Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 92-015
Creators:
Archives of American Art
Dates:
1933-1991
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
38.69 cu. ft. (38 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession includes records documenting the production of the Archives of American Art Journal (Volumes 24-26). Materials include Editor's records such as correspondence, publications, notes, grant proposals, agreements, budget summaries, photographs, and reports.
Also included in this accession are records which document the administration of the Archives of American Art (AAA) during the tenure of Richard N. Murray, Director, 1983-1988. This material consists of correspondence, memoranda, and notes; conference information; meeting agendas and minutes; program reports; information about regional offices, collections management, exhibitions, and special events; and research material.
These records also include departmental files documenting administrative issues, projects, and special events at AAA and its regional offices. Materials include the correspondence and memoranda of Edgar Preston Richardson, Director, 1954-1964; William E. Woolfenden, Director; 1964-1983; Richard N. Murray, Director; John A. Fleckner, Acting Director, 1987-1988; Susan A. Hamilton, Acting Director, 1988-1990; Richard J. Wattenmaker, 1990- ; Garnett McCoy, Deputy Director; Emily Nathan, Director of Public Affairs; and Gilbert H. Kinney, President of the Board of Trustees. The records also consist of research and reference statistics; membership reports; fundraising data; information about committees, exhibitions, and tours; meeting agendas and minutes; symposium and conference proposals; lecture papers; collections inventory files; curator reports; oral history project information, which includes "Artists in Michigan"; "In Celebration" 16mm films, 1/4 audio recordings, 1" videotapes, and cassette tape of interviews with artists such as Roger Brown, John Hegarty, Marshall Fredericks, and Richard Hunt; original production copies of the 16mm film "Reliable Sources"; collecting guidelines and policies; contracts and agreements; artist files; registrar office loan information; questionnaires; surveys, reports, interview lists, and microfilming information pertaining to the "New Deal and the Arts Project"; AAA public affairs newspaper clippings, press releases, articles, and photographs; proposed acquisitions; curatorial reports; and staff photographs.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 92-015, Archives of American Art, Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Fredericks, Marshall, 1908-1998 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brown, Roger, 1941- Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hunt, Richard, 1935- Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kinney, George H. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nathan, Emily Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hegarty, John, 1938- Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ford Foundation Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Work Projects Administration Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
From Reliable Sources (Exhibition). (1975: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists in Michigan, 1900-1976: a biographical dictionary (Monograph) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Journal--Archives of American Art. Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reliable Sources ( Documentary film) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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