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J. Stogdell Stokes Records


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 our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives
Stokes, J. Stogdell
Philadelphia Museum of Art
J. Stogdell Stokes Records
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1.5 linear feet
None available.
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[Item identification and date], [Series info.], J. Stogdell Stokes Records, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Archives.
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J. Stogdell Stokes was President of the Corporation from 1933 until his death in 1948, a member of the Board of Trustees from 1923 to 1947, and Chairman of the Museum Fund of 1928. Under his guidance the Museum acquired the Barnard and Foulc collections. With WPA craftsmen, period rooms were installed and galleries completed.

Scope and Contents

The records are correspondence covering 11 years of his administration. Subjects include the WPA, acquisitional negotiations, funding the Museum, solicitation of City support and aid from the General Education Board. The records show a close working relationship with Director Fiske Kimball.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Merle Chamberlain and Louise F. Rossmassler


Funded by a grant from The Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation

Revision Description

Kat Stefko: Updated links from "mellon-archives" to "archives.' Susie Anderson: New nodes and citation 9/20/20041/20/2006

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

The J. Stogdell Stokes 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.

Processing Information

These materials were arranged and described by Merle Chamberlain and Louise F. Rossmassler in 2006. Funded by a grant from The Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation.

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Related Materials

Related Material

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Archives. Fiske Kimball Records.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
Personal Name(s)
  • Stokes, J. Stogdell

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Collection Inventory

Correspondence, 1937-1947. 1.5 linear feet.

Scope and Content Note

Incoming and outgoing correspondence of Stokes during most of his Museum presidency. Special correspondents include Fiske Kimball and R. Sturgis Ingersoll.


Arranged alphabetically within chronology.

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