Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 96-135
Creators:
National Collection of Fine Arts. Office of the Director
Dates:
1958-1972
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of the records of David W. Scott, Director of the National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA), 1965-1969. Materials include Scott's correspondence, memoranda, notes, publications, and lecture papers; meeting minutes; reports; information pertaining to NCFA mission, collections, exhibitions, special events, and personnel; restoration and gallery plans for the Patent Office Building; press releases and newspaper clippings pertaining to NCFA; mailing lists; files documenting Scott's professional involvement in the College Art Association of America and the Smithsonian Art Commission; information about donations, lending collections, and planning for the Renwick Gallery; proposal for the establishment of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, with related records; and budget summaries. A significant amount of correspondence in this collection is between Scott and S. Dillion Ripley, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution; Donald McClelland, NCFA Associate Curator, 1967-1968, and Coordinator of Special Projects, 1969-1972; and Harry Lowe, NCFA Curator, 1965-1972.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-135, National Collection of Fine Arts. Office of the Director, Subject Files

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Scott, David W., 1916- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon), 1913-2001 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McClelland, Donald Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lowe, Harry, 1922- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Morse, Jane Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Patent Office Building (Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Art Commission Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Renwick Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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