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Brand Library Art Galleries Archival Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Brand Library Art Galleries Archival Collection
    Dates: 1963-present (bulk date 1970-present)
    Collection Number: Consult Library
    Creator/Collector:
    Extent: 13.5 linear feet
    Online items available
    Repository: Glendale Public Library
    Glendale, California 91205
    Abstract: 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.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research by appointment.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    Brand Library Art Galleries Archival Collection. Glendale Public Library

    Acquisition Information

    Items in the collection were submitted to the Glendale Library, Arts & Culture Department and/or published or collected by Glendale Library, Arts & Culture.

    Biography/Administrative History

    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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Brand Library opened to the public in 1956. Between 1956 and September 1969 exhibitions were held in the library solarium and in library display cases. Records from this period exist from 1963 through 1969. In 1969 a building addition that included the Brand Library Art Galleries, a recital hall, and the Brand Studios was completed. The first exhibition in the new Brand Library Art Galleries opened on October 5, 1969. Since that time Brand Library Art Galleries has hosted hundreds of group and solo exhibitions with a focus on local and regional artists, as well as the Brand Annual Juried Exhibition co-sponsored by the Associates of Brand Library. Exhibition content has been wide-ranging, including painting, ceramics, photography, sculpture, video and immersive art experiences. The Brand Library Art Galleries Archival Collection includes promotional flyers, invitations and posters, 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 collection consists of three series: • Series 1: Brand Library & Art Center exhibitions, 1963-September 1969. • Series 2: Brand Library Art Galleries exhibitions, October 1969-present. • Series 3: Brand Library & Art Center Annual National Juried exhibitions, 1971-present. Note: Selected exhibition catalogs from Series 3 are available through the Online Archive of California. See the Brand Library & Art Center Annual National Juried Exhibition Catalogs collection. Series 1 and Series 2 together are organized chronologically in file folders. Series 3 is separately organized chronologically in file folders.

    Indexing Terms

    Art -- California, Southern -- Exhibitions
    Calligraphy-- California, Southern -- Exhibitions
    Ceramics -- California, Southern -- Exhibitions
    Ceramic sculpture -- California, Southern -- Exhibitions
    Painting -- California, Southern -- Exhibitions
    Photography-- California, Southern -- Exhibitions
    Pottery -- California, Southern -- Exhibitions
    Prints -- California, Southern -- Exhibitions
    Sculpture -- California , Southern--Exhibitions
    Watercolor painting -- California, Southern -- Exhibitions
    Exhibitions -- California -- Glendale -- 1960-1970
    Exhibitions -- California -- Glendale -- 1970-1980
    Exhibitions -- California -- Glendale -- 1980-1990
    Exhibitions -- California -- Glendale -- 1990-2000
    Exhibitions -- California -- Glendale -- 2000-2010
    Calligraphy Society
    Los Angeles Printmaking Society
    National Watercolor Society (U.S.)
    Pasadena Society of Artists
    Brand Associates
    Associates of Brand Library & Art Center
    Brand Library & Art Center
    Brand Library Art Galleries
    Brand Library Art Gallery
    Glendale (Calif.)
    Los Angeles County (Calif.)
    Exhibition catalogs
    Photographs
    Slides
    Correspondence
    Posters
    Ceramic Conjunction