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Dates:
1941-1992
Size:
39 cu. ft. (39 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 506
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of the administrative, correspondence, and exhibition files of the Department of Decorative Arts. Curator David R. McFadden and his predecessors created most of the records, but some were compiled by assistants in the department, guest curators, and exhibition organizers. Some files were created before the department ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Office of the Deputy Director
Dates:
1994-1995
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 97-120
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the files of the National Museum of American Art (NMAA) Deputy Director for fiscal year 1995. Charles Robertson has held the post since 1986. The records consist of subject files documenting the various administrative entities of the NMAA, and to a lesser extent, central Smithsonian management.

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Curatorial Department
Dates:
1982-1994
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 97-102
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the exhibition Jacob Kainen that was held at the National Museum of American Art (NMAA) from September 10, 1993 to January 2, 1994. Virginia M. Mecklenburg, Chief Curator of the NMAA Curatorial Department, and Guest Curator Walter Hopps, who was Curator of The Menil Collection, Houston, Tex...

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Office of Museum Programs
Dates:
circa 1981-1987
Size:
10.5 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 504
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of materials regarding the National Survey of Accessibility in Museums in the United States, carried out by the Office of Museum Programs. Some exhibition records are also included, most notably More Than Land or Sky: Art from Appalachia. Other records relating to the National Survey of Accessibility in Museums in th...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Department of Aeronautics
Dates:
1965-1986
Size:
36.5 cu. ft. (73 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 330
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the history of the Department of Aeronautics from 1966-1986, a period marked by intensive planning for the new museum, its construction and opening in July 1976, and the emergence of the National Air and Space Museum as a large and important bureau of the Smithsonian and the most visited museum in the world. At the begi...

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Office of Registration and Collections Management
Dates:
1989-1996
Size:
13 cu. ft. (13 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 99-076
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of exhibition files. Materials include checklists; condition reports; budget, shipping, and insurance records; lender files; and general correspondence. Exhibitions include: Metropolitan Lives: The Ashcan Artists and their New York, 1896-1917, Thomas Cole: Landscape into History, and The West as America: Reinterpreting ...

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Creators:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Office of the Director
Dates:
1966-1996
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 04-149
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Abram Lerner, Director, 1967-1984, and James Demetrion, Director, 1984-2001, documenting a variety of topics such as planning and policy; the original Joseph H. Hirshhorn gifts and bequest as well as bequests and gifts from others; development; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Department of Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Painting and Sculpture
Dates:
1965-1983
Size:
12.5 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 459
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document exhibitions organized by the Department. Also included are administrative files and general correspondence files of the office.

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Dates:
1992-1998
Size:
27 cu. ft. (27 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 03-091
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession includes records documenting the activities of the Office of the Director and the daily administration of the National Museum of American History (NMAH), as well as material concerning Smithsonian issues, during the tenure of Spencer R. Crew. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and general information pertaining to ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Armed Forces History
Dates:
1926-1930, 1954-1988
Size:
10.5 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 383
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records include correspondence and memoranda documenting research activities, planning exhibitions for the Hall of Naval History, construction of ship models such as the USS Constitution, arrangements for acquiring the gunboat Philadelphia, studies of the submarine Nautilus and the Sperry Gyro-compass, presentation in 1965 of Sir Fr...

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