Established in 1993 to support interpretation of the historic site by Museum staff and for use by outside researchers, the Reynolda House Museum of American Art Archives houses unique documentary materials of enduring historical value including architectural and landscape drawings, correspondence, oral histories, and photographs. The Estate Archives collections connect the local story of Reynolda and Winston-Salem to the broader national stories of the socio-economic impact of the tobacco industry, intersections with race and gender in the early twentieth century, women’s history, and progressivism. Additionally, the Archives collects, maintains, and makes accessible the institutional records of Reynolda House Museum of American Art generated by departments and individuals important to the permanent history of the Museum, reflecting its collections, exhibitions, programming, and community impact.
Learn more about the Estate Archives Collection:
The collection includes The Reynolds Family Papers, Historic Photograph Collection, The Historic Architectural and Landscape Drawings Collection, and Reynolda House Museum of American Art Oral History Project.
Preparing for your visit:
If you are planning a research visit to the Reynolda House Archives, we encourage you to call or email at least 24-hours in advance to make an appointment to ensure that a staff member will be available to assist you. Additionally, it will allow us to discuss your research topic and suggest materials that might be useful, which may help you plan your research time. We recommend you review and complete the Researcher Registration Form prior to your visit. On the day of your scheduled appointment, check in at the Museum’s front desk.