Personal Files,
1985-1995

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 01-171
Creators:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of the Director
Dates:
1985-1995
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records document the interaction and relationship between Milo Cleveland Beach, Director (1987-2001), and prominent friends of the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Records also document Beach's activities related to the negotiation for and acquisition of the Vever Japanese print collection.
Henri Vever's collection of Japanese prints represented a major addition to the Sackler collection of Japanese art, which, until that time, was very small. The acquisition demonstrated the breadth of Vever's Asian taste by supplementing the Sackler's Vever collection of Persian and Indian paintings, acquired in 1985 and featured in the exhibition, "A Jeweler's Eye: Islamic Arts of the Book from the Vever Collection."
See the series titled "Chronological Files" for outgoing correspondence. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, brochures and photographs.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-171, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of the Director, Personal Files

Keywords
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Vever, Henri, 1854-1942 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Jeweler's Eye: Islamic Arts of the Book from the Vever Collection (Exhibition) (1988: Washington, DC) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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