14 cu. ft.
Arranged in 7 series: 1. Minutes, 1955-2006 - 2. Annual Reports, 1959-2006 - 3. Committee Reports and Subject Files, 1955-2005 - 4. Special Events, 1953-2007 - 5. Council Shop, 1962-2007 - 6. Presidents' Files and Officers' Reports, 1956-2005 - 7. Financial Records, 1955-2006.
The collection documents the rich history of the Council of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the museum's oldest and longest-running support group. Founded in 1955 by a group of interested women, the Council has grown greatly over the years in membership, events, projects, and support given to the museum. The collection spans the entire six decade history of the Council through minutes, officers' reports, committee reports, subject/event files, and some past Presidents' files. A large portion of the documentation is devoted to the Council Sales Shop, begun in 1962, and turned over to the museum in 2010.
The collection's inclusive dates are 1953-2007, with the bulk of the material dating from the 1960s-1990s. The collection is comprised of correspondence, minutes, reports, invitations, programs, financial statements, photographs, clippings, and other ephemeral material.
This collection is open for research. Access to specific materials within the collection is restricted as follows: Series 7 "Financial Records". Access to restricted materials may be granted only with the written permission of the VMFA Director or Archivist.
Finding aids to personal papers and special collections are available in the repository.