This accession consists of records that document the activities of Neal David Benezra, Assistant Director for Art and Public Programs (1995-2000). Materials dated prior to 1995 were created and maintained by the Benezra during his tenure as the Chief Curator (1995). Please note that a small portion of the records was created and …
This accession consists of records that document the work of the Under Secretary's office during CY 1991 and includes the work of component Smithsonian Institution offices and bureaus, congressional relations, and significant exhibits like the Columbus Quincentennial and the Enola Gay exhibit, as well as other subjects of administrative concern.
This accession consists of records that document the administrative activities of Lawrence M. Small during his final months as Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (January-March 2007) and the records of Cristián Samper, Acting Secretary (March-December 2007). The records document issues with regard to the Institution's museums, exhibitions, research, fundraising, programs, and special …
These records document the activities of the Assistant Secretary for Public Service in the 1970s and 1980s, with a small amount of material dating back to 1968. The records concern the offices reporting to the Assistant Secretary for Public Service, including the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, the Smithsonian Institution Press, the Office of Public …
Loan and Exhibition Records
These records consist of insurance records, art condition reports, facility condition reports, shipping documents and invoices, and photographs, as well as pamphlets and catalogs.
Millard Sheets papers
The Millard Sheets papers comprise 27.6 linear feet of material dating from circa 1907 to 2000 with bulk dates spanning 1956 to 1981. The collection documents Sheets's career as a designer, painter, and muralist, and his personal and professional interests through correspondence, writings, lectures, printed material, drawings, slides, photographs, and ephemera. A small addition donated 2018 by Carolyn Owen-Toole, Sheet's daughter. There is a 4.6 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated 2018 that includes writings; sketchbooks and sketches; photographs and negatives of works of art, images of Millard Sheets and others including family; printed material, including two scrapbooks; and scattered correspondence regarding Sheet's projects.
Myron Bement Smith Collection
The Myron Bement Smith collection consists of two parts, the papers of Myron Bement Smith and his wife Katharine and the Islamic Archives. It contains substantial material about his field research in Italy in the 1920s and his years working on Islamic architecture in Iran in the 1930s. Letters describe the milieu in which he operated in Rochester NY and New York City in the 1920s and early 1930s; the Smiths' life in Iran from 1933 to 1937; and the extensive network of academic and social contacts that Myron and Katharine developed and maintained over his lifetime. The Islamic Archives was a project to which Smith devoted most of his professional life. It includes both original materials, such as his photographs and notes, and items acquired by him from other scholars or experts on Islamic art and architecture. Smith intended the Archives to serve as a resource for scholars interested in the architecture and art of the entire Islamic world although he also included some materials about non-Islamic architecture.
This collection contains the administrative files kept primarily by the executive directors. The records concern the daily operations of a nonprofit professional organization including preparation of the journal Spectra, planning for annual conferences and workshops, correspondence, grant proposals, annual reports, member surveys, and publications concerning computerization.
This accession consists of the files of Rumana Ahmad Chaudhuri and cover preparations for the Sesquicentennial of the Smithsonian Institution (SI). Documents include correspondence and minutes of meetings relative to the 150th anniversary; information on the anniversaries of other institutions and organizations; promotions; planned activities and publications; potential resources; and reports …
Maryette Charlton papers
The papers of filmmaker, photographer, painter, printmaker, teacher, and arts advocate Maryette Charlton measure 81 linear feet and date from circa 1890 to 2013. This particularly rich collection includes biographical materials, correspondence, writings, 30 diaries, teaching files, professional and project files, major film project files, artist research files, exhibition files, printed material, scrapbooks, artwork, 22 sketchbooks, extensive photographic materials, numerous sound and film recordings, a digitized sound recording, and an unintegrated later addition to the papers containing additional biographical materials, journals, correspondence, subject files, printed materials, and scattered photographs.