The collection is arranged as 7 series. Series 1: Correspondence, 1937-1976 (Boxes 1, 9, OV 10; 1.0 linear foot) Series 2: Business Records, 1936-1974 (Boxes 2-3; 1.6 linear feet) Series 3: Artist Files, 1936-circa 1965 (Boxes 3-4, 7; 1.2 linear feet) Series 4: Exhibition Files, circa 1938-1979 (Boxes 4, 9, OV 10; 0.5 linear feet) Series 5: Scrapbooks, 1938-1952 (Boxes 7-9; 0.7 linear feet) Series 6: Printed Material, circa 1938-1974 (Boxes 5-6, OV 10; 0.7 linear feet) Series 7: Photographs, circa 1938, circa 1960s (Box 6; 1 folder)
Access Note / Rights:
Collection is partially microfilmed. Use of material not microfilmed requires an appointment.
The records of the Sculptors Guild measure 5.7 linear feet, date from 1936-1979, and document the history of this non-profit artist organization from its inception in 1937 to the late 1970s. The records contain correspondence and minutes documenting the activities of the Guild's various committees, legal and financial records, artist files for Guild members, exhibition files, printed material, scrapbooks and photographs.
Sculptors Guild records, 1936-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Portions of the collection are available on 35 mm microfilm reels D262-D266A and 5908-5910 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm, however, when known, microfilm reel and frame numbers have been noted.
The Sculptors Guild was founded in New York City in 1937 by a group of artists interested in the promotion of contemporary sculpture in a wide variety of styles through free group exhibitions and educational programs. Membership in the Guild was obtainable only by invitation, based on a sculptor's creative ability and professional standing.
The Sculptors Guild records were donated by the Sculptors Guild in 1966, 1979, and 1991 and were microfilmed on Reels D262-D266A and 5908-5910 in the order in which they were received.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001