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Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute:

A Guide to Installations and Exhibits Scrapbooks, 1951-1983

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

March 31, 2009



Profile Description

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Lacy Schutz June 6, 2007
Language: Finding aid written in English.

Collection Summary

Repository:Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
225 South St.
Williamstown, MA 01267
Creator:Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
Title: Installations and Exhibits Scrapbooks
Dates: 1951-1983
Quantity:2 linear feet (12 items)
Abstract: This is a collection of scrapbooks containing photographs, snapshots, clippings, and ephemera documenting important events at the Clark.
Identification:CAI ARC 2007.17
Language: English

Arrangement of the Records

This collection is arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents of the Records

These eleven albums contain photographs, snapshots, invitations, programs, announcements, and some clippings documenting events and installations at the Clark between 1951 and 1983. There are two identical albums devoted to the 1967 Wildenstein Exhibit, one album with photographs of the construction of the service building, and one album labeled New Addition Photos. The earliest album contains photos of the construction of the 1955 building, clippings relating to the founding and progress of the Institute, and information about early exhibits. The rest of the albums present a chronological picture of musical performances, exhibits, parties, school visits, and other events through 1983.


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

Organizations:

Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
Wildenstein & Co. (London, England)

Places:

Williamstown (Mass.)

Document Types:

Announcements
Black-and-white photographs
Clippings
Color photographs
Documentary photographs
Ephemera
Invitations
Photograph albums
Printed ephemera
Programs
Snapshots

Subjects:

Art museums
Art museums -- Educational aspects
Art museums -- Employees
Art museums -- Exhibitions
Art museums -- Public relations
Art museums and community

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This material is currently restricted.

Restrictions on Use

This material is currently restricted.


Administrative Information

Custodial History

These albums were stored in John H. Brooks's office until around 2000, when they were transferred to the office of the Library Director. Their location prior to John Brooks's tenure is unknown and it is not known who assembled the albums.

Preferred Citation

[Cite the item (as appropriate)], Installations and Exhibits Scrapbooks, 1951-1983, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Archives, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Acquisition Information

These scrapbooks were accessioned from the Library Director's office in June 2007.

Processing Information

In June 2007 Lacy Schutz, archivist, examined these albums. No preservation measures were taken at that time and the albums were not rehoused.


Related Material

Related or similar material can be found in series of Newspaper Clippings Scrapbooks in the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Records, Williamstown, Massachusetts.


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