Curatorial Records,
1966-1995

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 97-046
Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Department of Painting and Sculpture
Dates:
1966-1995
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of records that were transferred from the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the National Portrait Gallery (NPG). They were mostly created by Robert G. Stewart, Associate Curator, 1964, Curator, 1965, Curator of Painting and Sculpture, 1979-1994, and Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture, 1994. A small volume of records was also created by Monroe Fabian, Assistant Curator, 1969-1971, Associate Curator, 1972-1978, and Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture, 1979-1986. Fabian died in July 1988.
The records consist mostly of files created by Stewart, Fabian, and others for exhibits that were proposed by museum staff for internal development, or external traveling exhibits that were considered for mounting at NPG. The files include staff evaluations and comments on proposed exhibits, exhibit scripts, documentation of brochure and catalog development, and memoranda between NPG staff as well as correspondence with potential exhibit donors. Some files also document NPG contributions to special traveling exhibits, and staff participation in symposia and seminars.
The records include a small amount of administrative material, plus correspondence files of secretarial staff which consist mostly of replies to public inquiries. The records also include documentation of the book On Stage written by Monroe Fabian, and published in the spring of 1980. These files consist of correspondence regarding the use of quotations and images for On Stage, photographs, a manuscript, and an unbound copy of the published volume.

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Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-046, National Portrait Gallery. Department of Painting and Sculpture, Curatorial Records

Keywords
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Fabian, Monroe H. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stewart, Robert G. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reiss, Winold, 1886-1953 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wright, Joseph, 1756-1793 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Portraits from The Americans: The Democratic Experience (Exhibition) (1975: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Dye is Now Cast: The Road to the American Revolution (Exhibition) (1975: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Majestic in His Wrath: The Life of Frederick Douglass (Exhibition) (1995: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Erastus Salisbury Field, 1805-1900 (Exhibition) (1984: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
First Federal Congress, 1789-1791 (Exhibition) (1989: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Five of Hearts: Henry Adams and His Washington Circle (Exhibition) (1990: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
U.S. Grant: The Man and the Image (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Truthful Likeness: Chester Harding and His Portraits (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Peace and Friendship: Indian Peace Medals in the United States (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art of Henry Inman (Exhibition) (1987: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Old Hickory: A Life Sketch of Andrew Jackson (Exhibition) (1991: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Annie Leibovitz Photographs 1970-1990 (Exhibition) (1992 Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Isamu Noguchi Portrait Sculpture (Exhibition) (1989: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Group Portrait: The First American Avant-Garde (Exhibition) (1991: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
On the Air: Pioneers of American Broadcasting (Exhibition) (1988: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Portraiture in the Grand Manner: 1720-1920 (Exhibition) (1982: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reporting the War: The Journalistic Coverage of World War II (Exhibition) (1994: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
To Color America: Portraits by Winold Reiss (Exhibition) (1989: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Spirit of the Party: Hamilton and Jefferson at Odds (Exhibition) (1992: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Masterpieces from Versailles: Three Centuries of Portraiture (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
William Edward West: Kentucky Painter (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brushes with the Literary: Portraits by Washington Artist Marcella Comes Winslow (Exhibition) (1993: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Masterpieces from Gripsholm Castle: The Swedish National Portrait Collection (Exhibition) (1988: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Icons of Invention: American Patent Models (Exhibition) (1990: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Joseph Wright, American Artist, 1756-1793 (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
On stage: 200 years of great theatrical personalities (Monograph) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895 -- Exhibitions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
War correspondents Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1914-1918 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World's Columbian Exposition (1893: Chicago, Ill.) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art museum curators Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum exhibits Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Congresses and conventions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museums -- Public relations Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Traveling exhibitions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Books Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brochures Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Black-and-white photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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