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American Folk Art Museum

 Organization

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

AFAM Press and Publicity Files

 Collection
Identifier: A0001-1
Scope and Contents The AFAM Press and Publicity Files were compiled by Susan Flamm, the Musuem's long-time Director of Public Relations. The press files include the majority of the print publicity published between 1972-2011, ranging from newsprint to magazines and othe printed matter. Newspaper from before 1980 has been preservation photocopied.

The material covers all of the American Folk Art Museum's major exhibitions, as well as events such as house tours, quilt festivals, auctions, and more.
Dates: 1972 - 2011

New York Quilt Project

 Collection
Identifier: A0013
Overview The New York Quilt Project (NYQP) was initiated by the American Folk Art Museum and attempted to locate, document, preserve, and create an archive for the quilts made in New York State prior to 1940. The documented quilts were made from 1753 to 1940. Archival material includes photographs and questionnaires for more than six thousand quilts, administrative files for the NYQP, research files for the 150 quilts featured in the catalog New York Beauties, as well as...
Dates: 1986 - 1995

People Files

 Collection
Identifier: A0003
Scope and Contents Like the “Topical Subject” files, the “People” files have two constituent parts, one deriving from materials donated to the library by Dr. Bishop, the other originating in the library and developed by Edith Wise during the last few years [c. 1988]. Both consist of folders devoted to individual persons but, whereas the “Wise” files are concerned wholly with prominent folk artists past and present, the “Bishop” segment is wide-ranging in coverage: a significant portion relates to contemporary and...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1970-1980s

Subject Files

 Collection
Identifier: A0004
Scope and Contents The “Topical Subject” files, which form an important part of the “Bishop Files,” are a collection of articles, photocopies of books or parts of books, newspaper clippings and hundreds and hundreds of splendid photographs (8x10 b and w, glossy prints) covering subjects that reflect Dr. Bishop’s many interests in antiques, folk art, printing, sculpture, pottery, furniture and many more aspects of the arts. Datable materials are chiefly from the 1970s, but both earlier and later years are...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1970s-1980s

Tevis Audiocassette Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A0019
Overview The Tevis Audiocassette Collection includes thirty-two audiocassettes of lectures given by Bob and Pat Coblentz to docents in 1977 and 1978, and guest lecture series from 1976 to 1980. The lectures were recorded by American Folk Art Museum docent Eleanora Tevis.
Dates: 1976 - 1980

The Museum of Early American Folk Arts Exhibition Files (1962-1966)

 Record Group
Identifier: A0002-1
Overview The record group contains exhibition files related to the American Folk Art Museum's earliest exhibitions (1962-1966), when the museum was called the Museum of Early American Folk Arts (MEAFA). The files include a range of materials, such as correspondence, checklists, installation and object photography, publicity and press releases, and more.
Dates: 1962 - 1966