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Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Records

Title: Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Records

Creator: Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery

Dates: 1963-2008

Quantity: 20 boxes  (9 linear feet)

Collection Number: RG 54-01-00

Language: English

Restrictions:

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Preferred Citation: Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Records (RG 54-01-00). Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.

History:

The Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, designed by architect Philip Johnson, was formally dedicated on May 16, 1963. The collections housed in the gallery focus on the work of American artists. Upon her death in 1950, Mary Frances Sheldon bequeathed her entire personal fortune and her personal art collection to the University of Nebraska in order to build an art gallery. Sheldon's brother, Adams Bromley Sheldon, contributed a portion of his own estate to the building fund. In March 2008 the gallery began operating under its new name, the Sheldon Museum of Art.

Scope and Content:

The materials include organizational records, minutes of meetings, financial reports, photographs, subject files, and materials relating to the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery.

Subjects:

Art -- Nebraska -- Lincoln -- History

Art, American -- Nebraska -- 20th century

Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery

Sheldon Museum of Art

Series Description: Series 1: Administrative Records, Boxes 1-2

The administrative records include minutes of Board of Directors and Board of Trustee meetings. The majority of these minutes include trustee and director lists, committee reports, by-laws, and associated documents.

Series 2: Program and Exhibition Publications, Boxes 3-5

The materials include publications producted by the gallery, particularly those associated with an exhibition or program. The exhibition catalogs themselves may be located through the library catalog or in the exhibition records (RG 54-01-01)

Series 3: Subject Files, Boxes 6-16

The Subject files are arranged alphabetically by subject or project associated with the administration and operation of the gallery, or its exhibition and outreach activities.

Series 4: Photographs and Multimedia, Boxes 17-20

The photographs in the Sheldon materials are those taken at events such as exhibition openings and receptions, holiday parties, family days, and Jazz in June.

