These records consist of correspondence, and departmental and Smithsonian files of the Office of the Director created during the tenure of Alan Maxwell Fern, Director (1983-2000). Topics of interest include the Smithsonian's 150th anniversary celebrations; the development of the MCI Center (sports arena) opposite the Gallery; Fern's professional involvement with the American Association of Museum Directors and the Smithsonian Council; and various events and openings.
Materials include correspondence, reports, minutes, memoranda, publications, programs, meetings, and itineraries.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-125, National Portrait Gallery, Office of the Director, Subject Files
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2016; Transferring office; 4/4/1986 memorandum, Massa to Brough; Contact reference staff for details.
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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