Print Council of America records, 1956-2005

Print Council of America

Collection size: 20.4 linear ft.

Collection Summary: Business and administrative records, project files, exhibition material, membership lists, financial records, and newsletters of the Print Council of America. Business and administrative records include the "PCA Running Papers," comprised of minutes of meetings, nominations, activities, agendas, by-laws, and correspondence, 1957-1981 and 1991-1996. Project files include information on the formation and on-line transition of the "Index to Oeuvre-Catalogue", the Councils database of print catalogues raisonne, 1960-1996, as well as an archive copy of the published index by Timothy Riggs, 1983. Other project files include material regarding the Print Council publications "Census of 15th C. Prints", "Guidelines for Lending Works of Art on Paper", and the "Paper Sample Book" among others. Exhibition material includes photographs, slides and calendars, 1957-2005. Also included is a running set of Print Council newsletters, 1980-2005, and miscellaneous.

Biographical/Historical Note: Art organization; Boston, Mass. Founded by a small group of museum curators, scholars, artists, collectors, and dealers and led by Lessing J. Rosenwald, PCA's mission is to "foster the creation, dissemination, and appreciation of fine prints, old and new", and to encourage and professionalize the preservation, administration, and study of print collections in the United States and Canada.

Donated 1981 by co-presidents of the Print Council of America, Sue Reed and Andrew Robinson. Fourteen issues of the Council's newsletter, 1980-1993, were donated 1993 by Jay Fisher, a former president of the Print Council. Additional material, dating from the 1980s-2005, including the Council's newsletters from 1994-2005, donated by former president, Marjorie B. Cohn.

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