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Laila W. Pearsall Personal Papers (SC-10)

Identifier: SC-10


The collection documents the service of Laila W. Pearsall to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Pearsall was nominated to be a Trustee of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in 1967, and served for 10 years until 1977, including consecutive terms as Vice-President from 1970-1976. She was also a long-standing member of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Council, serving for over 50 years from 1957-2009. She was instrumental in founding the museum Shop in 1962 and served as President of the Council from 1961-1963.


  • [unprocessed]

Conditions Governing Access

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

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.


3.75 Linear Feet (3 non-inventoried boxes)

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The collection is unprocessed. Folder level inventories are available. Series level arrangements will be added as they are completed.

Custodial History

The collection was donated by Laila Pearsall in 2005.

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 Special Collections in the VMFA Archives | Laila W. Pearsall Personal Papers
Special Collection 10 (SC-10)
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