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Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary. Special Assistant to the Secretary for Fine Arts  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1965
Descriptive Entry:
These records primarily consist of form letters answering Beggs' survey. Other records pertaining to this collection such as charters and annual reports have been dispersed in the National Museum of American Art and Portrait Gallery Library.
Historical Note:
The position of Special Assistant to the Secretary for Fine Arts was created in 1965. Thomas M. Beggs, who had served as Director of the National Collection of Fine Arts, 1948-1964, held the position until his retirement in 1965. He was charged with surveying American and foreign art museums concerning the development of contemporary art in this country.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 441, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Special Assistant to the Secretary for Fine Arts, Survey Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 441
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Survey Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0441