SIA Acc. 09-066, National Portrait Gallery (U.S.) Dept. of Exhibitions and Collections Management, Exhibition Records, 1979-1983, 1988, 2008

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Summary

Creator:
National Portrait Gallery (U.S.) Dept. of Exhibitions and Collections Management
Title:
Exhibition Records, 1979-1983, 1988, 2008
Dates:
1979, 1979-1983, 1979-1983, 1988, 2008
Summary:
This accession consists of records which document the various aspects of exhibition development, planning, design and publicity for the exhibition, "Champions of American Sport." This was the first major art exhibit devoted to outstanding American sports personalities and to the aesthetic qualities of sport and human movement. It consisted of over 100 photographs, portraits, and sculptures ranging in date from the 1830s to the 1980s. Materials include correspondence and memoranda; permissions; lender files; research files; black-and-white photographs, transparencies, and negatives; color photographs, transparencies, and negatives; exhibition scripts; and brochures. Some materials are in electronic format
Topics:
Art museums, Art, American, Athletes, Athletics, Exhibitions, Museum exhibits, Portraits, American, Sports--History, Sports, Professional sports
Subject:
Champions of American Sport (Exhibition) (1981: Washington, D.C.)
Form/Genre:
Manuscripts, Collection descriptions, Brochures, Compact discs, Black-and-white photographs, Black-and-white negatives, Black-and-white transparencies, Color negatives, Color photographs, Color transparencies
Local Number:
SIA Acc. 09-066
Physical Description:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)

Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 09-066

National Portrait Gallery, Dept. of Exhibitions and Collections Management

Exhibition Records, 1979-1983, 1988, 2008

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Portrait Gallery, Dept. of Exhibitions and Collections Management
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: 1979-1983, 1988, 2008
Quantity: 8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 09-066
Language of Materials: English

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records which document the various aspects of exhibition development, planning, design and publicity for the exhibition, "Champions of American Sport." This was the first major art exhibit devoted to outstanding American sports personalities and to the aesthetic qualities of sport and human movement. It consisted of over 100 photographs, portraits, and sculptures ranging in date from the 1830s to the 1980s. Materials include correspondence and memoranda; permissions; lender files; research files; black-and-white photographs, transparencies, and negatives; color photographs, transparencies, and negatives; exhibition scripts; and brochures. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Access Restriction

Boxes 2-5 contain materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid. Transferring office; 12/31/08 memorandum, Toda to Kelly; Contact reference staff for details.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-066, National Portrait Gallery, Dept. of Exhibitions and Collections Management, Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

Organizational Files

General - 2008 Review of Exhibition Files (includes electronic records)

Box 1 of 8

General - Information, 1980-1982

Box 1 of 8

General - Correspondence, 1980-1982, 1988

Box 1 of 8

Audiovisual - General, 1981

Box 1 of 8

Audiovisual - The American Film Institute, 1980-1981

Box 1 of 8

Audiovisual - Dick Young Productions, 1980-1981

Box 1 of 8

Audiovisual - Major League Baseball Productions, 1981

Box 1 of 8

Audiovisual - NFL Films, 1981

Box 1 of 8

Audiovisual - Sherman Grinberg Film Libraries, 1981

Box 1 of 8

Audiovisual - Sportlite Films, 1980-1981

Box 1 of 8

Audiovisual - Home Box Office (HBO), 1982-1983 (3 folders)

Box 1 of 8

Catalog - Distribution, 1981

Box 1 of 8

Catalog - Returned Illustration Permission, 1980

Box 1 of 8

Catalog - Harry Abrams, 1980-1982 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 8

Champions Exhibition Script

Box 1 of 8

Philip Morris, 1980-1981

Box 1 of 8

Labels, 1981

Box 1 of 8

Publicity - General, 1981-1982

Box 1 of 8

Publicity - Carole Sorell, 1980-1982

Box 1 of 8

Tour/Traveling Files

Art Transport, 1981

Box 1 of 8

Box 2

Champions - Other museums requesting show, 1980-1981

Box 2 of 8

Champions - Shipping, 1981-1982

Box 2 of 8

Champions - Trucking/Shipping estimates for tour, 1979-1981

Box 2 of 8

Venue - American Museum of Natural Science - Traveling Exhibition, 1981-1982

Box 2 of 8

Venue - Chicago Historical Society - Traveling Exhibition, 1981-1982

Box 2 of 8

Venue (dropped) - Children's Museum, Indianapolis, 1981

Box 2 of 8

Lender Files

Lender Files (32 folders) [RESTRICTED]

