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Agency history, 1973-

Creator:
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Herman, Lloyd E  Search this
Monroe, Michael W  Search this
Trapp, Kenneth R  Search this
Kennedy, Robyn  Search this
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy 1929-1994  Search this
Corcoran, W. W (William Wilson) 1798-1888  Search this
Renwick, James 1818-1895  Search this
Bell, Nicholas R  Search this
Thomas, Abraham (Museum curator)  Search this
Atkinson, Nora  Search this
Milosch, Jane  Search this
United States Court of Claims  Search this
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
Lafayette Park (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1973
1973-
Topic:
Museum curators  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00157
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_221207

Letter A. W. Innamorati to James Bradley, August 8, 1966, Page 1 of 1

Author:
Innamorati, A. W  Search this
Subject:
Bradley, James C. 1910-1984  Search this
Corcoran, W. W (William Wilson) 1798-1888  Search this
Renwick, James 1818-1895  Search this
Court of Claims Building  Search this
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
United States General Services Administration  Search this
United States Public Buildings Service  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Color ; Size: 8w x 10.5h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper
Type:
Document
Letters (correspondence)
Paper
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
August 8, 1966
Civil War, 1861-1865
1961-1970
Topic:
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Transfers  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Interagency Transfers  Search this
Letters  Search this
History  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-1432
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12965

Letter S. D. Ripley to Lyndon Johnson, June 22, 1965

Author:
Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001  Search this
Subject:
Johnson, Lyndon B (Lyndon Baines) 1908-1973  Search this
Corcoran, W. W (William Wilson) 1798-1888  Search this
Renwick, James 1818-1895  Search this
Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001  Search this
Court of Claims Building  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
United States President (1963-1969 : Johnson)  Search this
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 8w x 10.5h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper
Type:
Document
Letters (correspondence)
Paper
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
June 22, 1965
Civil War, 1861-1865
1961-1970
Topic:
Secretaries  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Interagency Transfers  Search this
History  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-1433 and SIA2011-1434
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12966
Online Media:

William Wilson Corcoran

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Corcoran, W. W (William Wilson) 1798-1888  Search this
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Sepia ; Size: 3.5w x 4.5h ; Type of Image: Portrait ; Medium: Card photograph
Type:
Portraits
Card photograph
Place:
United States
Date:
c. 1850
Civil War, 1861-1865
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Drawing  Search this
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Bankers  Search this
Philanthropists  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Art--Private collections  Search this
Art--Collectors and collecting  Search this
History  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-1430 and SA-410
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_6068

William Wilson Corcoran

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Corcoran, W. W (William Wilson) 1798-1888  Search this
Renwick, James 1818-1895  Search this
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8x10; Type of Image: Portrait; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Topic:
Philanthropists  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Standard number:
2002-10630
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9379

William Wilson Corcoran's home on H Street on Lafayette Square, Washington, DC

Creator:
Gruber, Martin A  Search this
Subject:
Corcoran, W. W (William Wilson) 1798-1888  Search this
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1919
C. 1920-1924
Topic:
Buildings  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007355 [SIA2010-1952]
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_291747

Records of the Robert Mills Papers Project, [xerographic and photographic copies]

Director:
Evelyn, Douglas E.  Search this
Names:
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848  Search this
Alexander, Robert L.  Search this
Bache, A. D. (Alexander Dallas), 1806-1867  Search this
Bryan, John  Search this
Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850  Search this
Clay, Henry  Search this
Clinton, DeWitt  Search this
Corcoran, W. W. (William Wilson), 1798-1888  Search this
Davis, Jefferson  Search this
Hoban, James  Search this
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826  Search this
Lafayette  Search this
Latrobe, Benjamin (architect)  Search this
Mills, Robert, 1781-1855  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860  Search this
Pierce, Franklin  Search this
Renwick, James, Sr.  Search this
Scott, Pamela  Search this
Trumbull, John, 1756-1843  Search this
Extent:
23.3 Cubic feet (50 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Construction records
Plans (drawings)
Date:
circa 1800-1860s, 1984-1989
Scope and Contents:
This collection is composed entirely of xerographic and photographic reproductions made for the Robert Mills Papers Project. The copies include correspondence, plans, federal legislation regarding proposed government construction projects, construction records, and material regarding people with a relation to Mills or one of his projects.

The material is organized into three series. The first is information relating to Mills' various projects, such as payroll lists; it is organized by state. The second consists of subject files on 163 individuals, all of whom have some relation to Mills. The last series is composed of reference and research materials from the project, including correspondence with various libraries and archives seeking material on Mills, ten reels of microfilm, and 46 diskettes containing typed transcriptions of the illegible documents included in the microfilm publication.

The documents included in this collection relate to the construction of Mills's buildings, but do not mention him specifically. Of all the papers collected for this project, this collection consists of copies of those documents that were not selected for microfilming. They are, therefore, not included in the microfilm publication.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into four series.

