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Record Unit 445

National Collection of Fine Arts. Fine Arts Lending Program

Records, circa 1965-1980

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Collection of Fine Arts. Fine Arts Lending Program
Title: Records
Dates: circa 1965-1980
Quantity: 5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection: Record Unit 445
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records consist of administrative files of the Fine Arts Lending Program during the tenures of Lyon and McClelland and include information about loans to the White House. Other records relating to the Lending Program can be found in Record Unit 453, the Office of the Registrar.

Historical Note

Since the 1940s, the National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA) had been loaning various works of art to offices in the federal government, so that more of the collection could be seen than was possible in the space allotted to NCFA in the Natural History Building. In the mid 1960s, with the move to the new building imminent, an effort was made to locate or recall many long-term loans and tighten administration of the lending program. Rowland Lyon was named Curator of Information and Lending and served until his death in 1966. Donald R. McClelland became Associate Curator for the Lending Program, 1967-1968. Between 1969 and 1972, McClelland held the title of Coordinator of Special Projects, but in 1973 he assumed the title of Coordinator for the Lending Program and served 1973- .

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Descriptive Entry

These records consist of administrative files of the Program, including a large volume dealing with loans to the White House. Other records relating to the Lending Program can be found in Record Unit 453, the Office of the Registrar.

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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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Subject

Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 445, National Collection of Fine Arts. Fine Arts Lending Program, Records

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Container List

Box 1

Alphabetic Subject Files

Archives of American Art, correspondence to and from McClelland & Memos, April-May 1969

Box 1 of 5

Annual Report, 1966-1967, 1967-1968

Box 1 of 5

Academic Programs, Office of

Box 1 of 5

Works to be reviewed by the Accessions Committee, October 25, 1968

Box 1 of 5

Adams-Davidson & Co., Inc.

Box 1 of 5

Agriculture Department, Graduate School, 1972-1973

Box 1 of 5

Agriculture Department, Graduate School, 1970

Box 1 of 5

Agriculture Department, Graduate School, 1969

Box 1 of 5

Agriculture Department, Graduate School, 1971

Box 1 of 5

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Mr. Seymour Knox

Box 1 of 5

Joseph Alsop

Box 1 of 5

American Painting, roots, 1910-1940

Box 1 of 5

American Prints of the 80s

Box 1 of 5

Andrews, E. F., Collection

Box 1 of 5

Appalachia Art (Larson)

Box 1 of 5

Architectural details (England), March 20, 1970

Box 1 of 5

Argosy Gallery

Box 1 of 5

Art Festivals, 1972

Box 1 of 5

Art Information Guide Program

Box 1 of 5

Art-in-the-Embassies

Box 1 of 5

Artists: Ayorda, Rodolfo E.

Box 1 of 5

Artists: Christy, Aldeth

Box 1 of 5

Artists: Correa, Agusto

Box 1 of 5

Artists: Downey, Juan

Box 1 of 5

Artists: Davis, Gene

Box 1 of 5

Artists: Fox, Charles J.

Box 1 of 5

Artists: George, Thomas

Box 1 of 5

Artists: Hampton, James

Box 1 of 5

Artists: Indiana, Robert

Box 1 of 5

Artists: Monotypes

Box 1 of 5

Artists: Nesbitt, Lowell

Box 1 of 5

Artists: Stern, Jan Peter

Box 1 of 5

Artists: Weinbaum, Jean

Box 1 of 5

Artists: Wilson, Mrs. Anthony T.

Box 1 of 5

Artists: Draft letters for artists

Box 1 of 5

Arts in Embassies: Mrs. Nancy Kefauver

Box 1 of 5

Associated American Artists

Box 1 of 5

Aslin, Elizabeth

Box 1 of 5

Atomfair 68

Box 1 of 5

Auction - Wescherler's and others

Box 1 of 5

Autograph Albums

Box 1 of 5

Franz Bader Gallery

Box 1 of 5

Baltimore Museum

Box 1 of 5

Barnett, Thomas M. (artist)

Box 1 of 5

Tom Barnett

Box 1 of 5

Baskerville, Charles

Box 1 of 5

Baskin Exhibition

Box 1 of 5

Baum, Mrs. Nathaly C.

