Archives of American Art

A Finding Aid to the San Francisco Art Dealers Association Records, 1974-2001, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.sanfrana
Creators:
San Francisco Art Dealers Association
Dates:
1974-2001
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
4.2 Linear feet
Repository:
The records of the San Francisco Art Dealers Association measure 4.2 linear feet and date from 1974 to 2001. The records document the history of the association through administrative files, correspondence, financial records, general files, exhibition and event files, and printed material.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The records of the San Francisco Art Dealers Association measure 4.2 linear feet and date from 1974 to 2001. The records document the history of the association through membership bylaws, board meeting minutes, insurance policies, and other administrative files; correspondence with artists and organizations; invoices, ledgers, and other financial records; general files consisting of correspondence, board meeting minutes, and some financial records; seminars, lectures, annual Introductions exhibitions, and other exhibition and event material, including sound and video recordings; and newsletters, brochures, and other printed material.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into six series.
  • Series 1: Administrative Files, 1987-2001 (0.5 linear feet; Box 1)
  • Series 2: Correspondence, 1987-1998 (0.3 linear feet; Box 1)
  • Series 3: Financial Records, 1989-2000 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)
  • Series 4: General Files, 1974, 1988-1994 (0.9 linear feet; Box 2)
  • Series 5: Exhibition and Events Files, 1985-1998 (2.0 linear feet; Boxes 2-4)
  • Series 6: Printed Material, 1989-2001 (0.3 linear feet; Boxes 4-5)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The San Francisco Art Dealers Association was established in 1972 to promote the activities of artists and galleries in the San Francisco area, and counted as its members many of the leading art dealers of the day.
From it's founding, the association held educational programs and art focused activities. In the late 1970s the organization developed the idea of an annual exhibition in which area galleries introduced the work of emerging artists in the Bay Area. Titled "Introductions" these exhbitions launched artists with many different styles, themes, and artistic backgrounds into the gallery world.

Administration
Author
Ricky Gomez
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
Donated 2002 by the San Francisco Art Dealers Association via Cathy Whittington, secretary.
Processing Information
The collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared by Ricky Gomez in 2022.

Using the Collection
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 audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
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.
Preferred Citation
San Francisco Art Dealers Association records, 1974-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Professional associations -- California -- San Francisco Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Video recordings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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