A Finding Aid to the ArtTable, Inc. Records, 1979-2013, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.arttabl
Creators:
ArtTable, Inc.
Dates:
1979-2013
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1.4 Linear feet
90.41 Gigabytes
Repository:
The records of non-profit organization ArtTable, Inc., measure 1.4 linear feet and 90.41 GB and date from 1979-2013. The collection includes administrative documents, correspondence, and printed material, as well as audiovisual and born-digital recordings and transcripts of interviews conducted by the organization as part of an oral history project on women in the art world.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The records of non-profit organization ArtTable, Inc., measure 1.4 linear feet and 90.41 GB and date from 1979-2013. The collection includes administrative documents, correspondence, and printed material, as well as audiovisual and born-digital recordings and transcripts of interviews conducted by the organization as part of an oral history project on women in the art world.
Administrative records consist of board and committee meeting minutes; mailings to members that include newsletters, event schedules, and subscription slips; membership lists; ArtTable, Inc.'s biannual publication Artwire; and some miscellaneous clippings.
The interview portion of the collection consists of audiovisual material and transcripts, some in digital format, of interviews with gallery owners, art historians, art critics, and curators that were conducted for ArtTable's oral history project from 2000 to 2013. Interviewees include Patricia Albers, Lucy Lippard, Phyllis Tuchman, Dorothy Weiss and others.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as two series.
  • Series 1: Administrative Records, 1980-1994 (0.5 linear feet; Box 1)
  • Series 2: Oral History Interviews, 1979, 1999-2013 (0.9 linear feet; Boxes 1-2, 90.41 GB; ER01-ER28)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
ArtTable, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the business, financial, administrative, and scholastic leadership of women in the visual arts. Members include curators, museum administrators, art historians, and gallery owners. Founded in San Francisco, California in 1980, ArtTable, Inc. now has chapters throughout the United States.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed and a finding aid was written by Christopher DeMairo in 2019. Born-digital materials were processed by Kirsi Ritosalmi-Kisner in 2020 with funding provided by Smithsonian Collection Care and Preservation Fund.
Author
Christopher DeMairo
Sponsor
The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The records were donated in multiple installments by ArtTable, Inc. from 1994-2014.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Researchers interested in accessing born-digital and audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
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Preferred Citation
ArtTable, Inc. records, 1979-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
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Lippard, Lucy R. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weiss, Dorothy, 1921- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Albers, Patricia Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tuchman, Phyllis Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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