Smothers Brothers Collection
The collection documents the lives and careers of the Smothers Brothers, with emphasis on their 1960s television variety show, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.
Acquisition Records (Declined)
This accession consists of records documenting declined artwork offered by artists, private collectors, dealers, art galleries, foundations, corporations, and through estates and loans to the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Earlier records date back to when the museum was known as the National Museum of American Art and the National Collection …
This accession consists of the administrative records of the National Museum of American Art, Office of the Registrar, 1920-1994, with the majority dated 1985-1994. The records include Exhibition Files, 1920-1960 and 1986-1991; Photo Requests, 1987-1992; Read Files, 1985-1993; Loan Forms/Photos Ordered, 1989-1993; Permission Forms, numbered 1000-4000; Commission Meetings, 1990-1994; Closed TLs (Temporary Loans), 1987-1989; Rights and Reproduction Correspondence, 1989; General …
Amy Goldin papers
The papers of author, art critic, and educator Amy Goldin measure 3.5 linear feet and date from 1945 to 1978. The collection comprises biographical materials that include identification documents, a sketchbook from 1946, student records, and other material; personal and professional correspondence with Goldin's sister Ruth Huston, Oleg Grabar, Robert Duncan, and others; Goldin's writing and research projects and a few writings by others; printed materials mainly featuring Goldin's published writings; and photographic materials consisting of photographs of Goldin, friends and family, and works of art by Goldin and others.
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 19: Art and Literature
Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 19, Art and Literature contains approximately 860 pieces of sheet music and other materials documenting popular attitudes towards art and literature in the United States. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.
This collection consists primarily of brochures, booklets, and books cataloging single exhibitions at the National Gallery of Art, the National Collection of Fine Arts, the National Museum of American Art, and the Renwick Gallery. Also included are a few catalogs from exhibitions of SITES. There are catalogs from exhibitions staged …
Central Administrative File, Records
The records pertain to the administration of David W. Scott, director, 1965-1968, Robert Tyler Davis, interim director, 1969, and Joshua C. Taylor, director, 1970- . Some records, most noticeably correspondence with Smithsonian Art Commission members, have been pulled up into the files from previous administrations. Also included are Smithsonian Art Commission and National Collection …
Public Program Records
This accession consists of the records of Harold A. Closter and document his work in the Department of Public Programs developing, creating, and putting on public programs at the National Museum of American History (NMAH) and other sites around the Smithsonian Institution. Included are records from when the department was …
This accession consists of exhibition loan records. Materials include loan agreements, correspondence, memoranda, condition reports (with photographs of objects), receipts, and notes.
These records primarily document America as Art, the major exhibition and catalog which Murray produced for the Bicentennial in 1976. Also included are a small number of administrative subject files pertaining to other matters.