The Archives documents the key activities of the museum, our directors, curators, and all other departments involved in programs and operations since our founding in 1876. Our collections also include the personal papers and manuscript collections of people related to the museum, which helps us tell the story of the institution and its collections.
The Archives holds a variety of materials, including institutional and directors’ records, personal papers, and ephemera that chronicle the history of our institution. We have over 4,200 linear feet of material, from correspondence, photographs, and films, to other audiovisual material, scrapbooks and artifacts. Our collections are described using finding aids, which are available in ArchivesSpace. Some notable collections include the Alexina and Marcel Duchamp Papers, Arensberg Archives, JulienLevy Gallery Records, Fiske Kimball Records, Young-Mallin Archive, and George Grey Barnard Papers.
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