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Finding Aid to the Artists' Exhibition Catalog Collection, 1918-2004 (bulk circa 1950-1970)
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Artists’ Exhibition Catalog Collection
    Date (inclusive): 1918-2004
    Date (bulk): circa 1950-1970
    Collection Number: N44.A78
    Extent: 720 linear feet
    Repository: Art History-Classics Library
    308 Doe Library
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
    URL: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/ARTH/
    Abstract: This collection includes almost 5,000 minor exhibition catalogs and pamphlets for 3,331 individual artists published 1918-2004, with the bulk published from the 1950s-1970s. The collection highlights American, Canadian, Dutch, French, German, and Italian artists along with numerous other nationalities. Artists of Slavic origin are well-represented through catalogs that were provided to the Library through the Library of Congress PL480 Program. Many of the catalogs were published to accompany exhibitions held in galleries located in major art centers worldwide such as New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Paris, London, Milan, Montréal, Munich, Amsterdam, to name a few. Information contained in the catalogs often includes a portrait of the artist, education, chronology, catalog of works, works in private collections, awards, one-man shows/exhibitions, group exhibitions, and bibliography. Exhibition checklist and pricelist sheets are included in many of the catalogs. This collection was originally a part of an Artists’ Files Collection housed in vertical files in the Art History/Classics Library (1979-1996). The catalogs originated from a variety of campus sources from within various units within the University of California Berkeley, including the former University Art Museum, Department of Decorative Arts, Art Department, and University Library.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
    Physical Location: Stored offsite at NRLF Special Collections. Consult the Library’s online catalog for access.

    Information for Researchers

    Access Information

    Collection is open for research via OskiCat (online catalog of the University of California, Berkeley, Library) and the Online Archive of California.

    Conditions of Use

    Materials in this collection may be protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Artists’ Exhibition Catalog Collection, N44.A78, Art History/Classics Library, 308 Doe Library

    Administrative Information

    Processing/Project Information

    Arranged and described by Kathryn M. Wayne, Head, Art History/Classics Library and Katherine M. Steiner, Intern. April 1-July 31, 2011. Name authority records used in the finding aid were retrieved from Library of Congress Authorities and Getty Union List of Artists Names