This accession consists of records created and maintained by Milo Cleveland Beach, Director, 1987-2001, documenting participation in professional associations; donations to endowment funds; events held for, or by, the Freer Gallery of Art (FGA); development; fellowships and grants; affiliated museums, universities, and institutions; strategic plans and mission statements; acquisitions; and various committees and boards on which the Director served. Materials include correspondence; memoranda; research materials; planning documents; brochures for the Freer and Sackler galleries, for other Smithsonian museums, and from non-Smithsonian museums; staff newsletters; Smithsonian publications; grant proposals and proposal evaluation forms; purchase agreements; exhibit texts; lecture texts; donor and prospective donor contact reports; Director's daily schedules; reports; meeting agendas and supporting materials; committee and board membership lists; clippings; survey results; event invitations and invitation lists; and accounting reports of inventories and floor plans for the gallery shops. There is also a significant amount of materials associated with the Council of Bureau Directors (COBD), including correspondence; member lists; working files; meeting schedules, agendas, and supporting documents; and files concerning the acquisition of the National Museum of the American Indian.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-174, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of the Director, Subject Files
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