Publicity Records,
circa 1962-1983

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 554
Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
circa 1962-1983
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
26.16 cu. ft. (16 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (14 16x20 boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This record unit consists of records documenting the publicity and planning of exhibitions and the museum as well as special events held at the museum, usually in connection with an exhibition. Materials include newspaper clippings; press releases; histories of the Patent Office Building; files on designation of the American Art/Portrait Gallery (AAPG) Building as a National Historic Landmark; photographs of special events, including openings; general correspondence with media and outside public affairs organizations; chronology files; exhibition scripts; event programs; brochures; invitations; speeches; posters; and related materials.

Historical Note
Historical Note
The Office of Public Affairs was created to prepare, coordinate and disseminate information about the activities of the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) to the public and the news media. This work was carried out through the Director's Office from 1962 until 1972, when Nancy F. Bush was appointed NPG's first Public Affairs Officer. Bush held the position through 1973 and was followed by Carol Cutler, 1974-1978; Susanne Roschwalb, 1978-1979; and Sandra Westin, 1979- .

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 554, National Portrait Gallery. Office of Public Affairs, Publicity Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Bush, Nancy F. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cutler, Carol Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Roschwalb, Susanne A. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Westin, Sandra Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Patent Office Building (Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museums -- Press coverage Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Art, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Portraits, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Museums -- Public relations Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Clippings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Brochures Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white transparencies Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white negatives Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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