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Southwest Museum of the American Indian Institutional Archives
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Administrative files 1901-2008

Scope and Contents

The series includes administrative records, Board of Trustees files, records from the Braun Research Library, records from the Casa de Adobe, collections records, curatorial records, development records, papers of the directors of the Museum, education records, records of the galleries and exhibits, operations and maintenance records, and the papers of the public relations department.
Records created in the early to mid 20th Century often overlap and naturally reflect the interrelationships between departments during the beginning years of the Southwest Museum.
Other material in this series includes photographs, architectural drawings, scrapbooks, maps, and ephemera.

Awards and certificates 1907-2003

Scope and Contents

This series contains papers of recognition of the Southwest Museum from outside sources, dating from its incorporation to the time of the merger. It includes awards, certificates, and memorabilia regarding the Southwest Museum.

Audiovisual material 1988-2003

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This series contains moving images and sound recordings produced by or used by the Southwest Museum.

Building fixtures and signage 1912-2003

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This series contains the plaques and engravings mounted to the interior and exterior of the Southwest Museum buildings from the time of incorporation to the time of the merger. This series also contains signage created by the Southwest Museum for directional, identification, dedication/donation, or promotional purposes. This does not include didactics, or signage created for specific exhibits.

Publications 1904-2002

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This series includes papers and records of all Southwest Museum publications including the Casa de Adobe Handbook, the Hodge Anniversary Publication Fund monograph series, The Masterkey journal series, Southwest Museum Leaflets, Southwest Museum Papers, and monographs. These papers and records include correspondence, drafts, notes, and mockups of the publications.

Southwest Museum store and merchandise 1919-1991

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This series contains products and artwork produced by the Southwest Museum to be sold in the store, such as posters and souvenirs. It also includes nonfinancial records of the store, such as promotional materials on featured artists and exhibits.

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