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Woods Family, Art Donation Records

Title: Woods Family, Art Donation Records

Creator: Woods, Sarah L.

Creator: Woods, Thomas C.

Creator: Nebraska Art Association

Dates: 1947-1975

Quantity: 2 boxes  (1 linear foot)

Collection Number: RG 54-05-00

Language: English

Restrictions: None

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Preferred Citation: Woods Family, Art Donation Records (RG 54-05-00). Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.

History:

The F.H. and Nelle Cochrane Woods family provided significant support to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, particularly in regard to the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and the Nebraska Art Association. The family donated both art work and financial support to the University. Through the Woods Charitable Fund, the Thomas C. Woods Fund, and the Nelle Cochrane Woods Fund, significant resources have been available to promote the arts and the activities and mission of the museum, now operating as the Sheldon Museum of Art.

Scope and Content:

The collection includes a history of the Woods family, correspondence regarding works of art, donations, fund development, and oversight. Appraisal and valuation documents provide information on the art work collected by the Woods family and those pieces donated to the University. The materials also document the process and resolutions proposed to accept the donations and contributions from the charitable gifts of the family.

Subjects:

Nebraska Art Association

Art -- Nebraska -- Lincoln -- History

Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery

Container List: Box 1. Folder 1. History typescript, pgs. 4-78, 1947-1949 Box 1. Folder 2. History typescript, pgs. 79-178, 1950-1953 Box 1. Folder 3. History typescript, pgs. 198-265, 1954-1955 Box 1. Folder 4. History typescript, additional pages, 1954-1955 Box 1. Folder 5. History notes, unidentified Box 1. Folder 6. Correspondence, 1949-1953 Box 1. Folder 7. Correspondence, 1954-1955 Box 1. Folder 8. Correspondence, 1956-1958 Box 1. Folder 9. Correspondence, 1959-1960 Box 1. Folder 10. Correspondence, 1961-1963 Box 1. Folder 11. Correspondence, 1964 Box 1. Folder 12. Correspondence, 1965 Box 1. Folder 13. Correspondence, 1966-1969 Box 1. Folder 14. Correspondence, 1970-1971 Box 1. Folder 15. Correspondence, 1972 Box 1. Folder 16. Correspondence, 1973 Box 1. Folder 17. Correspondence, 1975, 1977, undated Box 1. Folder 18. Nelle Cochrane Woods, agreement, 1953 Box 1. Folder 19. Nelle Cochrane Woods, collection lists, undated Box 1. Folder 20. Charitable fund 1955, 1964 Box 1. Folder 21. Charitable fund, agreement, 1958-1959 Box 1. Folder 22. Thomas C. Woods fund purchases, 1958, 1971 Box 2. Folder 1. Sarah L. Woods, gift agreement, 1964 Box 2. Folder 2. Sarah L. Woods, appraisal, 1964, June-July Box 2. Folder 3. Sarah L. Woods, appraisal, 1964, Oct.-Dec. Box 2. Folder 4. Woods valuation, 1971, 1975 Box 2. Folder 5. Sarah L. Woods, valuation, 1975 Box 2. Folder 6. Woods memorial, Lincoln Telephone Notes, 1958 Box 2. Folder 7. Exhibition catalog, 1965, Mar. Box 2. Folder 8. NAA board resolutions, 1964, undated Box 2. Folder 9. Woods commemorative dinner, speech, 1965, Mar. Box 2. Folder 10. Insurance on paintings, 1971-1972, undated Box 2. Folder 11. Woods special committee minutes, 1972 Box 2. Folder 12. Examined art lists, 1972 Box 2. Folder 13. Financial data, 1972 Box 2. Folder 14. Fund, financial records, undated Box 2. Folder 15. Event guest lists, 1973, Mar. Box 2. Folder 16. Remarks, Martha Greer, undated Box 2. Folder 17. Resume, holdings, desired additions, undated Box 2. Folder 18. News clippings
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, 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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