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The Studio Museum Digital Archives


The Studio Museum Archives collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to historical materials related to the Museum’s rich history. The Museum’s Digital Archives present an accessible reference and research platform that complements our continued commitment to public access, community participation, and arts education in Harlem and beyond. 

We welcome you to learn more about the history of the Studio Museum’s exhibitions, programming, special events, and Artist-in-Residence program through our Digital Archives. 

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What is The Studio Museum in Harlem Archives? 


Highlights from the history of The Studio Museum in Harlem.

Multiple blue binders with multicolor tabs between aged paper inside a cardboard box.

Archive Spotlight

Arranging and describing an archival collection is called processing, and processing is ruled by a foundational principle called respect des fonds. The French phrase fuses two ideas: that where the

The Studio Museum in Harlem Digital Archives is made possible thanks to the Henry Luce Foundation.