Records of the Richmond Artists Association, 1955-2005

Richmond Artists Association


4 boxes.
4 cu. ft.
Arranged in 2 series: 1. General Files, 1955-2005, n.d. -- 2. Newsletters, 1971-2002.
This collection documents the history of the Richmond Artists Association (RAA), from its founding in 1955 by artist Westwood Winfree, to 2005 when the group joined with another Richmond art organization to form the Metropolitan Richmond Artists Association. The material highlights RAA's growth and achievements over five decades, including early annual exhibitions at the Carillon and Miller & Rhoades, as well as numerous other exhibitions. Meeting minutes, officer files, and membership materials detail RAA's administration over the years, while the newsletters provide an overview of all RAA activities. Several files highlight the RAA's relationship with other arts organizations, especially the Federated Arts Council of Richmond.
The collection's inclusive dates are 1955-2005, with the bulk of the material dating from 1955-1994. The collection is comprised of exhibition catalogs, correspondence, membership lists, president and officer files, meeting minutes, committee files, newsletters, and other ephemeral material.
There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.
Finding aids to personal papers and special collections are available in the repository.

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