Box 2 of 8

Box 3

Lender Files (59 folders) [RESTRICTED]

Box 3 of 8

Box 4

Lender Files (38 folders) [RESTRICTED]

Box 4 of 8

Box 5

Lender Files (7 folders) [RESTRICTED]

Box 5 of 8

Non-Lender Image Source Files

ACME

Box 5 of 8

AP

Box 5 of 8

Bettman

Box 5 of 8

Culver

Box 5 of 8

INP

Box 5 of 8

Keystone Press Photos

Box 5 of 8

National Archives

Box 5 of 8

Photo World

Box 5 of 8

Sports Illustrated (2 folders)

Box 5 of 8

United Press International (UPI)

Box 5 of 8

Wide World Photos

Box 5 of 8

Research Files by Sport

General research - Sports bibliography

Box 5 of 8

General research - History

Box 5 of 8

General research - Movie posters

Box 5 of 8

Auto racing - General

Box 5 of 8

Auto racing - Indianapolis Speedway poster

Box 5 of 8

Auto racing - Ralph DePalma

Box 5 of 8

Auto racing - A. J. Foyt

Box 5 of 8

Auto racing - Barney Oldfield

Box 5 of 8

Auto racing - Richard Petty

Box 5 of 8

Auto racing - Wilbur Shaw

Box 5 of 8

Box 6

Baseball - General

Box 6 of 8

Baseball - Baseball Immortals: The Photographs of Charles Martin Colon

Box 6 of 8

Baseball - Hank Aaron

Box 6 of 8

Baseball - Roberto Clemente

Box 6 of 8

Baseball - Ty Cobb

Box 6 of 8

Baseball - Joe DiMaggio

Box 6 of 8

Baseball - Lou Gehrig

Box 6 of 8

Baseball - King Kelley ("Slide Kelley Slide")

Box 6 of 8

Baseball - Bill Klem

Box 6 of 8

Baseball - Sandy Koufax

Box 6 of 8

Baseball - Kenesaw Mountain Landis (commissioner)

Box 6 of 8

Baseball - Mickey Mantle

Box 6 of 8

Baseball - Christy Mathewson

Box 6 of 8

Baseball - Willie Mays

Box 6 of 8

Baseball - Satchel Paige

Box 6 of 8

Baseball - Jackie Robinson

Box 6 of 8

Baseball - Babe Ruth

Box 6 of 8

Baseball - Casey Stengel (manager)

Box 6 of 8

Baseball - Ted Williams

Box 6 of 8

Basketball - General

Box 6 of 8

Basketball - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Box 6 of 8

Basketball - Red Auerbach (coach)

Box 6 of 8

Basketball - Wilt Chamberlain

Box 6 of 8

Basketball - Bob Cousy

Box 6 of 8

Basketball - Hank Luisetti

Box 6 of 8

Basketball - George Mikan

Box 6 of 8

Basketball - James Naismith

Box 6 of 8

Basketball - Willis Reed

Box 6 of 8

Basketball - Oscar Robertson

Box 6 of 8

Basketball - Bill Russell

Box 6 of 8

Basketball - John Wooden (college coach)

Box 6 of 8

Bicycling - Bicycle Racing

Box 6 of 8

Bicycling - Six Day Bicycle Race - William L'Engle (Whitney)

Box 6 of 8

Bicycling - Frank L. Kramer (1980's)

Box 6 of 8

Bicycling - Major Taylor

Box 6 of 8

Bicycling - A. A. Zimmerman

Box 6 of 8

Boxing - General

Box 6 of 8

Boxing - Both Members of This Club - George Bellows

Box 6 of 8

Boxing - Boxers by Duane Hanson

Box 6 of 8

Boxing - Muhammad Ali

Box 6 of 8

Boxing - Gentleman Jim Corbett

Box 6 of 8

Boxing - Jack Dempsey

Box 6 of 8

Boxing - Nat Fleisher

Box 6 of 8

Boxing - Jack Johnson

Box 6 of 8

Boxing - Joe Louis

Box 6 of 8

Boxing - Rocky Marciano

Box 6 of 8

Boxing - Tex Rickard (promoter)

