Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 17-127
Creators:
Smithsonian Libraries. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Branch
Dates:
1971-2016
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of records documenting the history, administration, and activities of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Library and its first librarian, Anna Brooke, who retired in 2016. The Library was established in approximately 1969 in New York City before moving to Washington, D.C., and ultimately into the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden building which opened to the public in 1974. The library was administered by the museum until approximately 2000 when it became part of the existing Smithsonian Institution Libraries system (renamed Smithsonian Libraries in 2014). Subjects covered in this accession include the establishment of the library, collection management, the integration into the Smithsonian Institution Libraries system, relations with the Hirshhorn family, and outreach activities. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, collection documentation, procedural documents, proposals, lecture notes, presentations, images, project planning files, floor plans, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-127, Smithsonian Libraries. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Branch, Subject Files

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