Norman Rockwell Museum Archives Mission Statement
The Norman Rockwell Archives shares the vision of the Norman Rockwell Museum: to support the museum’s current and future collections, research exhibitions, publications, lectures, programs, and activities.
The Archives serves as a repository for the historical records of Norman Rockwell and other prominent American illustrators. Its primary purpose is to document the histories of Norman Rockwell, American Illustration, and the Norman Rockwell Museum, as an institution. This information is disseminated while providing source material for staff, the museum community, scholars, authors, and other interested persons who seek to evaluate the impact of Rockwell and other American illustrators activities on the history of social, cultural, and intellectual development.
The Archives mission:
To preserve records which document the origins, development, achievements, and activities of the museum. the history of Norman Rockwell, as well as other prominent American illustrators
To appraise, collect, organize, describe, make available, and preserve records of historical, cultural, legal, fiscal, and/ or administrative value to the Norman Rockwell Museum
To provide adequate facilities for the retention and preservation of such records
To offer reference services that will assist in the operation of the Museum
To act as a resource or a laboratory to stimulate a critical understanding of American Illustration and the life and work of Norman Rockwell
To serve research and scholarship by making available and encouraging the use of its collections by staff of the museum and the museum community
To promote knowledge and understanding of the origins, aims, programs, and goals of the Norman Rockwell Museum, and the development of these aims, programs, and goals
To serve the museum’s community by identifying, acquiring, organizing, and providing access to information