Staff and freelance photographers
The Archives contain surviving Yale University Art Gallery records in the following categories: Director’s correspondence, Registrar’s exhibition records; curatorial departmental research for exhibitions; scrapbooks; teaching materials; special research collections developed by curators, scholars, staff, or department members; publicity; education; special events; and documentation of building renovations and alterations necessitated by expanding needs over the years. Materials include 525 archival boxes of records; filing cabinets of registrar’s records and installation photographs. Some 300 boxes of materials are stored offsite at Yale’s West Campus.
Photographs document the original appearance of buildings as part of YUAG’s historic renovation: the main museum building designed by Louis I. Kahn; the Swartwout building (formerly known as the Gallery of Fine Arts) designed by Egerton Swartwout in 1928; and Street Hall (the original School of the Fine Arts, opened in 1868). The YUAG was the first art gallery on a university campus; its archives are unique and historic.