Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 441
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Special Assistant to the Secretary for Fine Arts
Dates:
1965
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.1 linear meter.
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records primarily consist of form letters answering Beggs' survey. Other records pertaining to this collection such as charters and annual reports have been dispersed in the National Museum of American Art and Portrait Gallery Library.

Historical Note
Historical Note
The position of Special Assistant to the Secretary for Fine Arts was created in 1965. Thomas M. Beggs, who had served as Director of the National Collection of Fine Arts, 1948-1964, held the position until his retirement in 1965. He was charged with surveying American and foreign art museums concerning the development of contemporary art in this country.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 441, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Special Assistant to the Secretary for Fine Arts, Survey Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Beggs, Thomas M. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution -- Administration. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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