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Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Research Center Department Records

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Research Center Department Records

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Finding Aid to the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Research Center Department Records, c. 1999-2015, undated

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
217 Johnson Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Collection Overview

Repository: Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Title: Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Research Center Department Records
Dates: c. 1999 - 2015, undated
Quantity: 6.38 Linear Feet
Abstract:Records relate to the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Research Department's history and operations dating from 1999 to 2015.
Identification: RG.05.01
Language: English

Historical Note

The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Research Center opened in July 2001 and plays an integral role in the mission of the Museum. It is one of the few museum-related research facilities in the world dedicated to the study of American Modernism and is a member of the Association of Research Institutes in Art History (ARIAH).

Research in American Modernism is pursued through an academic fellowship program, as well as through programs such as public lectures, a triennial Book Prize, symposia, and other activities. In addition, the Research Center invites a distinguished individual in museum studies for one month each year to explore museum issues and practices.

The Research Center has library and archival collections related to Georgia O'Keeffe and her contemporaries and cultivates unique collections to further research on Georgia O'Keeffe, American Modernism, and related regional histories to place O'Keeffe in her context.

Scope and Content Note

Records relate to the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Research Department's history, programs and operations. The first series contains administrative records about the building history and planning, publicity, security, policies and procedures, operations and maintenance. The second series relates specifically to archives and library activities. The third series is exhibitions and is specific to displays and exhibitions within the Research Center. The fourth series concerns the Fellowship Program, which was previously referred to as the Scholarship Program from 2001 to 2013 and renamed in 2014. The fifth series relates to the Research Center Department's programs and events, with the bulk of the files concerning the online and onsite symposia organized by the Museum. The sixth series contains photographic materials largely relating to the construction of the Research Center building on Grant Street in Santa Fe.

Arrangement of Collection

Series are arranged by function or program. Materials within are generally arranged chronologically unless otherwise noted.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Research Center Department Records, c. 1999-2015, undated. Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

Acquisition Information

Records transferred from the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Research Center Department.

Processing Information

Processing of this collection was completed by Pat Bacha, Robert Lowe, and Elizabeth Ehrnst in 2016.


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research. Access to institutional records less than 10 years old is at the discretion of the Archivist.

Ownership and Rights

This collection is the physical property of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. The Museum holds literary rights only for material created by Museum personnel or given to the Museum with such rights specifically assigned. The collection is subject to all copyright laws. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply. Contact the Archivist for further copyright and publication information as it pertains to this collection.

Copy and Reproduction Restrictions

Photocopies of materials may be made for research purposes only.

Access Terms

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
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