Box 1 of 5

Becker, Eugene

Box 1 of 5

Beggs, Thomas M.

Box 1 of 5

Bennett, Charles E.

Box 1 of 5

Thomas Hart Benton Exhibition

Box 1 of 5

Chief Justice Berger

Box 1 of 5

Berkowitz, Mr. Leon

Box 1 of 5

Bloeme, Mrs. Allyn Rice (antiques)

Box 1 of 5

Borgenicht Gallery

Box 1 of 5

Brandeis UNESCO Exhibit

Box 1 of 5

Brazilian Exhibition

Box 1 of 5

Breeskin, Adelyn D.

Box 1 of 5

Brenner, Mrs. Abner

Box 1 of 5

Bruce, David

Box 1 of 5

Bronze Doors

Box 1 of 5

Brighton Museum and Art Gallery

Box 1 of 5

Loan to Veterans Administration

Box 1 of 5

Cafritz, Mrs. Morris (Gwendolyn)

Box 1 of 5

Camden Arts Centre

Box 1 of 5

Capital Hill Gallery

Box 1 of 5

Leo Castelli Gallery, New York

Box 1 of 5

Chalette Gallery

Box 1 of 5

Canady, John

Box 1 of 5

Campbell-Tawes

Box 1 of 5

Capitol, Architect of

Box 1 of 5

U. S. Capitol

Box 1 of 5

Caracas, Venezuela (Museo de Bellas Artes)

Box 1 of 5

Catlin

Box 1 of 5

Chamber of Commerce, 1972

Box 1 of 5

Chautauqua

Box 1 of 5

Aldeth Christy

Box 1 of 5

Citron, Minna

Box 1 of 5

Churchill Exhibit

Box 1 of 5

Civil Service Commission

Box 1 of 5

Clark, Michael

Box 1 of 5

Clements, Robert D. (University of Georgia)

Box 1 of 5

Cook, Miss Edith N.

Box 1 of 5

Cogswell, Mr. Ledyard, Jr.

Box 1 of 5

Clippings

Box 1 of 5

Catlin Paintings, correspondence, information, loans, etc.

Box 1 of 5

Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts

Box 1 of 5

Congressional Loans, requests, thank you notes, etc.

Box 1 of 5

Congressional Loans, Artist Biography Letters

Box 1 of 5

The Contemporaries

Box 1 of 5

Cooper-Hewitt Museum

Box 1 of 5

Corcoran Gallery of Art

Box 1 of 5

Sigiriya Frescoe correspondence and report (Ceylon)

Box 1 of 5

Ceylon, Senake Senanayke correspondence

Box 1 of 5

Correspondence: Ceylon and India, trip, November-December, 1967

Box 1 of 5

Congressional correspondence, also hearings

Box 1 of 5

Correspondence to McClelland, July 1968

Box 1 of 5

Correspondence, May 1969, Paintings by Button and Clarke, Leopold, Mrs. Dennis

Box 1 of 5

Correspondence, April and May 1969

Box 1 of 5

Correspondence, general

Box 1 of 5

Courlander, Harold

Box 1 of 5

Craib-Cox, John Cummings

Box 1 of 5

Court of Claims, U. S.

