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Administration/Services 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
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Colozzi, Carl
Administration/Services Records
Date [inclusive]:
Call Number:
6.5 linear feet
None available.
Cite as:
[Item identification and date], [Series info.], Records of Administrative Services, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Archives.
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Scope and Contents

These are the records of Carl Colozzi, Assistant Director for Services, 1967-1979. Subjects are building services, building expansion and usage during this time, as well as special construction for exhibitions and events. Records of building the Student Center, installing the air-conditioning, and rebuilding the American Wing are found here. Included are correspondence, reports, plans, minutes, and construction orders.

Most of the records are correspondence and other papers that were compiled into three chronoligical subgroups: 1965-1968; 1969; and 1974-1980. Folders are arranged alphabetically within each subgroup. There are also approximately 1.5 linear feet of material that pertain to the installation of the air conditioning system in the Museum during the mid-1970s. Most of the files document a legal action regarding damage to the Museum's Lansdowne Room which resulted from the installation. The documents appear to be those generated by the law firm representing the City of Philadelphia on behalf of the Museum. There are several additional files pertaining to the air conditioning installation in general. These contain a variety of materials that range in date from 1973 to 1976.

A folder-level inventory is available in the Archives.

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Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Merle Chamberlain and Louise F. Rossmassler (12/31/1987). Revised 2007.


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 Bertha Adams: July 10, 2007 Bertha Adams: Change collection title from Administrative Services Records to Administration/Services Records 9/20/20041/20/20067/10/200711/19/2007

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

The Records of Administration/Services 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 1987. Revised 2007. Funded by a grant from The Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
Personal Name(s)
  • Colozzi, Carl

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