This accession consists of the departmental records of the Research and Scholars Center at the National Museum of American Art (1989-present), formerly known as the Office of Research Support (1982-1989). Most of the files date from the 1980s and reflect the activities of Office Chief Eleanor E. Fink, 1976-1987, and Rachel M. Allen as Assistant Chief, 1981-1987, and Acting Chief/Chief, 1987- . Also included are records relating to Allen's participation in the Art Information Task Force (AITF), 1989-1995, and the Visual Resources Association (VRA), 1989-1990, on behalf of the Smithsonian. Some materials date from when the museum was known as the National Collection of Fine Arts.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-068, National Museum of American Art. Research and Scholars Center, Records
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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