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Folder 3 Directory to Bicentennial Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 (published for NCFA, 1976, by Arno Press)

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American Art and Portrait Gallery. Library  Search this
Container:
Box 8 of 21
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 333, National Museum of American Art and Portrait Gallery. Library, Exhibition Records
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Exhibition Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Bicentennial Inventory of American Paintings

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American Art. Office of the Deputy Director  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 15
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 444, National Museum of American Art. Office of the Deputy Director, Records
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Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Records

Creator::
National Collection of Fine Arts. Office of Administration  Search this
Extent:
15 cu. ft. (30 document boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1964-1980
Descriptive Entry:
These records include administrative subject files, personnel records, financial and budgetary materials, and exhibition files. The administrative subject files contain letters, memoranda, reports, inventories, and other records which chronicle the day-to-day operations of NCFA. Among these are correspondence with NCFA curators and Smithsonian administrators; the development and opening of the Renwick Gallery; the Bicentennial Inventory of American Painting and other NCFA activities celebrating the Bicentennial of the American Revolution; correspondence concerning the purchase of the Juley Collection of photographs; and records documenting a number of NCFA-supervised museums and projects, such as the International Art Program (under both United States Information Agency and NCFA direction), the Barney Studio House, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES).

Personnel records include NCFA staff lists and organizational charts, curricula vitae, and position descriptions. Financial and budgetary records document NCFA administrative and exhibition budgets, 1966-1978. Exhibition records contain internal memoranda; correspondence with artists, agents, lending institutions, and corporate sponsors; lending agreements, expense reports, and other official receipts and records concerning the organization and implementation of exhibitions at both NCFA and the Renwick Gallery.
Historical Note:
Early administrative records of the National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA) were maintained in the Central Administrative File. See Record Unit 313.

David W. Scott served as Director, 1965-1968, and Robert Tyler Davis as Acting Director, 1969. Joshua C. Taylor was appointed Director in 1970 and held the position, 1970-1981.

Administrators during the period covered by the records were: Harry W. Zichterman and Louise W. Robinson, Administrative Officers, 1965-1968; Harry W. Zichterman, Administrative Officer, Planning and Budget, 1969-1970; George Riggs, Administrative Officer, 1971-1972; Harry Jordan, Administrative Officer, 1973, Assistant Director for Administration and Management, 1974-1976; and H. Eugene Kelson, Administrator, 1977-1980.
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 447, National Collection of Fine Arts. Office of Administration, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 447
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 2 Bicentennial Inventory of American Paintings (BIAP), 1973-1974

Collection Creator::
National Collection of Fine Arts. Office of Administration  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 30
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 447, National Collection of Fine Arts. Office of Administration, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Behind the Scenes - Bicentennial Inventory of American Paintings Executed Before 1914

Collection Creator::
National Collection of Fine Arts. Department of Education  Search this
Container:
Box 7 of 13
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 443, National Collection of Fine Arts. Department of Education, Program Records
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Program Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Central Administrative File, Records

Creator::
National Collection of Fine Arts  Search this
Extent:
59 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (116 document boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1908-1974
Descriptive Entry:
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 of Fine Arts (NCFA) Commission reports, and correspondence with Commission members, 1908-1972; NCFA fiscal material; memoranda between NCFA staff; NCFA policies and procedures; correspondence with Smithsonian administrators; exhibition material; gifts and purchases; renovation of the old Patent Office Building; correspondence with professional organizations; correspondence with state, local, and private art galleries; correspondence with universities concerning art programs and exhibits; and correspondence with federal agencies and foreign art museums. Projects and museums supported by NCFA, or responsible to NCFA, and documented in these records include the Barney Studio House; Bicentennial Inventory of American Painting; Cooper Union Museum; Renwick Gallery; and the White House art program seminars.

Important correspondents, organizations, and art museums, whose material appears in the records include the American Federation of Art, Archives of American Art, Adelyn D. Breeskin, Alexander Calder, Edith Halpert (Downtown Gallery), William H. Holmes, Harry Lowe, Stanton MacDonald-Wright, Paul Manship, National Council on the Arts, National Gallery of Art, George Rickey, and S. Dillon Ripley.

The index card file only partially indexes the records of the Central Files and is arranged alphabetically by name. An asterisk before a folder denotes that the folder contains art catalogs, pamphlets, or photographs of art work.
Historical Note:
The Central Administrative File was established in order to receive records of the director, assistant director, and copies and original incoming and outgoing correspondence carried on by museum curators, administrators, technicians, and research assistants. This system was discontinued in 1975.
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Art museum directors  Search this
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 313, National Collection of Fine Arts, Central Administrative File, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 313
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Central Administrative File, Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Bicentennial Inventory of American Paintings (Abigail Booth), 1971-1972

Collection Creator::
National Collection of Fine Arts  Search this
Container:
Box 16 of 117
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 313, National Collection of Fine Arts, Central Administrative File, Records
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Central Administrative File, Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Directory to the Bicentennial Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for History and Art  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 337, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for History and Art, American Revolution Bicentennial Records
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American Revolution Bicentennial Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folk Art Exhibit - People (Concerning Michigan State University organized exhibition, developed out of "Local Survey" project done in support of the Bicentennial Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914). 3/4" video tape.

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for History and Art  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 337, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for History and Art, American Revolution Bicentennial Records
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American Revolution Bicentennial Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 22 SI-1740, NCFA Bicentennial Inventory of American Paintings, Canceled, 12/9/76

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution., Management Analysis Office  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 294, Smithsonian Institution., Management Analysis Office, Records
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Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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NCFA - Bicentennial Inventory of American Paintings (1969-1971)

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for History and Art  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 104, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for History and Art, Records
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Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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2642-SI Bicentennial Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of Financial and Management Analysis  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 93-050, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Financial and Management Analysis, Registered Forms
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 33 SI-1768 Questionnaire: Bicentennial Inventory of American Paintings BOB 105-71001 Expired 5/1972

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Management Analysis Office  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 486, Smithsonian Institution, Management Analysis Office, Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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N/A, Publication "Directory to the Bicentennial Inventory of American Paintings," Booth, Arno Press, Inc.

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Contracts Office  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 470, Smithsonian Institution, Contracts Office, Records
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Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Samantha Ford Harper, (painting)

Painter:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Harper, Samantha Ford  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1859
Topic:
Portrait female--Waist length  Search this
Control number:
IAP 71510018
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
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Peter Bryan Bruin ?, (painting)

Painter:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Bruin, Peter Bryan  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1810
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Control number:
IAP 71510032
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
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Exhibition photography for "Bicentennial Inventory of American Paintings Executed Before 1914," [photographs]

Type:
Negatives (photographic)
Slides (photographs)
Date:
Ca. 1976
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art museums--Exhibitions  Search this
Image number:
EXH E0000060
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Directory to the bicentennial inventory of American paintings executed before 1914

Author:
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
211 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Indexes
Date:
1976
Topic:
Painting, American--Catalogs  Search this
Call number:
ND205 .S6 1976X
ND205 .S6 1976
ND205.S6 1976X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
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Grapes & Vine, (painting)

Painter:
Wheeler, Bertha  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1906
Topic:
Landscape  Search this
Control number:
IAP 71510001
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_151889

French Ladies Dueling, (painting)

Painter:
Bayard, Emile  Search this
Medium:
Pastel
Culture:
French  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Topic:
Recreation--Sport & Play--Dueling  Search this
Figure group--Female  Search this
Landscape  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Control number:
IAP 71510002
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_151890

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