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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 403

Archives of American Art

Records, circa 1960-1992

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Archives of American Art
Title: Records
Dates: circa 1960-1992
Quantity: 31 cu. ft. (31 record storage boxes)
Collection: Record Unit 403
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records focus almost exclusively on the operations of the Archives of American Art after its transfer to the Smithsonian Institution in 1970, with only a few inclusions from its earlier days. The materials document the work of the central AAA office in Washington, D.C., and include records of Richard N. Murray, Director, 1983-1987; Richard J. Wattenmaker, Director, 1990- ; and Susan A. Hamilton, Deputy Director, 1982- , and Acting Director, 1988. Correspondents include Robert F. Brown, Director of the New England region, 1970- ; William P. McNaught, Director of the New York region, 1976-1990; Sue Ann Kendall, Director of the Midwest Regional Center, 1984-1987; Paul J. Karlstrom, Director of the West Coast Regional Center, 1973-1992; and Stella Paul, Area Collector for the Southern California Center, 1984-1988.

The records also contain budgets, fundraising reports, information on AAA-sponsored tours, and minutes of the AAA's Board of Trustees as well as photographs and videotapes.

Descriptive Entry

These records focus almost exclusively on the operations of the Archives of American Art after its transfer to the Smithsonian Institution in 1970, with only a few inclusions from its earlier days. The materials document the work of the central AAA office in Washington, D.C., and include records of Richard N. Murray, Director, 1983-1987; Richard J. Wattenmaker, Director, 1990- ; and Susan A. Hamilton, Deputy Director, 1982- , and Acting Director, 1988. Correspondents include Robert F. Brown, Director of the New England region, 1970- ; William P. McNaught, Director of the New York region, 1976-1990; Sue Ann Kendall, Director of the Midwest Regional Center, 1984-1987; Paul J. Karlstrom, Director of the West Coast Regional Center, 1973-1992; and Stella Paul, Area Collector for the Southern California Center, 1984-1988.

The records also contain budgets, fundraising reports, information on AAA-sponsored tours, and minutes of the AAA's Board of Trustees as well as photographs and videotapes.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 403, Archives of American Art, Records

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Container List

Box 1

Paul Cummings, 1971-1972

Box 1 of 31

Monthly Report: Private Funds, 1971

Box 1 of 31

Ledger: Private Funds, 1972

Box 1 of 31

Monthly Report: Federal Funds, 1971

Box 1 of 31

Budget Records, 1972

Box 1 of 31

Membership Finances, 1972

Box 1 of 31

Membership Report, 1970

Box 1 of 31

Private Funding, 1974

Box 1 of 31

Detroit Financial Report, 1974

Box 1 of 31

Federal Funding, 1978

Box 1 of 31

Personal Service Contracts, 1981

Box 1 of 31

Emily Nathan, 1982

Box 1 of 31

Box 2

Symposia, 1988

Box 2 of 31

Helen Lundeberg

Box 2 of 31

Lora Hershal Browning

Box 2 of 31

US ART Fundraising Records, 1989-1990

Box 2 of 31

Box 3

US ART Fundraising Records, 1990

Box 3 of 31

Stella Paul

Box 3 of 31

Kimberly Crosman

Box 3 of 31

Ardis Ingrid Campbell, 1985

Box 3 of 31

Claudia Canale-Parola

Box 3 of 31

Mona Ellison

Box 3 of 31

Kathrine Millar

Box 3 of 31

Barbara Bither

Box 3 of 31

Lauren D. Mellon

Box 3 of 31

Weston LaFountain

Box 3 of 31

Jack von Euw: Personnel (confidential)

Box 3 of 31

Victoria E. Ricciarelli, 1988-1990

Box 3 of 31

Stella Paul

Box 3 of 31

Heather Putnam

Box 3 of 31

Anne Davis

Box 3 of 31

Susan McBaine

Box 3 of 31

Karen Jackson

Box 3 of 31

Lane Looze

Box 3 of 31

Barbara Hoddy

Box 3 of 31

Internships and Volunteers

Box 3 of 31

Box 4

Washington D.C. Area Collectors Records, 1978-1983

Box 4 of 31

Box 5

Susan Hamilton: Acknowledgment Letters, 1989-1991

Box 5 of 31

AAA Sponsored Trips: "Airlift" Slides, c. 1950s-1980s

Box 5 of 31

Box 6

William McNaught: Lehman Grant Files, 1984-1985 (Lisa Peters, New York Survey)

