These records consist of telephone books and log sheets.
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 …
These records consist of materials documenting the following exhibitions: "Blacks in the Westward Movement;" "Buy Now Pay Later" (consumer problems exhibition); "Country Store;" "Drug;" "Sage of Anacostia;" and "The Rat: Man's Invited Affliction." In addition, there is John Kinard's correspondence; memoranda from William Warner, Assistant Secretary for Public Services; budgetary …
Ralph Rinzler Oral History Interview
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 …
Papers relating to art commissioned for the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
The papers relating to art commissioned for the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, compiled by Judith Zilczer, measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1992-1998. Papers kept by Zilczer in her capacity as a member of an advisory committee to the General Services Administrations (GSA) Art-in-Architecture Program, charged with recommending works of art to decorate the federal Ronald Reagan Building and International Center. The collection documents the process that resulted in the selection of three works of art: Martin Puryear's Bearing Witness, Stephen Robin's Federal Triangle Flowers, and Keith Sonnier's Route Zenith. The records also document the role of the committee as advocates for the artists when Stop Work Orders for Puryear and Sonnier were issued due to massive construction overruns.
This accession consists of photographs and slides from the Office of Public Affairs on assorted subjects. Subjects include S. Dillon Ripley, Smithsonian Institution Administrators, Lady Bird Johnson's birthday party, Uncle Beazley, and assorted pictures of Secretaries including Alexander Wetmore, Leonard Carmichael, and Charles Greeley Abbot.
Central Administrative Records
This record unit documents the activities and efforts of the Administrative Office to acquire objects and portraits, most notably correspondence with art collectors and professional artists. The records include correspondence and memoranda with various art collectors, professional artists, domestic and foreign museums, educational institutions, government agencies, professional associations, and scholars …
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 …
Sackler Visiting Committee Records
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Milo Cleveland Beach, Director, 1987-2001, documenting relations between the Director and the Sackler Visiting Committee. Materials include incoming and outgoing correspondence, postcards, and biographical data sheets.
Freer Visiting Committee Records
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Milo Cleveland Beach, Director, 1987-2001, documenting relations between the Director and the Freer Visiting Committee. Materials include incoming and outgoing correspondence, memoranda, and the Board database on compact disk.