Art Study Club Records
The records of the Art Study Club, dated 1922 through 2022, primarily consist of meeting minutes, financial records, the Club constitution, correspondence, yearbooks, scrapbook albums, ephemera about hosted programs and events, and several photographs documenting those events. The collection relates to the Art Study Club’s operations and activities, since its creation.
Conditions on Access
This collection is open for research. Appointments are necessary for the use of manuscript and archival collections.
Conditions on Use
These records are the property of the Nelson Gallery Foundation and it retains all rights, including possible copyright, which they may contain. Notification of intent to publish, quote, or cite archival materials is required. Contact the archives via https://nelson-atkins.org/library/.
The Art Study Club was started by twenty-two women, in June of 1922, in Kansas City, Missouri. The club was meant for the study and appreciation of the fine arts. The group met monthly from October until May, often at the Kansas City Art Institute which served as a center for local and loan exhibitions until the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art opened in 1933. They had guest speakers, toured local museums, watched art-related films, and occasionally sponsored lectures. Over the years, the club also donated money, drawings, and library books to The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
3.2 Linear Feet (in 5 boxes)
Language of Materials
The Art Study Club Records, dated 1922 through 2022, relates to the Art Study Club’s operations and activities and primarily consists of meeting minutes, financial records, the Club constitution, correspondence, yearbooks, scrapbook albums, ephemera about hosted programs and events, and photographs.
Note on Collection Organization
This collection was organized into four series: Records and Correspondence, 1922-2022; Programs and Events, 1981-2022; Yearbooks, 1922-2022; and Scrapbook Albums, 1984-2016.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Accession number 92-18 and 2019-016.
Additions to the collection are not anticipated.
Loose items were removed from their physical locations in several of the scrapbook albums for housing and preservation purposes.
- Finding Aid of the Art Study Club Records, RG 71/15
- Finding aid prepared by Tara Laver and Miranda Mahoney
- 2023 January
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
Part of the The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Archives Repository
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