As an integral part of its mission, the Nancy Graves Foundation maintains an archive pertaining to the artist’s life and work.
The archive includes the artist’s collection of original papers, documents, correspondence, research materials, production notebooks, sketchbooks, and card catalogue. An extensive collection of photographs, slides, interviews and videos record the creation and exhibition history of the artist’s work. Publications, reviews, and exhibition catalogues document the critical and scholarly reception of Graves’ work and that of her artist peers within the cultural and historic context of her era. The archive includes the inventory list of Nancy Graves’ extensive personal library, bequeathed to the Millay Colony for the Arts in Austerlitz, NY. The Nancy Graves Foundation records are also preserved in the archive.
The materials in the archive are housed in the newly established research library. The archival materials are being processed and digitized and will gradually be made available.
Selected materials are available to scholars, researchers and curators by appointment. Those interested in consulting the archives are requested to contact the Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Nancy Graves Foundation and the archive are not open to the general public.