Publicity Records,
1968-1988

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 96-013
Creators:
National Portrait Gallery, Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
1968-1988
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records document the work of the Office of Public Affairs in the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) from 1968 until 1988. Most of the records were created by Sandra Westin and Michele Raphoon, but early files were created by Carol Cutler. The records describe all aspects of the Museum's publicity efforts, particularly the planning and execution of events associated with exhibitions or portrait presentations, such as receptions, dinners, performances, symposia, and lectures. Included in the files are correspondence and memoranda regarding event planning; forms requesting horticulture and building services; correspondence and agreements with talent and caterers; invitations and guest lists; event programs; and contact sheets and photographs of the events. The records also contain correspondence with other museums and the media regarding exhibitions or individual portraits; press kits; press releases and fact sheets; copies of catalogs and brochures; and news clippings and reviews. These files also document the "Portraits in Motion" series from 1978 through 1985.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-013, National Portrait Gallery, Office of Public Affairs, Publicity Records

Keywords
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Raphoon, Michele. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Westin, Sandra Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Portraits in Motion (Exhibition) (1978: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Clippings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Black-and-white photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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