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As one of the nation's first professionally administered museum archives, PAFA collects, preserves, and provides access to records that document the historical activities of the institution (both school and museum) as well as prominent artists and art organizations associated with PAFA. PAFA's physical archives contain various mediums including printed matter, photographic materials, artifacts, rare books, and related ephemera.

With the generous support of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), PAFA’s Dorothy & Kenneth Woodcock Archives is able to integrate digitization into a core function of the Archives. We are actively digitizing and adding new items on an on-going basis to grow the digital archive. PAFA’s Digital Archive provides access to our rich collections of digitized archival photographs, ephemera, and historical records. Use the tabs to Browse by CollectionsItems, or Subjects

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