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San Francisco Museum of Art Research Library records
ARCH.ADM.007  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: San Francisco Museum of Art Research Library records
    Dates: 1940-1968 (bulk 1950-1968)
    Collection Number: ARCH.ADM.007
    Creator/Collector: San Francisco Museum of Art
    Extent: 4 linear feet (4 cartons)
    Repository: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
    San Francisco, California 94103
    Abstract: The Research Library collection consists of materials relating specifically to the maintenance and management of the San Francisco Museum of Art Research Library, primarily under the direction of its first professional librarian, Anneliese Hoyer. Also includes a small set of records relating to Hoyer’s curatorial duties.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is available for use. Some materials are restricted for confidentiality or condition.

    Publication Rights

    For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the SFMOMA Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], [box year and folder title], Research Library, 1940-1968, Administrative Records, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Archives.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Research Library collection consists of materials relating specifically to the maintenance and management of the San Francisco Museum of Art Research Library, primarily under the direction of its first professional librarian, Anneliese Hoyer. Though her responsibilities evolved over the eighteen years she spent at the Museum, Hoyer served dual roles for most of her time at the Museum as the Librarian and as the Curator of Prints and Drawings. Only a small set of records relating to her curatorial duties are extant, and are included as a series within the Research Library records because of her consistent affiliation with the department.
    The collection is divided into three series, based on the original arrangement of the materials. The Research Library and Slide Library were functionally distinct entities within the Museum, though they were generally maintained by the same staff member. The Research Library series contains correspondence and materials related predominately to collection development, research requests, library maintenance, and the exchange program with other museums and art centers.
    Records from the Slide Library include correspondence related to producing, reproducing, selling, buying, borrowing, and lending slides. The small group of Curatorial Records from Hoyer contains her notes on print research and scholarly lectures or writing, but does not include records related to specific exhibitions.

    Indexing Terms

    Art appreciation—Study and teaching—California—San Francisco
    Art museums—Educational aspects
    Art museums—Employees
    Art museums and community—California—San Francisco
    Museum libraries
    Museums—Curatorship
    San Francisco Museum of Art
    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
    San Francisco Museum of Art—Archives
    San Francisco Museum of Art—History—Sources
    San Francisco Museum of Art—Records and correspondence

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