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Annual Reports (PB-02)

 Item — Shelf: Publications Archive
Identifier: PB-02

The collection is part of the Publications Archive, and is comprised of archival copies of all Annual Reports published by the museum since 1936. Issued by the Director's Office, these reports cover every aspect of the museum's activities over the course of a given year, including acquisitions, exhibitions, programs, staffing, donations, etc. The collection also contains archival copies of the Honor Roll of Contributors, which is published by the museum at irregular intervals.

Dates: 1935-2018

Records of the Architecture and Design Department (RG-28)

Identifier: RG-28
Dates: 1999-2004 [unprocessed; subject to change]

Susanne Arnold Artist Archives (VA-01)

Identifier: VA-01
Dates: [unprocessed]

"Arts in Virginia" (PB-04)

 Item — Shelf: Publications Archive
Identifier: PB-04
Abstract The collection is part of the Publications Archive, and is comprised of archival copies of all "Arts in Virginia" issues published by the museum. Published quarterly until 1982, then irregularly until it ceased publication in 1992, "Arts in Virginia" was conceived as a privilege of membership in the museum and included articles about the museum's collection as well as the arts in Virginia. Noted local and national scholars were invited to publish their research, and sometimes guest edited...
Dates: 1960-1993

Frederick R. Brandt Personal Papers (SC-36)

Identifier: SC-36
Dates: [unprocessed]

Bulletins / Calendars / VMFA Magazines (PB-03)

 Item — Shelf: Publications Archive
Identifier: PB-03

The collection is part of the Publications Archive, and is comprised of archival copies of all Bulletins / Calendars / VMFA Magazines published by the museum since 1940. The publishing frequncy has changed many times (monthly, quarterly, bi-monthly) and the title changed three times, but the publication has always served to document the daily activities at the museum, including exhibitions, tours, programs, lectures, and more.

Dates: 1940-2021

Records of the Camera Club of Richmond (SC-22)

Identifier: SC-22

The collection is comprised of over 100 mounted exhibition prints by members of the Camera Club of Richmond. Almost all of the prints were taken by Philip M. Luce, however there are several prints by William Edwin Booth (co-founder of the Club in 1932) and Vallie L. Booth.

Dates: 1920-1972, undated

Catalogs (PB-01)

 Item — Shelf: Publications Archive
Identifier: PB-01

The collection is part of the Publications Archive, and is comprised of archival copies of all catalogs published by the museum, as well as catalogs for exhibitions that were shown at the museum, but produced by other institutions. Other catalogs highlight particular aspects of the museum's permanent collection.

Dates: 1936-2020

Leslie Cheek, Jr. Personal Papers (SC-02)

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SC-02
Abstract This collection documents a portion of the life of Leslie Cheek, Jr., the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts' second and longest-tenured Director (1948-1968). One series includes material from his early career and activities before the VMFA, as well as his tenure at the museum, and through his retirement. Two series document the publication of two photobiographies about Cheek, "Living by Design" and "Designing for the Arts." Another series is comprised of materials about Skylark Farm, the house...
Dates: 1931-1993

Carl Chiarenza Collection (SC-34)

Identifier: SC-34
Dates: [unprocessed]

Collateral and Other Publications (PB-05)

 Item — Shelf: Publications Archive
Identifier: PB-05

The collection is part of the Publications Archive, and is comprised of archival copies of collateral and numerous other types of publications created by the museum, including theater programs, gallery guides, statewide services catalogs, marketing reports, and Council publications.

Dates: 1952-2021

Records of the Collectors' Circle (RG-19)

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG-19
Dates: 1959-2007

Records of the Community Affairs Department (RG-27)

Identifier: RG-27
Dates: 1985-1999 [minimally processed; subject to change]

Records of the Council of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (SC-04)

Identifier: SC-04
Abstract The collection documents the rich history of the Council of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the museum’s oldest and longest-running support group. Founded in 1955 by a group of interested women, the Council has grown greatly over the years in membership, events, projects and support given to the museum. The collection spans the entire six decade history of the Council through minutes, officer’s reports, committee reports, subject/event files, and some past Presidents’ files. A large...
Dates: 1953-2007

Records of the Curatorial Department (RG-03)

Identifier: RG-03
Dates: 1928-2019 [minimally processed; subject to change]

Director's Correspondence (RG-01)

Identifier: RG-01
Dates: 1927-2006

Louis H. Draper Artist Archives (VA-04)

Identifier: VA-04
Abstract The extensive collection documents the life and work of Richmond-born photographer and educator Louis Draper (1935–2002). Manuscript and photographic materials document Draper’s experience and work as an African American photographer, including his recognition of his photography as a form of “engaged resistance” that not only bore witness to leaders of the civil rights movement, but also offered a richer and more diverse perspective of African American life than provided by the mainstream...
Dates: 1945-2005

Records of the Education Department (RG-07)

Identifier: RG-07
Dates: [unprocessed]

Records of the Exhibition Design Department (RG-32)

Identifier: RG-32
Dates: 1990-2000 [minimally processed; subject to change]

Records of the Exhibitions Department (RG-23)

Identifier: RG-23
Scope and Contents

The collection’s inclusive dates are 1936-2012, with the bulk of the material dating from 1979-2004. The collection is comprised of correspondence, exhibition schedules, budgets, grant applications, photographs, object lists, notes, collection statements, planning documents, project files, policies, loan arrangements and decisions, and other materials.

Dates: 1936-2012 [minimally processed; subject to change]

Records of Fast/Forward (RG-25)

Identifier: RG-25
Dates: 1985-2001

Records of the Fischer Collection (RG-31)

Identifier: RG-31

The collection was artifically created in order to bring together records about the Fischer collection residing in multiple collections in the VMFA Archives, as well as in the museum's records at the Library of Virginia. As such, the collection is entirely comprised of photocopies of records from the 1960s to the 2010s. To date, the museum has not located a collection of contemporaneous Fischer family records within its collections.

Dates: 1967-2013

Alvan Fisher Personal Papers (SC-33)

 Item — Box: SC-33 Box 1
Identifier: SC-33

The collection documents the relationship between the equestrian artist Alvan Fisher and one of his patrons, New York lawyer and horse breeder Charles Henry Hall. The letters discuss the likenesses of the horses Fisher painted, as well as upcoming races, and the noted 19th century racehorse American Eclipse.

Dates: 1822-1852

Records of the Friends of African and African-American Art (RG-17)

Identifier: RG-17
Dates: 1985-2012 [minimally processed, subject to change]

Records of the Friends of Art (RG-18)

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG-18
Dates: 1986-2001

William Robert Gaines Personal Papers (SC-16)

Identifier: SC-16

The collection documents the life of William "Bill" Robert Gaines, artist and long-time program director at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The collection is comprised of a partial manuscript of his autobiography as well as photographs, clippings, and other documents related to his career at the museum.

Dates: 1948-2008

Records of the Home for Needy Confederate Women (SC-23)

Identifier: SC-23

The collections documents the administration of the Home for Needy Confederate Women, a large residential building for destitute female relatives of Confederate veterans for over 50 years. The collection includes administrative files, applicant and resident files, and financial files, among other related ephemera.

Dates: 1898-2007

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