Series 1: Projects by state

Series 2: Individuals

Series 3: Reference Materials

Series 4: Camera Ready Copy
Biographical / Historical:
Robert Mills (1781 1855) was born in August, 1781, in Charleston, South Carolina. After completing grammar school he took classes under architect James Hoban.

Hoban left in 1792 to supervise construction of the President's House in Washington (which he designed). About 1799 Mills moved to Washington and began work as a draftsman of plans for the Capitol under Hoban. For about a year, Mills presumably lived with Thomas Jefferson, studying architecture from his library.

In 1802 Mills entered his first professional design competition for the design of South Carolina College, but did not win. From 1802 1809, Mills worked (with sporadic interuptions from assorted commissions) with Benjamin Latrobe, who was at the time the acting federal engineer of the Chesapeake and Delaware region. Under Latrobe he worked as a draftsman on the design of the U.S. Capitol and the Baltimore Cathedral.

In 1814 Mills received national recognition when he won the competition for the design of Baltimore's Washington Monument. He supervised its construction until 1820, when he moved back to South Carolina to become the civil architect for the state, designing several courthouses and jails throughout the area.

Mills moved back to Washington in 1829. In 1836 he won the competition for the design of the Treasury and began a long career as an architect for the Federal Government. It was during this time that Mills designed the buildings he is most widely known for: the Post Office and the Washington National Monument. He also supervised construction of the Patent Office and submitted preliminary designs for the Capitol extension and the Smithsonian Institution. He served under seven Presidents, retiring in 1851.
Provenance:
The colletion was donated by Douglas Evelyn.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Architects -- 19th century  Search this
Architecture -- United States  Search this
Architectural drawing  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- Copies -- 19th century
Construction Records
Plans (drawings)
Citation:
Records of the Robert Mills Papers Project, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0344
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep871ec2b20-9058-47dd-b366-87e7699af2f8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0344

American Louvre : a history of the Renwick Gallery building / Charles J. Robertson

Issuing body:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Author:
Robertson, Charles J. 1934-  Search this
Subject:
Corcoran, W. W (William Wilson) 1798-1888  Search this
Renwick, James 1818-1895  Search this
Renwick Gallery History  Search this
Physical description:
107 pages ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
2015
Topic:
Art museum architecture  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1056601

Donald McClelland papers

Creator:
McClelland, Donald  Search this
Names:
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Corcoran, W. W. (William Wilson), 1798-1888  Search this
Ezekiel, Moses Jacob, 1844-1917  Search this
MacLeod, William  Search this
Renwick, James, 1818-1895  Search this
Riggs, George Washington, 1813-1881  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1857-1968
Scope and Contents:
Papers collected by McClelland concerning the Corcoran Gallery of Art and Renwick Gallery including: letters from Moses Ezekiel to Dr. William McLeod, George Riggs, and William W. Corcoran, 1877-1883; a letter from James Renwick to Dr. William MacLeod [sic], and one to Corcoran, 1881; clippings and printed material concerning Ezekiel, Corcoran, Renwick, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art; correspondence regarding the John Howard Payne Monument at Tunis, l885; and photos of the Corcoran Mansion and grounds.
Biographical / Historical:
Art historian, Washington, D.C. On staff of Registrar's Office the National Collection of Fine Arts, renamed the National Museum of American Art.
Provenance:
Donated by Donald McClelland, who had the items copied from the Corcoran Gallery, D.C. Historical Society, and possibly other sources.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Art historians -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.mccldona
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9db6b0e2f-aab5-4e9f-ac64-5fc96d7a0a87
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mccldona

Corcoran Gallery of Art records

Creator:
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Names:
Corcoran, W. W. (William Wilson), 1798-1888  Search this
Extent:
44 Linear feet ((microfilmed on 19 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1860-1947
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; letterpress books; journals; and an account book.
REELS 246-264: Letterpress books, 1869-1945, containing copies of letters sent and each containing an alphabetical index, 1869-1908; a letterpress book of treasurer's reports; a journal of official proceedings of the trustees, continued as minutes; and a curator's journal.
REELS 702-721: ca. 20,000 letters received, 1870-January 1908.
REELS 830-832: Letters to William Wilson Corcoran and members of the board of trustees, regarding the formation of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1860-1874. The letters concern the design and construction of the building, the acquisition of works of art, appointment of staff, and shipment of works. Also included are correspondence and minutes of meetings, 1906-1907, regarding the 1907 painting exhibition.
REEL 1473: Register of letters received, 1869-1908, listing the name and place of the correspondent, the date the letter was written, received, and answered, and the subject of the letter.
REEL 2679 (fr. 1068-1109): An account book with records of American paintings sold in Corcoran's biennial exhibitions, 1907-1947, including titles of the works, the artist's name, catalog numbers for the paintings, the entry price, the purchase price and buyer's name.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1971-1982 by the Corcoran Gallery of Art.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Art -- Exhibitions -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Art -- Marketing  Search this
Function:
Art museums -- Washington (D.C.)
Identifier:
AAA.corcgall
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw938203c80-4537-4086-8831-54d322447e7d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-corcgall

