In 2014 the Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives opened for research the following five collections of institutional records, measuring approximately 114 linear feet:
They were processed as part of an initiative to make accessible by summer 2015 a total of fifteen collections of Museum records, funded by the Leon Levy Foundation.
The Archives also completed processing the Robert Lehman papers, which consist of approximately 97 linear feet of material related to the collecting of art by Robert Lehman and his father Phillip. Upon Robert Lehman’s death in 1969, he bequeathed 2,600 artworks to the Metropolitan Museum; these papers document the acquisition and cultivation of this magnificent art collection, and include correspondence with galleries, dealers, advisers and museums, invoices, insurance records, object descriptions and inventories. A comprehensive finding aid to the papers is available here: http://libmma.org/digital_files/archives/Robert_Lehman_papers_b1848688.pdf. Processing of the Robert Lehman Papers was supported by a grant from the Robert Lehman Foundation.