Container List: Series 1: Administrative Records Box 1. Folder 1. Advisory Board, 1987 Box 1. Folder 2. Advisory Board, 1988-1989 Box 1. Folder 3. Advisory Board, 1990-1991 Box 1. Folder 4. Advisory Board, 1992-1993 Box 1. Folder 5. Advisory Committee, 1994-1995 Box 1. Folder 6. Board minutes, 1996, Dec. Box 1. Folder 7. Board minutes, 1997, Feb. 5 Box 1. Folder 8. Board minutes, 1997, Sept., Dec. Box 1. Folder 9. Board minutes, 1998, Apr., Oct., Dec. Box 1. Folder 10. Board minutes, 1999, Apr, Oct. Box 1. Folder 11. Board minutes, 1999, Nov. Box 1. Folder 12. Board minutes, 2000, Nov. 13 Box 1. Folder 13. Board minutes, 2001, Feb. 19 Box 1. Folder 14. Board minutes, 2001, Apr. 30 Box 1. Folder 15. Board minutes, 2001, Aug. 20 Box 1. Folder 16. Board minutes, 2001, Oct. 29 Box 1. Folder 17. Board minutes, 2001, Dec. 10 Box 2. Folder 1. Board minutes, 2002, Mar. 18 Box 2. Folder 2. Board minutes, 2002, May, Sept., Nov. Box 2. Folder 3. Board minutes, 2003, Jan., Apr., Nov. Box 2. Folder 4. Board minutes, 2004, Feb., May, Sept., Dec. Box 2. Folder 5. Board minutes, 2005 Box 2. Folder 6. Board minutes, 2006 Box 2. Folder 7. Board minutes, 2007 Box 2. Folder 8. Board members, 1997-1998 Box 2. Folder 9. Board members, 2000-2001 Box 2. Folder 10. Acquisitions Committee, minutes, memos, 1960-1988 Box 2. Folder 11. Advisory Committee, minutes, 1958 Box 2. Folder 12. Development Committee, minutes, 1965-1976 Box 2. Folder 13. Exhibition Committee, minutes, 1975-1991 Box 2. Folder 14. Galleries Committee, 1949 Box 2. Folder 15. Galleries Committee, 1950-1957 Box 2. Folder 16. Galleries Committee, 1958-1959 Box 2. Folder 17. Galleries Committee, 1960-1963 Box 2. Folder 18. Consulting Committee, 1963-1965 Box 2. Folder 19. Consulting Committee, 1966-1967 Box 2. Folder 20. Consulting Committee, 1968-1970 Box 3. Folder 1. Consulting Committee, 1971-1973 Box 3. Folder 2. Consulting Committee, 1973-1974 Box 3. Folder 3. Consulting Committee, 1975-1977 Box 3. Folder 4. Consulting Committee, 1978-1979 Box 3. Folder 5. Consulting Committee, 1980-1981 Box 3. Folder 6. Consulting Committee, 1982-1983 Box 3. Folder 7. Consulting Committee, 1984-1985 Box 3. Folder 8. Consulting Committee, 1986 Box 3. Folder 9. Sculpture Garden Committee, minutes, 1983-1985 Box 3. Folder 10. Activities resume, 1973 Box 3. Folder 11. Biennial report, 1992-1994 Box 3. Folder 12. Biennial report, 1994-1996 Box 3. Folder 13. Sheldon annual report, 2001-2002 Series 2: Program and Exhibition Publications Box 3. Folder 14. Event calendars, 1963-1966 Box 3. Folder 15. Event calendars, 1967-1970 Box 3. Folder 16. Event calendars, 1976-1978, undated Box 3. Folder 17. Exhibition schedules, 1983-1990s Box 3. Folder 18. Exhibition schedules, 1990s Box 3. Folder 19. Exhibition schedules, 2004 Box 4. Folder 1. Exhibition mailings, 1994-1999 Box 4. Folder 2. Exhibition mailings, 2000-2008 Box 4. Folder 3. Exhibition mailings, undated Box 4. Folder 4. Exhibition mailings, undated Box 4. Folder 5. Mailings and invitations, 1960s Box 4. Folder 6. Mailings, invitations, 1970s Box 4. Folder 7. Mailings, invitations, 1980s Box 4. Folder 8. Mailings, invitations, 1987-1989 Box 5. Folder 1. Mailings, invitations, 1990-1993 Box 5. Folder 2. Mailings, invitations, 1994-1996 Box 5. Folder 3. Mailings, invitations, 1997-1999 Box 5. Folder 4. Mailings, invitations, 2000-2004 Box 5. Folder 5. Mailings, invitations, undated Series 3: Subject FilesBox 6. Folder 1. "April in Paris" lectures, 2002 Box 6. Folder 2. "Art Alive, A Celebration of Flowers," 1986, Mar. 7 Box 6. Folder 3. Art shop, 1963, 1982, 1983 Box 6. Folder 4. Artwork on loan, 2007-2008 Box 6. Folder 5. "Bama," 1980 Box 6. Folder 6. "Breach" dedication, 2004, June Box 6. Folder 7. Calder Mobile, 1970 Box 6. Folder 