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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of the Director
Dates:
1937-1990
Size:
38 cu. ft. (38 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 426
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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 Po...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Conservation Analytical Laboratory
Dates:
1963-1983
Size:
5.7 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 576
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the Conservation Analytical Laboratory's (CAL) work with Smithsonian Institution curators and collections during the tenures of John H. Olin, Robert M. Organ, Jacqueline S. Olin, and Eleanor McMillan. They also document the Laboratory's extensive training programs and its wide contacts with other museums, both in th...

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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - Japanese Art
Dates:
1953-2000
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-310
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the curatorial activities of Harold P. Stern, assistant in research, 1951-1958; Associate Curator, 1958-1961; Curator of Japanese Art, 1961-1962; Acting Assistant Director, 1962; Assistant Director, 1963-1971; and Director, 1971-1977; and Ann Yonemura, Museum Specialist, 1976-1979; Assistant ...

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of the Director
Dates:
1983, 1992-2006
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-099
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the Director's involvement in many aspects of exhibition development at the National Portrait Gallery during the tenures of Alan Maxwell Fern (1982-2000) and Marc Pachter (2000-2007). Exhibitions documented include Portrait of the Art World: A Century of ARTnews Photographs; A Brush with Hist...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for External Affairs
Dates:
1977-1993
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 94-030
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that primarily document the activities of Janet W. Solinger, former Director of the Smithsonian Resident Associate Program, in her capacity as Director of Special Projects in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for External Affairs. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and reports describing he...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Department of Exhibits
Dates:
1957-1992
Size:
35.58 cu. ft. (35 record storage boxes) (1 12x17 box) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 551
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of exhibition design, production, and installation information including proposals and narratives, scripts, schedules, graphic designs, construction contracts and specifications, floor plans, blueprints, schematic drawings, and photographs. The records also include Department of Exhibits administrative files such as corre...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Albert Einstein Planetarium
Dates:
circa 1957-1989
Size:
14 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 356
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of administrative records, such as reports, correspondence, and attendance records, in addition to records concerning each show, such as scripts, correspondence, and proposals. The actual audio and video tapes are in Record Unit 520. Material from the 1950s and 1960s concerns a proposed Washington Planetarium.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities
Dates:
1989-1993
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 94-110
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The bulk of these records document the administration and activities of Brown's office from 1991 to 1992, although some files were created in 1989 while she was still at the Brooklyn Museum and some extend into 1993. Subject files were created for administrative matters; Smithsonian staff, bureaus, and offices with which Brown had contact; ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Under Secretary
Dates:
1992
Size:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-024
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession contains the administrative files of the Office of the Under Secretary for the calendar year of 1992. It includes the files of Constance Berry Newman, Alan Fern and Carmen Turner. The various files include information on budget, security matters, assorted museums and offices, accounting, and education.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture
Dates:
1988-2010
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 14-025
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the activities of the Office of the Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture (OUSHAC). Prior to April 14, 2008, the functions of OUSHAC were carried out by the Office of the Under Secretary for History and Culture and the Office of the Under Secretary for Art. The majority of records wer...

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