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Dispersed Art Collection Records
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  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Alternate Forms Available
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Scope and Content

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: University Archives
    Title: Dispersed Art Collection Records
    Identifier/Call Number: CU-607
    Physical Description: 4.15 linear feet 3 cartons, 1 box
    Date (inclusive): 1880-2006
    Date (bulk): 1920-1980
    Abstract: The Dispersed Art Collection records consist of files created to support the effort of the University Office of Business Services in fulfillment of its mission to document and care for the so-called “dispersed art collections” of the University. Although there was continually some back and forth with organized campus art / artifact collections, these files mostly deal with art objects that were not otherwise controlled by an organized campus art institution.
    Language of Material: Collection materials are in English.
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Dispersed Art Collection records, CU-607, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Alternate Forms Available

    There are no alternate forms of this collection.

    Acquisition Information

    The Dispersed Art Collection records were transferred to The Bancroft Library by the Office of Risk Management in 2015.

    Accruals

    No additions are expected.

    Scope and Content

    The Dispersed Art Collection records consist of files created to support the effort of the University Office of Business Services in fulfillment of its mission to document and care for the so-called “dispersed art collections” of the University. Although there was continually some back and forth with organized campus art / artifact collections, these files mostly deal with art objects that were not otherwise controlled by an organized campus art institution.
    Most of the files were evidently created and arranged around 1978-79 by Marcelle Baxter, Financial and Business Services, who was charged with executing an inventory. However, much of the material goes back to the arrival of the relevant art work on campus, and was kept by various university clerks and business officers, under the auspices of university presidents/chancellors. The oldest items date from around the time of the donation of the Bacon Art Collection in the 1880s, but most of the files focus on the period circa 1920-80. The final date seems to be a BETS (tracking system) computer print-out from 2006.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    University of California, Berkeley
    University of California, Berkeley. Office of the Chancellor.