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Nebraska Art Association, Records

Title: Nebraska Art Association, Records

Creator: Nebraska Art Association

Dates: 1888-2008

Quantity: 19 boxes  (8 linear feet)

Collection Number: RG 54-04-00

Language: English

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Preferred Citation: Nebraska Art Association, Records (RG 54-04-00). Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.

History:

On May 3, 1888, a group of men and women decided to form the Haydon Art Club, named after British painter, Benjamin Robert Haydon (1786-1846). The club outlined goals relating to the study and collection of art and sought a venue for the exhibtion of art work. On March 6, 1900, the directors of the Haydon Art Club voted to change the club to the Nebraska Art Association (NAA), which focused on programming and education for the entire state. Frank M. Hall became the first NAA president. Secretary of State of Nebraska George W. Marsh gave official recognition to the NAA on December 17, 1902.

The campus library, once located in Architecture Hall, served as the first site for NAA exhibitions. Eventually, a second-floor wing was dedicated to the art department and an art gallery. Upon the completion of Morrill Hall in 1927, the art gallery moved to the third floor of that building, where it remained for more than 30 years. Through generous donations from Mary Francis Sheldon and her bother Adams Bromley Sheldon, along with the support and efforts of the NAA, the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, designed by architect Philip Johnson, was formally dedicated on May 16, 1963.

In March 2008, the NAA began operating as the Sheldon Art Association.

Scope and Content:

The materials include administration and organizational records, meeting minutes, membership reports, financial reports, history, photographs, scrapbooks, and subject files of the association along with materials relating to major donors and leaders of the Nebraska Art Association.

Subjects:

Art -- Nebraska -- Lincoln -- History

Art, American -- Nebraska -- 20th century

Nebraska Art Association

Sheldon Art Association

Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery

Sheldon Museum of Art

Series Description: Series 1: Haydon Art Club, Records, Box 1

This series includes a set of records from the Haydon Art Club, including ledgers, membership information, minutes, exhibition catalogs, and correspondence that document the beginnings of the Club and its activities in support of museum development and outreach.

Series 2: Administrative Records, Boxes 2-12

The majority of the NAA 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 other documents that detail the yearly activities of the Associaton. Also included in this series are annual reports, financial records, and documents relating to various committees responsible for NAA activities.

Series 3: Publications and Activities, Boxes 12-15

The NAA produced several newsletters to provide to its membership, which provide information on new works of art for the museum, on exhibitions, and on events and activities relating to exhibitions and fund raising. Additional materials in this series are related to specific events, such as special luncheons, competitions, and memorial events relating to major donors to the Association and to the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery.

Series 4: Histories and History Resources, Boxes 15-17

Includes written and published histories, oral history interview transcripts, scrapbooks, and news clippings. These materials were created or were collected by NAA board members and directors and provide valuable information on the development and expansion of the art collections supported by the Association and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Series 5: Photographs, Boxes 18-19

