B-9.1 Haggerty Museum of Art, 1984-ongoing

Administrative History:  The Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art opened on November 11, 1984, with Curtis L. Carter as museum director and chief curator. The museum serves the educational and aesthetic purposes in the university, the community, and the region. Its purposes include developing, preserving, interpreting and exhibiting a permanent art collection; conducting educational programs such as exhibitions, lectures, symposia, performances, and workshops; publication of scholarly and educational works such as catalogs, pamphlets, videos, and films; and providing internships, docent training, and related forms of museum education. The first comprehensive catalog of the University’s permanent art collection, was published in 1984. Haggerty News: Newsletter of the Haggerty Museum of Art began publication in 1986.

Over the years, the museum has developed various groups to support its programs and broaden its influence in the greater Milwaukee community. The Haggerty Museum Friends was established in 1985. Officers include the president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary. These officers constitute the Executive Committee. In addition to the Executive Committee, standing committees have included Membership, Docent, Program, Museum Shop, House, and Development Committees. The Haggerty Art Associates, a group of young adult Haggerty Museum supporters, was developed in 1991.

Restrictions:  Access to these records is unrestricted. However, the researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright which may be involved in the use of these records. Consult an archivist for further information.

Arrangement:   This record group is arranged into five unrestricted series. Series 1 consists of administrative subject files arranged alphabetically. Series 2 consists of exhibit catalogs, programs, and related materials arranged by date. Series 3 consists of the Haggerty Museum Friends records arranged alphabetically. Series 4 consists of issues of Haggerty News arranged chronologically. Series 5 consists of press releases, primarily from the Office of Public Relations, arranged by date.

Separation Note:  Videotapes produced by or relating to the Haggerty Museum of Art have been separated from this record group and are arranged in the University Archives' general videotape collection.


Series 1 Administrative Subject Files, 1984-ongoing
Series 2 Exhibit Catalogs, Programs, and Related Materials, 1984-ongoing
Series 3 Haggerty Museum Friends, 1985-ongoing
Series 4 Newsletters, 1986-ongoing
Series 5 Press Releases, 1984-1993
Series 6 Sound Recordings, n.d.