The Chapter is established to further research and education in the visual resources profession and to promote a spirit of cooperation among regional members of the profession. The purposes of this chapter are to establish a continuing forum for communication of information and ideas, and for advancement of matters of mutual interest to the membership.

If you would like more information on the chapter and its activities please contact the Chapter officers.

Officers and Contact:

Bridget Madden
Associate Director, Visual Resources Center
University of Chicago Department of Art History

Heather Rayl
Emerging Technology Librarian
Indiana State University

Web site updates
For questions about this site, please contact Bridget Madden

Midwest Bylaws and Midwest Minutes and Reports

Upcoming Meetings:

The VRA Midwest Chapter will meet at the VRA annual conference in Philadelphia on Thursday, March 29 from 5:15–6:30pm. Room location TBD.

Please see the Minutes and Reports page for past meeting minutes.

To become an annual individual member of VRA Midwest: Membership is open to any VRA member in good standing, including those outside the Midwest area. If you are a VRA member, regular Chapter membership dues are $15 per calendar year. If you are not a VRA member but would like to join the Midwest Chapter, chapter-only dues are $25. To join login to My VRA (MemberClicks located in the sidebar) and select Separate Donations and/or Chapter Memberships.


David Bowers, University of Minnesota (retired)
Beret BalestrieriMilwaukee Art Museum
Colette Lunday Brautigam, Lawrence University
Maria Burke, Milwaukee Public Library
Jane Darcovich, University of Illinois at Chicago
Christopher Day, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Barbara Economon, Walker Art Center
Jacob Esselstrom, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Kathy Evans, Purdue University
Heidi Eyestone, Carleton College
Ellen Faletti, University of Wisconsin-Madison iSchool
Madeleine Fix-Hansen, Kent State University
Leigh Gates, Harrington College of Design
Whitney Gaylord, University of Chicago
Ann Graf, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, School of Information Studies
Lise Hawkos, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Angela Hoover, Chicago History Museum
Karen Hueftle-Worley, Grinnell College
Virginia Kerr, Center for Research Libraries
Allan Kohl, Minneapolis College of Art & Design
Beret Balestrieri Kohn, Milwaukee Art Museum
Virginia Larson, University of Minnesota
Bridget Madden, University of Chicago
Denise J. Massa, University of Notre Dame
Rebecca Anne Moss, University of Minnesota
Rebecca Pattillo, Indianapolis Museum of Art
Stephen Patton, Indiana State University
Matthew PatulskiConsultant

Tamatha Perlman, Macalester College
Julie Portman, Fontbonne University
Heidi Raatz, Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Heather Rayl, Indiana State University
Bonnie Rosenberg, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Adrienne Seely, Northwestern University Libraries
Sonja Staum, IU–Purdue University Indianapolis
Joe Troutman, University of Chicago
Andrew Wang, Indiana University
Kendra Werst, Indiana University
Denne Wesolowski, University of Minnesota
Betha Whitlow, Washington University in St Louis
Gretchen Witthuhn, Artstor