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Guggenheim Museum - Archives Collection Index

Formally established in 1973, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives traces the development of Solomon R. Guggenheim's private collection and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, and actively collects materials on the history of the museum in New York from its inception in 1939, as the Museum of Non-Objective Painting on East 54th Street, to its present incarnation as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on 1071 Fifth Avenue.


The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives exists to collect, preserve, and provide access to all historical documentation of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and the records related to the history and activities of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum for the purpose of administrative support and historical research.


The Guggenheim Museum Archives provides access to all processed archives collections. Researchers can conduct preliminary research in the Guggenheim Museum Archives Collections by consulting the finding aids–documents that place the materials within a collection in context by consolidating information such as provenance, including administrative history or biographical note; scope of the collection, including size, subjects, and media; organization and arrangement; and an inventory of the series and folders–of the collections listed below. Collections can also be searched by entering a keyword using the search box on the left. Select minimally processed archives collections do not have finding aids online. If you need assistance locating resources, please contact the Archives at

Digitization of Archives Collections

Several of the Archives Collections listed below have had select folders digitized. These digital files can be found within the Folder List of the Archives Collection’s finding aid. To view, click on the name of the collection below and, once the finding aid is open, scroll down to the folder list.

Legend: record is digitized indicates select records within this collection have been digitized.  Learn more about the Use and Reproduction of Digitized Archives Collections.

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