38.84 cu. ft. (38 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Motion pictures (visual works)
This accession includes records documenting the production of the Archives of American Art Journal (Volumes 24-26). Materials include Editor's records such as
correspondence, publications, notes, grant proposals, agreements, budget summaries, photographs, and reports.
Also included in this accession are records which document the administration of the Archives of American Art (AAA) during the tenure of Richard N. Murray, Director, 1983-1988.
This material consists of correspondence, memoranda, and notes; conference information; meeting agendas and minutes; program reports; information about regional offices, collections
management, exhibitions, and special events; and research material.
These records also include departmental files documenting administrative issues, projects, and special events at AAA and its regional offices. Materials include the correspondence
and memoranda of Edgar Preston Richardson, Director, 1954-1964; William E. Woolfenden, Director; 1964-1983; Richard N. Murray, Director; John A. Fleckner, Acting Director,
1987-1988; Susan A. Hamilton, Acting Director, 1988-1990; Richard J. Wattenmaker, 1990- ; Garnett McCoy, Deputy Director; Emily Nathan, Director of Public Affairs; and Gilbert
H. Kinney, President of the Board of Trustees. The records also consist of research and reference statistics; membership reports; fundraising data; information about committees,
exhibitions, and tours; meeting agendas and minutes; symposium and conference proposals; lecture papers; collections inventory files; curator reports; oral history project
information, which includes "Artists in Michigan"; "In Celebration" 16mm films, 1/4 audio recordings, 1" videotapes, and cassette tape of interviews with artists such as Roger
Brown, John Hegarty, Marshall M. Fredericks, and Richard Hunt; original production copies of the 16mm film "Reliable Sources"; collecting guidelines and policies; contracts
and agreements; artist files; registrar office loan information; questionnaires; surveys, reports, interview lists, and microfilming information pertaining to the "New Deal
and the Arts Project"; AAA public affairs newspaper clippings, press releases, articles, and photographs; proposed acquisitions; curatorial reports; and staff photographs.