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Brady Gallery records

 Collection
Identifier: RG0146

Scope and Contents

This collection contains photographs, silhouettes, drawings, paintings, diplomas, programs, exhibit publications, CDs, and ephemera. The materials date from approximately 1800 to approximately 2015. The records document students, faculty, staff, trustees, and campus buildings, as well as the work and exhibitions of the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery.

Dates

  • circa 1800 - circa 2015

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research. Some audiovisual materials in Series 4 may be inaccessible.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

The Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, an educational gallery located on the second floor of the Media and Public Affairs Building, is the professional showcase for art at George Washington University. Opened in March of 2001, the Brady gallery features six to eight exhibitions each year and include University-related shows and Permanent Collection exhibitions with a focus on the Washington area. The gallery also administers the University's Permanent Collection, which includes paintings, sculptures, graphics, textiles, ceramics, historic furnishings, and photographs.

Extent

7 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection contains photographs, silhouettes, drawings, paintings, diplomas, and programs associated with people and places relevant to the University. The collection also holds exhibit publications, CDs, and ephemera related to the work of the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery. The materials date from approximately 1800 to approximately 2015.

Arrangement

Organized into five series: Photographs, Architectural Drawings, Publications, Audiovisual Materials, and Objects & Ephemera. Oversize items are housed in map case drawers, and standard size items are in Boxes 1-7. Within the boxes, items are sorted by original order.

Physical Location

Materials are stored off-site, and will require additional retrieval time. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred by the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, 11/6/2013 [2013.038] Later additions added in 2019 and 2021.

Separated Materials

Two images: graduating classes of 1868 and 1869 were removed from the collection due to excessive damage. Both images did provide identification of the people in the images. From original archival object: Class of 1868: Names printed on mat: Mortimer Clarke, Leonidas Crendiropuls, John T. Beckley, James Pollard, Charles E. Samson, Lingham B. Allen, Joseph E. Martin, Joseph H. France, Rev. George W. Samson, D.D., LL.D. (President), Sidney W. Handy, Francis C. Bowen, William V. Bouic Jr.

Class of 1869 Names printed on mat: (back row): George Y. Coffin, Samuel S. Pleasants, Francis R. Boston, Zachariah T. Sowers, Lester F. Ward, Alexander T. Stuart, Fabian Franklin (front row): William H. Finckle, Franklin H. Kerfoot, John W. Bidgood, Rev. George W. Samson, D.D., LL.D. (President), Edward O. Leech, Edward C. Carrington, Jr.

  • Art Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Artists Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Columbian College Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Exhibitions Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Photography Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Title
Guide to the Brady Gallery collection, 1860-1980
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

Contact:
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Washington 20052 United States of America