Exhibition Records,
1981-1991

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 95-164
Creators:
National Portrait Gallery, Office of the Registrar
Dates:
1981-1991
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records consist of the files created by the Office of the Registrar in the course of their work on fifteen exhibitions shown between 1982 and 1991, including "Peace and Friendship: Indian Peace Medals in the United States," on view from January through July 1985; "Charles Willson Peale and His World," November 1982 through January 1983; "Miguel Covarrubias: Caricatures," November 1984 through January 1985; "A Truthful Likeness: Chester Harding and His Portraits," April through September 1985; "William Edward West, 1788-1857: Kentucky Painter," April through June 1985; "Joseph Wright: American Artist," February through June 1985; and "U.S. Grant: The Man and the Image," July through November 1985.
The files include information about the transport of objects, such as insurance documents and bills of lading; facilities and condition reports and photographs; object checklists and photographs; documentation of security arrangements; and information on the development of the catalogue.
The bulk of the records consist of lender files containing loan agreements, memoranda, object photographs, and correspondence between the museum and the lender.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-164, National Portrait Gallery, Office of the Registrar, Exhibition Records
Access Restriction
Boxes 1-5 restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2007; box 6 restricted indefinitely; Transferring office; Contact reference staff for details.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Wright, Joseph, 1756-1793 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Baseball Immortals: The Photographs of Charles Martin Conlon, 1905-1935 (Exhibition) (1984: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Charles Willson Peale and His World (Exhibition) (1982: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dwight D. Eisenhower Centennial (Exhibition) (1990: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eric Knight and Lassie (Exhibition) (1990: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gentleman from Indiana: Booth Tarkington, 1869-1949 (Exhibition) (1984: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Joseph Wright, American Artist, 1756-1793 (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Metropolitan Opera Centennial: A Photographic Album (Exhibition) (1984: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Miguel Covarrubias Caricatures (Exhibition) (1984: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Peace and Friendship: Indian Peace Medals in the United States (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Portraits by Brady: Imperial Photographs from the Harvard College Library (Exhibition) (1986: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Studies from Life: Portrait Photogrphs by Julia Margaret Cameron from the J. Paul Getty Museum (Exhibition) (1987: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Truthful Likeness: Chester Harding and His Portraits (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
U.S. Grant: The Man and the Image (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
William Edward West, 1788-1857: Kentucky Painter (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art museums. Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Exhibitions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Museums -- Collection management. Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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