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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: University of California, Davis Library, University Archives
    Title: Richard L. Nelson Gallery Records
    Creator: Richard L. Nelson Gallery
    Identifier/Call Number: AR-176
    Physical Description: 22 linear feet
    Date (inclusive): 1946-2000
    Abstract: Files about artists who showed their work at UC Davis's Richard L. Nelson Gallery as well as correspondence and historical records related to the gallery.
    Physical Location: Researchers should contact Archives and Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.


    The Richard L. Nelson Gallery was dedicated in 1976 in memory of the first Chair of the Department of Art at the University of California, Davis. Established as an exhibition venue and teaching resource for the Art Department, the gallery program also served the campus population, art communities, and general public of Northern California and the Central Valley. The gallery closed in 2016 with the opening of the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, which continues the Nelson Gallery's exhibits and programs.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Files about artists who showed their work at the Richard L. Nelson Gallery as well as correspondence and historical records related to the gallery..


    Collection is open for research.

    Processing Information

    Liz Phillips encoded this finding aid with help from student assistant Aditi Sinha.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of Item], Richard L. Nelson Gallery Records, AR-176, Archives and Special Collections, UC Davis Library, University of California, Davis.

    Publication Rights

    All applicable copyrights for the collection are protected under chapter 17 of the U.S. Copyright Code. Requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California as the owner of the physical items. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Richard L. Nelson Gallery -- Archives
    University of California, Davis. Art Department