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Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute:

A Guide to the Director's Office Records of Receptions, Events, and Lectures, 1957-1989

Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
225 South St. Williamstown, MA 01267

March 31, 2009



Profile Description

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Dani Ryan April 17, 2007
Language: Finding aid written in English.

Collection Summary

Repository:Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
225 South St.
Williamstown, MA 01267
Creator:Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
Title: Director's Office Records of Receptions, Events, and Lectures
Dates: 1957-1989
Quantity: 2.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Abstract: These records contain Director's Office files relating to receptions, lectures, parties, and other events held at the Clark Art Institute between 1957 and 1989.
Identification: CAI ARC 2007.04
Language: English

Arrangement of the Records

The original organization of the material was preserved. The arrangement is roughly chronological with each event receiving its own folder

Scope and Contents of the Records

This record group contains the Director's Office records of receptions, lectures, parties, and other events held at the Clark Art Institute between 1957 and 1989. These files contain copies of invitations to the events; press releases and newspaper clippings about the events; menu planning and order forms from the catering companies; guest lists; responses from invitees; seating charts for the events; and other related material. The events range from small receptions with cookies and coffee to full dinner parties. The reasons for the events include celebration of the opening of new exhibitions, staff parties, guest lectures, Williams College graduations and reunions, and visits to the museum by celebrities and dignitaries. There was a recital by Rudolf Serkin in 1973 in honor of the opening of the museum's auditorium. Events were held for visitors such as King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, Prime Minister Pearson of Canada, Frank Capra, and Lady Bird Johnson. There are no records for 1981-1982 or 1958-1960.


History of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

In 1950 Sterling and Francine Clark chartered the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute as a home for their extensive art collection. Opened to public in 1955, the Institute has built upon this extraordinary group of works to become one of the most beloved and respected art museums in the world, known for its intimate galleries and stunning natural environment. One of the few institutions in the United States that combines a public art museum with a complement of research and academic programs, including a major art history library, the Clark is now a leading international center for research and discussion on the nature of art and art history. Building upon the founders' legacy, the Institute has recently unveiled its master plan for the twenty-first century, which fosters the Clark's commitment to providing space for its expanding research and museum programs while maintaining the unique character of its beautiful rural setting.


Index Terms

Names:

Avery, Charles
Balasaraswati
Bhumibol Adulyadej, King of Thailand, 1927-
Bialostocki, Jan
Boatwright, Helen
Boggs, Jean Sutherland
Booth, Susan
Brooke, David S.
Capra, Frank, 1897-1991
de Cass, Jacques
Fernandez, Rafael, 1927-
Flynn, Mildred
Hain, Sherry
Hamilton, George Heard
Hays, John
Hegyi, Julius
Herbert, Robert L., 1929-
Hill, Victor
Hirst, Michael
Jaffé, Michael
Jellicoe, Patricia
Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-
Kidson, Peter
Kubler, George, 1912-1996
Lewitzky, Bella
Licht, Fred
Lowe, Ian
McManus, G. Louis
McVay, Scott
Morgan, Agnes
Parkhurst, Charles
Pearson, Lester B.
Pope-Hennessy, John Wyndham, Sir, 1913-1994
Quitslund, Toby, 1939-
Rewald, John, 1912-1994
Robbins, Baron
Robinson, Duncan
Roeper, Susan, 1957-
Roethlisberger, Marcel, 1929-
Rosenblum, Robert
Sayre, Eleanor A.
Serkin, Rudolf, 1903-1991
Seymour, Charles
Vries, A. B. de (Ary Bob), 1905-
Waetzoldt, Stephan, 1920-
Webb, Pat
White, Donald

Organizations:

American College Publicity Association
American Federation of Arts
Art Gallery of Toronto
Association of Colleges in New England
Bay State Historical League
Berkshire Chamber Ensemble
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Center for Development Economics
Currier Gallery of Art
Day School Headmasters Association
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Dorian Wind Quintet
Edith and Herbert Lehman Foundation
English-Speaking Union
Fogg Art Museum
Gallery Association of the Bavarian State Museums
Lenox Garden Club (Lenox, Mass.)
Marlboro Music School and Festival
Massachusetts Art Education Association
Massachusetts Art Teachers' Association
Massachusetts Library Association
Northern Berkshire Council of the Arts
Société des amis du Louvre
St. Louis Symphony Society
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art and Mary Atkins Museum of Fine Arts
Williams College
Williamstown Historical Committee
Williamstown Theatre Festival
Yale University. Associates in Fine Arts

Subjects:

Art museums
Art museums -- Exhibitions
Art museums -- Public relations
Art museums and community

Places:

Williamstown (Mass.)

Document Types:

Menus
Attendance lists
Clippings
Invitations
Press releases

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This material is currently restricted.

Restrictions on Use

This material is currently restricted.


Administrative Information

Custodial History

These records were moved to Storage A sometime after 1989.

Preferred Citation

[Cite the item (as appropriate)], Director's Office Records of Receptions, Events, Lectures, 1957-1989, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Records, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Acquisition Information

These records were acquisitioned from Storage A in April 2007.

Processing Information

Lacy Schutz, archivist, and Dani Ryan, archives assistant, processed these records in April 2007. Staples were removed and materials were re-housed in acid free folders and boxes.


Related Material

Related or similar material can be found in the following series in the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Records, Williamstown, Massachusetts: Ephemera from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute; Press Releases from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute; Public Relations Event Records; Photographs Separated from the Records of the Director's Office; Office of Public Relations Photograph Files; Director's Office Records of David Brooke, 1980-1994; Communications Public Relations Event Files, 1994-2004; and Office of Public Relations Records of Mary Jo Carpenter.


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