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Weatherspoon Art Museum Association Records

Identifier: UA 0027.2

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the official records that reflect the history and activities of the Weatherspoon Art Museum Association from 1941-2009. These records contain materials related to the by-laws, Board of Directors, committees, constitution, financial matters, and the history of the Association. The files include brochures, correspondence, handbooks, invitations, meeting minutes, and reports.


  • 1941 - 2004


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Biographical or Historical Information

The Weatherspoon Art Museum Association was originally founded as the Friends of Weatherspoon Gallery in 1942 for the purpose of supporting and promoting the Weatherspoon Art Gallery. In 1947, the organization changed its name to the Weatherspoon Art Gallery Association. In 2001, the name would change again to the Weatherspoon Art Museum Association to match the newly renamed Weatherspoon Art Museum. It was also in 2001 that the Weatherspoon Guild merged with the Association. From 1964 to 2001, the Guild served as an independently affiliate volunteer organization to promote the Museum.

Today the Association raises funds for art acquisitions, promotes Weatherspoon exhibitions and educational programs, and serves as an important link between the Weatherspoon Art Museum and the community at large. It is a certified non-profit organization and also serves in an advisory and support capacity to the Museum director and staff. Membership is open to the public. Members of the Association may also join the Weatherspoon Guild, which provides active educational and volunteer opportunities.


2.09 Linear Feet (6 boxes)

Language of Materials



The Weatherspoon Art Museum Association was originally founded in 1942 as the Friends of the Weatherspoon Gallery. Today, the Association serves as an important link between the Weatherspoon Art Museum and the community at large.

The records of the Weatherspoon Art Museum Association contain brochures, correspondence, handbooks, invitations, meeting minutes, and reports which document the activities of the Association from 1941-2009.

Arrangement Note

The arrangement scheme for this collection was imposed during processing in the absence of a useable original order. This collection is arranged into two series with Series 1 and 2 organized in alphabetical order. Series 1: General Files, 1941-2009 Series 2: The Weatherspoon Guild, 1964-2004

Method of Acquisition

Periodically transferred from the Weatherspoon Art Museum Association.

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Processing Information

Sean A. Mulligan, February 2011

Weatherspoon Art Museum Association Records
Sean A. Mulligan
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Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US