The photographs in the collection relate to exhibitions at the second museum venue in Morrill Hall. The majority of photographs are from 1991-2000 and are associated with exhibitions and fund raising activities. Many of these photographs show events that took place at the Haydon Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Container List: Series 1: Haydon Art Club, RecordsBox 1. Folder 1. Haydon Art Club, minutes, 1888-1900 Box 1. Folder 2. Haydon Art Club, membership, 1893-1899 Box 1. Folder 3. Haydon Art Club, membership, 1897-1898 Box 1. Folder 4. Haydon Art Club, membership ledger, 1888-1893 Box 1. Folder 5. Haydon Art Club, catalog, invitations, 1890s Box 1. Folder 6. Haydon Art Club, shareholder certificate, 1902 Box 1. Folder 7. Haydon Art Club, articles of incorporation, 1902, undated Box 1. Folder 8. Haydon Art Club, correspondence, 1930 Series 2: Administrative RecordsBox 1. Folder 9. Nebraska Art Association, articles of incorporation, 1948 Box 1. Folder 10. Minutes, 1900, Mar.-1908 Box 1. Folder 11. Minutes, 1908, Jan.-1921, Feb. Box 1. Folder 12. Minutes, 1921-1925 Box 1. Folder 13. Minutes, 1926-1927 Box 1. Folder 14. Minutes, 1928-1930 Box 1. Folder 15. Minutes, 1931-1933 Box 2. Folder 1. Minutes, 1934-1936 Box 2. Folder 2. Minutes, 1937-1939 Box 2. Folder 3. Minutes, 1940-1941 Box 2. Folder 4. Minutes, 1942-1943 Box 2. Folder 5. Minutes, 1944-1945 Box 2. Folder 6. Minutes, 1946-1947 Box 2. Folder 7. Minutes, 1948 Box 2. Folder 8. Minutes, 1949-1950 Box 2. Folder 9. Minutes, 1951 Box 2. Folder 10. Minutes, 1952 Box 2. Folder 11. Minutes, 1953 Box 2. Folder 12. Minutes, 1954 Box 2. Folder 13. Minutes, 1955 Box 2. Folder 14. Minutes, 1956 Box 2. Folder 15. Minutes, 1957 Box 2. Folder 16. Minutes, 1958 Box 2. Folder 17. Minutes, 1959 Box 2. Folder 18. Minutes, 1960 Box 2. Folder 19. Minutes, 1961 Box 2. Folder 20. Minutes, 1962 Box 3. Folder 1. Minutes, 1963 Box 3. Folder 2. Minutes, 1964 Box 3. Folder 3. Minutes, 1965 Box 3. Folder 4. Minutes, 1966 Box 3. Folder 5. Minutes, 1967 Box 3. Folder 6. Minutes, 1968 Box 3. Folder 7. Minutes, 1969 Box 3. Folder 8. Minutes, 1970 Box 3. Folder 9. Minutes, 1971 Box 3. Folder 10. Minutes, 1972 Box 3. Folder 11. Minutes, 1973 Box 3. Folder 12. Minutes, 1974 Box 4. Folder 1. Minutes, 1975 Box 4. Folder 2. Minutes, 1976 Box 4. Folder 3. Minutes, 1977 Box 4. Folder 4. Minutes, 1978 Box 4. Folder 5. Minutes, 1979 Box 4. Folder 6. Minutes, 1980 Box 4. Folder 7. Minutes, 1981 Box 4. Folder 8. Minutes, 1982 Box 4. Folder 9. Minutes, 1983 Box 4. Folder 10. Minutes, 1984 Box 4. Folder 11. Minutes, 1985 Box 5. Folder 1. Minutes, 1986 Box 5. Folder 2. Minutes, 1987 Box 5. Folder 3. Minutes, 1988 Box 5. Folder 4. Minutes, 1989 Box 5. Folder 5. Minutes, 1989 Box 5. Folder 6. Minutes, 1990 Box 6. Folder 1. Minutes, 1991 Box 6. Folder 2. Minutes, 1992 Box 6. Folder 3. Minutes, 1993 Box 6. Folder 4. Minutes, 1994 Box 6. Folder 5. Minutes, 1995 Box 6. Folder 6. Minutes, 1996 Box 6. Folder 7. Minutes, 1997 Box 6. Folder 8. Minutes, 1998 Box 6. Folder 9. Minutes, 1999 Box 6. Folder 10. Minutes, 2000 Box 7. Folder 1. Minutes, 2001 Box 7. Folder 2. Minutes, 2002 Box 7. Folder 3. Minutes, 2003 Box 7. Folder 4. Minutes, 2004 Box 7. Folder 5. Minutes, 2005-2006 Box 7. Folder 6. Minutes, 2006, June Box 7. Folder 7. Minutes, 2006, Sept. Box 7. Folder 8. Minutes, 2006, Nov. Box 7. Folder 9. Minutes, 2006, Dec. Box 7. Folder 10. Minutes, 2007, Jan.-Feb. Box 7. Folder 11. Minutes, 2007, Mar.-Apr. Box 7. Folder 12. Minutes, 2007, May Box 7. Folder 13. Minutes, 2007, June Box 7. Folder 14. Minutes, 2007, Aug. Box 7. Folder 15. Minutes, 2007, Sept. Box 7. Folder 16. Minutes, 2007, Oct-Nov. Box 7. Folder 17. Minutes, 2007, Dec. Box 7. Folder 18. Minutes, 2007 Box 7. Folder 19. Annual report, 1964-1965 Box 7. Folder 20. Annual report, 1965 Box 7. Folder 21. Annual report, Director's report, 1965-1966 Box 8. Folder 1. Annual Report, Director's report, 1966-1967 Box 8. Folder 2. Annual Reports, Director's report, 1967-1968 Box 8. Folder 3. Annual report, 1968-1969 Box 8. Folder 4. Annual report, 1969-1970 Box 8. Folder 5. Annual report, 1970-1971 Box 8. Folder 6. Annual reports, 1975-1977 Box 8. Folder 7. Annual "Highlights," 1970 Box 8. Folder 8. Treasurer's ledgers, 1907-1921 Box 8. Folder 9. Treasurer's report, 1910-1911, 1924 Box 8. Folder 10. Treasurer's ledgers, 1923-1934 Box 9. Folder 1. Financial statements, 1951-1966 Box 9. Folder 2. Financial reports, 1951-1978 Box 9. Folder 3. Financial reports, 1979-1981 Box 9. Folder 4. Financial reports, 1982-1984 Box 9. Folder 5. Financial reports, 1986-1988 Box 9. Folder 6. Financial reports, 1988, Apr.