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  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Conditions Governing Access note
  • Arrangement note
  • Conditions Governing Use note
  • Preferred Citation note

  • Title: Public Information Office records
    Identifier/Call Number: PUB.001.001
    Contributing Institution: Los Angeles County Museum of Art Balch Art Research Library
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 2.58 Linear feet , 2 boxes
    Date (inclusive): 1973-1974
    Creator: Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Public Information Office.

    Biographical/Historical note

    The records in this collection were produced by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Office of Public Information, a department which was overseen by the Deputy Director of Administration and was composed primarily of the Public Information Director and the Assistant Public Information Director. In the year 1973, Charles M. Weisenberg was the Public Information Director and Sheldon E. Erlich was the Assistant Public Information Director. In the years 1974 through 1975 Philippa Calnan was the Public Information Director, Nancy Reid was her secretary, and Louis Arnoff was the Assistant Public Information Director.

    Scope and Contents note

    This collection consists of 2 boxes (2.5 linear feet) of records including magazine and newspaper clippings, press releases both rough and final drafts, staff newsletters, event invitations, installation photographs, and correspondence in the form of departmental memoranda, type written letters, and telegraphs primarily to and from the Public Information Director regarding exhibitions which showed from 1973-1974. The exhibition files from the Office of Public Information cover the following exhibitions: African Textiles and Decorative Arts, American Narrative Painting, American Paintings In Los Angeles Collections, Campbell Collection of Decorative Arts, Fabric and Fashion: Twenty Years of Costume Council Gifts, Gustave Moreau Exhibition, Helena Hernmarck Tapestries Exhibition, Imperial Faberge Easter Egg, Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Paintings from the U.S.S.R., Impressionists and the Salon, 1874-1886, L.A. Six, Part I and Part II, Max Bill Exhibition, Miniature Paintings and Other Treasures from the Collection of Edwin Binney III, Monumental Silver from the Gilbert Collection, Selections from Cirrus Editions Ltd., Studies in Connoisseurship: The Sackler Collection of Chinese Paintings, The Art of the Japanese Sword, The Greek Vase, and The Wells Collection: Shakespeare Service. Each exhibition's number is also indicated in the container list.

    Conditions Governing Access note

    Open for use by qualified researchers and by appointment only through the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Balch Art Research Library. Telephone 323-857-6118 or email library@lacma.org.

    Arrangement note

    This collection was kept in its original order and folder titles were not changed (mispellings, however were corrected). The contents within each folder are roughly in reverse chronological order.

    Conditions Governing Use note

    Contact the Balch Research Library at 323-856-6118 or library@lacma.org for information on publishing or reproducing materials included in these records. Permission will be granted by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as the owner of the physical materials, and does not imply permission from the copyright holder. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all necessary permissions from the copyright holder.

    Preferred Citation note

    [Description of item], Office of Public Information records, Los Angeles County Museum of Art Balch Art Research Library, PUB.001.001.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Los Angeles County Museum of Art. -- Exhibitions
    Art Museums -- California -- Los Angeles -- Exhibitions