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Creators:
National Collection of Fine Arts. Office of the Director
Dates:
1895-1975
Size:
0.43 cu. ft. (1 12 x 17 box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 550
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of archival items purchased from Miss Mary P. Plummer in 1969, as well as correspondence and other material from NCFA files. The records were maintained by the Director until 1972, when they were deposited in the NCFA Library. This record unit consists of photographs of Mr. and Mrs. Gellatly, reprints of several journal ...

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Creators:
National Collection of Fine Arts. Office of the Director
Dates:
1892-1960
Size:
22 cu. ft. (44 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 311
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit documents the administration of William Henry Holmes, first Curator of the National Gallery of Art (NGA), 1907-1920, and Director of the Gallery, 1920-1932. To a lesser extent, it also documents the administration of Ruel P. Tolman, Acting Director of NGA, 1932-1937, and the National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA), 1937-1946, ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for History and Art
Dates:
1965-1985
Size:
58 cu. ft. (58 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 477
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document an important change in the scope of the Smithsonian's concerns. Four of the bureaus and offices represented in these records existed in some form prior to 1964: the National Museum of American History, the Freer Gallery of Art, the National Museum of American Art, and the National Portrait Gallery. All the others we...

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Creators:
National Collection of Fine Arts. Office of the Director
Dates:
1912-1965
Size:
28.5 cu. ft. (57 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 312
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 312 was transferred from the National Museum of American Art (NMAA) Archives to the Smithsonian Institution Archives in October 1984. The NMAA Archives, which was created in January 1975, and located in the Fine Arts and Portrait Gallery Building, came under the daily administration of the NMAA, with technical supervision and ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art and Portrait Gallery. Library
Dates:
circa 1910-1986
Size:
10.43 cu. ft. (20 document boxes) (1 12x17 box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 333
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection consists primarily of brochures, booklets, and books cataloging single exhibitions at the National Gallery of Art, the National Collection of Fine Arts, the National Museum of American Art, and the Renwick Gallery. Also included are a few catalogs from exhibitions of SITES. There are catalogs from exhibitions staged by the ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Office of Registration and Collections Management
Dates:
1965-1996
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-112
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The bulk of these records document periodic "gallery checks" of the collections in each gallery space. The objects were examined in situ for evidence of deterioration, damage, or need for cleaning. Each worksheet records the condition of one object. There may be several checks over time recorded on one sheet. The sheets contain the following ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Office of the Director
Dates:
1990-1993
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-137
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the correspondence and subject files of National Museum of American Art (NMAA) Director Elizabeth Broun, 1990-1993. Included are alphabetical correspondence for 1992-1993, internal memoranda issued by Broun, 1990-1993 (with indexes to each folder), and various subject files. Subject files include the Association ...

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Creators:
National Museum of African Art. Department of Education
Dates:
circa 1980-2002
Size:
0.58 cu. ft. (1 tall document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-044
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document education activities primarily prepared to accompany exhibitions. Activities include drawing, question-and-answer, and hands-on exercises. The projects are designed to engage families and children, as they wander through an exhibit, encouraging closer examination of the cultural significance of objects or techniques ...

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Department of Photographs
Dates:
1976-2004
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-032
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

At the National Portrait Gallery, the Department of Photographs is the curatorial office responsible for the Gallery's portrait photographs. Its work includes acquiring, researching, cataloging, and storing these objects. These records consist of the outgoing correspondence of the department. Among those represented are Mary Panzer, Curator ...

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of Exhibitions
Dates:
circa 1968-1976
Size:
14.5 cu. ft. (29 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 361
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Records in this record unit document the exhibition research and activities of the National Portrait Gallery and its Office of Exhibitions. Particularly well represented are exhibitions mounted between 1974 and 1976, with materials documenting research and publications on numerous artists, paintings, prints, broadsides, books, documents and ...

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