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Julius Zieget Records


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Julius Zieget was Secretary of the Corporation from 1928 to 1963, and was appointed Treasurer in 1934. During his lengthy service, Zieget worked closely with Fiske Kimball, participating in PMA development. He was instrumental in securing WPA aid for the Museum, and he completed agreements with major donors.

Zieget's files reflect his varied activities, and comprise transactions with city, state, and private foundations for support, budget and funding reports, gift acknowledgements, exhibition records, and extensive bequest files.

These materials were arranged and described by Merle Chamberlain and Louise F. Rossmassler in 1987. 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). Revised 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 Julius Zieget 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, 1892-1964. 2.5 linear feet.
Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically, files pertain to administering the Corporation. Includes correspondence, records, and lists for events, donor negotiations, state and local relations, etc. Committee on Finance Minutes, 1934-1957 included.

Physical Description

2.5 linear feet

Contributions, 1944-1962. 0.5 linear feet.
Scope and Content Note

Copies of acknowledgements of gift are arranged chronologically. Also includes correspondence with President R. Sturgis Ingersoll regarding acknowledgements.

Physical Description

0.5 linear feet

Bequest records, undated. 3 linear feet.
Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and probate documents of numerous bequests to the Museum. Also many trust and estate documents. Includes some major bequests, artists, and records of prominent Philadelphians. Arranged alphabetically.

Physical Description

3 linear feet

Unprocessed material, circa 1925-1952. 1.5 linear feet.
Scope and Content Note

Material consists of correspondence, reports, legal documents and minutes, and documents various subjects. Of note is a folder that contains correspondence and reports pertaining to bequests, contributions and Fiske Kimball's resignation. A signed copy of the letter of hire from John McIlhenny to Kimball is also included in the folder. The next two subgroups consists of files identified as "Mortgage and Finance Committee," and "Foulc Collection." The former contains 13 files, and the latter has nine. The final set of records pertain to the Committee on Museum and consists of minutes to meetings held from 1928 to February 1950 and related papers, such as the director's marked-up report and meeting agenda. Although Zieget was not a member of th Committee on Museum, as secretary of the corporation, he prepared, finalized and distributed the committee's minutes.

Physical Description

1.5 linear feet

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