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Minutes

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents  Search this
Extent:
8.70 cu. ft. (9 document boxes) (7 12x17 boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1846-1995
Descriptive Entry:
These records are the official minutes of the Board. They are compiled at the direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian, who is also secretary to the Board, after approval by the Regents' Executive Committee and by the Regents themselves. The minutes are edited, not a verbatim account of proceedings. For reasons unknown, there are no manuscript minutes for the period from 1857 through 1890; and researchers must rely on printed minutes published in the Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution instead. Minutes are transferred regularly from the Secretary's Office to the Archives. Minutes less than 15 years old are closed to researchers. Indexes exist for the period from 1907 to 1946 and can be useful.
Historical Note:
The Smithsonian Institution was created by authority of an Act of Congress approved August 10, 1846. The Act entrusted direction of the Smithsonian to a body called the Establishment, composed of the President; the Vice President; the Chief Justice of the United States; the secretaries of State, War, Navy, Interior, and Agriculture; the Attorney General; and the Postmaster General. In fact, however, the Establishment last met in 1877, and control of the Smithsonian has always been exercised by its Board of Regents. The membership of the Regents consists of the Vice President and the Chief Justice of the United States; three members each of the Senate and House of Representatives; two citizens of the District of Columbia; and seven citizens of the several states, no two from the same state. (Prior to 1970 the category of Citizen Regents not residents of Washington consisted of four members). By custom the Chief Justice is Chancellor. The office was at first held by the Vice President. However, when Millard Fillmore succeeded to the presidency on the death of Zachary Taylor in 1851, Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney was chosen in his stead. The office has always been filled by the Chief Justice since that time.

The Regents of the Smithsonian have included distinguished Americans from many walks of life. Ex officio members (Vice President) have been: Spiro T. Agnew, Chester A. Arthur, Allen W. Barkley, John C. Breckenridge, George Bush, Schuyler Colfax, Calvin Coolidge, Charles Curtis, George M. Dallas, Charles G. Dawes, Charles W. Fairbanks, Millard Fillmore, Gerald R. Ford, John N. Garner, Hannibal Hamlin, Thomas A. Hendricks, Garret A. Hobart, Hubert H. Humphrey, Andrew Johnson, Lyndon B. Johnson, William R. King, Thomas R. Marshall, Walter F. Mondale, Levi P. Morton, Richard M. Nixon, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Theodore Roosevelt, James S. Sherman, Adlai E. Stevenson, Harry S. Truman, Henry A. Wallace, William A. Wheeler, Henry Wilson.

Ex officio members (Chief Justice) have been: Roger B. Taney, Salmon P. Chase, Nathan Clifford, Morrison R. Waite, Samuel F. Miller, Melville W. Fuller, Edward D. White, William Howard Taft, Charles Evans Hughes, Harlan F. Stone, Fred M. Vinson, Earl Warren, Warren E. Burger.

Regents on the part of the Senate have been: Clinton P. Anderson, Newton Booth, Sidney Breese, Lewis Cass, Robert Milledge Charlton, Bennet Champ Clark, Francis M. Cockrell, Shelby Moore Cullom, Garrett Davis, Jefferson Davis, George Franklin Edmunds, George Evans, Edwin J. Garn, Walter F. George, Barry Goldwater, George Gray, Hannibal Hamlin, Nathaniel Peter Hill, George Frisbie Hoar, Henry French Hollis, Henry M. Jackson, William Lindsay, Henry Cabot Lodge, Medill McCormick, James Murray Mason, Samuel Bell Maxey, Robert B. Morgan, Frank E. Moss, Claiborne Pell, George Wharton Pepper, David A. Reed, Leverett Saltonstall, Hugh Scott, Alexander H. Smith, Robert A. Taft, Lyman Trumbull, Wallace H. White, Jr., Robert Enoch Withers.

Regents on the part of the House of Representatives have included: Edward P. Boland, Frank T. Bow, William Campbell Breckenridge, Overton Brooks, Benjamin Butterworth, Clarence Cannon, Lucius Cartrell, Hiester Clymer, William Colcock, William P. Cole, Jr., Maurice Connolly, Silvio O. Conte, Edward E. Cox, Edward H. Crump, John Dalzell, Nathaniel Deering, Hugh A. Dinsmore, William English, John Farnsworth, Scott Ferris, Graham Fitch, James Garfield, Charles L. Gifford, T. Alan Goldsborough, Frank L. Greene, Gerry Hazleton, Benjamin Hill, Henry Hilliard, Ebenezer Hoar, William Hough, William M. Howard, Albert Johnson, Leroy Johnson, Joseph Johnston, Michael Kirwan, James T. Lloyd, Robert Luce, Robert McClelland, Samuel K. McConnell, Jr., George H. Mahon, George McCrary, Edward McPherson, James R. Mann, George Perkins Marsh, Norman Y. Mineta, A. J. Monteague, R. Walton Moore, Walter H. Newton, Robert Dale Owen, James Patterson, William Phelps, Luke Poland, John Van Schaick Lansing Pruyn, B. Carroll Reece, Ernest W. Roberts, Otho Robards Singleton, Frank Thompson, Jr., John M. Vorys, Hiram Warner, Joseph Wheeler.

