Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Education and Public Programs Department Records
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of materials documenting the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Education and Public Programs Department's public and in-house activities, including exhibition tours, school visits, special events, lectures, workshops, anniversaries, and social events dating from 1997 to 2015. Types of materials found in this collection include: administrative records, lesson plans, acoustiguide tours, A&L scrapbooks, color photographic prints and film, and audio cassettes.
- 1997-2015, undated
- Georgia O'Keeffe Museum (Organization)
The collection is open to the public for research purposes. For audiovisual materials, access dependent on availability of playback equipment.
Copy and Reproduction Restrictions
Copies of materials may be made for research purposes only.
Biographical and Historical Note
The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Education and Public Programs Department was founded in 1997, with Jackie Melega serving as the department director until 2014. Since opening in 1997, the Museum has served over 150,000 people through its education and public programs. The education and public programs have won praise from parents, educators and school administrators, as well as awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, New Mexico Arts and Santa Fe Arts Commission. The O’Keeffe Art & Leadership Program was founded in 1998 by the Education and Public Programs Department. Its main focus was on the development of self-confidence, self-esteem, leadership skills, and self-expression in middle school girls. In 2002, the program opened its doors to young boys as well, recognizing that middle school aged children, as a whole, would benefit from the lessons and artistic journeys fostered within the program. As of 2021, the O’Keeffe Art and Leadership Team decided to offer a gender inclusive program in order to give a more diverse, well-rounded, and comprehensive experience to all participants.
39.33 Linear Feet
Records and materials related to the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Education and Public Programs Department's history and operations dating from 1997-2015. Contains administrative records, lesson plans, acoustiguide tours, A&L scrapbooks, color photographic prints and film, and audio cassettes.
The records are arranged into seven series: Art and Leadership Program, School Programs, Events (non exhibition), Exhibitions, Administrative Records, Photographic Materials, and Audiovisual Materials. Materials within are generally arranged chronologically unless otherwise noted.
Records transferred from the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Education and Public Programs Department.
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.
This collection was processed by Salima Bowaniya in 2022.
- Finding Aid for the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Education and Public Programs Department Records, 1997-2015
- Salima Bowaniya
- August 2022
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.