This accession consists of records created and maintained by Thomas Lawton, Director, 1977-1987, documenting participation in professional associations; events held for, or by, the Freer or the Sackler; development; fellowships and grants; the Freer Medal; acquisitions; exhibitions; various committees and boards on which the Director served; construction of the South Quadrangle; trips to Asia; and the search for an Assistant Secretary for Research of the Smithsonian Institution. Materials include correspondence; memoranda; staff newsletters; brochures about exhibitions and the galleries; correspondence, memoranda, financial reports, timelines, architectural drawings, and office floor plans associated with the construction and furnishing of the South Quadrangle; illustrations of objects; budgets and budget summaries; clippings, studies, reports, correspondence, memoranda, brochures, membership lists, meeting agendas and supporting documents, and press releases associated with committees, boards, and associations in which the Director participated; dissertation evaluations; lists of fellows; meeting agendas; research files; clippings; event planning files; curricula vitae for and papers written by Assistant Secretary for Research candidates; press releases; and travel files.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-175, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of the Director, Subject Files
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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