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The Pamphlet Files

The Pamphlet Files were established as an original resource, part of the Library's traditional and strong interest in the preservation of ephemera. Some of the material in these files dates back to the late nineteenth century. The Pamphlet Files are uncatalogued, and there are no references to them in our online catalogue. In them one will find exhibition brochures, fliers, small exhibition catalogues, gallery announcements, newsletters and other ephemera relating predominately to New York City and State galleries, museums, including those at colleges and universities, societies, foundations, and other arts organizations. In addition, there are files for one-time arts events and movements such as: "New York State Exposition" and "Art for Peace." The Pamphlet Files are often the only record that a gallery or organization did exist at one time. The list of entries are arranged in alphabetical order, however, for galleries that have a given name and a surname ie. "Martha Jackson Gallery," the entry will appear as "Jackson, Martha Gallery."