Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 403
Archives of American Art
Records, circa 1960-1992
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.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Murray, Richard N., 1942-2006
- Wattenmaker, Richard J.
- Hamilton, Susan A.
- Brown, Robert F.
- McNaught, William
- Prince, Sue Ann
- Karlstrom, Paul J.
- Paul, Stella
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 403, Archives of American Art, Records