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William P. Wood Records


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

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Overview and metadata sections

William P. Wood was President of the Corporation from 1977 to 1981. Earlier he had served as Chairman of the Board and on several Board committees.

The records mostly are correspondence, often of a political and administrative nature. Subjects include the transition of officers, lobbying, development, introduction of the new Director, and development and organization of the Irish and Second Empire Exhibitions. Also included is a series of recent bequests to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

These materials were arranged and described by Merle Chamberlain and Louise F. Rossmassler in 1987. Finding aid revised 2007. Funded by a grant from The Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation.

Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Merle Chamberlain and Louise F. Rossmassler (12/31/87). Reivsed 2007.
Finding Aid Date
Funded by a grant from The Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

The William P. Wood 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.

Collection Inventory

Subjects, 1976-1980. 10 linear feet.
Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically within each fiscal year subgroup. Includes files for Museum departments. Mostly correspondence.

Physical Description

10 linear feet

Bequest files, 1952-1977. .5 linear feet.
Scope and Content Note

Alphabetically arranged, includes wills, inventories, and correspondence. The Estates of Fiske Kimball and Albert Eugene Gallatin are included.

Physical Description

.5 linear feet

Planning, 1979-1981. .5 linear feet.
Scope and Content Note

This material documents development of a five-year program and a 25-year capital assessment.

Physical Description

.5 linear feet

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