Collection ID: Archives.Loughry.1

Collection context

Summary

Creator:
Loughry, J. Kenneth, d. 1976 and Trescher, George
Extent:
2.3 Linear feet and (5 full-size document cases, 1 half-size document case)
Language:
Preferred citation:

[Title of item], [date], Box [number], Folder [number], J. Kenneth Loughry records, Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives.

Background

Scope and Content:

The J. Kenneth Loughry records contain documents from the Treasurer's office, including financial and investment-related reports, and correspondence related to the Metropolitan Museum’s Finance Committee from 1949 to 1962. They also include Loughry’s correspondence with Museum trustees and staff members and materials pertaining to the activities of the Cultural Institutions Group, of which the Metropolitan was a member organization, especially related to employee pension and insurance issues. The records include one folder each of budgetary analyses of the proposed merger of The Metropolitan Museum of Art with The Whitney Museum of American Art in 1944 and the Metropolitan’s centennial celebrations in 1970.

Records pertaining to The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Board of Trustees, Finance Committee, legal proceedings, investments, and specific employee compensation information are restricted according to Museum policy.

Biographical / Historical:

J. Kenneth Loughry (1905-1976) served as Assistant Treasurer (1944-1947), Secretary of the Finance Committee (1947-1968), and Treasurer (1947-1968) of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. He retired prematurely in the autumn of 1968, citing reasons of health and other personal considerations. He lived in Fort Collins, Colorado, and was killed in an automobile accident in in Idaho Springs, Colorado, in April 1976. After graduating from Wesleyan University, Loughry had served as a certified public accountant with the firm of Lybrand, Ross Brothers & Montgomery (later Coopers & Lybrand) before joining the Metropolitan Museum’s staff.

Arrangement:

The J. Kenneth Loughry records are arranged in three series: I. Board of Trustees, II. Finance Committee Meetings, III. General Files.

Rules or conventions:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Access

RESTRICTIONS:

Collection is open for research.

Records pertaining to The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Board of Trustees, Finance Committee, legal proceedings, investments, and specific employee compensation information are restricted according to Museum policy.

TERMS OF ACCESS:

Copyright restrictions apply. Consult Archives staff regarding permission to quote or reproduce.

PREFERRED CITATION:

[Title of item], [date], Box [number], Folder [number], J. Kenneth Loughry records, Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives.

LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028, United States
CONTACT:
212-535-7710