Most of the material contained within the folders of the WAM archives consists of standard 8.5x11 papers documenting correspondence, notes, plans, etc. However, many of the exhibition planning files also contain a wide assortment of intriguing miscellany - photos, slides, negatives, cardboard-mounted wall labels, fabric swatches, catalogue drafts, newspaper clippings, books, etc. Here are a few of the curious items recently discovered while processing:

paper in a folder
brown wrinkled paper

A red pen, possibly left in the folder for decades; A paper bag with hand-drawn design/plan...

Triangular diagram
Folder with a sticky note

Letters taped to a design of an exhibit structure; Tile sample? Bolt?

Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson is a graduate student in the Master of Liberal Studies program at the University of Minnesota, completing a minor in Museum Studies. She also serves as a Visitor Services Assistant at the Weisman Art Museum.

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