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Calvin Hathaway Papers


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Calvin S. Hathaway was Curator of Decorative Arts at PMA from 1930 to 1933 and from 1963-1973. In between, he went to Cooper Union in New York and was on leave with the U.S. Army during the War.

Papers are Hathaway's own records from the Museum's work as well as from the Army, where he was in the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Division.

Louise H. Norman, Hathaway's sister, donated these papers to the Museum 13 years after her brother's death.

These materials were arranged and described by Merle Chamberlain and Louise F. Rossmassler. Funded by a grant from The Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation.

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Finding aid prepared by Merle Chamberlain and Louise F. Rossmassler
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Funded by a grant from The Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation
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The Calvin Hathaway 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.

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