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Rubbings from New England Gravestones / Signs of a Living Folk Art (double exhibition), 1965-02-01 - 1965-04-04


Scope and Contents

From the Record Group:

The records include material related to the exhibitions between 1962 and 1966, when the Museum of Early American Folk Art (MEAFA) received its permanent charter and changed names to the Museum of American Folk Art. Material comes from both curatorial and registration departments, as well as from all departments that contribute to creating an exhibition. Material includes checklists in both final and draft form, object and installation photography, printed matter including catalogs and invitations, publicity and press releases, correspondence, and more. Each of the shows, except for the Initial Loan Exhibition (1962) and Early American Paintings and Sculpture (1966), were presented at MEAFA's rental location, at 49 West 53rd St. The Initial Loan Exhibition and Early American Paintings and Sculpture were both held at the Time and Life Exhibition Center in New York, and Cross-Section of Folk Art from New York State Historical Association at Cooperstown (1962) was jointly presented at the New York State Historical Association in Cooperstown.


  • Other: 1965-02-01 - 1965-04-04

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research with the exception of the following material: Loan forms and receipts, any information about anonymous lenders or donors, prices and insurance values, and any other material deemed private concerning the interest of the museum or individuals. Access to sensitive materials may be restricted at the discretion of the American Folk Art Museum. Please Contact the archivist at for more information.


From the Record Group: 3.25 linear feet (6 standard document cases; 1 half-size document cases)

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Repository Details

Part of the American Folk Art Museum Archives Repository

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