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Woodhouse, a medical doctor and a scholar, was Acting Director of the Museum from 1923 to 1925, Associate Director until 1927, and Advisor in the 18th Century Industrial Arts until 1928.
The record group contains primarily correspondence regarding acquisitions. Several long sets include: correspondence with dealers and scholars, especially in the field of furniture; letters from the officers in the Corporation, including John D. McIlhenny and others. There is a small amount of correspondence, 1927 to 1928, related to Woodhouse's role as Advisor in Industrial Arts. In addition, Woodhouse wrote various articles on American artisans and craftsmen.
These materials were arranged and described by Louise F. Rossmassler. Funded by a grant from The Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation.
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- Finding aid prepared by Louise F. Rossmassler
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- Funded by a grant from The Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation
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The collection is open for research.
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The Samuel W. Woodhouse, Jr. 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.
Woodhouse's correspondence while serving as Acting Director and Associate Director.
1.5 linear feet
Woodhouse's correspondence while serving as Advisor in the Industrial Arts.Physical Description
Woodhouse's notes on artisans and craftsmen, including cabinet-makers, handicrafts and silversmiths are here.Physical Description