Minnesota Artists' Association Records
Description of Contents
The collection includes constitution and amendments, minutes of board meetings (1937-1954), bulletins, biographies, and clippings about members. Also included are attendance and membership lists (1937-1960), correspondence (1937-1960), and exhibit files (1939-1971).
- Creation: 1937 - 1971
The collection is available for use in Special Collections at Minneapolis Central Library during the department's open hours.
The Minnesota Artists' Association was founded in 1937 by a group of 12 artists, struggling to make it through the Great Depression. The organization's constitution states that "the purpose of this organization shall be to promote the welfare of Minnesota artists and, in general, to encourage the active arts in Minnesota, and more specifically to hold periodical exhibitions; to exert influence towards the purchase of Minnesota art by contacting individuals and civic groups, municipal and otherwise; to promote such legislation as will benefit the arts in Minnesota; to co-operate with other organizations having similar ideals and purposes; and finally, to encourage a spirit of professional co-operation between individual members." The association continues to actively promote Minnesota artists and their art.
2.08 Linear Feet (6 boxes)
Language of Materials
- Minnesota Artists' Association Records
- March 2012
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
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Part of the Hennepin County Library Special Collections Repository
Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis MN 55401 U.S.A.