Pennsylvania Arts and Sciences Society Records
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Repository: Richard and Ronay Menschel Library, George Eastman Museum
Source: Sipley, Louis Walton, 1897-1968
Source: 3M Foundation
Creator: Pennsylvania Arts and Sciences Society (1935-1940)
Creator: Pennsylvania Society for Promotion of Arts and Sciences
Title: Pennsylvania Arts and Sciences Society records, Louis Walton Sipley/American Museum of Photography collection
Date [inclusive]: 1929-1946, undated
Physical Description: .83 Linear Feet 2 document boxes
Physical Description: As is the case with other Sipley collections, these materials exhibited moderate surface dirt due to exposure to smoke and soot. The worst of these were cleaned.
Language of the Material: English
Abstract: This collection consists of material related to the Pennsylvania Arts and Sciences Society records dating between 1929 and 1946 and consist of the society's founding documents as well as society business documents, issues of Pennsylvania Arts and Sciences, and graphic material used to create slide lecture sets for educational use.
Scope & Contents: These records document the activities of the Philadelphia-based Pennsylvania Arts and Sciences Society from 1929 to 1946. The organization began as the Pennsylvania Society for the Promotion of Arts and Sciences, for which Samuel S. Fleisher served as president and Louis Walton Sipley was director and treasurer. Following a disagreement, Sipley split with Fleisher and formed the Pennsylvania Arts and Sciences Society, which sought to encourage the proliferation of the area's cultural life.
Included in the collection are the charter, by-laws, and constitution of the society, plus correspondence, meeting notices, financial information, newspaper clippings, advertisements, issues of Pennsylvania Arts and Sciences, and images used to create slide lecture sets for use in classrooms in conjunction with broadcast narration.
Creation of this finding aid was made possible in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, grant #MA-30-15-0019-15.