Records kept by George C. Seybolt in his capacity as chairman of the Museum Trustee Committee, American Association of Museums (AAM); chairman, Museum Trustee Committee for Research and Development, AAM; and founding chairman of the Museum Trustee Association. Included are files containing correspondence, reports, by-laws, minutes of meeetings, and printed material.
Biographical / Historical:
George Seybolt was a food industry executive, museum trustee, and founder of the Museum Trustee Association from Boston, Mass. Born 1914. Died 1993. George Seybolt, president of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, was instrumental in founding the Museum Trustee Association, an advisory and discussion group whose purpose was to provide trustees of all museums with regular meetings and a means of influencing the deliberations of the American Association of Museums (now the American Alliance of Museums) through independent recommendations. It is no longer part of the AAM.The Museum Trustee Association (MTA) was originally the Museum Trustee Committee, American Association of Museums (AAM), and then the Museum Trustee Committee for Research and Development, AAM.
This collection contains audio recordings of meetings and conferences led by the American Association of Museums, which is now known as the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). It includes recordings of AAM events from the years 1976-1994, with the majority being created in the 1980s.
The American Association of Museums changed its name to the American Alliance of Museums in 2012 to better reflect the organization's mission to unite museums across the country.
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at firstname.lastname@example.org.