You are here

Archives of American Art Blog

Read the first-hand perspectives from the staff who preserve and document the history of the visual arts in America.

  • For Hispanic Heritage Month, intern Kimberly Yu shares discoveries from the Kathy Vargas papers documenting intersections and exchange between the Chicana/o and Asian American art communities. 
  • This entry is part of an ongoing series highlighting new acquisitions. The Archives of American Art collects primary source materials—original letters, writings, preliminary sketches, scrapbooks, photographs, financial records and the like—that have significant research value for the study of art in the United States. The following essay was originally published in the spring 2017 issue (vol. 56, no. 1) of the Archives of American Art Journal. More information about the journal can be found at
  • Archivist Megan Burdi looks at the process of transcription and how it aids research and improves access. 
  • Drawing of a cat by Mine Okubo and photograph of Lincoln the cat.

    Purrfect Matches

    Registrar Susan Cary and archivist Rihoko Ueno find real life counterparts to some of the cats featured in our current exhibition.
  • We are pleased to announce that our 200th fully digitized collection, the Bob Thompson papers, is now available online. 


Subscribe to The Archives of American Art Blog