Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 460
Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Department of Painting and Sculpture
Dates:
circa 1969-1986
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
16 cu. ft. (16 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This record unit consists of administrative files of the Department and documents the activities of its curators, Rand, Mecklenburg, Truettner, and Breeskin. The files contain information about Department relations with other National Museum of American Art (NMAA) offices concerning loans, shipments, requests for information, conservation, and exhibits. Exhibitions represented in some detail include Jose De Creeft, 1983. Some materials date to when the museum was known as the National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA).

Historical Note
Historical Note
In 1984 the Departments of Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture and Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Painting and Sculpture were again united as the Department of Painting and Sculpture. Harry Rand served as Curator, Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture, until 1983. In 1984 his title, and that of Virginia M. Mecklenburg and William H. Truettner, changed to Curator, Painting and Sculpture. All three served 1984- . Adelyn Dohme Breeskin remained as Senior Curatorial Advisor until her death in 1986.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 460, National Museum of American Art. Department of Painting and Sculpture, Records

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Rand, Harry Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mecklenburg, Virginia M. (Virginia McCord), 1946- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Truettner, William H. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme, 1896-1986 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American Art (U.S.). Department of Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Painting and Sculpture Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American Art (U.S.). Department of Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jose De Creeft (Exhibition) (1983 : Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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