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Weatherspoon Art Museum Foundation Records

Identifier: UA 0027.3

Scope and Contents

The collection contains the official records that reflect the history and activities of the Weatherspoon Art Museum Foundation from 1987-2005. These records contain material related to art collections and the administration of the Weatherspoon Art Museum Foundation including Board of Directors meeting minutes, by-laws and constitution, and committee reports.


  • 1987 - 2005


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 Foundation was established in 1990. The Board of Directors consists of five to twenty-five members, which are appointed by the Board of Trustees of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro with the recommendation of the Chancellor. The Foundation acquires works of art and maintains the art collection in the Weatherspoon Art Museum for the purpose of teaching, research, and public service. This includes fund raising activities, purchasing new pieces of art, and donor relations.


0.84 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials



The Weatherspoon Art Museum Foundation was established in 1990 and is responsible for the holding and purchasing of art work for the Weatherspoon Art Museum.

The records of the Weatherspoon Art Museum Foundation contain inventories, meeting minutes, and reports which document the activities of the Foundation from 1987-2005

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 one Series and is organized in alphabetical order. Series 1: General Files, 1987-2005

Method of Acquisition

Periodically transferred from the Department of English.

Offensive Language Statement

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Processing Information

Sean A. Mulligan, February 2011
Weatherspoon Art Museum Foundation Records
Sean A. Mulligan
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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