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Departmental Records

Creator::
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Extent:
25 cu. ft. (25 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Exhibition catalogs
Architectural drawings
Floor plans
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Color photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color negatives
Date:
1957, 1961-1989, 1997-2003
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records 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. Topics covered include art organizations; craft fairs and craft schools; correspondence with museums within and outside of the United States and with artists; the museum shop; exhibitions; repair and renovation of the Renwick Gallery building; special events; and lectures.

Exhibitions documented include: The Object As Poet; Craft Multiples; Americas: The Decorative Arts in Latin America in the Era of the Revolution; Costumes from Arab World; The Decorative Designs of Frank Lloyd Wright; Design Is. . .; The Grand Renwick Souvenir Show; Ryijy Rugs from Finland: 200 Years of a Textile Art; Irena Brynner: Jewelry Since 1950; A Feast of Color: Corpus Christi Dance Costumes from Ecuador; Grass; Arne Jacobsen: Danish Architect and Designer; An Interior Decorated: Joyce Kozloff; The Designs of Raymond Loewy; Glass by Dale Chihuly: The Cylinder and Basket Series; Signs of Life: Symbols in the American City; Ronald Pearson: Silver and Gold; Bo'Jou Neefee! Profiles of Canadian Indian Art; French Folk Art; Figure and Fantasy; A Modern Consciousness: D. J. DePree and Florence Knoll; New Stained Glass; Belgian Lace; Man Made Mobile: The Western Saddle; Contemporary Textile Art from Austria; The New Fabric Surface: Printed, Painted, and Dyed; 200 Years of Royal Copenhagen Porcelain; Boxes and Bowls: Decorated Containers by the 19th Century Haida, Tlingit, and Tsimshian Indian Artists; Contemporary Nigerian Art: Craftsmen from Oshogbo; Painted Weavings by Lia Cook and Neda Alhilali; Twills With Titles: H. Theodore Hallman, Weaver Kenneth G. Mills, Poet; Skoogfors, 20th Century Goldsmith; The Woven and Graphic Art of Anni Albers; Material Evidence: New Color Techniques in Handmade Furniture; Masterworks of Louis Comfort Tiffany; Bound to Vary: Billy Budd, Sailor; The Boat Show: Fantastic Vessels, Fictional Voyages; Treasures from the Land, Twelve New Zealand Craftsmen and their Native Materials; Harvey K. Littleton Retrospective Exhibition; Celebration: A World of Art and Ritual; Dan Dailey: Glass, 1972-1987; Material Evidence: New Color Techniques in Handmade Furniture; Lost and Found Traditions: Native American Art 1965-1985; Clay Revisions: Plate, Cup, Vase; American Art Pottery; Stephen de Staebler: The Figure; The Goldsmith; Chicago Furniture; The Tibetan Yak in Art and Craft; Contemporary Australian Ceramics; Edward Colonna; Scandinavian Modern 1880-1980; The Animal Image: Contemporary Objects and the Beast; William Harper: Recent Works in Enamel; Georg Jensen, Silversmithy: 77 Artists, 75 Years; The Harmonious Craft: American Musical Instruments; Cynthia Schira: New Work; Lafayette Square, 1963-1983: Architecture, Preservation, and the Presidency; Quilts from the Indiana Amish; Russia: The Land, The People, 1840-1910; Frank Lloyd Wright and the Johnson Wax Building: Creating a Corporate Cathedral; Fanfare: Fans from the 18th Century - 20th Century, Parts I, II, III; Architecture in Silver; The Art of Turned Wood Bowls; The Flexible Medium: Art Fabric from the Museum's Collection; Threads: Seven American Artists and Their Miniature Textile Pictures; Paint on Wood: Decorated American Furniture Since the 17th Century; Venini Glass; American Art Deco; New Glass; American Porcelain: New Expressions in an Ancient Art; Good as Gold: Alternative Materials in American Jewelry; Newcomb Pottery; Clay for Walls; Russel Wright: American Designer; and A Century of Ceramics in the U.S., 1878-1978.

