In 2012, the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) awarded The Mint Museum a grant to establish an archives to collect, maintain and make accessible the official institutional records of The Mint Museum. The museum archives collection consists of materials generated by organizations, departments and individuals important to the permanent history of The Mint Museum reflecting the museum’s collections, exhibitions, programming and community impact.
This primary source material from over 75 years of institutional history includes correspondence, reports, research materials, photographs, financial records, scrapbooks, audio-visual recordings, press clippings, manuscripts and ephemera. The core of the collection includes institutional records of The Mint Museum, but also includes personal papers created by staff, donors, artists, or historians who have had a relationship with the Museum.
As collections are documented, online finding aids will be posted, so stay tuned! Archival holdings will be searchable through MARCO, the Mint Art Research Catalog Online, and by collection-specific finding aids available from the museum website.