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R. Sturgis Ingersoll Memorabilia


Held at: Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives [Contact Us]Philadelphia Museum of Art, PO Box 7646, Philadelphia, PA 19101-7646

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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This collection consists of a scrapbook compiled in 1997 by Ingersoll's grandson, Perry Benson, Jr., and a presentation copy of "Some account of the singular beginnings of Philadelphia" (Philadelphia: 1957) by Grant Simon. The scrapbook, arranged in a binder, consists of copy photographs and photocopies of newsclippings and other documents pertaining to Ingersoll, his family and art collection, and his 35-year association with the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The binder also contains an index of the photographs, photocopies of notes and other material Ingersoll maintained with his art collection, and of some writings by and about Ingersoll. The Simon book was given to Ingersoll in recognition of his efforts as chairman of the 1959 Philadelphia Arts Festival. Signed by Mayor Richardson Dilworth.

These materials were arranged and described by Merle Chamberlain and Louise F. Rossmassler. Funded by a grant from The Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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Finding aid prepared by Merle Chamberlain and Louise F. Rossmassler
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Funded by a grant from The Institute of Museum and Library Services
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

The R. Sturgis Ingersoll Memorabilia is 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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