Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 403
Creators:
Archives of American Art
Dates:
circa 1960-1992
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
31 cu. ft. (31 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records focus almost exclusively on the operations of the Archives of American Art after its transfer to the Smithsonian Institution in 1970, with only a few inclusions from its earlier days. The materials document the work of the central AAA office in Washington, D.C., and include records of Richard N. Murray, Director, 1983-1987; Richard J. Wattenmaker, Director, 1990- ; and Susan A. Hamilton, Deputy Director, 1982- , and Acting Director, 1988. Correspondents include Robert F. Brown, Director of the New England region, 1970- ; William P. McNaught, Director of the New York region, 1976-1990; Sue Ann Kendall, Director of the Midwest Regional Center, 1984-1987; Paul J. Karlstrom, Director of the West Coast Regional Center, 1973-1992; and Stella Paul, Area Collector for the Southern California Center, 1984-1988.
The records also contain budgets, fundraising reports, information on AAA-sponsored tours, and minutes of the AAA's Board of Trustees as well as photographs and videotapes.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 403, Archives of American Art, Records

Keywords
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Murray, Richard N., 1942-2006 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wattenmaker, Richard J. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hamilton, Susan A. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brown, Robert F. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McNaught, William Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Prince, Sue Ann Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Karlstrom, Paul J. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Paul, Stella Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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