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Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute:

A Guide to the Director's Office Records of Inquiries, 1955-1967

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

March 31, 2009



Profile Description

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Lacy Schutz and Alex Grimley August 3, 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: Director's Office Records of Inquiries
Dates: 1955-1967
Quantity:1.4 linear feet (2 boxes)
Abstract: This series contains inquiries and responses relating to sale items, artworks, and general museum information.
Identification: CAI ARC 2007.31
Language: English

Arrangement of the Records

This collection is arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents of the Records

These records contain inquiries regarding sales items such as catalogues, postcards, photo reproductions, etc., as well as requests for general museum information and lost / found items. There are also receipts and invoices for sales items and acknowledgments of catalogues received from other museums.


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

Subjects:

Museum stores
Art museums

Places:

Williamstown (Mass.)

Document Types:

Correspondence
Acknowledgments
Invoices
Receipts (Financial records)
Sales records

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This material is currently restricted.

Restrictions on Use

This material is currently restricted.


Administrative Information

Custodial History

These materials were transferred to Storage A sometime after 1973.

Preferred Citation

[Cite the item (as appropriate)], Director's Office Records of Inquiries, 1955-1967. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Records, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Acquisition Information

These materials were part of a large number of boxes containing records relating to the museum shop. They were removed from those records because their office of origination was the Director's office. They were accessioned in July 2007.

Processing Information

Alex Grimley, archives intern, processed these files. Staples were not removed, but all files were rehoused in acid-free folders.


Related Material

Related or similar material can be found in the following series in the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Records, Williamstown, Massachusetts: Records of the Sales desk; Records of the Museum Shop, 1959-1996; and Records of the Director's Office, 1955-1977.


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