These records consist of files documenting the 23rd, 24th, and 25th National Exhibitions of Prints. Also included is a small group of administrative records concerning accessions, publications, the Smithsonian Art Commission, and relations with other museum offices.
Central Administrative File, Records
The records pertain to the administration of David W. Scott, director, 1965-1968, Robert Tyler Davis, interim director, 1969, and Joshua C. Taylor, director, 1970- . Some records, most noticeably correspondence with Smithsonian Art Commission members, have been pulled up into the files from previous administrations. Also included are Smithsonian Art Commission and National Collection …
Charles Moore papers
Business correspondence concerning the Detroit Museum of Art, the National Commission of Fine Arts, the Detroit City Planning and Improvement Commission, and the League to Enforce Peace; minutes of meetings of the National Commission of Fine Arts; published and unpublished writings including typescripts of lectures, handwritten manuscripts, notes, outlines, and …
This accession consists of the records of David W. Scott, Director of the National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA), 1965-1969. Materials include Scott's correspondence, memoranda, notes, publications, and lecture papers; meeting minutes; reports; information pertaining to NCFA mission, collections, exhibitions, special events, and personnel; restoration and gallery plans for the Patent …
These records document the opening of the National Collection of Fine Arts and the National Portrait Gallery in the Patent Office Building in 1968. Included are press kits; photographs; development files; pamphlets of the opening; catalogs from the Henry Ward Ranger exhibition, 1929-1930; an annotated copy of Catalog of Collections, volume I …
Karl Gruppe papers
Correspondence, writings, art work, photographs, subject files, and printed material, relating to Gruppe's career as a sculptor, his involvement with the Public Works of Art Project, and his teacher Karl Bitter.
Oral history interview with Walter Feldman
Brown, Robert F.
30 Pages (Transcript)
An interview with Walter Feldman conducted 1998 Aug. 10, by Robert Brown, for the the Archives of American Art, in Feldman's home, Providence, R.I.
W.G. Constable papers
The papers of art historian and museum curator W.G. (William George) Constable measure 25.7 linear feet and date from 1905 to 1981, with the bulk of the material from 1920 to 1976. The papers include biographical material; professional and personal correspondence; extensive lectures, writings, and notes; exhibition and book research files; printed materials; and photographs, glass plate negatives, and slides. There is substantive correspondence related to Constable's participation in the American Defense Harvard Group and about the formation of the Roberts Commission, including correspondence with Ralph Perry, Hugh Hencken, Paul Sachs and George L. Stout. There are numerous official reports prepared by Constable after World War II for the U. S. Office of Military Government for Germany.
Henry Augustus Lukeman papers
Biographical material, personal and professional correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, and printed material relating to Henry Augustus Lukeman's career as a sculptor.
These records document the tenure of Joshua C. Taylor as Director, 1970-1981, with small amounts of materials from 1960s. Additionally some records date back to 1934. In addition there is a folder of correspondence with David E. Finley dated 1938-1977. Included are files on museum offices, Smithsonian offices, various art commissions, other museums, events …