Box 6 of 8

Boxing - Sugar Ray Robinson

Box 6 of 8

Boxing - John L. Sullivan (19th century)

Box 6 of 8

Football - General

Box 6 of 8

Football - College Football Hall of Fame

Box 6 of 8

Football - Sammy Baugh

Box 6 of 8

Football - Jim Brown

Box 6 of 8

Football - Walter Camp (19th century)

Box 6 of 8

Football - Red Grange

Box 6 of 8

Football - George Halas

Box 6 of 8

Box 7

Football - Vince Lombardi

Box 7 of 8

Football - Bronko Nagurski

Box 7 of 8

Football - Joe Namath

Box 7 of 8

Football - Knute Rockne

Box 7 of 8

Football - Gale Sayers

Box 7 of 8

Football - O. J. Simpson

Box 7 of 8

Football - Amos Alonso Stagg

Box 7 of 8

Football - Johnny Unitas

Box 7 of 8

Football - Pop Warner

Box 7 of 8

Golf - General

Box 7 of 8

Golf - Patty Berg

Box 7 of 8

Golf - Ben Hogan

Box 7 of 8

Golf - Bobby Jones

Box 7 of 8

Golf - Jack Nicklaus

Box 7 of 8

Golf - Francis Ouimet

Box 7 of 8

Golf - Arnold Palmer

Box 7 of 8

Hockey - General

Box 7 of 8

Hockey - Gordon Howe

Box 7 of 8

Hockey - Bobby Hull

Box 7 of 8

Hockey - Bobby Orr

Box 7 of 8

Horse Racing - General

Box 7 of 8

Horse Racing - New York Racing Association

Box 7 of 8

Horse Racing - Textile/Eclipse vs. Henry Winterthur and Saratoga Springs

Box 7 of 8

Horse Racing - Trotting

Box 7 of 8

Horse Racing - Eddie Arcaro

Box 7 of 8

Horse Racing - August Belmont (owner)

Box 7 of 8

Horse Racing - James Fitzsimmons (trainer)

Box 7 of 8

Horse Racing - Isaac Murphy (19th century)

Box 7 of 8

Horse Racing - Earl Sande

Box 7 of 8

Horse Racing - Willie Shoemaker

Box 7 of 8

Horse Racing - Hiram Woodruff

Box 7 of 8

Polo - General

Box 7 of 8

Polo - Tommy Hitchcock

Box 7 of 8

Rodeo - General

Box 7 of 8

Rodeo - Larry Mahan

Box 7 of 8

Skating - Figure Skating

Box 7 of 8

Skating - Ice Bird (Skater) by R. Tait McKenzie

Box 7 of 8

Skating - Tenley Albright

Box 7 of 8

Skating - Dick Button

Box 7 of 8

Skating - Peggy Fleming

Box 7 of 8

Skating - Jackson Haines (19th century)

Box 7 of 8

Skating - Eric Heiden

Box 7 of 8

Skating - Sonja Henie

Box 7 of 8

Swimming - General

Box 7 of 8

Swimming - Plunger (Swimmer preparing to dive) by R. Tait McKenzie

Box 7 of 8

Swimming - Gertrude Ederle

Box 7 of 8

Swimming - Duke Kahanmouku

Box 7 of 8

Swimming - Mark Spitz

Box 7 of 8

Swimming - Johnny Weismuller

Box 7 of 8

Tennis - General

Box 7 of 8

Tennis - Arthur Ashe

Box 7 of 8

Tennis - Don Budge

Box 7 of 8

Tennis - Pancho Gonzalez

Box 7 of 8

Tennis - Billie Jean King

Box 7 of 8

Tennis - Jack Kramer

Box 7 of 8

Tennis - Helen Wills Moody

Box 7 of 8

Tennis - Bill Tilden

Box 7 of 8

Track and Field - General

Box 7 of 8

Track and Field - Jesse Owens by R. Tait McKenzie

Box 7 of 8

Track and Field - Winner by R. Tait McKenzie

Box 7 of 8

Track and Field - William Jackson (19th century)

Box 7 of 8

Track and Field - Bob Mathias

Box 7 of 8

Track and Field - Jesse Owens

Box 7 of 8

Track and Field - Wilma Rudolph

Box 7 of 8

Track and Field - Jim Ryun

Box 7 of 8

Box 8

Track and Field - Jim Thorpe

Box 8 of 8

Track and Field - Edward Payson Weston (19th century)

Box 8 of 8

Track and Field - Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Box 8 of 8

Yachting - Painting of the Yacht Maria

Box 8 of 8

Yachting - Sailing

Box 8 of 8

Yachting - Emil (Bus) Mosbacher, Jr.

