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625 Madison Avenue, New York 22, N. Y. • Phone: PLaza 5-0537

November 28, 1953

Dear Member:

The Annual Meeting will be held in Philadelphia, January 28, 29 and 30, 1954, with headquarters at the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel. We have been fortunate in obtaining a flat rate of $6.50 daily for single rooms with bath and $12.00 daily for double rooms with twin beds and bath (all outside rooms).

The program has been announced on the the inside cover of the Fall issue of the COLLEGE ART JOURNAL, distributed early this month. Since that time we have had to cancel the Medieval session because of lack of available papers. A program of films on art is being arranged, and plans for the sessions on artist-teachers are progressing well. In about a month you will receive a preliminary program, together with a hotel reservation card. 

The Society of Architectural Historians is meeting concurrently with us, as last year at Cleveland. Considerable thought has been taken to dovetail the two programs in order to avoid direct conflict of attractions. Professor David M. Robb (University of Pennsylvania) is local Chairman of both CAA and SAH.

Visits are being planned to collections and architectural centers in the Philadelphia area. There will be an opportunity for a limited number to visit Winterthur on Saturday, January 30. A request to the Barnes Foundation to allow visits by our membership has been refused. On Thursday, January 28, we are to be the guests of the Philadelphia Museum of Art at luncheon, and both the morning and afternoon sessions will be scheduled there.

We realize that certain facets of art history and practice are not represented on the program, but you will agree that it is impossible to represent them all each year.  If you have suggestions for new panels, or panels that should be repeated from past years, please do not hesitate to write them to Peter Magill prior to April 15th. The program for 1955 will be planned at the May meeting of the Board of Directors.

S. Lane Faison, Jr
S. Lane Faison, Jr

P.S. - Attendance at the regular business meeting is strongly urged since a number of important problems are to be discussed. The time has been set for 4 p.m., Friday. We hope that this will prove to be a more convenient hour than Saturday morning.

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Honorary Directors

Myrtilla Avery
Walter W. S. Cook
Charles R. Morey
David M. Robinson
Paul J. Sachs


S. Lane Faison, Jr.

John P. Coolidge

Roberta M. Alford

John W. Straus

H. Harvard Arnason
Franklin M. Biebel
Walter L. Creese
William S. A. Dale
Gibson Danes
Marian B. Davis
Lamar Dodd
Henry R. Hope
Walter W. Horn
George Kubler
Alden F. Megrew
Millard Meiss
Andrew C. Ritchie
Laurence Schmeckebier
Craig Hugh Smyth
Allen S. Weller


J. Carson Webster, Editor

Henry R. Hope, Editor


Business Manager 
Peter Magill
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