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Public Relations Records of Mary Jo Carpenter, 1979-1991

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Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute:

A Guide to the Office of Public Relations Records of Mary Jo Carpenter, 1979-1991

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

March 31, 2009



Profile Description

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Dani Ryan August 8, 2007
Language: Finding aid written in English.

Collection Summary

Repository:Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
225 South St.
Williamstown, MA 01267
Creator: Carpenter, Mary Jo
Title: Public Relations Records of Mary Jo Carpenter, 1979-1991
Dates: 1979-1991
Quantity: 5 linear feet (4 boxes)
Abstract: This series contains the files of Mary Jo Carpenter, former Director of the Office of Public Relations.
Identification: CAI ARC 2007.33
Language: English

Arrangement of the Records

This material is arranged into eight categories, some more roughly defined than others. The categories are general files, files relating to fund-raising, professional organizations, ads, annual report, publications, publicity, seminars, and conferences.

Scope and Contents of the Records

This series contains the files of Mary Jo Carpenter. Carpenter worked at the Clark from the 1970s through 1991, originally as the membership secretary and later as the director of Public Relations and Membership. The bulk of the material is correspondence, brochures, and newspaper and magazine clippings. This early material is roughly divided into four categories: the Clark and other area museums; fund-raising and grant applications; professional organizations, such as the American Association of Museums and the New England Museum Association; and museum conferences. The later material is divided into categories of ads, annual report, publications, publicity, seminars, and conferences.


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:

Carpenter, Mary Jo
Murphy, Alexandra

Organizations:

American Association of Museums
Berkshire Arts Alliance
Berkshire Visitors Bureau
Massachusetts Arts Lottery Council
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art
Massachusetts. Office of Travel and Tourism
National Endowment for the Arts
New England Museum Association
Smithsonian Institution
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
Studley Press
Wadsworth Atheneum
Williams College. Museum of Art

Subjects:

Art museums
Art museums -- Public relations

Places:

Williamstown (Mass.)

Document Types:

Application forms
Brochures
Correspondence

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This material is currently restricted.

Restrictions on Use

This material is currently restricted.


Administrative Information

Custodial History

This material was moved to Storage A in 1994.

Preferred Citation

[Cite the item (as appropriate)], Office of Public Relations Records of Mary Jo Carpenter, 1979-1991, 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 August, 2007

Processing Information

Dani Ryan, archives assistant, and Alex Grimley, archives intern, processed these records in early August 2007. Staples were removed and materials were re-housed in acid free folders and boxes. A second batch of this material was found in late August 2007 and was added as a continuation of the earlier material.


Related Material

Related or similar material can be found in the following series in the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Records, Williamstown, Massachusetts: Press Releases from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute; Office of Public Relations Records of Members' Trips and Events; Director's Office Records of Receptions, Events, Lectures; Books and Supplementary Publications from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute; and Office of Public Relations Photograph Files.


Separated Material

Ephemera found in this box was added to the Ephemera series, CAI ARC 2007.09.


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