Public Information scrapbooks

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.musemasb
Creators:
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.). Dept. of Public Information
Dates:
1929-1975
Languages:
Undetermined
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Physical Description:
44 Microfilm reels
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
212 scrapbooks containing newspaper and magazine clippings concerning the Museum of Modern Art from its opening in 1929 through the mid 1970's. Included are accounts of exhibitions shown at the museum and circulated elsewhere; museum programs; personnel; policies; department changes; building renovations and expansions; parties and benefits; fund-raising campaigns; anniversaries; lectures; concerts; symposia; film series; visits by dignitaries; trustee appointments; and reviews of staff publications.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Museum of Modern Art's Department of Public Information was formerly the Publicity Department.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 5055-5098 available for use only at the Archives of American Art's New York Regional Center and through interlibrary loan, and by appointment at the Museum of Modern Art Archives.
Reproduction Note
Microfilmed by the Museum of Modern Art Archives New York, New York 1994-1995: 44 reels
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in: the Museum of Modern Art Archives.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The scrapbooks were compiled by the Museum's Publicity Department, later the Department of Public Information. Portions of the scrapbooks were placed on microfiche in 1973. The volumes were remicrofilmed in 1994-1995 under a grant from NEH. The Museum of Modern Art lent the microfilm of the scrapbooks to the Archives of American Art for duplication in 1996.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Citation
The Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York: Public Information Scrapbooks, Museum of Modern Art, New York. CITATION SHOULD INCLUDE MICROFILM REEL AND FRAME NUMBERS.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Exhibitions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art museums -- New York (State) Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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