Citizen Regents have been: David C. Acheson, Louis Agassiz, James B. Angell, Anne L. Armstrong, William Backhouse Astor, J. Paul Austin, Alexander Dallas Bache, George Edmund Badger, George Bancroft, Alexander Graham Bell, James Gabriel Berrett, John McPherson Berrien, Robert W. Bingham, Sayles Jenks Bowen, William G. Bowen, Robert S. Brookings, John Nicholas Brown, William A. M. Burden, Vannevar Bush, Charles F. Choate, Jr., Rufus Choate, Arthur H. Compton, Henry David Cooke, Henry Coppee, Samuel Sullivan Cox, Edward H. Crump, James Dwight Dana, Harvey N. Davis, William Lewis Dayton, Everette Lee Degolyer, Richard Delafield, Frederic A. Delano, Charles Devens, Matthew Gault Emery, Cornelius Conway Felton, Robert V. Fleming, Murray Gell-Mann, Robert F. Goheen, Asa Gray, George Gray, Crawford Hallock Greenwalt, Nancy Hanks, Caryl Parker Haskins, Gideon Hawley, John B. Henderson, John B. Henderson, Jr., A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., Gardner Greene Hubbard, Charles Evans Hughes, Carlisle H. Humelsine, Jerome C. Hunsaker, William Preston Johnston, Irwin B. Laughlin, Walter Lenox, Augustus P. Loring, John Maclean, William Beans Magruder, John Walker Maury, Montgomery Cunningham Meigs, John C. Merriam, R. Walton Moore, Roland S. Morris, Dwight W. Morrow, Richard Olney, Peter Parker, Noah Porter, William Campbell Preston, Owen Josephus Roberts, Richard Rush, William Winston Seaton, Alexander Roby Shepherd, William Tecumseh Sherman, Otho Robards Singleton, Joseph Gilbert Totten, John Thomas Towers, Frederic C. Walcott, Richard Wallach, Thomas J. Watson, Jr., James E. Webb, James Clarke Welling, Andrew Dickson White, Henry White, Theodore Dwight Woolsey.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum trustees  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 1, Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents, Minutes
Identifier:
Record Unit 1
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Minutes
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Professional practices for art museum curators

Author:
Association of Art Museum Curators  Search this
Physical description:
23 p. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2007
C2007
Topic:
Art museum curators  Search this
Museums--Curatorship  Search this
Art--Exhibition techniques  Search this
Call number:
N408 .P76 2007
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_833838

Employment, Phoenix Art Museum (Curator) - General

Collection Creator:
Rubin, David S., 1949-  Search this
Container:
Box 23, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1995-1996
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
David S. Rubin papers, 1960-2017. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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David S. Rubin papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-rubidavi-ref894

The Art of William Henry Holmes (Facebook Live Broadcast)

Creator:
Smithsonian Libraries  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2016-12-13T17:02:38.000Z
Topic:
Library science  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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SmithsonianLibraries
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianLibraries
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_UPITXy0zAEU

Accomodating Nature: The Photographs of Frank Gohlke

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2010-07-26T15:46:15.000Z
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Youtube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
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americanartmuseum
YouTube Channel:
americanartmuseum
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_eiV0DVjr_e8

Correspondence

Creator::
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - Chinese Art  Search this
Extent:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1985-1988, 1991
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Fu Shen, Curator of Chinese Art, documenting the exhibition "Challenging the Past: The Paintings of Chang Dai-chien," and relations between Thomas Lawton, Director, and non-Smithsonian colleagues. Materials include correspondence, much of which is written in Chinese.
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Art, Asian  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-234, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - Chinese Art, Correspondence
Identifier:
Accession 01-234
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Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa01-234

Correspondence

Creator::
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - American Art  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1981-1983
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records created and maintained by David Park Curry, Curator of American Art, documenting interactions with the public, scholars, and colleagues. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and enclosures.
Topic:
Art museum curators  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-247, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - American Art, Correspondence
Identifier:
Accession 01-247
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Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Correspondence

Creator::
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - American Art  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (2 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1986-1998
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Linda Merrill, Curator of American Art, documenting interactions with the public, scholars, and colleagues. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and enclosures.
Topic:
Art museum curators  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-088, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - American Art, Correspondence
Identifier:
Accession 02-088
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Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-088

Curatorial Correspondence

Creator::
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Curatorial Department  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (2 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1999-2000
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of materials documenting the professional and curatorial activities of Olga M. Viso, Curator of Contemporary Art. Materials include incoming and outgoing correspondence and memoranda.
Topic:
Art museum curators  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 03-084, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Curatorial Department, Curatorial Correspondence
Identifier:
Accession 03-084
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Curatorial Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa03-084

