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Art Institute of Buffalo faculty, c. 1950

    Preserving the past

    At the Burchfield Penney, there are extensive archives on the following arts organizations - some of which are, unfortunately, no longer in existence:

    • The Buffalo Society of Artists (records, financial, exhibitions, and membership dating back to 1891) 
    • The Patteran Society
    • The Oakland Women’s group
    • ArtPark
    • The Art Institute of Buffalo
    • The Artists Committee

    Additional archival materials include:

    • Over 1,050 catalogues of individual artists' work
    • 1,120 catalogues of arts organizations and their collections
    • 3,400 slides of non-collection Western New York artists' work
    • 14,960 slides of installations from over 40 years of exhibitions
    • The Charles Rand Penney collection of 1,240 catalogues of exhibitions at both commercial and public galleries relating to Charles Burchfield
    • Over 620 files on arts organizations
    • Over 4,000 files representing exhibitions held at the Burchfield Penney including ownership and images