GB/0397 Royal Academy of Arts Archive.
| |RAA Royal Academy of Arts, official archive 1768-2001
| ||>RAA/LIB Records of the Librarian 1815-1999|
|Title||Records of the Librarian|
|Extent & Medium||X|
|Historical Background||The office of Librarian was created in 1770. The first holder was Francis Hayman (1770-76). Only Academicians were eligible until 1920. In 1873, the term of office was limited to five years, but re-election was permitted. Laymen have been appointed since 1920 without limitation of tenure. The Library and Archive of the Royal Academy of Arts is composed of a British art reference collection; historic book collection; illustrated book collection; prints and drawings; the Royal Academy archive and photographic collections.|