Like the earlier general correspondence processed under the previous subseries, this correspondence documents the interaction of Johnson Collection staff with individuals from institutions based locally and around the globe. City officials, scholars, publishers, collectors and museum colleagues are among the correspondents. Not surprisingly, each Johnson staff member communicated regularly with PMA staff. During processing, such memoranda were collocated and filed in chronological order in folders identified as "Philadelphia Museum of Art." Any requests for photographs and other inquiries received after 1980 are also included with no special designation as such. These letters are simply filed by name of individual or institution.
Sub-subseries 1. General
Alphabetical. Personal or corporate correspondents of particular significance or for which there are at least 10 items are filed in separate folders. All other authors are filed in general folders representing a small alphabetical run, for example Ainsworth-Australian. Alphabetical run folders always precede individual authors folders for each letter in the alphabet.