Refer to the Chicago Manual of Style, and the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, though we do not adhere strictly to these resources in all instances.
This Style Guide contains our preferred styling for frequently encountered issues in our oral history program transcripts. We continue to update this guide to reflect best practices based on experience and evolving narrator and institutional needs.
The Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art and the Terra Foundation for American Art today announced the launch of a new online guide to American art-related archival collections in the Chicago area. A $413,000 grant from the Chicago-based Terra Foundation supported a comprehensive survey of art-related archives in more than 75 Chicago-area institutions. This new resource has been published on an interactive platform on the Archives’ newly redesigned website.
Review in-depth guidelines for the archival processing of collections with audiovisual material.
Learn about the workflow for processing archival collections used by the Archives of American Art.