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SUBMITTAL INFORMATION:

Submitted By
Dyani Scheuerman
Your Email Address
dyani.scheuerman at brooklynmuseum.org
Institution Name/Parent Organization
The Brooklyn Museum
Department Name
Libraries & Archives

INSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION:

Institutional/Departmental Overview
The Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives comprise one of the largest art museum libraries in the country, with approximately 300,000 volumes and 2,000 linear feet of archival collections. The collection was founded in 1823 with the establishment of the Brooklyn Apprentices Library Association, which later evolved into the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, the parent organization of the Museum. This collection has been developed to encourage understanding of the Museum’s object collections and cultural history. The fine arts are well represented, with research material on painting, sculpture, prints, drawings, photography, decorative arts, costumes, and textiles. The research collections also cover anthropology, archaeology, and ethnology with resources in various formats, including books, exhibition and auction catalogs, pamphlets, files, multimedia, and electronic resources. The research collections are divided into two Libraries and the Museum Archives.
Institution Type 1
Museum
Institution Type 2
Institution Type Other
Mailing Name
The Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
Physical Address
Mailing Address
200 Eastern Parkway
City
Brooklyn
State
NY
Province
Zipcode
11238
Country
USA
Contact
Deirdre Lawrence
Position
Principal Librarian
Email
library at brooklynmuseum.org
Telephone
(718) 501-6307
Institutional Website
http://www.brooklynmuseum.org
Library Catalog Website
http://library.brooklynmuseum.org
Webpage Dedicated to Artist Files

COLLECTION INFORMATION:

General Descripton of Artist Files Collection
Three distinct collections of artist files:
BMA Artist Files - General collection of artist files. Compiled by Museum Library staff, 1917-present (~8,583 files).
Clark S. Marlor Artist Files - Files collected by Dr. Clark S. Marlor and donated 1992. Ongoing. (~4,340 files).
Schweitzer Gallery Files - Donated by the Schweitzer gallery in 1990 (~1,833 files).

Collection Size (check all that apply):

Feet
Yes
Enter Feet
431.67
Meters
No
Enter Meters
Number of files
Yes
Enter Number of files
14,800
Number of cabinets
No
Enter Number of cabinets

Organizational Structure (check all that apply):

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

Cataloging Method:

LC/Dewey
No
Subject-in-house
Yes
Other

Bibliographic Utility:

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

Present or future digitization plans or activities:

Plans

Language of Materials:

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

Type of Materials:

Announcements
Yes
Architectural Drawings
Artists' Books
Artworks
Yes
Auction Catalogs
Yes
Biographical Information
Yes
Books
Brochures
Yes
CD/DVD
Cultural Artifacts/Materials
Diaries/Journals/Papers
Electronic Files
Exhibition Catalogs
Yes
Geographic
Groups
Individual artists
Yes
Institutional Publications
Yes
Institutional/Gallery Records
Yes
Interviews
Invitations/Private View Cards
Yes
Manuscripts
Memorabilia
Yes
Microform/film/fiche
Negatives
Newspaper Clippings
Yes
Newspapers
Official Records
Oral Histories
Pamphlets
Yes
Photographs
Yes
Postcards
Yes
Press Clippings
Yes
Press Kits
Press Releases
Yes
Printed Works
Yes
Prints
Price List and/or Checklists
Yes
Realia
Scripts
Serials
Slides
Subject
Transcripts
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
The Marlor files are supplemented by Dr. Marlor's Brooklyn Artist Index and materials in our special collections devoted to the Brooklyn Art Association. Additionally, these and all of our artist files are supplemented by the entirety of our library collections - encyclopedic in scope, and touching on most genres and time periods of art history.

Acquisitions:

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

Donations
Yes
Purchases
No

Publicizing Collection Methods: (check all that apply):

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

ACCESS INFORMATION:

Open All Year (if no, provide dates open)
Yes

Available to Public:

Available to Public
Yes
Public Hours (to access Artist Files Collection)
Wednesday-Friday, 10:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:30
Public Hours (Parent Organization)
Wednesday-Friday, 10:00-5:00; Saturday-Sunday, 11:00-6:00
Appointment or Reservations Required
Yes
Public Fee
No
Public Fee Amount

Access Procedures for Public Patrons:

Access Procedures for Public Patrons
Appointment is not *required* but preferred. E-mail citations and requested time of visit to library at brooklynmuseum.org in advance of your visit.

Available to Scholars:

Available to Scholars
Yes
Scholar Hours (to access Artist Files Collection)
Wednesday-Friday, 10:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:30
Public Hours (Parent Organization)
Wednesday-Friday, 10:00-5:00; Saturday-Sunday, 11:00-6:00
Appointment or Reservations Required
No
Scholar Fee
No
Scholar Fee Amount
Access Procedures for Scholars
Appointment is not *required* but preferred. E-mail citations and requested time of visit to library at brooklynmuseum.org in advance of your visit.

Onsite Technology:

Photocopier - B/W
Yes
Photocopier - Color
No
Scanner/Digital Imaging
Yes
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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