Director's Records,
1954-2004

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 06-090
Creators:
Archives of American Art
Dates:
1954-2004
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
17 cu. ft. (17 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of records which document the administration of the Archives of American Art (AAA) during the tenures of Edgar Preston Richardson, 1954-1964; William E. Woolfenden, 1964-1983; Richard N. Murray, 1983-1988; John A. Fleckner (Acting Director), 1987-1988; Susan A. Hamilton (Acting Director), 1988-1990; and Richard J. Wattenmaker, 1990-2005. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes pertaining to oral history grants, tours, special projects, membership, AAA restructuring, collection policy, exhibitions, fundraising, publicity, travel, symposiums, donations, loans, advisory committee meetings, publications, storage issues, and the closing of regional offices. The records also include reports, agreements, meeting minutes, copyright information, articles, statistics, and budget summaries.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-090, Archives of American Art, Director's Records
Use Restriction
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2020; Transferring office; 3/2/1988 memorandum, Massa to Fleckner; Contact reference staff for details.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Richardson, Edgar Preston, 1902-1985 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Woolfenden, William E. (William Edward), 1918-1995 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Murray, Richard N., 1942-2006 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fleckner, John A., 1941- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hamilton, Susan A. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wattenmaker, Richard J. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Intellectual property Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Art, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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