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Agency history, 1970-1992

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of American Studies  Search this
Subject:
Washburn, Wilcomb E  Search this
Skramstad, Harold K  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for History and Art  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for Research  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1970
1970-1992
Topic:
Historical museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00279
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_226775

Agency history, 1967-1985

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for History and Art  Search this
Subject:
Blitzer, Charles  Search this
Reinhardt, John E  Search this
Anderson, Dean W  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Education and Training  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1967
1967-1985
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00280
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_226776

Bureau Files, 1961-1985

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for History and Art  Search this
Subject:
Blitzer, Charles  Search this
Anderson, Dean W  Search this
Reinhardt, John E  Search this
Physical description:
90 cu. ft. processed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Date:
1975
1975-1984
1961-1985
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00884
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Bureau Files 1961-1985 [Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for History and Art]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_227769

American Revolution Bicentennial Records, 1962-1982

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for History and Art  Search this
Subject:
Hamilton, Susan A  Search this
Physical description:
43.31 cu. ft. processed holdings
Oversize materials processed holdings
Type:
Videotapes
Posters
Black-and-white photographs
Books
Manuscripts
Date:
1962
1962-1982
Topic:
American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976  Search this
Museums--Administration  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS01007
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American Revolution Bicentennial Records 1962-1982 [Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for History and Art]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_227770

Subject Files, 1964-1979

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for History and Art  Search this
Subject:
Blitzer, Charles  Search this
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
23 cu. ft. processed holdings
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
Date:
1968
1968-1985
1964-1979
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00742
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Subject Files 1964-1979 [Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for History and Art]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_220098

Budget Records, 1972-1984

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for History and Art  Search this
Subject:
Blitzer, Charles  Search this
Reinhardt, John E  Search this
Physical description:
12 cu. ft. processed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Date:
1980
1980-1985
1972-1984
Topic:
Budget  Search this
Budget process  Search this
Museum finance  Search this
Museums--Administration  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00743
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Budget Records 1972-1984 [Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for History and Art]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_220099

Project Records, 1978-1982

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for History and Art  Search this
Subject:
Roosevelt, Franklin D (Franklin Delano) 1882-1945  Search this
Franklin D. Roosevelt Centennial  Search this
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority  Search this
Physical description:
3 cu. ft. processed holdings
Oversize materials processed holdings
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Brochures
Manuscripts
Pamphlets
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1980
1980-1982
1978-1982
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Special events--Marketing  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00744
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Project Records 1978-1982 [Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for History and Art]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_220100

Hillwood Estate Records, 1960-1976

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for History and Art  Search this
Subject:
Blitzer, Charles  Search this
Post, Marjorie Merriweather  Search this
Hillwood Museum (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Date:
1960
1960-1976
Topic:
Budget  Search this
Budget process  Search this
Historic buildings  Search this
Historic gardens  Search this
Museums  Search this
Promotions of special events  Search this
Wills  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00740
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Hillwood Estate Records 1960-1976 [Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for History and Art]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_220101

Professional Activity Files, 1967-1982

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for History and Art  Search this
Subject:
Blitzer, Charles  Search this
Council for International Exchange of Scholars  Search this
Smith College  Search this
Yale Center for American Art and Material Culture  Search this
Physical description:
4.5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Date:
1967
1967-1982
Topic:
Professional associations  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00741
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Professional Activity Files 1967-1982 [Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for History and Art]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_220102

Correspondence, 1965-1984

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for History and Art  Search this
Subject:
Blitzer, Charles  Search this
Reinhardt, John E  Search this
Physical description:
10 cu. ft. processed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Date:
1965
1965-1984
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00745
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Correspondence 1965-1984 [Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for History and Art]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_220104

Records

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for History and Art  Search this
Extent:
58 cu. ft. (58 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Clippings
Newsletters
Manuscripts
Brochures
Architectural drawings
Date:
1965-1985
Descriptive Entry:
These records document an important change in the scope of the Smithsonian's concerns. Four of the bureaus and offices represented in these records existed in some form prior to 1964: the National Museum of American History, the Freer Gallery of Art, the National Museum of American Art, and the National Portrait Gallery. All the others were new enterprises for the Smithsonian and marked a great increase in the Institution's studies and collections in history and, especially, in art. These records follow the creation of major museum programs, including, in the cases of the HMSG, the NMAA, the NPG, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Renwick Gallery, the Anacostia Museum, and the Barney Studio House, the construction, renovation, and equipping of buildings, recruitment of staff, and development of programs.

