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METROPOLITAN NEW YORK LIBRARY COUNCIL GRANT SUPPORTS DIGITIZATION OF LIBRARY MATERIALS
In September 2011, the Metropolitan New York Library Council awarded support of a project jointly organized by the Guggenheim and Whitney Museum of American Art to make rare historical resources held in the libraries of both museums more widely available. As part of this project, the institutions will digitize key selections from the libraries of the museums’ inaugural directors, Hilla von Rebay at the Guggenheim and Juliana Force at the Whitney, and make them accessible to scholars, researchers, and the general public online. Ultimately, up to 60,000 pages of materials, including books, periodicals, brochures, and other materials will be digitized as a result of this one-year project, providing broad audiences with unprecedented access to these unique and important art resources from the 1930s, ‘40s, and ‘50s.
ADDITIONAL LIBRARY & ARCHIVES PROJECTS IN NEED OF FUNDING
The Guggenheim seeks funding to arrange, describe, and selectively digitize records in the Building History: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum collection. The collection contains nearly 3,000 architectural drawings, hundreds of photographs, and 128 cubic feet of records relating to the construction of and renovations and additions to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum from 1945 to the present.
Support is needed to establish a research center incorporating a reading room to foster and facilitate scholarship. A research center would provide researchers and scholars with a place to reference and analyze non-circulating materials in the library and museum archives, including books, periodicals, exhibition catalogues, original correspondence, and other special collection materials.