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Peabody Institute Office of the Executive Secretary records

Identifier: PIRG-04

  • Staff Only
  • No requestable containers

Scope and Contents

Collection contains records from 1911 to 1941, including correspondence concerning the Gallery of Art, exhibitions sponsored by the Charcoal Club, and the Rinehart School of Sculpture, deposited with the executive secretary by Lawrason Riggs, chairman of the art committee; minutes of the trustees' executive committee and Conservatory of Music committee meetings; institute financial records; correspondence concerning the Conservatory of Music and its Preparatory Department; and the lecture series.


  • Creation: 1911-1941


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for use at the Arthur Friedheim Library Archives of the Peabody Institute. Contact for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or perform materials in this collection must be submitted in writing to the archivist of the Arthur Friedheim Library.

Biographical / Historical

The position of Peabody Institute provost was abolished in 1911 and replaced by that of the executive secretary, who served under the trustees' executive committee and assumed many of the provost's responsibilities. The institute's librarian, Louis H. Dielman, served in this post from 1911 until his retirement in 1942, after which the position was dissolved.


0.94 Cubic Feet (3 boxes)

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The position of Peabody Institute executive secretary existed from 1911 to 1941 and was a successor to the provost, who served under the trustees' executive committee. Records in this collection include the following: correspondence concerning Gallery of Art exhibitions (1911-1928), including an exhibition in conjunction with the National Star Spangled Banner Centennial exhibition in 1914; correspondence concerning the Rinehart School of Sculpture of the Maryland Institute; minutes of Executive and Conservatory of Music Committee meetings (1912-1921); general and summer session financial information (1912-1937); and a list of exhibition works in the Gallery of Art (approx. 1912).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

There is no known acquisition information for this collection.

Related Materials

See also the following record groups: PIRG.02, Peabody Institute Board of Trustees (Series D, Committee records); PIRG.03, Peabody Institute Office of the Provost records; and PIRG.08, Peabody Institute Gallery of Art records.

Processing Information

Processed by Elizabeth Schaaf and archives staff, 1983-1987, and by Kate Mankowski in 2018.

Guide to the Peabody Institute Office of the Executive Secretary records
Kate Mankowski
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Repository Details

Part of the Peabody Archives Repository

Peabody Institute
1 E. Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore MD 21202 USA