Institute of Contemporary Art records

Collection ID:
Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, Mass.)
Physical Description:
42 Microfilm reels
0.2 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
REELS 205-245: Correspondence about exhibitions held and also those not held; minutes; catalogs; bulletins; press releases; clippings; photographs; and miscellaneous printed material.
Scope and Contents
REEL 1082: Minutes of the corporation, executive committee and board of trustees meetings; treasurers' reports and project reports; agreements, contracts, and proposals; miscellaneous financial papers, including bank statements, receipts, budget proposals, and a promissory note; correspondence; a speech by President Nathaniel Saltonstall; a statement "Modern Art and the American Public," and "A Statement on Modern Art"; notices of meetings, agenda, memorandums, and projected exhibition schedules.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: Catalogs; announcements; and other exhibition material; publications; three photographs; and 15 posters.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art foundation and organization; Boston, Mass. Originally known as the Institute of Modern Art until 1948. Changed its name and became more active in industrial design.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 205-245 and 1082 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reels 205-245, and 1082: Originals in: Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, Mass.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Records on microfilm were lent, and unmicrofilmed material donated between 1971 and 1976 by the Institute of Contemporary Art.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Massachusetts -- Boston Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Design, Industrial Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art museums -- Massachusetts -- Boston Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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