Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary Search this
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
This accession consists of records documenting the administrative activities of David J. Skorton during his second year as Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.
The records document issues with regard to the Institution's museums, exhibitions, research, fundraising, programs, and special events. Materials include correspondence, memoranda,
and notes; budget summaries; agreements; polices and guidelines; reports; proposals; meeting agendas and minutes; information about gifts, awards, committees, corporate sponsorship,
personnel management, publications, government agencies, speaking engagements, professional societies, members of Congress, and the Board of Regents; invitations; newspaper
clippings; photographs; articles; and brochures. Listings in bold indicate both the topic of folder contents and major subheadings from the Secretary's office file plan.
Restricted for 15 years. until Jan-01-2032; Transferring office; 3/19/1970 memorandum, Lytle to Ripley; Contact reference staff for details.
National Portrait Gallery. Office of the Director Search this
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
These records document the activities of Alan Maxwell Fern, Director (1982-2000). Materials include biographies, resumes, correspondence, memoranda, photographs, newspaper
clippings, lectures, speeches, and other writings.
1 Item (Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet., 5" x 4".)
Scope and Contents:
Copy negative of engraved text of Lincoln's Gettsburgh Address overlaying Lincoln's statue. No ink on negative. "KODAK SAFETY 416" edge imprint. No Scurlock number.
Collection is open for research.
Series 8: Business Records, Subseries 8.1: Studio Session Registers are restricted. Digital copies available for research. See repository for details.
Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view negatives due to cold storage. Using negatives requires a three hour waiting period. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
When the Museum purchased the collection from the Estate of Robert S. Scurlock, it obtained all rights, including copyright. The earliest photographs in the collection are in the public domain because their term of copyright has expired. The Archives Center will control copyright and the use of the collection for reproduction purposes, which will be handled in accordance with its standard reproduction policy guidelines. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Acetate film
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
The collection was acquired with assistance from the Eugene Meyer Foundation. Elihu and Susan Rose and the Save America's Treasures program, provided funds to stabilize, organize, store, and create digital surrogates of some of the negatives. Processing and encoding funded by a grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources.
National Museum of the American Indian. Office of the Director Search this
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
This accession consists of records documenting the public speaking engagements of W. Richard West, Director of the National Museum of the American Indian, 1990-2007.
Materials include transcripts of speeches, correspondence and memoranda, background documents, images, an audio cassette, and a publication. Some materials are in electronic
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2021; Transferring office; 1/30/1997 memorandum, Sandoval to Johnstone; Contact reference staff for details.