This accession consists of the correspondence file of Christine Minter-Dowd, who worked for Richard H. Howland (Special Assistant to the Secretary), and pertains to
the Firestone Silver Collection catalog project. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, research notes, and architectural drawings and sketches.
Syllabus and notes from a museum course taught by Paul J. Sachs at the Fogg Art Museum, "Fine Arts 15a: Museum Work and Museum Problems," 41 meetings, Oct. 5, 1931- April 18, 1932 (mimeographed), collected by Howland when he was a student in this class at Harvard University; and a pamphlet "The Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University," by Richard J. Bach, undated.
Biographical / Historical:
Art historian, lecturer, museum administrator, preservationist; Washington, D.C. Publications include Architecture of Baltimore, A Pictorial History, 1953 and Greek Lamps and Their Survivals, 1966. President of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1956-1960 and Chairman of the Department of Civil History, Smithsonian Institution, 1960-1967.
Donated 1979 by Dr. Richard H. Howland.
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