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SUBMITTAL INFORMATION:

Submitted By
Barbara Rominski
Your Email Address
brominski at sfmoma.org
Institution Name/Parent Organization
SFMOMA
Department Name
Research Libary and Archives

INSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION:

Institutional/Departmental Overview
The SFMOMA Research Library and Archives simultaneously supports Museum research and houses important special collections. The Library collection contains approximately 60,000+ volumes about art and artists, art movements, private/public collections, exhibitions, social and political issues relevant to art/artists, serials (1850+ titles), artist’s files (47,000+ artists), gallery/geographical files, and items that are artworks themselves such as artists’ books. While the Library serves museum staff, it is also open to the public. The Library maintains relationships with other museums through the management of the Museum’s Exhibition Catalog Exchange Program whereby exhibition catalogs and other museum publications are traded with participating institutions. Special collections include: artist ephemera files, geographic ephemera files, the Tillim Collection (1400+ volumes), the Skowhegan Lecture Archives (500+ lectures on 700+ CDs), and artist books. Indexes and on-line subscriptions as well as the Library database are accessible from staff terminals throughout the museum.

SFMOMA’s archival records date from the 1930s to the present and consist of records regarding exhibitions, acquisitions, board of trustees, individual departments, correspondence, building records, photographs/negatives, etc. These records represent the history of SFMOMA by recounting the art and artists that have been collected and displayed as well as the thinking that has informed these choices. They also represent the broader unique contributions that this Museum has made to modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century.

Institution Type 1
Library
Institution Type 2
Institution Type Other
Mailing Name
SFMOMA Research Library and Archives
Physical Address
151 Third Street
Mailing Address
151 Third Street
City
San Francisco
State
CA
Province
Zipcode
94103
Country
Contact
Barbara Rominski
Position
Head, Research Library and Archives
Email
brominski at sfmoma.org
Telephone
415.357.4121
Institutional Website
http://www.sfmoma.org
Library Catalog Website
http://www.sfmoma.org/pages/library
Webpage Dedicated to Artist Files
none

COLLECTION INFORMATION:

General Descripton of Artist Files Collection
artist’s files (47,000+ artists) and gallery/geographical files totaling ~1000 linear feet of materials; all files related exclusively to modern and contemporary art

Collection Size (check all that apply):

Feet
Yes
Enter Feet
1000 linear feet
Meters
No
Enter Meters
Number of files
Yes
Enter Number of files
~ 50,000
Number of cabinets
No
Enter Number of cabinets

Organizational Structure (check all that apply):

Organizational Structure 1
Alphabetical
Organizational Structure 2
Geographical
Organizational Structure 3
Organizational Structure 4
Organizational Structure 5

Cataloging Method:

LC/Dewey
No
Subject-in-house
Yes
Other
alpha

Bibliographic Utility:

Local Catalog/Software
Yes
MS Office Access
No
MS Office Excel
Yes
OCLC
No
Other
No

Present or future digitization plans or activities:

Plans
None at this time (03/2009)

Language of Materials:

Chinese
Yes
Dutch
English
Yes
Farsi
French
Yes
German
Yes
Hebrew
Italian
Yes
Japanese
Yes
Korean
Yes
Portuguese
Russian
Yes
Spanish
Yes
Language Other

Type of Materials:

Announcements
Yes
Architectural Drawings
Artists' Books
Yes
Artworks
Auction Catalogs
Yes
Biographical Information
Yes
Books
Yes
Brochures
Yes
CD/DVD
Cultural Artifacts/Materials
Diaries/Journals/Papers
Yes
Electronic Files
Exhibition Catalogs
Yes
Geographic
Groups
Individual artists
Institutional Publications
Yes
Institutional/Gallery Records
Yes
Interviews
Yes
Invitations/Private View Cards
Yes
Manuscripts
Yes
Memorabilia
Yes
Microform/film/fiche
Negatives
Yes
Newspaper Clippings
Yes
Newspapers
Yes
Official Records
Yes
Oral Histories
Yes
Pamphlets
Yes
Photographs
Yes
Postcards
Yes
Press Clippings
Yes
Press Kits
Yes
Press Releases
Yes
Printed Works
Yes
Prints
Price List and/or Checklists
Yes
Realia
Scripts
Serials
Yes
Slides
Subject
Transcripts
Yes
Materials Other

Artistic Styles/Periods:

Classical
Contemporary
Yes
Medieval
Modern
Yes
Renaissance
Styles/Periods Other

Additional research materials in collection that supplement artist files collection:

Materials

Acquisitions:

Is this an active collection that is being added to by donations or purchases?:

Donations
Yes
Purchases

Publicizing Collection Methods: (check all that apply):

Brochures/Flyers/Pamphlets
Class visits
Community Service
Conference/Conventions
Yes
Directories
Yes
Exhibitions
Yes
Library Events
Yes
Mailings
Meetings
Newsletter
Public Lectures/Programs
Publications
Reports
Yes
Staff Orientations
Yes
Student Orientations
Study Guides
Telephone
Yes
Website
Word of Mouth
Yes
Publicizing Other

ACCESS INFORMATION:

Open All Year (if no, provide dates open)
open all year

Available to Public:

Available to Public
Yes
Public Hours (to access Artist Files Collection)
Tue and Thurs
Public Hours (Parent Organization)
see website
Appointment or Reservations Required
Yes
Public Fee
No
Public Fee Amount

Access Procedures for Public Patrons:

Access Procedures for Public Patrons
By appointment only. Call 415.357.4120 to schedule appointment.

Available to Scholars:

Available to Scholars
Yes
Scholar Hours (to access Artist Files Collection)
Tues and Thurs
Public Hours (Parent Organization)
see website
Appointment or Reservations Required
Yes
Scholar Fee
No
Scholar Fee Amount
Access Procedures for Scholars
By appointment only. Call 415.357.4120 to schedule appointment.

Onsite Technology:

Photocopier - B/W
Yes
Photocopier - Color
No
Scanner/Digital Imaging
No
Web Access
Yes
Workspaces
Yes
Onsite Other
No

Additional Comments:

Additional Comments

Lending and ILL:

Are you willing to photocopy or lend materials?
Yes

If so, under what conditions?:

ARIEL
No
Odyssey
No
Photocopies
Yes
Scans (digital)
No
Conditions Other

Agreement:

I have read and agree to the "Submission Form Terms of Use" statement indicated above.
Yes

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