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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 441

Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary. Special Assistant to the Secretary for Fine Arts

Survey Records, 1965

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary. Special Assistant to the Secretary for Fine Arts
Title: Survey Records
Dates: 1965
Quantity: 0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection: Record Unit 441
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records primarily consist of form letters answering Beggs' survey. Other records pertaining to this collection such as charters and annual reports have been dispersed in the National Museum of American Art and Portrait Gallery Library.

Historical Note

The position of Special Assistant to the Secretary for Fine Arts was created in 1965. Thomas M. Beggs, who had served as Director of the National Collection of Fine Arts, 1948-1964, held the position until his retirement in 1965. He was charged with surveying American and foreign art museums concerning the development of contemporary art in this country.

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Descriptive Entry

These records primarily consist of form letters answering Beggs' survey. Other records pertaining to this collection such as charters and annual reports have been dispersed in the National Museum of American Art and Portrait Gallery Library.

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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 441, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Special Assistant to the Secretary for Fine Arts, Survey Records

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Container List

Box 1

Birmingham Museum of Art

Box 1 of 1

Arkansas Arts Center

Box 1 of 1

M. H. DeYoung Memorial Museum

Box 1 of 1

Henry E. Huntington - Library and Art Gallery

Box 1 of 1

Long Beach Museum of Art

Box 1 of 1

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Box 1 of 1

Oakland Art Museum

Box 1 of 1

University of California - Museum of Anthropology

Box 1 of 1

San Francisco Museum of Art

Box 1 of 1

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Box 1 of 1

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

Box 1 of 1

Wadsworth Atheneum

Box 1 of 1

The Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur

Box 1 of 1

The Corcoran Gallery of Art

Box 1 of 1

The Phillips Collection

Box 1 of 1

The Joe and Emily Lowe Art Gallery

Box 1 of 1

John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

Box 1 of 1

Atlanta Art Association

Box 1 of 1

The University of Georgia - Georgia Museum of Art

Box 1 of 1

The Art Institute of Chicago

Box 1 of 1

Art Association of Indianapolis

Box 1 of 1

Hoosier Salon Patrons Association, Inc.

Box 1 of 1

William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art

Box 1 of 1

The J. B. Speed Art Museum

Box 1 of 1

Isaac Delgago Museum of Art

Box 1 of 1

State of Louisiana Art Commission

Box 1 of 1

William A. Farnsworth Library and Art Museum

Box 1 of 1

The Baltimore Museum of Art

Box 1 of 1

The Walters Art Gallery

Box 1 of 1

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts - Hagerstown, Maryland

Box 1 of 1

Amherst College

Box 1 of 1

Museum of Fine Arts - Boston

Box 1 of 1

Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

Box 1 of 1

Fogg Art Museum

Box 1 of 1

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Box 1 of 1

Worcester Art Museum

Box 1 of 1

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Box 1 of 1

The Detroit Institute of Arts

Box 1 of 1

City Art Museum of St. Louis

Box 1 of 1

Montana Historical Society

Box 1 of 1

Joslyn Art Museum

Box 1 of 1

The Newark Museum

Box 1 of 1

The Brooklyn Museum

Box 1 of 1

Fountain Elms - Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute

Box 1 of 1

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Box 1 of 1

Museum of Modern Art

Box 1 of 1

The New York Historical Society

Box 1 of 1

Cincinnati Art Museum

Box 1 of 1

Cleveland Museum of Art

Box 1 of 1

Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art

Box 1 of 1

Oklahoma Art Center

Box 1 of 1

Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute

Box 1 of 1

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Box 1 of 1

The University Museum - University of Pennsylvania

Box 1 of 1

Columbia (SC) Museum of Art

Box 1 of 1

Gibbes Art Gallery - Carolina Art Association

Box 1 of 1

Brooks Memorial Art Gallery

Box 1 of 1

Fort Worth Art Center

Box 1 of 1

Museum of Fine Arts - Houston

Box 1 of 1

Valentine Museum

Box 1 of 1

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Box 1 of 1

Seattle Art Museum

Box 1 of 1

Huntington Galleries

Box 1 of 1

The Wisconsin Union - University of Wisconsin

Box 1 of 1

List of Cultural Attaches

Box 1 of 1

Australia

Box 1 of 1

Belgium

Box 1 of 1

Denmark

Box 1 of 1

Finland

Box 1 of 1

France

Box 1 of 1

Germany

Box 1 of 1

British Embassy

Box 1 of 1

Italy

Box 1 of 1

The Royal Netherlands Embassy

Box 1 of 1

Norwegian Embassy Information Service

Box 1 of 1

Swedish Embassy - Nils Gustav Hildman Cultural Attache

Box 1 of 1

USSR: Russia

Box 1 of 1