The Brand Library & Art Center is the art and music section of the Glendale Library, Arts & Culture Department and features
a large professional gallery space (the Brand Library Art Galleries) and concert hall. The Brand Library & Art Center has
presented hundreds of exhibitions since 1963, including the Brand Annual Juried exhibitions co-sponsored by the Associates
of Brand Library & Art Center. The archival collection includes promotional material, exhibition catalogs, correspondence,
newspaper clippings, contracts and condition reports, photographs and slides of artists’ work and gallery installations, artists’
biographical information, and other supplemental materials related to the gallery’s administration and exhibitions.
The contents of the Brand Library Art Galleries Archival Collection has been accumulated and organized by gallery and library
staff since 1963. Chronologically ordered file folders became the de facto arrangement. File folders are housed in metal filing
cabinets. In 2013, MLIS candidate Diane Lorraine Garcia processed the archive through 1990. She inventoried and documented
the archive contents and undertook preservation efforts, including the removal of metal paperclips and staples, separating
newspaper clippings, and properly housing slides, negatives and photographs. She also authored this finding aid for inclusion
in the Online Archive of California.
Contact the Glendale Library, Arts & Culture Department or the Brand Library & Art Center for information on publishing or
reproducing materials included in this collection. Permission will be granted by Glendale Library, Arts & Culture as the owner
of the physical materials; when copyright is not held by Glendale Library, Arts & Culture it is the responsibility of the
researcher to obtain all necessary permissions from the copyright holder.
Collection is open for research by appointment.