8. Calendars, 2001 Box 6. Folder 9. Centennial, 1985-1988 Box 6. Folder 10. Collections, acquisitions, 1961-1969 Box 6. Folder 11. Collections, acquisitions, 1970-1990 Box 6. Folder 12. Collection management policy, 1991 Box 6. Folder 13. Collectors forum, 1986-2001 Box 6. Folder 14. Community Arts Council, 1966-1967, 1978, 1981 Box 6. Folder 15. Contributors list, 1970(?) Box 6. Folder 16. Sheldon Gallery cookbook, 1975 Box 6. Folder 17. Cookbook records, 1975-1982 Box 7. Folder 1. "The Eternal Horizon," 1987-1991 Box 7. Folder 2. Exhibition labels, examples, 2000, 2003 Box 7. Folder 3. Family Day, 2002 Box 7. Folder 4. Family Day, 2003 Box 7. Folder 5. Family Day, 2003-2004 Box 7. Folder 6. Family Day, 2005 Box 7. Folder 7. "For the Love of Sheldon," 2004 Box 8. Folder 1. I-80 Sculpture Project, correspondence, bylaws Box 8. Folder 2. I-80 Sculpture Project, correspondence, Art Thompson Box 8. Folder 3. I-80 Sculpture Project, correspondence part 1 Box 8. Folder 4. I-80 Sculpture Project, correspondence part 2 Box 8. Folder 5. I-80 Sculpture Project, George Baker Box 8. Folder 6. I-80 Sculpture Project, misc. papers Box 8. Folder 7. I-80 Sculpture Project, signed agreements, Nebrasks Department of Roads Box 9. Folder 1. I-80 Sculpture Project, agreements, 1976 Box 9. Folder 2. I-80 Sculpture Project, bicentennial plaques Box 9. Folder 3. Institute of Museum Services application, 1995-1996 Box 9. Folder 4. Iron Horse Jubilee, 1963-1970 Box 9. Folder 5. Jazz in June, 1994-2002 Box 9. Folder 6. Jazz in June, part 1, 2002 Box 9. Folder 7. Jazz in June, part 2, 2002 Box 9. Folder 8. Jazz in June, part 3, 2002 Box 10. Folder 1. Jazz in June, 2003 Box 10. Folder 2. Jazz in June, 2004 Box 10. Folder 3. Jazz in June, 2004 Box 10. Folder 4. Jazz in June, marketing information, 2005 Box 10. Folder 5. Jazz in June, correspondence, official documents, 2005 Box 10. Folder 6. Jazz in June, checklists, 2005 Box 10. Folder 7. Jazz in June, signs and coupons, 2005 Box 10. Folder 8. Jazz in June, volunteer contacts, emails, 2005 Box 10. Folder 9. Jazz in June, meeting notes, 2005 Box 10. Folder 10. Jazz in June, retail information, 2005 Box 10. Folder 11. Jazz in June, sponsors, 2005 Box 10. Folder 12. Jazz in June, sponsors envelopes, 2005 Box 10. Folder 13. Jazz in June, correspondence, 2005 Box 11. Folder 1. Jazz in June, development, 2006 Box 11. Folder 2. Jazz in June, budget, statistics, 2006 Box 11. Folder 3. Jazz in June, logistics, 2006 Box 11. Folder 4. Jazz in June, marketing, "Super Sleuth," 2006 Box 11. Folder 5. Jazz in June, volunteer checklists, 2006 Box 11. Folder 6. Jazz in June, retail, 2006 Box 11. Folder 7. Jazz in June, article clippings, 2006 Box 11. Folder 8. Jazz in June, meeting minutes, 2006 Box 11. Folder 9. Jazz in June, staff information, 2006 Box 11. Folder 10. Jazz in June, flight times, misc., 2006 Box 11. Folder 11. Jazz in June, Daily Nebraskan copies, 2006 Box 11. Folder 12. Jazz in June, performer information, 2006 Box 11. Folder 13. Jazz in June, Corey Christiansen Quartet, 2006 Box 11. Folder 14. Jazz in June, NJO and Paul Glasse, 2006 Box 11. Folder 15. Jazz in June, Jerry Bergonzi, Jazz Factory, 2006 Box 11. Folder 16. Jazz in June, Rick Trolsen, Gringo de Choro, 2006 Box 11. Folder 17. Jazz in June, 2004 Box 11. Folder 18. Philip Johnson building plans, 1963 Box 11. Folder 19. Philip Johnson, 1967 Box 11. Folder 20. Kansas City Museum visit, 2003, Oct. 13 Box 11. Folder 21. Lincoln Collects Box 11. Folder 22. Mall Sculpture Project, 1970 Box 11. Folder 23. Mayor's Art Awards, 2007 Box 11. Folder 24. Mission Statement, bylaws, 1992, 1996 Box 11. Folder 25. Mountain Plains Museum Conference, 1965 Box 11. Folder 26. NATA spring conference, 2003 Box 11. Folder 27. Nebraska artists