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Records of the Office of the Comptroller, 1971-1984

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Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute:

A Guide to the Records of the Office of the Comptroller, 1971-1984

Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
225 South St.
Williamstown, MA 01267

March 31, 2009



Profile Description

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Dani Ryan August 9, 2007
Language: Finding aid written in English.

Collection Summary

Repository:Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
225 South St.
Williamstown, MA 01267
Creator: Riorden, Virginia L.
Creator: Kershaw, Joseph A.
Title: Records of the Office of the Comptroller, 1971-1984
Dates: 1971-1984
Quantity: 1.25 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract: These are the records of Virginia Riorden, comptroller at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute from 1980-1990, and of her predecessor, Joseph A. Kershaw.
Identification:CAI ARC 2007.34
Language: English

Arrangement of the Papers

The arrangement of this series was preserved as it was found. Kershaw's records are the earliest folders and Riorden's are the later but otherwise there is no apparent organization.

Scope and Contents of the Records

This series contains the records of the Comptroller's Office from 1971 to 1984, spanning the tenures of Virginia Riorden, comptroller from 1980-1990, and her predecessor, Joseph A. Kershaw. The Kershaw records primarily contain correspondence and forms regarding insurance policies for staff and works of art. The Riorden files contain memos and correspondence regarding preparation and administration of the museum budget, staff benefits, and wages.


History of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

In 1950 Sterling and Francine Clark chartered the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute as a home for their extensive art collection. Opened to public in 1955, the Institute has built upon this extraordinary group of works to become one of the most beloved and respected art museums in the world, known for its intimate galleries and stunning natural environment. One of the few institutions in the United States that combines a public art museum with a complement of research and academic programs, including a major art history library, the Clark is now a leading international center for research and discussion on the nature of art and art history. Building upon the founders' legacy, the Institute has recently unveiled its master plan for the twenty-first century, which fosters the Clark's commitment to providing space for its expanding research and museum programs while maintaining the unique character of its beautiful rural setting.


Index Terms

Names:

Geniesse, Robert J.
Highet, Keith
Kershaw, Joseph A.
Riorden, Virginia L.

Organizations:

Fred S. James & Co.
John F. Curry Agency
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

Subjects:

Art museums

Places:

Williamstown (Mass.)

Document Types:

Application forms
Budgets
Correspondence
Insurance policies
Memorandums

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This material is currently restricted.

Restrictions on Use

This material is currently restricted.


Administrative Information

Custodial History

These records were placed in Storage A sometime after 1984.

Preferred Citation

[Cite the item (as appropriate)], Records of the Office of the Comptroller, 1971-1984, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Records, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Acquisition Information

These records were acquisitioned from Storage A in August 2007

Processing Information

These records were processed in August 2007. Staples were removed and materials were re-housed in acid free folders and boxes.


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