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Guide to the Museum of Biblical Art Records
1997-2015
 MS 3094

New-York Historical Society
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Collection processed by Andy Latoni

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on September 09, 2019
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series I. Administrative Files, 1997-2015. 6.5 Linear feet

Scope and Contents

This series includes records related to the administration of the Museum of Biblical Art (MoBiA). There are files related to the actions of the Board of Trustees. These include minutes and agendas of each meeting from 2005 to the dissolution of the Board in 2015. Such documents relate to MoBiA's finances and the goals for the future of the museum. There are also records of each individual member of the Board of Trustees, which include financial contributions and correspondence.

In addition, there are several files that concern the relationship between MoBiA and the American Bible Society (ABS). These include lease agreements since MoBiA was located within the American Bible Society headquarters as well as financial agreements. There are also documents regarding the two institutions' different visions for the future of their relationship and how these differences progress over the years.

Records pertaining to the other administrative aspects of the museum are also present. These related to MoBiA's committees which played a part in the planning of new exhibitions; the strategies that MoBiA should pursue to reach new audiences; the attempts to find a new location for the museum; and the financial goals for the institution. There are also miscellaneous reports, correspondence, and other documents related to other aspects of MoBiA's administration.

Arrangement

The container list of this series is roughly arranged by topic with documents related to higher ranking administrative bodies placed first. Duplicates are located at the end.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 7 Folder : 1-6 Board of Trustees, meetings (6 folders)
2005-2015
Offsite-Box: 7 Folder : 7-10 Board of Trustees, members (4 folders)
2004-2015
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 1 Board of Trustees, members
2005-2015
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 2 Board of Trustees, board retreat
2011-2012
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 3-8 American Bible Society relations (6 folders)
2000-2015
Offsite-Box: 12 Folder : 1 American Bible Society relations
2011-2012
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 9-12 Operational (4 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes strategic plans, business plans, institutional plans, and operational plans.

2003-2015
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 1-2 Building Committee (2 folders)
2013-2014
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 3 Executive Committee
2009-2015
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 4-5 Exhibitions Committee (2 folders)
2011-2014
Offsite-Box: 12 Folder : 2 Exhibitions Committee

Scope and Contents

Includes list of MoBiA's exhibitions and their dates from 1998 to 2013.

2011-2014
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 6 Development Committee
2013-2014
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 7-10 Financial reports (4 folders)
2006-2015
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 11 Facilities, lease
2006-2014
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 12 Facilities, renovations
2004-2006
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 6-8 Facilities, design (3 folders)
1997-2000
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 9-10 Facilities reports (2 folders)
1997-2011
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 13-15 Correspondence (3 folders)
1999-2014
Offsite-Box: 10 Folder : 1 Museum Policies
2005
Offsite-Box: 12 Folder : 3 Museum Charter
2004
Offsite-Box: 10 Folder : 2 Governance manual
2013-2014
Offsite-Box: 10 Folder : 3 Communications Report
2014-2015
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 11 Audience development report
2010
Offsite-Box: 10 Folder : 4-7 Press coverage (4 folders)
2005-2012
Offsite-Box: 10 Folder : 8-10 Miscellaneous (3 folders)
2010-2014
Offsite-Box: 12 Folder : 4-7 Miscellaneous (4 folders)
1998-2015
Offsite-Box: 10 Folder : 11-13 DVDs and CDs (3 folders) (RESTRICTED)

Scope and Contents

Includes CDs and DVDs. These are currently restricted from access in order to ensure that the digital files are not accidentally corrupted.

2000-2014
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 1 Operational (duplicates)
2003-2015
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 2-5 Press coverage (duplicates) (4 folders)
2005-2012
Offsite-Box: 30 Additional Excess Copies

Scope and Contents

This box holds excess copies of various documents found elsewhere in the collection.

1998-2015

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