The Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art (SECA) was founded in 1961 as an auxiliary of the San Francisco Museum
of Art. SECA’s objective was to encourage private collectors to purchase contemporary works by local and national artists.
SECA’s function shifted to awarding prizes to individual artists in 1967 and focused its attention on supporting Bay Area
artists exclusively. The records are primarily administrative in nature, pertaining to its organizational management, and
that of its awards and educational programs.
16.5 linear feet (16 boxes, 10 cartons)
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Collection is available for use. Some materials are restricted for confidentiality or condition.