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Block Gallery and Museum Clippings Files

Identifier: 5/11

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Scope and Contents

The Block Gallery and Museum Clippings Files span the years of 1999-2013 and mainly comprise articles, advertisements, press releases, and event clippings from local newspapers and magazines pertaining to exhibitions and events at the museum and the Block Cinema. These clippings cover events such as, the display of rare artworks by American sculptor David Smith (2001), the exhibition of Alfred Hitchcock's sketches, storyboards, and designs (2007), and the photography exhibition, film screenings, and lecture by Gordon Parks (2009). Arranged chronologically in folders comprising four boxes, this collection provides an overview of museum offerings to the community over fourteen years. Of particular interest are the clippings and articles related to the expansion of the museum and its subsequent reopening (1999-2000).


  • 1999-2013
  • Other: Date acquired: 06/08/2014


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored at a remote campus location and requires two business days advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.


4.00 Boxes

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The Block Gallery and Museum Clippings Files consist of articles, press releases, advertisements, and event clippings from exhibitions and museum and cinema events between 1999 and 2013.

Arrangement Note

Foldered in rough chronological order within the folders.

Method of Acquisition

The Block Gallery and Museum Clippings Files were received by the Archives from Jessica Kaswiner, Interim Communications Manager of the Block Museum, on August 6, 2014, as Accession #14-128.

Guide to the Block Gallery and Museum Clippings Files
Margaret Hill, April 2015
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Library Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US