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 Record Group
Identifier: RG-72

Scope and Contents Note

The Scrapbook Collection contains newspaper and magazine clippings, dated 1926-2001, which relate in some way to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Most of the articles are from local publications, but there is also a number of regional, national, and international publications. Articles detail the Nelson and Atkins bequests that started the museum, the Nelson family, Mary Atkins, construction of the museum and its opening, acquisition of art, programs, events, staff, and other museum news. To a lesser degree, articles relate to art and the art community in Kansas City.


  • Creation: 1926-2001


Restrictions on Access

Open to researchers. Appointments are necessary for the use of manuscript and archival collections.

Conditions Governing Use Note

Notification of intent to publish, quote, or cite archival materials is required. Contact the archives via


16.44 Linear Feet (In 71 volumes.)

Language of Materials



This collection contains scrapbooks with newspaper and magazine clippings related to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.


Due to the nature of the collection, it has not been divided into series, but is contained within 71 bound volumes.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Transfer; date received not known.

Accruals Note

Additions to the collection are not anticipated.

Finding Aid of the Scrapbook Collection, RG 72
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Archives Repository

4525 Oak St.
Kansas City MO 64111 United States