The IMA Archives collects, preserves and makes accessible the historical records produced by the IMA and other records related to the history of the IMA for the administrative support of the museum and for historical research. Formally established in 2010, the IMA Archives is comprised of over 1000 linear feet of museum records, manuscripts, personal papers, ephemera, scrapbooks, photographs, videotapes, films, and artifacts that chronicle the history of the institution since its founding in 1883. In addition, the collection includes papers from individuals related to museum interests, such as trustees, former directors, curators and other staff; records of affiliated organizations such as art committees and the Alliance; and other primary research materials related to the museums properties and art collections, such as the Miller House and Garden and Oldfields-Lilly House & Gardens.

Finding Aids

J. Ottis Adams Papers, 1882-1951

Wilbur D. Peat Research Papers, 1878-19581

Miller House and Garden Collection, 1953-2009

J. Irwin Miller and Xenia S. Miller Travel Papers, 1960-1990

Onya La Tour Papers, 1925-1978

Percival Gallagher Papers, 1885-1934

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Using the Archives

Information on accessing the IMA Archives collections for research purposes.

Featured Projects

A selection of projects that are currently underway in the Archives department.