Central Administrative Records
This accession consists of records that document the activities of the Administrative Office of the National Portrait Gallery. Topics include finance, procurement, and grant management. Records were created and maintained by Barbara A. Hart, Associate Director of Administration, and Carolyn Kinder Carr, Deputy Director. Boxes 1-2 are arranged topically by department …
This accession consists of records maintained by Carolyn Kinder Carr, Deputy Director, 1991- , concerning the proposed international traveling exhibition "But Beautiful . . . Portraits of Jazz: Music by Masters, Paintings by Frederick Brown." Materials include correspondence, images, clippings, and other related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.
This accession consists of records that document exhibition activities of the office under Carolyn Kinder Carr, Deputy Director. Activities include administrative management, object selection, opening receptions, symposiums, budget management, public relations, and outreach programs. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, object lists, proposals, reports, visitor studies, images, productions schedules, publicity records, checklists …
This accession consists of weekly reports submitted by Marc Pachter, Director, 2000-2007, and Carolyn Kinder Carr, Acting Director, 2008, to the Office of the Under Secretary for American Museums and National Programs, 2000-2003, and the Office of the Under Secretary of Art, 2004-2008. The reports consist of a summary of the weekly activities and …
This accession consists of exhibition records related to George Washington: A National Treasure, a traveling exhibition which included the recently acquired Lansdowne portrait of George Washington painted by Gilbert Stuart in 1796. This traveling exhibition went to the following venues: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (February 15-June 16, 2002), Las Vegas Art …
This accession consists primarily of files dating from 1986 through 1993 that were assembled by Carolyn Kinder Carr, first as Assistant Director for Collections, then as Deputy Director of the National Portrait Gallery (NPG), when she served as co-organizer of the exhibition, Revisiting the White City: American Art at the 1893 World's Fair …
Jaime Davidovich papers
The papers of New York-based, Argentinian born conceptual and performance artist Jaime Davidovich, measure 2.3 linear feet and date from 1949 to 2014. The collection document's Davidovich's transition from Argentina to the United States, his early artistic career in both countries, specific projects and exhibitions, and the way in which Davidovich's work intersected with audiovisual media and the New York avant-garde in the 1960s and 1970s. Papers include biographical materials, correspondence, writings including memoirs, exhibition and project files, scrapbooks, and printed materials.
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1976 Festival of American Folklife
The Smithsonian Institution Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998. The materials collected here document the planning, production, and execution of the annual Festival, produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present) and its predecessor offices (1967-1999). An overview of the entire Festival records group is available here: Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964
This collection, which dates from 1926-1986, documents the output of Moses Asch through the various record labels he founded and co-founded, and includes some of his personal papers. The Asch collection includes published recordings, master tapes, outtakes, business records, correspondence, photographs, and film.