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Read the first-hand perspectives from the staff who preserve and document the history of the visual arts in America.
Processing archivist Sarah Mundy explores myths and superstitions about the black cat.
Reference specialist Elizabeth Botten shares documents that tell the story of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s Artists’ Soap Box Derbies in the 1970s.
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.
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.