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Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Research Center Department Records

 Record Group
Identifier: RG-5-1

Scope and Contents Note

Records relate to the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Research Department's history, programs and operations. The first series contains administrative records about the building history and planning, publicity, security, policies and procedures, operations and maintenance. The second series relates specifically to archives and library activities. The third series is exhibitions and is specific to displays and exhibitions within the Research Center. The fourth series concerns the Fellowship Program, which was previously referred to as the Scholarship Program from 2001 to 2013 and renamed in 2014. The fifth series relates to the Research Center Department's programs and events, with the bulk of the files concerning the online and onsite symposia organized by the Museum. The sixth series contains photographic materials largely relating to the construction of the Research Center building on Grant Street in Santa Fe.


  • Creation: circa 1993-2015, undated

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research. Access to institutional records less than 10 years old is at the discretion of the Archivist.

Copy and Reproduction Restrictions

Copies of materials may be made for research purposes only.

Biographical and Historical Note

The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Research Center opened in July 2001 and plays an integral role in the mission of the Museum. It is one of the few museum-related research facilities in the world dedicated to the study of American Modernism and is a member of the Association of Research Institutes in Art History (ARIAH).

Research in American Modernism is pursued through an academic fellowship program, as well as through programs such as public lectures, a triennial Book Prize, symposia, and other activities. In addition, the Research Center invites a distinguished individual in museum studies for one month each year to explore museum issues and practices.

The Research Center has library and archival collections related to Georgia O'Keeffe and her contemporaries and cultivates unique collections to further research on Georgia O'Keeffe, American Modernism, and related regional histories to place O'Keeffe in her context.


6.38 Linear Feet


Records relate to the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Research Department's history and operations dating from circa 1993 to 2015.

Arrangement of the Collection

Series are arranged by function or program. Materials within are generally arranged chronologically unless otherwise noted.

Acquisition Information

Records transferred from the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Research Center Department.

Ownership and Rights

This collection is the physical property of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. The Museum holds literary rights only for material created by Museum personnel or given to the Museum with such rights specifically assigned. The collection is subject to all copyright laws. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply. Contact the Archivist for further copyright and publication information as it pertains to this collection.

Processing Information

Processing of this collection was completed by Pat Bacha, Robert Lowe, and Elizabeth Ehrnst in 2016.

Finding Aid to the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Research Center Department Records, circa 1993-2015, undated
Elizabeth Ehrnst
August 2016
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Repository

217 Johnson Street
Santa Fe NM 87501 US