Administrative Records,
1969-1981

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 512
Creators:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Administration and Museum Support Services
Dates:
1969-1981
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This record unit documents the administrative procedures employed by HMSG. The records provide information about the process of recruiting staff for the new Museum. There are also budget and financial records, which track the costs of exhibits as they were produced.

Historical Note
Historical Note
A Department of Administration was created in 1971 to oversee the daily operations of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG). It was also responsible for coordinating the various stages of exhibition preparation to ensure completion of each exhibition. Joseph Sefekar was the first Administrator and served until 1978. The Office was renamed the Department of Administration and Museum Support Services in 1979, and Nancy L. Kirkpatrick became its Director, a position she retained through 1981.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 512, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Administration and Museum Support Services, Administrative Records

Keywords
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Kirkpatrick, Nancy F. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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