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Exhibition records of the Contemporary Study Wing of the Finch College Museum of Art, 1943-1975, bulk 1964-1975

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Series 1: Administrative Records , 1950-1975
2.1 Linear feet
Boxes 1-2, 22, OV 23

Series includes records relating to the operations of the Contemporary Study Wing of the Finch College Museum, including correspondence, pamphlets, brochures, flyers, notes, clippings, contact information, records related to grant applications and grant projects, records relating to the museum's permanent collection, photographs, and research files on a variety of subjects. Also found is a radio interview from 1968 on one sound tape reel with the Director of the Contemporary Study Wing, Elayne Varian, about the mission of the gallery and its exhibition program.
Permanent collection records include letters of acknowledgement to artists and other donors for donations of artworks spanning the life of the gallery, lists of acquisitions, and photographs of artworks, many of which are negatives. Note that the list of permanent collection artworks listed by artist only lists works acquired between 1964 and 1966.
Correspondence, photographs, research, and printed material related to specific exhibitions is found in Series 4, Exhibition Files. A number of the artists represented in the museum's permanent collection are also documented in Series 2, Artist Files.
The bulk of this series has been digitized. Materials which have not been digitized include blank pages, blank versos of photographs, and duplicates. In some cases, exhibition catalogs and other publications have had their covers, title pages, and relevant pages digitzed.
Description Container Select
Annual Report, 1970
1
1
Associations, American Association of Museums, 1966, 1968
Oversized material housed in Box 22, folder 1.
1
2
Associations, Artist-Tenants Association, 1963-1965
1
3
Associations, Concerned Citizens for the Arts, 1972
1
4
Associations, Friends of the Finch College Museum, 1967-1968
1
5
Associations, Gallery Association of New York State, 1972-1974
1
6
Associations, Gallery Association of New York State, 1972-1974
1
7
Associations, Gallery Association of New York State, 1972-1974
1
8
Associations, International Council of Museums, 1965
1
9
Associations, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Artists Certification Committee, 1971-1973
1
10
Associations, New York City Museums Council, 1966
1
11
Associations, Partnership for the Arts, circa 1971
1
12
Brochures, 1964-1967
1
13
Budget Notes, circa 1965-1968
1
14
Clippings, 1972
1
15
Contacts, Artists - A-J, circa 1964-1975
1
16
Contacts, Artists - K-R, circa 1964-1975
1
17
Contacts, Artists - S-Z, circa 1974-1975
1
18
Contacts, Donors - A-L, circa 1964-1975
1
19
Contacts, Donors - M-Z, circa 1964-1975
1
20
Contacts, Lenders, circa 1964-1975
1
21
Correspondence - Undated, circa 1964-1975
1
22
Correspondence, 1964
1
23
Correspondence, 1964
1
24
Correspondence, 1965
1
25
Correspondence, 1966
1
26
Correspondence, 1966
1
27
Correspondence, 1967
1
28
Correspondence, 1968
1
29
Correspondence, 1969
1
30
Correspondence, 1969
1
31
Correspondence, 1970
1
32
Correspondence, 1971
1
33
Correspondence, 1971
1
34
Correspondence, 1972
1
35
Correspondence, 1973
1
36
Correspondence, 1973
1
37
Correspondence, 1974
1
38
Correspondence, 1974
1
39
Correspondence, 1975
1
40
Gifts, 1964-1967
Records relate to non-artwork gifts.
1
41
Grants, National Endowment for the Arts, 1966
1
42
Grants, National Endowment for the Arts, 1970-1971
1
43
Grants, National Endowment for the Arts, 1971-1972
1
44
Grants, National Endowment for the Arts, 1973-1974
1
45
Grants, National Endowment for the Arts, 1974
1
46
Grants, National Endowment for the Arts, 1974
1
47
Grants, National Endowment for the Arts, 1975
1
48
Grants, New York State Council on the Arts, 1966-1967
2
1
Grants, New York State Council on the Arts, 1968
2
2
Grants, New York State Council on the Arts, 1969
Oversized Item in OV 23, folder 1.
2
3
Grants, New York State Council on the Arts, 1970
2
4
Grants, New York State Council on the Arts, 1970
2
5
Grants, New York State Council on the Arts, 1971
2
6
Grants, New York State Council on the Arts, 1972-1973
2
7
Grants, New York State Council on the Arts, 1974
2
8
Grants, New York State Council on the Arts, 1975
2
9
Insurance, circa 1965-1966
2
10
Interview with Elayne Varian for the "Art in New York" Radio Series, circa 1968
2 Sound tape reels
Interview conducted by Bernard Murphy, broadcast by WNYC in New York, NY.
2
11
Invitations, 1964-1966
2
12
Lists of Artworks and Lenders to Exhibitions, circa 1964-1975
2
13
Museum Accreditation, 1970-1973
2
14
Museum Membership, 1974
2
15
Notes, circa 1965-1966
2
16
Permanent Collection
Acknowledgement Letters, Antonakos - Youngerman, 1964-1975
2
17
Acknowledgement Letters, Antonakos - Youngerman, 1964-1975
2
18
Correspondence, 1964-1973
2
19
Correspondence, 1964-1973
2
20
Correspondence, 1964-1973
2
21
Lists of Acquisitions by Year, circa 1964-1975
2
22
Lists of Acquisitions by Year, circa 1964-1975
2
23
Lists of Acquisitions by Year, circa 1964-1975
2
24
Lists of Acquisitions by Year, circa 1964-1975
2
25
Lists of Drawings and Paintings by Artist, circa 1964-1966
2
26
Paintings out of Museum, circa 1970-1974
2
27
Photographs of Artworks, circa 1964-1975
2
28
Photographs of Artworks, circa 1964-1975
2
29
Photographs of Artworks, circa 1964-1975
2
30
Photographs of Artworks, circa 1964-1975
2
31
Photographs of Artworks, circa 1964-1975
2
32
Photographs of Exhibition Installation, circa 1965-circa 1970
2
33
Problems, 1971-1972
2
34
Photographs of Artworks (Not in Permanent Collection), circa 1964-1975
2
35
Photographs of Unidentified People, circa 1965-circa 1975
2
36
Possible Future Exhibitions, 1966, 1969-1973
2
37
Possible Future Exhibitions, circa 1966-1973
2
38
Possible Future Exhibitions, circa 1966-1973
2
39
Possible Future Exhibitions, circa 1966-1973
2
40
Research Files
Art Collections, 1964-1970
2
41
Art Collections, 1964-1970
2
42
Art Collections, 1964-1970
2
43
Art Collections, 1964-1970
2
44
Kasser Foundation, 1974
2
45
Charles Gifford Dyer, 1950-1964
Contains correspondence detailing provenance and insurance valuation for Dyer's series of paintings of the Acropolis, then held by Wesleyan Library.
2
46
Conceptual Art, 1968-1971
2
47
Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), 1967-1970
Oversized material housed in Box 22, folder 1.
2
48
Tamarind Lithography Workshop, circa 1961-1965
2
49
Sculpture Garden, 1967-1968
2
50
Shipping Receipts, 1965-1966
2
51
Tax Exempt Certification, 1970
2
52
Oversized Administrative Records, American Association of Museums Certificate digitized with box 1, folder 2, 1968
22
1
Oversized Administrative Records, Research Files, Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) digitized with box 2, folder 48, 1969-1970
22
1
Oversized Administrative Records, Grants, New York State Council on the Arts Poster digitized with box 2, folder 3, 1969
OV 23
1

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