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Exhibition Catalogs, Sheldon Art Gallery Records

 Collection — Box: 004
Identifier: RG-54-01-01

Scope and Contents

The materials include exhibition catalogs created by the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, along with brochures from statewide exhibitions. The catalogs are arranged chronologically by year, with those lasting for over a two year period filed by the first year.


  • Majority of material found within 1965-2007


Biographical / Historical

The Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, designed by architect Philip Johnson, was formally dedicated on May 16, 1963. The collections housed in the gallery focus on the work of American artists. Upon her death in 1950, Mary Frances Sheldon bequeathed her entire personal fortune and her personal art collection to the University of Nebraska in order to build an art gallery. Sheldon's brother, Adams Bromley Sheldon, contributed a portion of his own estate to the building fund. In March 2008 the gallery began operating under its new name, the Sheldon Museum of Art.


2.00 Boxes

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Related Materials

Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Records (RG 54-01) Nebraska Art Association, Records (RG 54-04) Nebraska Art Association, Exhibition Catalogs (RG 54-04-01) Sheldon Museum of Art, Records (RG 54-07) Sheldon Museum of Art, Exhibition Catalogs (RG 54-07-01) Sheldon Art Association, Records (RG 54-08)

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries Repository

Archives & Special Collections
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries
P.O. Box 884100
Lincoln NE 68588-4100 United States