Collection NameTate Public Records: Tate Members
Reference Number (click the number to browse all records in this collection)TG 20
Alternative Reference NumberGB 70 TG 20
TitleTate Members
Access StatusOPEN
LocationRed Zone
DescriptionScope and content: Council, 1957-1982; AGMs, 1960-1988; Executive Committee, 1966-1989; annual reports, 1959-1989; correspondence, 1957-1986; acquisitions, 1958-1977; events, 1959-1989; photographs, c1958-1980s; press cuttings, 1958-1973; American Friends, 1959-1964; Young Friends, 1968-1990.
ArrangementThe archive has been listed according to the principles set out in the General International Standard Archival Description (ISAD(G)) and to guidelines issued by the Public Record Office. The list comprises the file reference, dates, title and brief description. Archives relating to Tate Members have been given the class number TG 20. Material in this class has been listed down to file level.
Administrative HistoryThe Friends of the Tate Gallery was established in 1958 as a body which would raise funds for the purchase of works of art. In due course groups were formed within the Friends to appeal to particular sections of the membership: Young Friends in 1968, the Patrons of New Art in 1982 and the Patrons of British Art in 1986 (the latter two being limited to 200 members each). In 2001 the Friends were renamed Tate Members.
Custodial HistoryThe records have either been deposited in the archives via the Director's Office or had previously been transferred to Gallery Records or its predecessors.
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