Box 11. Folder 28. NETV, dedication promo, 1963 Box 11. Folder 29. Neubert article, "Why Fine Arts...," 1985 Box 11. Folder 30. Organizational chart, staff, 1996 Box 12. Folder 1. Policies, 1996-1997 Box 12. Folder 2. Postcards, of building, holdings Box 11. Folder 3. Professional practices publications, 1994 Box 12. Folder 4. Sculpture Garden, 1969-1970 Box 12. Folder 5. Sculpture Garden, 1970-1973 Box 12. Folder 6. Sculpture Garden, 1974-1983 Box 12. Folder 7. Sculpture Garden, 1985-1986 Box 12. Folder 8. Sculpture Garden, 1966-1984 Box 12. Folder 9. Sculpture Garden, dedication, dinner Box 12. Folder 10. Sculpture Inventory, 1991 Box 12. Folder 11. "A Sense of Place," 1973, Sept.-Oct. Box 12. Folder 12. Sheldon at Six, committee, publicity, 1990-1991 Box 13. Folder 1. Statewide council Box 13. Folder 2. Statewide council, 1986 Box 13. Folder 3. STEP (fish, fowl, and fauna), 1990-1992 Box 13. Folder 4. STEP (fish, fowl, and fauna), 1992-1993 Box 13. Folder 5. Strategic planning, 2005 Box 13. Folder 6. Summer Institute, 1988-1989 Box 13. Folder 7. Super slueth, treasure hunt, 2004 Box 13. Folder 8. Trading cards, 2000 Box 13. Folder 9. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Sheldon administration, 1952, 1986 Box 13. Folder 10. Venice Biennale, 1968 (see also photos, box 17) Box 13. Folder 11. Venice Biennale, 1968 (see also photos, box 17) Box 13. Folder 12. Volunteers Box 14. Folder 1-3. Website planning part 1 Box 14. Folder 4. Unidentified documents, 2003 Box 14. Folder 5. Publications, news clippings, 1964-1966 Box 14. Folder 6. Publications, news clippings, 1967-1969 Box 14. Folder 7. Publications, news clippings, 1975-1986 Box 14. Folder 8. Publications, news clippings, 1987-1989 Box 14. Folder 9. Publications, news clippings, 1990-1999 Box 14. Folder 10. Publications, news clippings, 2000-2001 Box 14. Folder 11. Publications, news clippings, 2002 Box 14. Folder 12. Publications, news clippings, 2002 Box 14. Folder 13. Publications, news clippings, 2002 Box 14. Folder 14. Publications, news clippings, 2002 Box 14. Folder 15. Publications, news clippings, 2002 Box 14. Folder 16. Publications, news clippings, 2003 Box 14. Folder 17. Publications, news clippings, 2003 Box 14. Folder 18. Publications, news clippings, 2003 Box 14. Folder 19. Publications, news clippings, 2003 Box 14. Folder 20. Publications, news clippings, 2004 Box 14. Folder 21. Publications, news clippings, 2004 Box 14. Folder 22. Publications, news clippings, 2004 Box 15. Folder 1. Publications, news clippings, 2005, Jan.-Feb Box 15. Folder 2. Publications, news clippings, 2005, Mar.-Apr. Box 15. Folder 3. Publications, news clippings, 2005, May-June Box 15. Folder 4. Publications, news clippings, 2005, July-Aug. Box 15. Folder 5. Publications, news clippings, 2005, Sept.-Oct. Box 15. Folder 6. Publications, news clippings, 2005, Nov.-Dec Box 15. Folder 7. Publications, news clippings, 2006, Jan.-Feb. Box 15. Folder 8. Publications, news clippings, 2006, Mar.-Apr. Box 15. Folder 9. Publications, news clippings, 2006, May-June Box 15. Folder 10. Publications, news clippings, 2006, July-Aug. Box 15. Folder 11. Publications, news clippings, 2006, Sept.-Oct. Box 15. Folder 12. Publications, news clippings, 2006, Nov.-Dec. Box 16. Folder 1. Publications, news clippings, 2007, Jan.-Feb. Box 16. Folder 2. Publications, news clippings, 2007, Mar.-Apr. Box 16. Folder 3. Publications, news clippings, 2007, May-June Box 16. Folder 4. Publications, news clippings, 2007, July-Aug. Box 16. Folder 5. Publications, news clippings, 2007, Sept.-Oct. Box 16. Folder 6. Publications, news clippings, 2007, Nov.-Dec. Box 16. Folder 7. Publications, news clippings, 2008, Jan.