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Public Information scrapbooks, 1929-1975

Creator:
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)Dept. of Public Information
Subject:
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
44 microfilm reels.
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Summary:
212 scrapbooks containing newspaper and magazine clippings concerning the Museum of Modern Art from its opening in 1929 through the mid 1970's. Included are accounts of exhibitions shown at the museum and circulated elsewhere; museum programs; personnel; policies; department changes; building renovations and expansions; parties and benefits; fund-raising campaigns; anniversaries; lectures; concerts; symposia; film series; visits by dignitaries; trustee appointments; and reviews of staff publications.
Citation:
Public Information scrapbooks, 1929-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 5055-5098 available for use only at the Archives of American Art's New York Regional Center and through interlibrary loan, and by appointment at the Museum of Modern Art Archives.
Location of Originals:
Originals in: the Museum of Modern Art Archives.
Loan:
Loan
Biography Note:
The Museum of Modern Art's Department of Public Information was formerly the Publicity Department.
Provenance:
The scrapbooks were compiled by the Museum's Publicity Department, later the Department of Public Information. Portions of the scrapbooks were placed on microfiche in 1973. The volumes were remicrofilmed in 1994-1995 under a grant from NEH. The Museum of Modern Art lent the microfilm of the scrapbooks to the Archives of American Art for duplication in 1996.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art
Art museums
Art, Modern
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6615
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215925
AAA_collcode_musemasb
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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