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Records of the Tour Services Department (RG-20)

Identifier: RG-20


  • 1969-2017 [minimally processed; subject to change]

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is minimally processed. Requests to perform research must be submitted to the VMFA Archives at least one business day in advance.

As custodians of public records, VMFA only restricts access to public records when sensitive information is present. Such restrictions are applied in accordance with the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia, § 2.2-3700 thru § 2.2-3714) and the Government Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act (Code of Virginia, § 2.2-3800 thru § 2.2-3809). Both Museum staff and the public may need written permission from the Director to view certain restricted records.

Conditions Governing Use

The collection is subject to all copyright laws. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright, beyond that allowed by fair use, requires the researcher to obtain permission of copyright holders.


22.5 Linear Feet (18 boxes; 668 folders)

Language of Materials



The collection is organized into five series but is minimally processed. Folder level inventories may be added as they are completed.

Series 1
Statistics, 1974-2003
Series 2
Tour of the Month (TOM) and Mini-Tours, 1971-2003, undated
Series 3
Docents, 1984-2003, undated
Series 4
Exhibitions, 1989-2017
Series 5
Programs, 1969-2004, undated

Custodial History

The collection was transferred from the Tour Services Department through periodic deposits.

Processing Information

In general, during processing, all publications are removed and added to the VMFA Library’s holdings and original newspaper clippings are photocopied, with identifiers transferred, and then destroyed. Original folder titles are retained, when provided.

Finding Aids to the Institutional Records of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in the VMFA Archives | Records of the Tour Services Department
Record Group 20 (RG-20)
Courtney Tkacz, VMFA Archivist
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Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Archives Repository

Margaret R. and Robert M. Freeman Library
200 N. Arthur Ashe Boulevard
Richmond VA 23220-4007 United States