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Museum of Craft and Folk Art records, 1970-2012

Museum of Craft and Folk Art

Collection Information

Size: 28.9 Linear feet; 12.48 Gigabytes

Summary: The Museum of Craft and Folk Art records measure 28.9 linear feet and 12.48 GB and date from 1970 to 2012. The museum was established in 1982 in San Francisco, California and exhibited local and national craft and folk art collections until it closed in 2012. The collection includes administration records, extensive exhibition files, artists' files, museum publications, printed material, video recordings, born digital items, and photographic material.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Museum of Craft and Folk Art was established in San Francisco, California by painter and sculptor Gertrud Parker in 1982. The museum was originally located in a house on Balboa Street and then moved to the Fort Mason Center where it operated for over twenty years before relocating to Yerba Buena Lane in 2006.

Provenance

The Museum of Craft and Folk Art records were donated by Jennifer McCabe, former executive director of the museum, in 2014.

Language Note

Collection is in English.