Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 461
Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Curatorial Department
Dates:
1982-1990
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
8.5 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records consist of correspondence and memoranda documenting the activities of the Curatorial Department and its predecessors. Included are general correspondence; correspondence with artists, dealers, and institutions; and the files of Harry Rand concerning his research and curation of The Art of Paul Manship.

Historical Note
Historical Note
For an administrative history of the Curatorial Department, see Record Unit 460, the records of its predecessor, the Department of Painting and Sculpture, which existed 1984-1989. In 1989 the Departments of Painting and Sculpture and of Graphic Arts were combined to form the Curatorial Department. Virginia H. Mecklenberg became Curator-in-Charge, Painting and Sculpture, in 1987 and Chief Curator in 1990.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 461, National Museum of American Art. Curatorial Department, Records

Keywords
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Mecklenburg, Virginia M. (Virginia McCord), 1946- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rand, Harry Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American Art (U.S.). Department of Painting and Sculpture Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American Art (U.S.). Department of Graphic Arts Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art of Paul Manship (Exhibition) (1989: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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