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Alaska Artist Guild records

Guide to the Alaska Artist Guild records

1964-2019, bulk 1968-1984

Collection number: HMC-1400.

Creator: Alaska Artist Guild, Inc.

Title: Alaska Artist Guild records.

Dates: 1964-2019, bulk 1968-1984.

Volume of collection: 1.0 cubic feet. 

Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.

Collection summary: Records of an organization established to promote awareness and creation of visual arts in Alaska.

Organizational history:

The Alaska Artist Guild, founded in 1954, was a non-profit organization for artists that promoted the visual arts in Alaska. Artists were screened for membership based on the artistic merits of three submitted works. In addition to monthly meetings, the organization held events such as juried art shows, workshops, and exhibits. The organization ceased activities after 2019 and was officially dissolved in 2021.

Collection description:

The collection contains articles of incorporation; by-laws; meeting agendas and minutes; correspondence with members and other organizations; financial documents; grant information; newsletters; and information about events, such as art shows, various workshops, and exhibits.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged in no discernible order.

Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Access restrictions: The collection includes membership lists and applications, which contain personally identifiable information (PII). Folders containing PII have been restricted.

Rights note: Copyright to materials created by the Alaska Artist Guild was transferred to Archives & Special Collections. Materials not created by the Guild may be subject to copyright not held by the Archives.

Preferred citation: Alaska Artist Guild records, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: Alexandra Sonneborn donated the collection to Archives & Special Collections and signed a deed of gift in 2022.

Processing information: This collection was described by Gwen Higgins in 2022.

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