Brand Library Art Galleries Archival Collection

Glendale Public Library
Glendale Public Library
222 E. Harvard Street
Glendale, California 91205
(818) 548-2027
centlibref@ci.glendale.ca.us
http://www.glendalepubliclibrary.org/
2013


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