The entire archival collection comprises approximately 2,900 cubic feet, and dates from the 1880s to the present. Chief among the holdings are the records of all museum directors. Their correspondence and other files document the museum’s growth from the founding of the
Halsey Cooley Ives Papers
Morton D. May Papers
Thelma & Bert Ollie Memorial Collection of Abstract Art by Black Artists Files for Research and Education
The Museum Archives houses institutional records from the following departments. Certain departments, including Conservation and Registration, also maintain their own historic documentation in-house as it relates to permanent objects in the art collection.