This accession consists of records that document activities of the Office of the Director in the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG). Materials include the correspondence and memoranda of Abram Lerner, Director, 1967-1984; James Demetrion, Director, 1985-present; Stephen E. Weil, Deputy Director, 1974-present; Nancy F. Kirkpatrick, Administrative Officer, 1977-1979, Executive Officer, 1980-1990, and …
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.
Acquisition and Deaccession Files
This accession consists of records documenting the acquisition of artwork by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Materials include correspondence, purchase orders, policies, agreements, proposals, images of artwork, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format. The files were created by staff from across the museum and maintained within …
Diana Davies photographs
The Diana Davies photographs consist of images taken by Diana Davies at various stages of her career. Locations include the Festival of American Folklife, the Newport Folk Festival, the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the Poor People's Campaign, various peace and protest marches and outdoor performances, New York City, and the Georgia Sea Islands. The collection includes contact sheets, negatives, photographic prints, and slides. Original photographs, negatives, and color slides taken by Diana Davies. Materials date from 1963-2009. Bulk dates: Newport Folk Festival, 1963-1969, 1987, 1992; Philadelphia Folk Festival, 1967-1968, 1987.
Smithsonian Memories Project, Festival of American Folklife Oral History Interviews
The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program …
This accession consists of the subject files of the James Demetrion, Director, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and deal with Smithsonian Institution (SI) offices and topics, as well as outside organizations in the art and museum world. There are also a few records of work assignments of former employees and …
These files document the publication of the Journal of Field Ornithology, official publication of the Association of Field Ornithologists. The records were created by Edward H. Burtt, Jr. in his capacity as Editor. Included is correspondence with authors (and potential authors); manuscripts submitted for publication; reports of referees; page proofs …
Wilcomb E. Washburn Papers, with Office of American Studies, Records
This accession consists of a combination of Office of American Studies administrative files and Wilcomb E. Washburn Papers documenting his travels, professional affiliations, St. Mary's City and students.
Hubbard Harpsichord Records
The collection documents approximately fifty years of the Hubbard Harpsichord business. The records include correspondence, financial and accounting materials, sales and promotional materials, records, newsletters, dealer files, project files, photographs, research files on European instruments, kit manuals, and design drawings.
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Louise Allison Cort, Curator, 1995- ; Associate Curator, 1994-1995; Assistant Curator, 1989-1994; and Museum Specialist, 1985-1989. Topics documented in this accession include research, donations, appraisals, collaborations, and professional activities. Some records predate Cort's tenure at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. She …