-1989, Apr. Box 9. Folder 7. Financial reports, 1988-1991 Box 10. Folder 1. Financial reports, 1991-1996 Box 10. Folder 2. Financial statements, 2004-2005 Box 10. Folder 3. Budget, 2001-2003 Box 10. Folder 4. Budget, 2008 Box 10. Folder 5. Tax exempt records, 1949, 1970-1971 Box 10. Folder 6. Tax exempt records, 1983 Box 10. Folder 7. Fund drives, 1965, 1970, 1985 Box 10. Folder 8. By-laws, 1970 Box 10. Folder 9. By-laws, trustees, undated Box 10. Folder 10. Operating agreement, 2001 Box 10. Folder 11. Board handbook, 1973 Box 10. Folder 12. Board handbook, 1982-1983 Box 10. Folder 13. Board of Trustees, manual, 1983-1986 Box 10. Folder 14. Board of Trustees, meeting schedule, 2007-2008 Box 10. Folder 15. President's correspondence, 1965-1974, undated Box 10. Folder 16. President's memos, incoming officers, 1971 Box 10. Folder 17. Organizational charts, undated Box 10. Folder 18. Treasurer's manual, 1976 Box 10. Folder 19. Strategic planning, questionnaire, 1991 Box 10. Folder 20. Strategic planning, 1998 Box 10. Folder 21. Strategic planning, 2006-2007 Box 10. Folder 22. Beatrice charter, 1983 Box 11. Folder 1. Membership rosters, 1950-1971 Box 11. Folder 2. Membership rosters, 1960-1985 Box 11. Folder 3. Membership brochures Box 11. Folder 4. Membership mailings, 1934 Box 11. Folder 5. Membership mailings Box 11. Folder 6. Membership postcards Box 11. Folder 7. Committee reports, 1974, 1988-1997 Box 11. Folder 8. Collections committee, by-laws, agreements, 2001 Box 11. Folder 9. Collections committee, mission, policies Box 11. Folder 10. Collections committee, "paintings owned" acquisitions, 1927, 1949, 1954 Box 11. Folder 11. Collections committee, agreement with university, 1998-1999 Box 11. Folder 12. Collections committee, collection management policy, 2001, Aug. Box 11. Folder 13. Collections committee, rosters, 1999-2004 Box 11. Folder 14. Collections committee, lending, loans, 1958, 1969, 2001 Box 12. Folder 1. Collections committee, minutes, 1998-1999 Box 12. Folder 2. Collections committee, minutes, 2000-2002 Box 12. Folder 3. Collections committee, minutes, 2002-2005 Box 12. Folder 4. Collections committee, minutes, 2003 Box 12. Folder 5. Collections committee, proposed de-accessions, 1998 Box 12. Folder 6. Collections committee, Seidell on de-accessioning, undated Box 12. Folder 7. Collections committee, Christie's, memos, correspondence, 1998-1999 Box 12. Folder 8. Collections committee, Pollock, memos, correspondence, 1999 Box 12. Folder 9. Collections committee, Truit, memos, correspondence, 1999 Box 12. Folder 10. Publications committee, memo, correspondence, 1976?, 1984-1985 Box 12. Folder 11. Publications committee, minutes, 1998 Box 12. Folder 12. Correspondence, 1957-1988 Box 12. Folder 13. Correspondence, 1980-1990 Box 12. Folder 14. Correspondence, 1990-1992 Box 12. Folder 15. Correspondence, undated Series 3: Publications and ActivitiesBox 12. Folder 16. NAA Bulletin, 1962, Apr. 14-1963, Apr. 12 Box 12. Folder 17. NAA Quarterly, 1971-1972 Box 12. Folder 18. NAA Quarterly, 1973 Box 13. Folder 1. NAA Quarterly, 1974-1975 Box 13. Folder 2. NAA Quarterly, 1982-1984 Box 13. Folder 3. NAA Quarterly, 1985-1987 Box 13. Folder 4. NAA Quarterly, 1988-1989 Box 13. Folder 5. NAA Newsletter, 1977-1982 Box 13. Folder 6. Perspectives, 1989-1992 Box 13. Folder 7. Gallery Notes, 1986-1996 Box 13. Folder 8. Gallery Notes, 1997-2004 Box 13. Folder 9. Gallery Notes, 2005-2007 Box 14. Folder 1. European tour, 1961, 1964 Box 14. Folder 2. 