Business and politics in America from the age of Jackson to the Civil War; the career biography of W.W. Corcoran

Author:
Cohen, Henry 1933-  Search this
Subject:
Corcoran, W. W (William Wilson) 1798-1888  Search this
Riggs National Bank  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 409 p. illus., ports. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1971
[1971]
Topic:
Business and politics  Search this
Finance--History  Search this
Call number:
CT275.C78 C6
CT275.C78 C6
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_8056

Corcoran

Author:
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Subject:
Corcoran, W. W (William Wilson) 1798-1888  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Physical description:
64 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1976
[c1976]
Call number:
N850 .A83X
N850.A83X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_83295

Smithsonian Institution, Board of Regents, Minutes, 1856

Author:
Board of Regents  Search this
Subject:
English, William Hayden  Search this
Magruder, William Beans Dr  Search this
Mason, James Murray  Search this
Warner, Hiram  Search this
Stanton, Benjamin 1809-1872  Search this
Totten, Joseph Gilbert 1788-1864  Search this
Hawley, Gideon 1785-1870  Search this
Pearce, James Alfred  Search this
Douglas, Stephen Arnold  Search this
Bache, A. D (Alexander Dallas) 1806-1867  Search this
Corcoran, W. W (William Wilson) 1798-1888  Search this
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Rush, Richard 1780-1859  Search this
Taney, Roger Brooke 1777-1864  Search this
Badger, George Edmund 1795-1866  Search this
Felton, Cornelius Conway 1807-1862  Search this
Regents Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Board of Regents Committee on Finance and Investment  Search this
Board of Regents  Search this
Physical description:
Number of pages: 3; Page numbers: 590-592
Type:
Election of officers
Board of Regents
Date:
1856
June 18, 1856
Topic:
Board of Regents--Financial policies  Search this
Board of Regents  Search this
Publisher:
Washington: Smithsonian Institution
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14334

A Niche for Moses Ezekiel

Author:
Hendron, Michael C  Search this
Subject:
Ezekiel, Moses Jacob 1844-1917  Search this
Corcoran, W. W (William Wilson) 1798-1888  Search this
Renwick, James 1818-1895  Search this
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Physical description:
p. 2
Date:
Spring 1993
Topic:
Biography  Search this
Statues  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Publisher:
Washington, DC Smithsonian Institution, Office of Architectural History & Historic Preservation
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_3807

Corcoran Gallery Returned to W. W. Corcoran

Subject:
Corcoran, W. W (William Wilson) 1798-1888  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Renwick Gallery)  Search this
Date:
May 10, 1869
Topic:
Buildings  Search this
Gifts  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_243

Architectural History of the Renwick Gallery of Art, 1859

Subject:
Jacobson, Hugh Newell  Search this
Corcoran, W. W (William Wilson) 1798-1888  Search this
Herman, Lloyd E  Search this
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy 1929-1994  Search this
Renwick, James 1818-1895  Search this
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art Early History  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Type:
Second Empire
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1859-1873
Civil War, 1861-1865
Topic:
Museum architecture  Search this
Architecture--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Historic buildings  Search this
Architecture--Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Buildings--Conservation and restoration  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14439

New American Art Museums

Author:
Searing, Helen  Search this
Subject:
Corcoran, W. W (William Wilson) 1798-1888  Search this
Renwick, James 1818-1895  Search this
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates  Search this
Date:
1982
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Buildings  Search this
Museums  Search this
Biography  Search this
Bibliography  Search this
Publisher:
New York Whitney Museum of American Art in association with University of California Press
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_2648

Corcoran Gallery of Art Chartered by Congress

Subject:
Corcoran, W. W (William Wilson) 1798-1888  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
United States Congress  Search this
Date:
May 24, 1870
Topic:
Taxation--Law and legislation  Search this
Museums--Law and legislation  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Art--Private collections  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_383

Construction of Corcoran Gallery of Art

Subject:
Corcoran, W. W (William Wilson) 1798-1888  Search this
Johnson, Lyndon B (Lyndon Baines) 1908-1973  Search this
Meigs, Montgomery C (Montgomery Cunningham) 1816-1892  Search this
Renwick, James 1818-1895  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts)  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
Renwick Gallery)  Search this
Smithsonian Gallery of Art  Search this
United States. Army  Search this
United States Court of Claims  Search this
Date:
1859
Topic:
Buildings  Search this
Building  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_52

American Louvre: a history of the Renwick Gallery building

Author:
Robertson, Charles J. 1934-  Search this
Subject:
Corcoran, W. W (William Wilson) 1798-1888  Search this
Meigs, Montgomery C (Montgomery Cunningham) 1816-1892  Search this
Renwick, James 1818-1895  Search this
Court of Claims Building  Search this
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art Early History  Search this
United States Court of Claims  Search this
Physical description:
Number of pages: 107; Page numbers: 1-107
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
2015
Civil War, 1861-1865
Topic:
Building--Conservation and renovation  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Architecture--Washington (D.C.)  Search this
History  Search this
Publisher:
Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian American Art Museum
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14513

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