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Director's Correspondence (RG-01)

Identifier: RG-01


  • 1927-2006

Access - Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

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).

Access - Library of Virginia

Access to specific materials within this collection are restricted as follows: Architectural drawings and access system details (Code of Virginia 2.2-3705.2(2)); Closed meeting records of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Board of Trustees (Code of Virginia 2.2-3711(0)); Certain financial records that may jeopardize the security of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and its collections and records disclosing the identity of anonymous donors (by agency request). Access to restricted materials may be granted only with the written permission of the Director of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts or with the written permission of the Archivist of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.


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.


160.25 Linear Feet (129 boxes; 4,220 folders) : VMFA Holdings

81.85 Cubic Feet (91 boxes; 3,276 folders) : Library of Virginia Holdings

Language of Materials



The collection is organized into six series, and items are generally arranged alphabetically within series 1-2. Series 4-6 are generally arranged chronologically.

Series 1
Director's Correspondence, 1927-2006
Series 2
Director's Office Staff, 1977-2008
Series 3
Building Files, 1979-2004
Series 4
Organization Files, 1991-2006
Series 5
Meeting Files, 1998-2009
Series 6
Program Files, 1992-2007


The collection was transferred from the Director's Office through periodic deposits since 1989. The bulk of the Early Director's Correspondence (Series 1.1) was deposited at to the Library of Virginia in 1982.

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 | Director's Correspondence
Record Group 01 (RG-01)
Courtney Yevich Tkacz, VMFA Archivist and Laura Drake Davis, Library of Virginia State Records Archivist
2008 and 2012
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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