-Feb. Series 4: Photos and MultimediaBox 17. Folder 1. Photos, Sheldon architecture model, 1960(?) Box 17. Folder 2. Photos, groundbreaking, 1961 Box 17. Folder 3. Photos, cornerstone ceremony, 1962, Oct. 9 Box 17. Folder 4. Photos, Sheldon opening, 1963 Box 17. Folder 5. Photos, Venice Biennale exhibition, lecture, 1969, Mar-Apr. Box 17. Folder 6. Photos, Venice Biennale exhibition, contact sheets 1969, Mar.-Apr. Box 17. Folder 7. Photos, Sculpture Garden, 1970, Sept. 11 Box 17. Folder 8. Photos, Kirsch years, 1974, Feb. Box 17. Folder 9. Musicians, Johanneson, Nelsova, 1974, Mar. Box 17. Folder 10. Photos, Quilts from Nebraska exhibition, 1974, Sept.-Oct. Box 17. Folder 11. Photos, Bird Decoy exhibition, 1975, Sept.-Oct. Box 17. Folder 12. Photos, early galleries, unidentified, 1933, 1949, 1960 Box 17. Folder 13. Slides, Eternal Horizon exhibition, 1990 Box 17. Folder 14. Photos, 1991 Box 17. Folder 15. Photos, 1992 Box 17. Folder 16. Photos, 1993 Box 17. Folder 17. Photos, 1994 Box 18. Folder 1. Photos, 1995 Box 18. Folder 2. Photos, 1996 Box 18. Folder 3. Photos, 1997 Box 18. Folder 4. Photos, 1998 Box 18. Folder 5. Photos, 1999 Box 18. Folder 6. Photos, 2000, June Box 19. Folder 1. Photos, 2000 Box 19. Folder 2. Photos, 2001, June Box 19. Folder 3. Photos, 2002, June Box 19. Folder 4. Photos, 2003, Feb. Box 19. Folder 5. Photos, 2005, June Box 19. Folder 6. Photos, undated Box 20. Folder 1. Audio cassette, "Geske on Philip Johnson," 1987, July 15 Box 20. Folder 2. Video cassette, "Lecture One, Norman Geske, Sheldon Art Gallery," 2000, Jan. 24 Box 20. Folder 3. Video cassette, "Lecture Two, Norman Geske, Sheldon Art Gallery," 2000, Jan. 31 Box 20. Folder 4. Video cassette, "Lecture Three, Norman Geske, Sheldon Art Gallery," 2000, Feb. 7 Box 20. Folder 5. Video cassette, "Lecture Four, Norman Geske, Sheldon Art Gallery," 2000, Feb. 21 Box 20. Folder 6. Video cassette, "Lecture Five, Norman Geske, Sheldon Art Gallery," 2000, Feb. 28 Box 20. Folder 7. Video cassette, "Lecture Six, Norman Geske, Sheldon Art Gallery," 2000, Mar. 6 Box 20. Folder 8. Video cassette, "Parallel Perspectives" Norman Geske, 2000, Mar. 20 Box 20. Folder 9. Video cassette, NAA Fall Lecture Series, "Masters of Modern Sculpture" featuring Norman Geske, Lecture One: Rodin, 1995, Sept. 19 Box 20. Folder 10. Video cassette, NAA Fall Lecture Series, "Masters of Modern Sculpture" featuring Norman Geske, Lecture Two: Brancusi, 1995, Sept. 27 Box 20. Folder 11. Video cassette, NAA Fall Lecture Series, "Masters of Modern Sculpture" featuring Norman Geske, Lecture Three: Giacometti, 1995, Oct. 3 Box 20. Folder 12. Video cassette, NAA Fall Lecture Series, "Masters of Modern Sculpture" featuring Norman Geske, Lecture Four: Picasso, 1995, Oct. 10 Box 20. Folder 13. Video cassette, NAA Fall Lecture Series, "Masters of Modern Sculpture" featuring Norman Geske, Lecture Five: Four Modern Masters: Henry Moore, David Smith, Anthony Caro, Mark DiSuvero, 1995, Oct. 18 Box 20. Folder 14. Video cassette, "MacMillan Panel: Creativity" Box 20. Folder 15. Video cassette, "Geske Lecture Four, Five," 1999, Mar. 23 Box 20. Folder 16. Artifact, name plate, Nebraska Art Association Box 20. Folder 17. Artifact, name plate, University Box 20. Folder 18. Artifact, name plate, Collection Box 20. Folder 19. Artifact, name plate, Sheldon Box 20. Folder 20. Artifact, NAA seal
Related Material and Resources: Please see the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Exhibition Records (RG 54-01-01), the Nebraska Art Association, Records (RG 54-04), the Nebraska Art Association, Exhibition Records (RG 54-04-01), the Sheldon Museum of Art, Records (RG 54-07), the Sheldon Museum of Art, Exhibition Catalogs (RG 54-07-01), and the Sheldon Art Association, Records (RG 54-08).



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