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Ogunquit Art Association records, 1949-1988

Ogunquit Art Association


Collection Information

Size: 4.5 Linear feet

Summary: Historical information, correspondence, minutes, journals, finanical records, guest books, membership records, art work, and printed material.
By-laws of the association, a one-page history, and a list of presidents; presidents' and general correspondence; minutes from board and annual meetings, and reports to the president; artists' applications; curators' and membership files; "talk books" (daily journals of the gallery), 1962-1983; guest registers, 1951-1961; exhibition, business and auction records containing price lists, expenses, letters, photographs, announcements, sales and price lists, lists of participants, and biographical material on artists; ledgers, cash books, receipts, and sales records for the association and the Barn Gallery; exhibition catalogs and announcements, and posters; blueprints, plans, and a drawing for the construction of the Barn Gallery.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art association; Ogunquit, Maine. Founded 1928. The first art gallery in Ogunquit, Maine. Charles H. Woodbury was the first president, with Clara Whiteside as curator. The association began using the Barn Gallery as an exhibition space in 1958, but it is not organizationally related to the gallery.


Donated 1988 by the Ogunquit Art Association.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Ogunquit Art Association records, 1949-1988. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.