This accession consists of records that describe all aspects of the National Portrait Gallery's publicity efforts through the former Office of Public Affairs, now called the Office of External Affairs, particularly the planning and execution of events associated with exhibitions or portrait presentations, such as receptions, dinners, performances, symposia, and lectures.
Materials include correspondence and memoranda regarding event planning; forms requesting horticulture and building services; correspondence and agreements with talent and caterers; invitations and guest lists; event programs; and contact sheets and photographs of the events. The records also contain correspondence with other museums and the media regarding exhibitions or individual portraits; press kits; press releases and fact sheets; copies of catalogs and brochures; and news clippings and reviews.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-126, National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution), Office of Public Affairs, Publicity Records
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