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The institutions listed in the Artist Files Online Directory retain all ownership rights to their collections.
The library opened in 1961 as a key resource for supporting the museum's educational and research mission. It has since grown to become a major center for advanced study of American art, photography and history.
With over 100,000 items, the library's research collections include a wide range of materials published from the early nineteenth century to the present. The collections emphasize the museum's art collecting and exhibition history, with particular strengths in the art of the American West and history of North American western expansion.
The library is a member of the Research Libraries Group, the Association of Research Institutes in Art History, and the Cultural District Library Consortium.
The ephemera/vertical file collection contains a variety of loose material and small publications on artists, museums, commercial galleries, organizations, and subjects. The bio files, by far the largest of these collections with coverage of about 9,000 artists, photographers, and collectors, offer a treasure trove of newspaper clippings, small exhibition catalogs, resumes, journal and periodical articles, reproductions, event invitations and announcements, portfolios, bibliographies, and similar material.
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301 linear feet
91 linear meters
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Invitations/Private View Cards
Price List and/or Checklists
Additional research materials in collection that supplement artist files collection:
The Archives of American Art and New York Public Library ephemera collections on microfilm and microfiche.
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