Curatorial Records

Creator::
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Curatorial Department  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1994-2003
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Judith Zilczer documenting her activities and research as Curator, Painting and Sculpture. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, meeting files, reports, exhibition schedules, manuscripts, and research notes.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2019; Transferring office; 12/14/84 memorandum, Massa to Davis; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 04-024, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Curatorial Department, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 04-024
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Curatorial Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa04-024

Loan Correspondence

Creator::
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Curatorial Department  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1999-2001
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Phyllis D. Rosenzweig, Curator, documenting incoming loans for the exhibition, Ed Ruscha. Materials include correspondence, images of objects, and copies of loan agreements.
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 04-130, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Curatorial Department, Loan Correspondence
Identifier:
Accession 04-130
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Loan Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa04-130

Curatorial Correspondence

Creator::
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Public Programs/Curatorial Division  Search this
Extent:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1991-1995
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the curatorial correspondence files, filed A-L, of Neal David Benezra, Chief Curator of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-068, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Public Programs/Curatorial Division, Curatorial Correspondence
Identifier:
Accession 05-068
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Curatorial Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa05-068

Curatorial Correspondence

Creator::
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Public Programs/Curatorial Division  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (2 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1980-1994
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the correspondence files of Judtih Zilczer, Curator of Paintings, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and covers such areas as exhibitions, donor relationships, budgetary matters, research fellowships, and fund raising.
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-070, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Public Programs/Curatorial Division, Curatorial Correspondence
Identifier:
Accession 05-070
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Curatorial Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa05-070

Publicity Records

Creator::
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Video recordings
Date:
1997-2003
Descriptive Entry:
This accession documents publicity of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG) in the non-print media and television interviews of HMSG staff. Materials include VHS videotapes.
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Publicity  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Museums -- Employees  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-103, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Office of Public Affairs, Publicity Records
Identifier:
Accession 05-103
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Publicity Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa05-103

General Correspondence

Creator:
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Extent:
2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1978-1999
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of general correspondence documenting the activities of the Renwick Gallery during the tenures of Lloyd E. Herman, Director, 1971-1986; Michael W. Monroe, Curator-in-Charge, 1986-1995; Kenneth R. Trapp, Curator-in-Charge, 1995-2003.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2015; Transferring office; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Art museum curators.  Search this
Art museums.  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-103, Renwick Gallery, General Correspondence
Identifier:
Accession 06-103
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General Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa06-103

Curatorial Records

Creator::
National Museum of African Art  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Brochures
Date:
1986-1995
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of curatorial records created and maintained by Philip L. Ravenhill, Chief Curator, 1987-1997. Exhibitions documented include: "Kalabari Ancestral Screens: Levels of Meaning;" "The African Deset, 1975-1977: Photographs by Bernard Plossu;" and "Yoruba: Nine Centuries of African Art and Thought." Materials include correspondence, memoranda, background materials, lender information, brochures, and proposals.
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Art, African  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-015, National Museum of African Art, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 09-015
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Curatorial Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa09-015

General Correspondence

Creator:
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1999-2003
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the general correspondence documenting the activities of the Renwick Gallery during the tenure of Kenneth R. Trapp, Curator-in-Charge, 1995-2003. Materials include correspondence and memoranda.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2019; Transferring office; 04/26/2010 memorandum, Toda to Robinson; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Art museum curators.  Search this
Art museums.  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-110, Renwick Gallery, General Correspondence
Identifier:
Accession 10-110
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General Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa10-110

General Correspondence

Creator:
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1983-1984, 1992-1994, 1996-1999
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the general correspondence documenting the activities of the Renwick Gallery during the tenures of Lloyd E. Herman, Director, 1971-1986; Michael W. Monroe, Curator-in-Charge, 1986-1995; and Kenneth R. Trapp, Curator-in-Charge, 1995-2003. Materials include correspondence and memoranda.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2015; Transferring office; 04/26/2010 memorandum, Toda to Robinson; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Art museum curators.  Search this
Art museum directors  Search this
Art museums.  Search this
Museums -- Administration.  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-138, Renwick Gallery, General Correspondence
Identifier:
Accession 10-138
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General Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa10-138

Records

Creator:
National Museum of American Art, Curatorial Dept  Search this
Extent:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1983-1989
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the read files from 1983-1989 for the National Museum of American Art, Curatorial Office. The read files contain mostly outgoing letters.
Topic:
Art museums.  Search this
Art museum curators.  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-092, National Museum of American Art, Curatorial Dept, Records
Identifier:
Accession 97-092
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa97-092

Judith K. Zilczer Papers

Creator::
Zilczer, Judith  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Drawings
Date:
circa 1974-1997
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of Judith K. Zilczer's personal research correspondence with professional organizations, universities, and individuals in the art world; papers written by Zilczer and presented at symposiums; and subject files on contemporary artists and art history.
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Art -- History  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Art patrons  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Drawings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-024, Judith K. Zilczer Papers
Identifier:
Accession 98-024
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Judith K. Zilczer Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa98-024

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