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Minnesota Artists' Association Records

Identifier: M/A 0110

Description of Contents

The collection consists of six boxes of material including 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 exhibits (1939-1971).


  • 1937 - 1971

Access Restrictions

The collection is available for use in Special Collections 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 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 organization having similar ideals and purposes; and finally, to encourage a spirit of professional co-operation between individual members." The assocaiton continues to actively promote Minnesota artists and their art. Their web site states that "Over the years, the MAA has evolved into an organization which assists and promotes artists working in all media: oil painting, watercolor, acrylic, gouache, pastel and collage as well as drawing, photography, sculpture and hand-pulled prints."


2.08 Linear Feet (6 boxes)

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Related Materials in Hennepin County Library Special Collections

Minnesota Artists' Association Bulletin Minneapolis Central Adult Reference Periodical

Minnesota Artists' Association Records
March 2012
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Hennepin County Library Special Collections Repository

Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis MN 55401 U.S.A.