The Cleveland Museum of Art

Summary
Background
Series
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Photograph Collection

Series Descriptions

Series 1: CMA Views [View Box List]
Dates: Not given
Extent: 6 boxes, 2 cu.ft.
Arrangement: Varies by subseries

The Views series has been divided into two subseries. The first is exterior views. These are arranged by direction of the view, and then chronologically. This subseries also contains all Fine Arts Garden photographs. The second subseries is interiors. This includes photos of galleries and other spaces not included in the Registrar's Collection. They are arranged numerically for numbered galleries, then alphabetically for named spaces.
 

Series 2: CMA Portraits [View Box List]
Dates: Not given
Extent: 16 boxes, 5 cu.ft.
Arrangement: Varies by subseries

The CMA Portraits series includes two subseries: named individuals and groups/events/programs. Named individuals are arranged alphabetically, and groups/events/programs are arranged chronologically. Most photographs are of staff, trustees, donors, visiting lecturers, organists and other performers. Files for the museum directors include the director's family and group photographs. The people in the photographs in the groups subseries may or may not be directly related to the museum. Not all individuals in group photographs are identified.

 
Series 3: Non-CMA Views [View Box List]
Dates: Not given
Extent: 1 box, .5 cu. ft.
Arrangement: Alphabetically

The Non-CMA Views series contains views of galleries and buildings other than the Cleveland Museum of Art. Most views are of public buildings, parks, and private homes in Cleveland, Ohio.

 
Series 4: Non-CMA Portraits [View Box List]
Dates: ca. 1850-1940, and n.d.
Extent: .5 boxes, .25 cu.ft.
Arrangement: Not given

The Non-CMA Portraits series includes portraits of individuals, mostly from the Cleveland area, who were not directly related to the Cleveland Museum of Art.

 
Series 5: Negatives [View Box List]
Dates: Not given
Extent: 1 box, .5 cu. ft.
Arrangement: Varies by subseries

The negatives series is organized into four subseries: CMA Views, CMA Portraits, CMA Misc., and Non-CMA. Each subseries is organized either chronologically or alphabetically.

 
Series 6: Oversize Photographs [View Box List]
Dates: Not given
Extent: 2 oversize boxes; 1 map case drawer
Arrangement: Varies by subseries

Oversized images are stored in flat files and are listed by accession number, when available.