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California Art Gallery and Museum Ephemera Collection
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  • Title: California art gallery and museum ephemera
    Date (inclusive): 1928-2011
    Date (bulk): 1960-1969
    Collection Identifier: ART EPH
    Physical Description: 10.0 boxes (4.5 Linear feet)
    Repository: California Historical Society
    678 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA 94105
    URL: http://www.californiahistoricalsociety.org
    Location of Materials: Collection is stored onsite.
    Language of Materials: Collection materials are in English.
    Abstract: Consists of advertisements, announcements, brochures, exhibition catalogs, invitations and posters promoting various artists and exhibitions held at California art galleries, art museums, and college art museums. Materials are primarily from San Francisco, the Bay Area and Los Angeles galleries and museums; bulk of materials date from the 1960s.


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Director of the Library and Archives, North Baker Research Library, California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. Consent is given on behalf of the California Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], [File name], California Art Gallery and Museum Ephemera Collection, California Historical Society.

    Related Collection(s)

    California Biography Collection
    California Business Ephemera Collection
    San Francisco Ephemera Collection
    Kemble Z3 Ephemera Collection
    Menu Collection
    Theater Ephemera Collection


    Additions to the collection are ongoing.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Jaime Henderson in 2013.

    System of Arrangement

    Collection is arranged alphabetically by the name of the art gallery or museum.

    Scope and Contents

    Consists of a variety of ephemera pertaining to California art galleries, art museums and college art museums, mainly in San Francisco, the Bay Area and Los Angeles. The bulk of the material dates from the 1960s, but the collection includes ephemera from 1928 to 2011. Types of art represented include painting, photography, sculpture, ceramic and glass art, textiles and mixed media. Many 1960s-era contemporary art galleries are represented such as Arleigh Gallery (San Francisco), Batman Gallery (San Francisco), Dilexi Gallery (San Francisco), Dwan Gallery (Los Angeles), Ferus Gallery (Los Angeles), John Bolles Gallery (San Francisco) and Maxwell Galleries (San Francisco) as are the exhibition catalogs of major California museums such as the Oakland Museum and the Palm Springs Desert Museum. Types of ephemera include advertisements, announcements, brochures, exhibition catalogs, invitations and posters.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog:
    Art galleries, Commercial--California.
    Art museums--California.
    California Ephemera Project.
    College art museums--California.
    Exhibition catalogs--California.