75th Anniversary, correspondence, history notes, programs, 1963, Apr. 19 Box 3. Folder 3. Contests, 1964, undated Box 14. Folder 4. "Art in the Home Tour," 1965, Sept. Box 14. Folder 5. Luncheons, 1967, 1977 Box 14. Folder 6. Plate project, Pozzatti, Lenox China, 1971-1974 Box 14. Folder 7. Men's luncheon series, 1972-1973 Box 14. Folder 8. Travel tours, 1972, 1988 Box 14. Folder 9. Living Pictures exhibition, 1973 Box 14. Folder 10. Folgers Coffee silver show, 1973-1975 Box 14. Folder 11. Banker's Life luncheons, 1974 Box 14. Folder 12. Governor's Mansion party, 1975-1976 Box 14. Folder 13. Fashion Show, 1976 Box 14. Folder 14. Christmas party, 1986 Box 14. Folder 15. Bird house competition, 1988 Box 14. Folder 16. Saturday Studios Scholarship, 1990 Box 14. Folder 17. Art in the Garden, 1998-2001 Box 14. Folder 18. Event correspondence, 1968, 1974, 1985 Box 14. Folder 19. Events, invitations, Haydon Gallery, 1997-1999 Box 14. Folder 20. Events, invitations, Haydon Gallery, 2000-2004, undated Box 14. Folder 21. Tributes, memorials, Nellie Vance, 1941, 1966 Box 14. Folder 22. Tributes, memorials, Barbour, Silverman, Seacrest, 1947, 1964, 1979 Box 15. Folder 1. Tributes, memorials, Olga Sheldon, Sheldon family Box 15. Folder 2. Tributes, memorials, Fred Wells, 1970-1976 Series 4: Histories and History ResourcesBox 15. Folder 3. Membership rosters, 1888, 1900 (copies) Box 15. Folder 4. History, "Early Artists..." M.M. Turner, 1932 Box 15. Folder 5. Semi-centennial history typescript, Minnie Latta Ladd, pgs. 1-74, about 1940 Box 15. Folder 6. Semi-centennial history typescript, Minnie Latta Ladd, pgs. 75-152, about 1940 Box 15. Folder 7. Semi-centennial history typescript, Minnie Latta Ladd, pgs. 153-223, about 1940 Box 15. Folder 8. Semi-centennial history, updated typescript, Minnie Latta Ladd, pgs. 1-70 Box 15. Folder 9. Semi-centennial history, updated typescript, Minnie Latta Ladd, pgs. 71-140 Box 15. Folder 10. History 1888-1960, Fred Wells, typescript, about 1960 Box 15. Folder 11. History Fred Wells, typescript, Geske edits, about 1970 Box 15. Folder 12. The Nebraska Art Association: A History 1888-1971, Fred Wells, published copy, 1972 Box 15. Folder 13. History proposal, 1960-1962 Box 15. Folder 14. Lonnie Pierson, history minutes, 1983 Box 16. Folder 1. Speech, Fred Wells, 1965, Mar. 12 Box 16. Folder 2. Typescript, The Permanent Collection...," Fred Wells, undated Box 16. Folder 3. Junior League Provisionals speech, 1973, Jan. Box 16. Folder 4. Interview, Shaw, Johnson, Moholy-Nagy, 1963 Box 16. Folder 5. Interview, Pinky Cherry, 1983 Box 16. Folder 6. Interview, Bruce Hazen, 1985, Aug. Box 16. Folder 7. Interview, Mike Seacrest, 1985 Box 16. Folder 8. "Haydon Art Club" Lonnie Pierson, 1988 Box 16. Folder 9. History, Art Thompson Box 16. Folder 10. History typescript, 1987 Box 16. Folder 11. History typescript draft, undated Box 16. Folder 12. History, unidentified documents Box 16. Folder 13. Scrapbook, 1939-1957 Box 16. Folder 14. Publicity book, 1957-1959 Box 16. Folder 14-16. Scrapbook, 1958-1961 Box 16. Folder 17. Scrapbook, Olga Sheldon, European tour, 1961 Box 17. Folder 1. Scrapbook, 1963 Box 17. Folder 2. Scrapbook, Washington, D.C., honoring Olga Sheldon, 1971, Oct. 4 Box 17. Folder 3. News clippings, 1929-1944 Box 17. Folder 4. News clippings, 1950-1959 Box 17. Folder 5. News clippings, 1960-1963 Box 17. Folder 6. News clippings, 1970-1979 Series 5: PhotographsBox 18. Folder 1. Photos, Nelle Vance, 1950s Box 18. Folder 2. Photos, 1955 Box 18. Folder 3. Photos, slides, "Living Pictures," 1957-1973 Box 18. Folder 4. Photos, 1960s-1980s Box 18. Folder 5. Photos, 1961 Box 19. Folder 1. Photos, 1991-1992 Box 19. Folder 2. Photos, 1995 Box 19. Folder 3. Photos, 1996-1997 Box 19. Folder 4. Photos, 1998 Box 19. Folder 5. Photos, 1999 Box 19. Folder 6. Photos, 2000 Box 19. Folder 7. Photos, 2001 Box 19. Folder 8. Photos, undated
Related Material and Resources: Please see the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Records (RG 54-01), the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Exhibition Records (RG 54-01-01), 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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