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Special Format Records: Audiovisual Materials


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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.

Overview and metadata sections

Two 16 mm films comprise this record group. The first is a duplicate of a ten-minute film made in 1926 of the Flag Day parade of the First City Troop of Philadelphia. This reel also includes the dedication of the Robert Morris statue at the Custom House. Museum trustee and donor Roland L. Taylor served as master of ceremonies at the event. "Colonial Dancing" was filmed at Mt. Pleasant, one of the Fairmount Park houses, as part of the 1932 opening ceremony of the park houses.

The 1926 Flag Day parade 16mm film was a gift of Taylor Hardwick, 1999.

These materials were arranged and described by Bertha Adams. Funded by a grant from The Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives
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Finding aid prepared by Bertha Adams
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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 Special Format Records. Audio-Visual Materials 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.

Collection Inventory

Flag Day parade and statue dedication, 1926.
Box 1 Folder 1
"Colonial Dancing" park houses opening ceremony, 1932.
Box 1 Folder 2

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