In addition, the records concern the administration of the bureaus and offices reporting to the Assistant Secretary for History and Art, including relations with the Board of Regents and the Office of the Secretary, prospective donors, budgeting and planning for federal and private financial support, relations with other museums and scholarly institutions, recruitment and other personnel matters, and the details of routine administration.
Historical Note:
The position of assistant secretary for History and Art was authorized in 1964. In 1965 Charles Blitzer, formerly director of the Office of Education and Training, was named acting assistant secretary and served until 1968, when he was made assistant secretary, serving until 1983. John Reinhardt was acting assistant secretary, 1983-1984, followed by Dean W. Anderson, 1984-1985. In 1985 the office was abolished as part of an administrative reorganization. For additional information concerning the responsibilities of the office, see Record Units 104 and 281.

The Assistant Secretary for History and Art was responsible for overseeing the Smithsonian's programs concerned with those disciplines. These included the Anacostia Museum, the Archives of American Art, the Center for Asian Art (comprised of the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery), the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG), the Joseph Henry Papers, the National Museum of African Art, the National Museum of American History, the National Museum of American Art (NMAA, including the Renwick Gallery and Barney Studio House), the National Portrait Gallery (NPG), and the Office of American Studies.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Historical museums  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Clippings
Newsletters
Manuscripts
Brochures
Architectural drawings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 477, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for History and Art, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 477
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0477

NPG/Peale Papers Editorial Advisory Board, 1984

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for History and Art  Search this
Container:
Box 54 of 58
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 477, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for History and Art, Records
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Records
Records / Box 54
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0477-refidd1e10010

NPG/Personnel and Budget, 1983-1985

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for History and Art  Search this
Container:
Box 54 of 58
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 477, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for History and Art, Records
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Records
Records / Box 54
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0477-refidd1e10022

NPG/Collection (purchases and gifts), 1979-1983 (Deraniyagala Prints, Versailles Exhibit)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for History and Art  Search this
Container:
Box 54 of 58
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 477, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for History and Art, Records
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Records
Records / Box 54
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0477-refidd1e10033

NPG/Inventory, 1979-1983

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for History and Art  Search this
Container:
Box 54 of 58
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 477, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for History and Art, Records
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Records
Records / Box 54
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0477-refidd1e10044

National Museum of African Art/Official Name Change, 1981

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for History and Art  Search this
Container:
Box 54 of 58
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 477, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for History and Art, Records
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Records
Records / Box 54
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0477-refidd1e10055

NMAfA/Director's Office (logo), 1982-1984

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for History and Art  Search this
Container:
Box 54 of 58
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 477, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for History and Art, Records
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Records
Records / Box 54
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0477-refidd1e10066

NMAfA/Personnel and Budget, 1983-1984

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for History and Art  Search this
Container:
Box 54 of 58
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 477, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for History and Art, Records
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Records
Records / Box 54
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0477-refidd1e10077

NMAfA/Deaccessioning, 1984

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for History and Art  Search this
Container:
Box 54 of 58
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 477, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for History and Art, Records
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Records
Records / Box 54
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0477-refidd1e10089

NMAfA/Collections, Purchases Gifts and Exhibitions, 1979-1984

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for History and Art  Search this
Container:
Box 54 of 58
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 477, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for History and Art, Records
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Records
Records / Box 54
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0477-refidd1e10100

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