], George Grey Barnard Papers, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Archives.

Alternative Format Available

The collection, with material dated 1897-1945, and finding aid were microfilmed by the American Archives of Art. Reel nos. 3658-3664. Copies are availabe for use in the Museum's Library.

Separated Material

Special Format. Scrapbooks. Scrapbook of Barnard's cloisters (1920-1922).

Special Format. Photographs. Black-and-white cloth-mounted print of Barnard's "The Hewer;" 8 misc. black-and-white prints of works of art studies of famous statues, and a signed print of Isadora Duncan; 47 photographs of early jackhammers and their use.

Special Format. Objects. Glass-enclosed negative of Barnard's "Sermon on the Mount;" copper etched plate of a decorative pattern; and copper engraved plate of Barnard's standing Lincoln statue.

Special Format. Miscellany. Nine daybooks (1916-1928); dedication proceedings book for the Harrisburg Statuary (1911); box of post cards; two notebooks (1887, 1889), pocket Bible, and journal of Joseph H. Barnard; newspaper article on GGB and his Rainbow Arch; checks (1937-1938).

Special Format. Architectural Drawings. Six blueprints of Barnard's studio (1928) prepared by Duncan Candler.


Related Material

Records of Barnard's collection and of "The Cloisters." Metropolitan Museum of Art, Archives.

Barnard correspondence re "The Cloisters." "The Cloisters" Library.

Photographs of Barnard's work. National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution. See AAA Journal citation above.

Photographs, negatives, and correspondence. Archives of American Art. See AAA Journal 17.2 (1977); microfilm roll 118.

Medieval Art Department Records. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Archives. Includes correspondence and notes of Francis Henry Taylor, Curator of Medieval Art, 1927-1931.