Arnold H. Jolles Records

Arnold H. Jolles Records
1968-1979
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Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Collection Summary


Title:Arnold H. Jolles Records

Date:1968-1979

Creator(s):Jolles, Arnold H., 1940-

Extent:33 linear feet

Code:JOL

Repository:Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Abstract:None available.


Information for Researchers


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

The Arnold H. Jolles Records 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.], Arnold H. Jolles Records, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Archives.

Related Material

Evan Hopkins Turner Records. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Archives. See the "Subjects, Museum correspondence" series for eight feet of records dealing with the transfer of authority from Turner to Jolles.


Administrative Information


Processed By
Louise F. Rossmassler (5/313/1985). Revised by Susan Anderson (2007).


Historical Note


Jolles succeeded Botwinick as Assistant Director for Art in 1974. (Some of Botwinick's files were carried forward to Jolles.) From 1977 to 1979 he was the Acting Director of Museum after Turner left and until Jean Sutherland Boggs arrived. He is now the Director of the Seattle Art Museum.


Scope and Content Note


As Assistant Director, Jolles' files include records and plans for the Bicentennial, records of the reinstallation in 1975, Corporate and Departmental Committee records and general correspondence. Also, there are eight feet of the Turner Records which deal with the transfer of authority from Turner to Jolles in 1977/1978.


Arrangement


The first five series concern Jolles work as Assistant Director for Art, 1970-1977. The second five subseries concern Jolles role as Acting Director, 1977-1979.

Series I. Assistant Director: General subjects

Date:
1971-1977

Extent:
4 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

This series contains records documenting general Museum subjects and management issues, including damage reports, labels, parking, security, etc.

Arrangement

Alphabetical.

Series II. Assistant Director: Curatorial and Museum departments

Date:
1974-1977

Extent:
3 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

This series documents the activities of curatorial and support departments at the Museum. Includes correspondence, memorandum, reports, and related material. Also includes Jolles' phone messages (recorded on stenopads) and appointment books from his office.

Arrangement

Alphabetically arranged by curatorial department and then by support department. There is a separate alphabet for each fiscal year. Telephone messages and appointment books are arranged chronologically.

Series III. Assistant Director: Meeting minutes, policies, and grants

Date:
1970-1977

Extent:
1.5 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

While the planning documents in this series deal with major initiatives at the Museum, most of the files were produced through collaborative effort and/or were widely distributed.

Arrangement

By subject.

Subseries A. Meeting minutes and policies

Date:
1970-1977

Scope and Content Note

Materials were originally organized in three-ring binders but were removed for preservation purposes. Materials include minutes, policies, procedures, reports, and correspondence. Subjects include Board and Board Standing Committees (Planning Committee, Building Committee, Executive Committee), Policies (Acquisitions, By-Laws. Departmental), air-conditioning meetings, Kienbusch Collection, attendance, reinstallation, etc.

See Also:
Arnold H. Jolles Records / IV. Assistant Director: Construction records

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Subseries B. Grant records

Date:
1971-1979

Scope and Content Note

Proposals, correspondence, and forms regarding PMA grant proposals to the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Ford Foundation.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by grant agency.

Series IV. Assistant Director: Construction records

Date:
1970-1977

Extent:
.5 linear foot

Scope and Content Note

Minutes, reports, and schedules regarding construction projects in the building are here. Also included are minutes of weekly meetings concerning the air-conditioning construction.

See Also:
Arnold H. Jolles Records / III. Assistant Director: Meeting minutes, policies, and grants / A. Meeting minutes and policies

Arrangement

By project/building area.

Series V. Assistant Director: Exhibition, installation, and event records

Date:
1968-1977

Extent:
2.5 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Contains records documenting exhibitions and installations mounted at the Museum from the late 1960's through the American Bicentennial period.

Subseries A. Centennial/Bicentennial Records

Date:
1968-1977

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, reports, minutes regarding the Museum's plans for its Centennial and the nation's Bicentennial, both of which occurred in 1976. Includes reports of each Department, donors, gifts, activities, exhibitions and accounts.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Subseries B. Other exhibition and installation records

Date:
1976-1977

Scope and Content Note

These materials relate to other exhibitions and installations that were mounted by the Museum during the Centennial/Bicentennial celebration.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Series VI. Acting Director: General correspondence

Date:
1978-1979

Extent:
5 linear feet

Arrangement

Alphabetical by subject. All Museum departments are under D, and then alphabetical by department name.

Series VII. Acting Director: In-log and out-log files

Date:
1977-1979

Extent:
5 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Out-log files for 1977 and 1978 and in-log files for 1978 and 1979 are here. They are chronologically arranged correspondence sent and received. Also here are steno books with daily logs for 1975 1977 and 1978.

Arrangement

Chronological.

Series VIII. Acting Director: Museum subjects

Date:
1977-1979

Extent:
8 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Records of Museum subjects are here. Included are two large integrated subseries, "Departments", with departments arranged alphabetically, and "Exhibitions", with exhibitions arranged alphabetically. Records for the Director's Search Committee are filed at the end of the series.

Arrangement

Alphabetical.

Series IX. Acting Director: "Treasures of Early Irish Art" exhibition records

Date:
1978-1979

Extent:
.5 linear foot

Scope and Content Note

Reports, budgets, memos and plans for the show are here.

Series X. Acting Director: "Second Empire: Art in France under Napoleon III" exhibition records

Date:
1978-1979

Extent:
3 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, memos, budgets, registrar's lists etc. concerning all aspects of the exhibition are here. Subjects include posters, the catalog, press releases, visitor's guides, funding, etc. Also includes an Acoustaguide tape of the exhibition.

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