By submitting your record below to the Artist Files Online Directory, you agree to allow ARLIS/NA to publish this information on its Web site. All information submitted to the Artist Files Online Directory is publicly available via the Web free of charge. The ways in which the information is used and/or who uses it is not monitored or regulated. No information submitted will be sold or used for commercial purposes.
The institutions listed in the Artist Files Online Directory retain all ownership rights to their collections.
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Library contains published resources that reflect and inform museum collections and exhibitions, with particular focus on modern and contemporary art, architecture, and photography. Collections include global Guggenheim exhibition catalogues, rare books, the Hilla Rebay Library, as well as an actively growing collection of artist monographs, art criticism and theory, reference materials, and periodicals.
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Library's mission is to support the research endeavors of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum's professional staff. Staff includes curators, registrars, exhibition designers, development officers, educators, and administrative staff. The Library also serves interns, volunteers, docents, and teachers at the museum.
Formally established in 1973, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives traces the development of Solomon R. Guggenheim's private collection and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, and actively collects materials on the history of the museum in New York from its inception in 1939, as the Museum of Non-Objective Painting on East 54th Street, to its present incarnation as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on 1071 Fifth Avenue.
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives exists to collect, preserve, and provide access to all historical documentation of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and the records related to the history and activities of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum for the purpose of administrative support and historical research.
The Artist files collection spans the years 1910-2001 and is comprised of material collected by Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum staff. The bulk of the collection (1960-1990) consists of items collected during the tenure of museum director Thomas M. Messer and curator Diane Waldman. The collection was assembled by Ward Jackson, a past archivist at the Guggenheim.
The Artist files date from 1910-2001 (bulk 1960-1990). They consist of materials relating primarily to individual artists, but also to artist collectives, collectors, art historians, and curators. Records may include announcements, architectural drawings, artworks, auction catalogs, biographical information, books, brochures, correspondence, diaries, exhibition catalogs, institutional publications, institutional records, interviews, invitations, manuscripts, memorabilia, negatives, newspapers, official records, oral histories, pamphlets, photographs, postcards, posters, press clippings, press releases, price list and/or checklists, printed works, prints, scripts, serials, slides, and transcripts. Digitization of records is ongoing and can be viewed in the folder list.
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