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Baxter Art Gallery records, 1962-1997

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Erin Kinhart
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The records were donated in 1986 by the Baxter Art Gallery via David Smith and Jay Belloli, Directors, and in 1991 by David Grether, chair of the Division of Humanities at the California Institute of Technology. Additional records were donated in 2011 by Jay Belloli.
Processing Information
The collection was minimally processed in 2013 by Erin Kinhart. The Archives of American Art has implemented minimal level processing tactics when possible in order to increase access to more of its collections. Minimal processing included merging all accretions and arranging to the series and folder level. Original folder titles were maintained; contents were verified and not arranged further. All materials were rehoused in archival folders and contaqiners for long-term stability, but staples and other fasteners were not removed. Weeding of tax, personnel, and medical records containing personal information was performed when identified. Motion picture film reels were inspected and re-housed in 2016-2017 with funding provided by the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund.