Commons:Archives of American Art

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Archives of American Art is the world's largest collection of archives pertaining to the documentation of the visual arts in America. Founded in 1954, AAA maintains over 16 million articles related to the past 200 years of American art including:

  • Manuscripts of critics and scholars
  • Photographs of people and events within the art world
  • Sketches and sketchbooks
  • Diaries, letters and scrapbooks of artists, dealers, and collectors
  • Rare printed materials
  • Film, audio and video recordings
  • The world's largest collection of oral history related to art


In the fall of 2011 the Archives of American Art provided 256 images related to the Federal Art Project.



  • User:Missvain: Archives of American Art Wikipedian-in-Residence since May 2011

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