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Records of the Marketing and Communications Department (RG-09)

Identifier: RG-09


  • 1948-2017 [minimally processed; subject to change]



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.


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.


171.25 Linear Feet (137 boxes; 3,060 folders and 33 non-inventoried boxes)

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The collection is organized into six series but is minimally processed. All series have some boxes which are unprocessed. Folder level inventories may be added as they are completed.

Series 1: Press Releases
Series 2: Exhibition Files
1960-2016, undated
Series 3: Program Files
1988-2007, undated
Series 4: General Files
1972-2017, undated
Series 5: Staff Files
1980-2016, undated
Series 6: Mixed Contents to be Processed
1948-2016, undated


The collection was transferred from the Marketing and Communications 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 Marketing and Communications Department
Record Group 09 (RG-09)
Courtney Tkacz, VMFA Senior 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