William Bond Walker correspondence
Artist files accumulated by Walker while he was librarian of the National Museum of American Art/ National Portrait Gallery Library, including correspondence with George Biddle, Beatrice Gilman Proske, and Barbara Morgan; exhibition material on Morgan; and a letter from John Anderson to James T. Mitchell discussing a portrait by Charles …
This accession consists of exhibition records pertaining to In Pursuit of the Butterfly: Portraits of James McNeill Whistler (1995); Majestic in His Wrath: The Life of Frederick Douglass (1995); Federal Profiles: Saint-Memin in America, 1793-1814 (1994); Cecilia Beaux and the Art of Portraiture (1995); and Lazzaroni: Science & Scientists in Mid-19th Century America (1972). All were exhibitions …
Albert Duveen art reference files
Files on ca. 150 American artists and art subjects, selected from Duveen's art reference files. Included are photographs of paintings in other collections, auction and exhibition catalogs, miscellaneous publications.
The first NPG director, Charles Nagel, was appointed in 1964. Most of the records document the director's efforts to initiate programs to fulfil the second mission of the Gallery: to provide a research center for American biography, iconography, and history. To achieve this objective, Charles Nagel established the Catalogue of American …
This accession consists of exhibition catalogs (both traveling and in-house), brochures, pamphlets, illustrated checklists, and other publications created around a specific themes or genres drawn from the collections in the National Portrait Gallery.
This accession consists of records that document the exhibition research, planning, and execution activities of the Deputy Director of the National Portrait Gallery (NPG). Records also document the Deputy Director's interaction within and among the offices under her direction, as well as outside contacts and dealings. These records were created …
This accession consists of records documenting the Director's involvement in many aspects of exhibition development at the National Portrait Gallery during the tenure of Alan Maxwell Fern (1982-2000). Materials include loan requests, correspondence, memoranda, agreements, scripts, catalog manuscripts, and newspaper clippings.
William C. Sturtevant papers
This collection contains the professional papers of William Curtis Sturtevant and documents his activities as Curator of North American Ethnology at the National Museum of Natural History, his work as the editor-in-chief of the Handbook of North American Indians, his research among the Seminole and Iroquois people, and other professional activities. The collection is comprised of books, sound recordings, research and field notes, realia, artifacts, clippings, microfilm, negatives, slides, photographs, manuscripts, correspondence, memorandums, card files, exhibition catalogs, articles, and bibliographies.
This accession consists of records of general exhibition (show) files documenting the planning and execution of exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery. Materials include proposals, budgets, label copy, scripts, production schedules, drawings, floor plans, memoranda, correspondence, catalogs, publicity materials, bibliographies, financial records, checklists, research materials, permissions, installation information, lender files …
John Davis Hatch papers
The papers of art historian, collector, educator, and museum administrator John Davis Hatch measure 24.9 linear feet and date from 1790-1995. Within the papers are biographical materials; correspondence; personal business and legal documents; diaries; research, organization, and teaching files; writings; printed materials; photographs; and works of art (mostly sketches) by American artists. Research files regarding artists and specific subjects comprise the bulk of this collection.