Box 8 of 8

Yachting - Painting of the yacht Maria

Box 8 of 8

Yachting - John Stevens (founder)

Box 8 of 8

Public and Private Collections

Letters to museums describing exhibition, 1979

Box 8 of 8

Jeremy Chisholm (Polo)

Box 8 of 8

Cincinnati Historical Society

Box 8 of 8

Citizens Savings Hall of Fame

Box 8 of 8

Halls of Fame

Box 8 of 8

Barry Halper

Box 8 of 8

Duke Hott

Box 8 of 8

Harris Lewine

Box 8 of 8

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Box 8 of 8

Sports Artists

General

Box 8 of 8

Sports subjects in works of art list, University of Bridgeport

Box 8 of 8

Carl Beetz

Box 8 of 8

Joe Brown

Box 8 of 8

John Steuart Curry

Box 8 of 8

Joseph Golinkin

Box 8 of 8

Robert Handville

Box 8 of 8

Duane Hanson

Box 8 of 8

Peter Helck

Box 8 of 8

Ron Kleeman

Box 8 of 8

Neil Leifer

Box 8 of 8

David Levine

Box 8 of 8

Harris Lewine

Box 8 of 8

R. Tait McKenzie

Box 8 of 8

LeRoy Neiman

Box 8 of 8

Marjorie Phillips

Box 8 of 8

Robert Riggs

Box 8 of 8

Norman Rockwell

Box 8 of 8

Mary Jo Schwalbach

Box 8 of 8

Kendall Shaw

Box 8 of 8

Clemente Spampinato

Box 8 of 8

People and Sports Dropped from the Exhibition

Dropped or refused loan requests

Box 8 of 8

People dropped from show

Box 8 of 8

Hobey Baker

Box 8 of 8

Red Barber

Box 8 of 8

Billiards

Box 8 of 8

Bowling

Box 8 of 8

Bill Bradley

Box 8 of 8

Avery Brundage (organizer)

Box 8 of 8

Don Carter

Box 8 of 8

Maureen Connolly

Box 8 of 8

Jimmy Connors

Box 8 of 8

Howard Cosell

Box 8 of 8

Buster Crabbe

Box 8 of 8

Crew

Box 8 of 8

Chris Evert

Box 8 of 8

Frank Gotch

Box 8 of 8

Bob Hayes

Box 8 of 8

Willie Hoppe

Box 8 of 8

Rafer Johnson

Box 8 of 8

Ed Lewis (The Strangler)

Box 8 of 8

Patty McCormick

Box 8 of 8

Johnny "Blood" McNally

Box 8 of 8

Tom Molyneaux

Box 8 of 8

Archie Moore

Box 8 of 8

Grantland Rice

Box 8 of 8

Glen Roberts (stock car)

Box 8 of 8

Pete Rose/ Reggie Jackson

Box 8 of 8

Gene Tunney

Box 8 of 8

Honus Wagner

Box 8 of 8

Wrestling

Box 8 of 8

Writers, announcers, photographers, and artists

Box 8 of 8

Folders Dropped from Sports

Cynthia Bronson Altman

Box 8 of 8

Cleveland Museum of Art

Box 8 of 8

Musee du Sport

Box 8 of 8

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

Box 8 of 8

Museum of the City of New York

Box 8 of 8

National Maritime Museum

Box 8 of 8

Neue Gallery

Box 8 of 8

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Box 8 of 8

Rhoda Sherbell

Box 8 of 8

Sports Collectors Store

Box 8 of 8

Tennis Hall of Fame

Box 8 of 8

University of Chicago

Box 8 of 8

Columbus Museum of Art

Box 8 of 8

World Golf Hall of Fame

Box 8 of 8

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