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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 440

National Collection of Fine Arts. Assistant to the Director

Records, 1972-1978

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Collection of Fine Arts. Assistant to the Director
Title: Records
Dates: 1972-1978
Quantity: 3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection: Record Unit 440
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records primarily document "America as Art," the major exhibition and catalog which Murray produced for the Bicentennial in 1976. Also included are a small number of administrative subject files pertaining to other matters.

Historical Note

The position of Assistant to the Director was created in 1978 to formalize the relationship of Richard N. Murray to Director Joshua C. Taylor. Murray came to the Smithsonian in 1972 as a Visiting Research Associate and soon began working closely with Taylor. In 1976 and 1977 Murray had the title of Coordinator of the Bicentennial Exhibition at the National Collection of Fine Arts. He served officially as Assistant to the Director, 1978-1979, when he left the Institution.

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Descriptive Entry

These records primarily document America as Art, the major exhibition and catalog which Murray produced for the Bicentennial in 1976. Also included are a small number of administrative subject files pertaining to other matters.

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This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 440, National Collection of Fine Arts. Assistant to the Director, Records

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Container List

Box 1

Office of Director: Correspondence

Box 1 of 3

Highlights (Revision), 1972

Box 1 of 3

Religion and the Visual Arts - Conference, San Francisco, December 28-31

Box 1 of 3

Barney Circle

Box 1 of 3

Pampas and the Frontier

Box 1 of 3

[Photographs of Works of Art (mostly non-Smithsonian)]

Box 1 of 3

Black Mountain

Box 1 of 3

References

Box 1 of 3

Exhibitions (General Procedures)

Box 1 of 3

Acquisitions

Box 1 of 3

Budget

Box 1 of 3

Contracts

Box 1 of 3

Office of Program Support

Box 1 of 3

Renwick Gallery

Box 1 of 3

Smithsonian Art Index

Box 1 of 3

20th Century Painting and Sculpture

Box 1 of 3

NCFA Regulations

Box 1 of 3

Embassy of Chile - NCFA Program

Box 1 of 3

NCFA Publications

Box 1 of 3

Smithsonian Council Meeting, October 28-30, 1977

Box 1 of 3

Smithsonian Associates

Box 1 of 3

Smithsonian Reports

Box 1 of 3

Office of Museum Programs

Box 1 of 3

Collections

Box 1 of 3

America as Art - Germany

Box 1 of 3

Postcards - Selections

Box 1 of 3

Barney House

Box 1 of 3

Postal Service

Box 1 of 3

Interns/Fellows

Box 1 of 3

America as Symbol

Box 1 of 3

Conservation Reports

Box 1 of 3

[Miscellaneous Correspondence - some concerns Bicentennial of American Revolution]

Box 1 of 3

American Cousin

Box 1 of 3

Identity from Uniformity

Box 1 of 3

A Center of Art

Box 1 of 3

America as Art - General Information

Box 1 of 3

American Native and the Frontier

Box 1 of 3

Virtue of American Nature

Box 1 of 3

Negatives

Box 1 of 3

Box 2

Man and the City, Urban Optimism - Rejects

Box 2 of 3

The Local Image - Rejects

Box 2 of 3

America as the Revolutionary Symbol - Rejects

Box 2 of 3

The American Native and the Frontier

Box 2 of 3

The Virtue of American Nature - Rejects

Box 2 of 3

Cawelti, John (Consultant)

Box 2 of 3

Art for Architecture

Box 2 of 3

Dissertation - Richard Murray

Box 2 of 3

Forms - Service and Supply

Box 2 of 3

Harris, Neil (Consultant)

Box 2 of 3

Lists of Collections

Box 2 of 3

Miscellaneous Inquiries

Box 2 of 3

Chronological File, 1976

Box 2 of 3

Publication Rights: America as Art

Box 2 of 3

Chronological File, 1975

Box 2 of 3

New Haven

Box 2 of 3

Hartford

Box 2 of 3

Cleveland

Box 2 of 3

Albany

Box 2 of 3

Chicago

Box 2 of 3

Cincinnati

Box 2 of 3

Boston

Box 2 of 3

New Britain

Box 2 of 3

Typewriters

Box 2 of 3

To See is To Think

Box 2 of 3

The American Native and the Frontier - Literature

Box 2 of 3

Schenectady, New York

Box 2 of 3

The Knickerbocker Image - Literature

Box 2 of 3

The Image of Urban Optimism - Literature

Box 2 of 3

Chronological File, 1974

Box 2 of 3

Conservation - NCFA Works

Box 2 of 3

Changes For

Box 2 of 3

The Masses and the Folk - Caricature and Cartoon

Box 2 of 3

[Photographs of Works of Art]

Box 2 of 3

Box 3

[Photographs of Works of Art]

Box 3 of 3

Library of Congress

Box 3 of 3

[America as Art]

Box 3 of 3

America as Art: Introduction

Box 3 of 3

Masses and the Folk

Box 3 of 3

Urban Optimism

Box 3 of 3

[The Development of the Concept of Futurism in America]

Box 3 of 3

Budget - America as Art, FY 1975

Box 3 of 3

Text Illustrations

Box 3 of 3

[America as Art Loan Requests] (6 folders)

Box 3 of 3

Pony Express Mail

Box 3 of 3

The American Cousin (2 folders)

Box 3 of 3

America as Symbol (I) - Correspondence, Loan Requests Loans

Box 3 of 3

America as Symbol (II)

Box 3 of 3

[Photograph Requests]

Box 3 of 3

[Art in America - Book]

Box 3 of 3