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Print Council of America records, 1951-2016

Print Council of America records, 1951-2016

Print Council of America


Collection Information

Size: 24.5 linear feet

Summary: Business and administrative records, project files, exhibition material, photographs, interviews, and newsletters of the Print Council of America.

Business and administrative records include the "PCA Running Papers," comprised of minutes of meetings, nominations, activities, agendas, by-laws, and correspondence, financial records and material on dealer certification. Project files include information on the formation and on-line transition of the "Index to Oeuvre-Catalogue", the Council's database of print catalogues raisonne, 1960-1996, as well as an archive copy of the published index by Timothy Riggs, 1983. Other project files include material regarding the Print Council publications "Census of 15th C. Prints", "Guidelines for Lending Works of Art on Paper", and the "Paper Sample Book" among others and the Print Council's oral history project of interviews.

Exhibition material includes photographs, slides, and calendars. Photographs are of Print Council annual meetings. Printed material includes a running set of Print Council newsletters, and miscellaneous. Some records are in electronic format.

Also included are

Biographical/Historical Note

The Print Council of America (1956- ) is a non-profit, professional organization of print specialists in Boston, Massachusetts. Founded by a small group of museum curators, scholars, artists, collectors, and dealers and led by Lessing J. Rosenwald, PCA's mission is to "foster the creation, dissemination, and appreciation of fine prints, old and new", and to encourage and professionalize the preservation, administration, and study of print collections in the United States and Canada.


Donated 1981- 2017 by the Print Council of America.

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. Use of archival electronic records with no duplicate copy requires advance notice.

How to Cite This Collection

Print Council of America records, 1951-2016. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.