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Brand Library Art Galleries Archival Collection
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Description
The Brand Library & Art Center is the art and music section of the Glendale Library, Arts & Culture Department and features a large professional gallery space (the Brand Library Art Galleries) and concert hall. The Brand Library & Art Center has presented hundreds of exhibitions since 1963, including the Brand Annual Juried exhibitions co-sponsored by the Associates of Brand Library & Art Center. The archival collection includes promotional material, exhibition catalogs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, contracts and condition reports, photographs and slides of artists’ work and gallery installations, artists’ biographical information, and other supplemental materials related to the gallery’s administration and exhibitions.
Background
The contents of the Brand Library Art Galleries Archival Collection has been accumulated and organized by gallery and library staff since 1963. Chronologically ordered file folders became the de facto arrangement. File folders are housed in metal filing cabinets. In 2013, MLIS candidate Diane Lorraine Garcia processed the archive through 1990. She inventoried and documented the archive contents and undertook preservation efforts, including the removal of metal paperclips and staples, separating newspaper clippings, and properly housing slides, negatives and photographs. She also authored this finding aid for inclusion in the Online Archive of California.
Extent
13.5 linear feet
Restrictions
Contact the Glendale Library, Arts & Culture Department or the Brand Library & Art Center for information on publishing or reproducing materials included in this collection. Permission will be granted by Glendale Library, Arts & Culture as the owner of the physical materials; when copyright is not held by Glendale Library, Arts & Culture it is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all necessary permissions from the copyright holder.
Availability
Collection is open for research by appointment.