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Mount Holyoke College Art Museum Records, 1876-present
10 boxes (3.7 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 9.1 (LD 7085.2 Art Museum)

Abstract:
Records of the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, established in 1876, date from 1876-present. Records consist of historical sketches and notes, fliers, catalogues, clippings, agendas, correspondence, membership lists, minutes of meetings, information about facilities and collections, annual reports, Art Museum Director Steering Committee Records photographs, slides, Art Advisory Committee Records, financial records, and the records of exhibits and other events.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

Records restricted to use by office/department of origin for 25 years from date of record creation.

Restrictions on use:

Use of the collection is governed by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S.C.).

Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
South Hadley, MA

Historical Note

The Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, one of the oldest collegiate art museums in the country, was founded in 1876. The original building was built in 1902 and was called the Dwight Art Memorial. In 1970, it moved its present site. 1978/79 was the first year of fiscal autonomy for the Art Museum.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The records of the Art Museum contain historical sketches and notes, fliers, catalogues, clippings, agendas, correspondence, membership lists, minutes of meetings, information about facilities and collections, annual reports (1973-1990), Art Museum Director Steering Committee Records (1982-present), photographs of the building and exhibits, slides of works of art, Art Advisory Committee Records (1964-present), financial records (1912-present), and the records of exhibits and other events (1895-present). The records document the history and day-to-day operation of the Museum including information on finances, pictures and catalogues of collections owned by the Museum and of exhibits sponsored by the Museum, and director searches.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

Records restricted to use by office/department of origin for 25 years from date of record creation.

Restrictions on use:

Use of the collection is governed by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S.C.).

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum Records. Archives and Special Collections, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA.

History of the Collection


Additional Information
Contact Information
Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
8 Dwight Hall
50 College St.
South Hadley, MA 01075

Phone: (413) 538-2013
Fax: (413) 538-2370

Email Reference Form: http://www.mtholyoke.edu/lits/library/arch/forms/areq.htm
URL: http://www.mtholyoke.edu/lits/library/arch/
Language
English


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Subjects
  • College art museums--Massachusetts--South Hadley.
  • Mount Holyoke College--Administration.
  • Mount Holyoke College--Records and correspondence.
  • Mount Holyoke College.Art Museum.


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