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Director's Correspondence (RG-01)

Identifier: RG-01


  • Creation: 1927-2009

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is minimally processed. Requests to perform research must be submitted to the VMFA Archives at least three business days 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).

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.


248.5 Linear Feet (204 boxes; 7,156 folders)

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The collection is organized into six series, and items are generally arranged alphabetically within series 1-2. Series 3-6 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

Custodial History

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, where it remained until November 2022 when it was returned to VMFA.

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.

Series 1.1 was processed by State Records Archivist Laura Drake Davis from 2006-2008 while it was still deposited at the Library of Virginia. In 2023, Senior Archivist Courtney Tkacz integrated VMFA's holdings into that series and in the process, RG-01 Boxes 1-4 and LVA 33863 Boxes 60, 67, 74, and 89 were removed.

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