A Finding Aid to the Ninfa Valvo Papers Regarding the M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, 1930-1973, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.valvninf
Creators:
Valvo, Ninfa, 1900-1993
Dates:
1930-1973
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 Linear feet
Repository:
The papers of curator Ninfa Valvo regarding the M. H. de Young Memorial Museum measure 2 linear feet and date from 1930 to 1973. The papers mostly consist of material related to the de Young Museum in the form of administration records, photographs of exhibition installations and artwork, and museum programs and calendars.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of curator Ninfa Valvo regarding the M. H. de Young Memorial Museum measure 2 linear feet and date from 1930 to 1973. The papers mostly consist of material related to the de Young Museum in the form of administration records, photographs of exhibition installations and artwork, and museum programs and calendars.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as 3 series.
  • Series 1: Administration Records, 1934-circa 1965 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)
  • Series 2: Printed Material, 1930-1973 (1 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)
  • Series 3: Photographs, circa 1931-circa 1965 (0.8 linear feet; Box 2)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Ninfa Valvo (1900-1993) was the curator of painting and sculpture at the M. H. de Young Memorial Museum in San Francisco, California, from 1931 to 1965. The de Young Museum is one of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared by Rihoko Ueno in 2020.
Author
Rihoko Ueno
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers regarding the M. H. de Young Memorial Museum were donated by Ninfa Valvo in 1975.

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.
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 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
Ninfa Valvo papers regarding the M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, circa 1930 to 1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art museum curators -- California -- San Francisco Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
M.H. De Young Memorial Museum Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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