Intern Program Records,
1965-1985

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 96-038
Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Research and Scholars Center
Dates:
1965-1985
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of records that document the development and early administration of the National Museum of American Art (NMAA) intern program. The records are primarily the files of Patricia H. Chieffo during her tenure as Chief of the Art Information Guide program (1968-1970), Chief of the Museum Assistant program (1971-1972), Chair of the Committee on Museum Training (1972-1974), Chair of Professional Training Programs (1975-1982), and Director of Intern Programs (1983-1985).
Most records date from the period 1968-1972 when the intern program was called the Art Information Guide Program (1968-1970), subsequently known as the Museum Assistant Program (1970-1972). Included to a lesser extent are records on the intern program after 1973. Materials include information regarding intern selection, orientation, training (through readings, lectures, and gallery visits), and intern job responsibilities at NMAA. Notable records include program quarterly reports (1968-1971), general correspondence (1968, 1970-1971), and art information queries and responses (1968-1970). Also included are small amounts of photographs, news clippings, program posters and brochures, and "museum assistant" lapel buttons. Some materials date to when the museum was known as the National Collection of Fine Arts.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-038, National Museum of American Art. Research and Scholars Center, Intern Program Records

Keywords
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Chieffo, Patricia H. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.). Art Information Guide Program Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.). Committee on Museum Training Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.). Museum Assistant Program Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American Art (U.S.). Intern Training Programs Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Internship programs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museums -- Educational aspects Topic 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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