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How to search for materials

Begin a basic search by entering your search terms in the search bar. You may limit the search by searchable fields, record type, keyword, and dates.

Search term: searches the entire text of the finding aid

Record type: allows you to customize the type of records you want to search to return (e.g.: resources, accessions, digital objects)

Search fields:

  • Keyword – Searches the entire text of the finding aid.
  • Title – Searches titles of the materials described, including collection records and series and files within collections. If you know the precise title of the thing you’re looking for, searching by title can be very helpful.
  • Subject – Searches by subject headings assigned to materials by archivists and librarians, e.g. “bones”
  • Creator – Primarily searches names of the persons, families, and organizations who created the collections. Please note that limiting by “Creator” will primarily search only creators of collections, not individual records or items within collections. Most creators are connected only at the collection level and not at series or file level records. Creators of series and file level records are usually included in the series or file title.
  • Identifier – Searches for a number or line of characters that corresponds with an object, file, box, or collection.

How to make a research appointment

The library and archive is open to the public by appointment. Please complete the Library and Archive Appointment Request form to schedule an appointment.

How to request materials

The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum’s special collections and archival collections should be requested at least five business days in advance of your scheduled research appointment, using the Materials Request form.

How to cite materials

Please use the following format to cite materials: Materials title, date. Collection name. Georgia O’Keeffe Museum.

Glossary of terms

  • Archives are materials created or received by a person, family, or organization that are preserved because of the enduring value of the information they contain.
  • Collections are groups of materials assembled by a person, family, organization, or repository. They may be divided hierarchically into series, groupings, and files.
  • Containers are anything that houses or stores archival materials. A container might be a standard size archival box, an oversize box, a broadside folder, or a media case.
  • Digital records are born-digital and digitized materials that are available online.
  • Finding aids are guides that allow users to discover, understand, and access archival collections. Finding aids describe the creation, arrangement, content, and context of archival materials.
  • Repositories are institutions that hold archival materials.
  • Subject records are topics, places, and genres used to describe the context and content of archival materials. Users can view a subject record to see all the collections relating to that topic, place, or genre.

How to find digitized materials

Many items in the collection have been digitized. If an item has been digitized, there will be a note and link under Digital Material in the item record and an icon next to the item in the Collections Organization.

Digital material can be searched and viewed in the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Collections Online.

To request digital reproductions, please complete the Library and Archive Reproductions for Personal Use form.

Contact information

For more information please contact