Some of these materials date from the time when the Smithsonian American Art Museum was known as the National Collection of Fine Arts and the National Museum of American Art. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, trip reports, brochures, staff meeting notes, artists' surveys, images, exhibition catalogs, checklists, postcards, invitations, brochures, exhibition labels, research materials, architectural drawings, floor plans, and clippings.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Art museum directors  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Lectures and lecturing  Search this
Craft festivals  Search this
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Special events  Search this
Museum stores  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Exhibition catalogs
Architectural drawings
Floor plans
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Color photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color negatives
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-128, Renwick Gallery, Departmental Records
Identifier:
Accession 10-128
See more items in:
Departmental Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa10-128

Departmental Records, 1957, 1961-2009

Creator:
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Herman, Lloyd E  Search this
Scott, David W. 1916-  Search this
Taylor, Joshua C (Joshua Charles) 1917-1981  Search this
Monroe, Michael W  Search this
Davis, Robert Tyler  Search this
Trapp, Kenneth R  Search this
Milosch, Jane  Search this
Hergesheimer, Marguerite  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
3 cu. ft. processed holdings
35.25 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Clippings
Exhibition catalogs
Color photographs
Floor plans
Black-and-white negatives
Color transparencies
Brochures
Architectural drawings
Color negatives
Date:
1957
1957-2009
1957, 1961-2009
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museums--Acquisitions  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Lectures and lecturing  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Publications  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Art museum directors  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00377
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Departmental Records 1957, 1961-2009 [Renwick Gallery]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219777

Records, 1966-1980, with related records from 1961

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for History and Art  Search this
Subject:
Blitzer, Charles  Search this
Post, Marjorie Merriweather  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for History and Art American Revolution Bicentennial Coordinator's Office  Search this
Carnegie Mansion (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Education and Training  Search this
Hillwood Museum (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology  Search this
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Archives  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Administration  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for Museum Programs  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Museum  Search this
Physical description:
48 cu. ft. (48 record storage boxes)
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Collection descriptions
Black-and-white photographs
Clippings
Sound recordings
Newsletters
Manuscripts
Pamphlets
Date:
1961
1961-1980
1966-1980, with related records from 1961
Topic:
American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976  Search this
Toward Our Third Century  Search this
Museums--Administration  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000281
See more items in:
Subject Files 1964-1979 [Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for History and Art]
Budget Records 1972-1984 [Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for History and Art]
Bureau Files 1961-1985 [Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for History and Art]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216850

Project Files, 1963-2016

Creator:
Smithsonian Facilities  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Museum Support Center  Search this
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
National Postal Museum (U.S.)  Search this
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center  Search this
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration, and Storage Facility  Search this
Quadrangle Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)  Search this
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum  Search this
National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) George Gustav Heye Center  Search this
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) Cultural Resources Center  Search this
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Libraries  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Safety, Health, and Environmental Management  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Service Center (Landover, Md.)  Search this
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center  Search this
Victor Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Capital Gallery Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)  Search this
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Physical description:
150.25 cu. ft. (84 record storage boxes) (149 blueprint storage boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Newspapers
Clippings
Compact discs
Digital versatile discs
Floppy disks
Electronic records
Architectural drawings
Floor plans
Drawings
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color transparencies
Date:
1963
1963-2016
Topic:
Buildings--Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 17-006
See more items in:
Project Files circa 1930-2018 [Smithsonian Facilities]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_391550

Renwick Committee Meeting; British Crafts Exhibition; SITES Exhibition

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1969
July-August, 1969
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1556R1]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_372575

Consultant Designer Records, 1966-1969

Creator:
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Patent Office Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
2 cu. ft. processed holdings
Type:
Floor plans
Manuscripts
Date:
1966
1966-1969
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Buildings--Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Architecture--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS01450
See more items in:
Consultant Designer Records 1966-1969 [National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_287087

Exhibition Records, 1920-2004

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Registrar's Office  Search this
Subject:
Renwick Gallery  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Office of Registration and Collections Management  Search this
Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of Registration and Collections Management  Search this
Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of the Registrar  Search this
Physical description:
36.33 cu. ft. processed holdings
37.5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Color photographs
Color negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Floor plans
Floppy disks
Brochures
Color transparencies
Electronic records
Date:
1920
1920-2004
Topic:
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Museum registrars  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00565
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Exhibition Records 1920-2004 [Smithsonian American Art Museum Registrar's Office]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219731

Exhibition Records, c. 1910-1986

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum and Portrait Gallery Library  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Renwick Gallery  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
10.43 cu. ft. processed holdings
1.38 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Exhibition catalogs
Sound recordings
Motion pictures (visual works)
Date:
1910
1910-1986
c 1910-1986
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Museum libraries  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00545
See more items in:
Exhibition Records c. 1910-1986 [Smithsonian American Art Museum and Portrait Gallery Library]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219753

Exhibition Records, 1963-2000

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of Design and Production  Search this
Subject:
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of Exhibition and Design  Search this
Physical description:
35.43 cu. ft. processed holdings
9.20 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Oversize materials unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Exhibition catalogs
Posters
Floor plans
Drawings
Date:
1963
1963-2000
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00501
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Exhibition Records 1963-2000 [Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of Design and Production]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219765

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