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San Francisco Museum of Art Office of the Director Records 1966-1972
ARCH.ADM.005  
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Description
The San Francisco Museum of Art Office of the Director Records contain administrative records from the Museum generated primarily between 1966 and 1972, corresponding with the tenure of its third director, Gerald Nordland. During these years, Nordland focused largely on the Permanent Collection, with the first major cataloguing of the collection and an active increase in acquisitions. From 1971-1972 the Museum underwent major renovations, including expansion to the third floor of the Veterans Building and the construction of a conservation laboratory. Records document all aspects of the Museum’s administration, including financial management and fundraising activities, incoming and outgoing correspondence, educational programs, the Museum’s involvement with professional museum organizations, as well as the Director’s activities and relationships with artists and other museum directors. Also included is a series of records generated by Controller Clifford Peterson from 1951-1970 which complement the administrative records from the Office of the Director.
Extent
13 linear feet (12 cartons)
Restrictions
For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the SFMOMA Archives.
Availability
Collection is available for use. Some materials are restricted for confidentiality or condition.