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About the Archives

The Archives serve as the corporate memory of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art by preserving and providing access to the institution’s records that document the origins, development, achievements, and activities of the museum. Our collections also include the personal papers and manuscript collections of people related to the museum, such as curators, trustees, and educators. Access is by appointment only.

Using This Site

This site allows browsing and keyword searching of our finding aids, which are descriptive inventories or indexes of an archival collection. These guides usually detail the origin, content, organization, and date of the records as well as information about their creators. Enter your search words in the box above or browse the finding aids by collection title, assigned subject term, or personal and corporate names via the tabs.

More Information

For additional information about the Archives or to schedule an appointment, please contact the Archivist.

Museum Records (RG)

Verticle File (VF)

Manuscript Collections (MSS)