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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.

  • Curator of manuscripts Mary Savig highlights the Ben Buchanan Photographs of Artists, recently acquired by the Archives of American Art. The following essay was originally published in the spring 2017 issue (vol. 56, no. 1) of the Archives of American Art Journal. 
  • 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. 
  • Latino collections specialist Josh T. Franco highlights the Kathy Vargas papers, recently acquired by the Archives of American Art. The following essay was originally published in the spring 2017 issue (vol. 56, no. 1) of the Archives of American Art Journal. 

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