Box 6 of 31

Box 7

AAA Tours: Planning Information, 1961-1981 (includes photographs)

Box 7 of 31

Box 8

Airlift Slides, 1961-1967 (metal cases)

Box 8 of 31

Box 9

Airlift Slides, 1964-1967 (metal cases)

Box 9 of 31

Hockney: Reliable Sources (two video cassettes)

Box 9 of 31

AAA Armory Show Exhibition: Installation Plans, 1988

Box 9 of 31

Box 10

AAA Sponsored Tours: Proposals, 1961-1985

Box 10 of 31

Box 11

AAA Sponsored Tours: Proposals, 1961-1983

Box 11 of 31

Box 12

New York Committee: Events and Tours, 1963-1983

Box 12 of 31

Box 13

New York Committee: Events and Tours, 1963-1983

Box 13 of 31

Box 14

New York Committee: Events and Tours, 1963-1983

Box 14 of 31

Box 15

AAA Sponsored Tours, 1960-1966 (includes photographs)

Box 15 of 31

Box 16

AAA Sponsored Tours, 1965-1966 (includes photographs)

Box 16 of 31

Box 17

AAA Sponsored Tours, 1967-1969 (includes photographs)

Box 17 of 31

Box 18

AAA Sponsored Tours, 1969-1972

Box 18 of 31

Box 19

AAA Sponsored Tours, 1973-1975

Box 19 of 31

Box 20

AAA Sponsored Tours, 1975-1976 (Bicentennial tours)

Box 20 of 31

Box 21

AAA Sponsored Tours, 1977-1978

Box 21 of 31

Box 22

AAA Sponsored Tours, 1979-1981

Box 22 of 31

Box 23

AAA Sponsored Tours, 1982-1984

Box 23 of 31

Box 24

AAA Sponsored Tours, 1985

Box 24 of 31

Box 25

Joan Stickley: Membership Files, 1980-1988: Washington Support Committee Events

Box 25 of 31

Joan Stickley: Membership Files, 1980-1988: Regional Center Events

Box 25 of 31

Box 26

AAA Journals, 1981-1984

Box 26 of 31

Support Committee Files

Box 26 of 31

AAA Newsletters

Box 26 of 31

Membership Reports

Box 26 of 31

Box 27

Personnel Records, 1979-1984

Box 27 of 31

Box 28

Financial Records, FY 1984 through 1986

Box 28 of 31

Membership Records, 1982-1985

Box 28 of 31

Development Records, 1983-1986

Box 28 of 31

Box 29

Director's Office: Correspondence, 1982-1984

Box 29 of 31

Executive Committee: Correspondence, 1980-1983

Box 29 of 31

Board of Trustees: Meetings, 1981-1983

Box 29 of 31

Box 30

AAA Records, 1981-1985: Correspondence with other archives

Box 30 of 31

AAA Records, 1981-1985: Smithsonian Council files

Box 30 of 31

AAA Records, 1981-1985: Fiscal reports

Box 30 of 31

Box 31

General Correspondence, Operations, 1984-1986: Richard N. Murray

Box 31 of 31

General Correspondence, Operations, 1984-1986: Susan Hamilton

Box 31 of 31

General Correspondence, Operations, 1984-1986: Ilene Rubin

Box 31 of 31

General Correspondence, Operations, 1984-1986: Sherrill Burger

Box 31 of 31

General Correspondence, Operations, 1984-1986: Robert F. Brown

Box 31 of 31

General Correspondence, Operations, 1984-1986: William P. McNaught

Box 31 of 31

General Correspondence, Operations, 1984-1986: Sue Ann Kendall

Box 31 of 31

General Correspondence, Operations, 1984-1986: Paul J. Karlstrom

Box 31 of 31

General Correspondence, Operations, 1984-1986: Stella Paul

Box 31 of 31