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John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

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Corporate body

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John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

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  • Guggenheim Foundation
  • Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

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The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation offers fellowships to selected individuals to assist research and artistic creation. "Established in 1925 by former United States Senator and Mrs. Simon Guggenheim, in memory of seventeen-year-old John Simon Guggenheim, the elder of their two sons, who died April 26, 1922, the Foundation has sought from its inception to 'add to the educational, literary, artistic, and scientific power of this country, and also to provide for the cause of better international understanding,' as the Senator explained in his initial Letter of Gift (March 26, 1925)." -http://www.gf.org/history-people/history-of-the-fellowship/


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Description identifier

US LCNAF n 50082525

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ISAAR (CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families



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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

This record was created by Beth Bayley on April 18, 2014.


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