Box 1 of 5

Covarrubias, Fernando

Box 1 of 5

Crawford, Thomas, The Statue of Freedom

Box 1 of 5

Culver, Mrs. Charles

Box 1 of 5

Culver, Charles

Box 1 of 5

Deraniyagala

Box 1 of 5

DeHaan, Norman

Box 1 of 5

Diamond, Monty

Box 1 of 5

Donors: loans, gifts, and purchases (17 small folders in one large one)

Box 1 of 5

Daniel, Mrs. Joy

Box 1 of 5

de Saram, Mrs. Miriam

Box 1 of 5

Daughters of the American Revolution

Box 1 of 5

Davidson, Peter, 1971-1972

Box 1 of 5

Department of State, American Specialists Program

Box 1 of 5

Daraniyagala

Box 1 of 5

Daraniyagala, Justin P., SITES exhibition

Box 1 of 5

Draft, deed of gift

Box 1 of 5

Peter Deitsch Gallery

Box 1 of 5

Dennis Dryden, National Capital Housing Authority

Box 1 of 5

Deraniyagala, Paul, correspondence and Miocene fossil information

Box 1 of 5

Dintenfass

Box 1 of 5

DC Schools, exhibits (6 folders in one large folder)

Box 1 of 5

Engel, Jules

Box 1 of 5

England

Box 1 of 5

Evans, Clifford

Box 1 of 5

Evans Collection

Box 1 of 5

Box 2

Exhibitions

Box 2 of 5

Exhibitions, State Department - July 4th Correspondence

Box 2 of 5

Exhibitions, State Department - Hard Edge Trend, 1966

Box 2 of 5

Dodd, Lamar

Box 2 of 5

Frederick Douglass Institute

Box 2 of 5

Downtown Gallery (Mrs. Halpert)

Box 2 of 5

Emmerich Gallery

Box 2 of 5

Examination of Works of Art Reports, 1968

Box 2 of 5

Far Gallery

Box 2 of 5

Fendrick

Box 2 of 5

Ford Motor Gifts

Box 2 of 5

Ford Times artists

Box 2 of 5

Ford Foundation

Box 2 of 5

Foundations: Ford Foundation

Box 2 of 5

FA/PG Building Miscellaneous

Box 2 of 5

Folk Art, American

Box 2 of 5

Foley, Congressman and Mrs. Evans - Northwest Show

Box 2 of 5

Foreign correspondence

Box 2 of 5

Foundations: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

Box 2 of 5

Freidberg, Sidney

Box 2 of 5

Furniture, correspondence re: possible purchase/donation

Box 2 of 5

Gellatly Collection

Box 2 of 5

General, public

Box 2 of 5

Georgia Artists Exhibit, Congressman Weltner

Box 2 of 5

Offers of Gifts or Sale, possible accessions

Box 2 of 5

Sam Gilliam

Box 2 of 5

Glackens, Ira (exhibition)

Box 2 of 5

Graham Gallery

Box 2 of 5

Graham, F. Lanier (M. H. DeYoung Memorial Museum) San Francisco

Box 2 of 5

Halpert, Edith Gregor, and/or Downtown Gallery

Box 2 of 5

Hanks, David (Art Institute of Chicago)

Box 2 of 5

Halle, Kay

Box 2 of 5

Harkness, Mrs. Richard

Box 2 of 5

Harriman, W. Averell

Box 2 of 5

Heights School Benefit

Box 2 of 5

Henri Gallery

Box 2 of 5

Hicks, Wallace, loan closed

Box 2 of 5

Hill, Peter

Box 2 of 5

Hirschl and Adler Gallery

Box 2 of 5

Hirshhorn Collection Information

Box 2 of 5

Hirshhorn Collection

Box 2 of 5

Hirshhorn Sculpture, Mall

Box 2 of 5

Care and Conservation in the Home

Box 2 of 5

National Capital Housing Department, and National Capital Downtown Committee

Box 2 of 5

William Henry Holmes

Box 2 of 5

HUD Funds

Box 2 of 5

Hurwitz, Selma

Box 2 of 5

I.G.A.S.

Box 2 of 5

Indian Art, Sher-Gil etal, Mrs. Singh

Box 2 of 5

International Graphic Arts Society

Box 2 of 5

Washington International Arts Letter, September 1968

Box 2 of 5

International Platform Association

Box 2 of 5

IBM

Box 2 of 5

Interns, 1973

Box 2 of 5

Interns, 1972

Box 2 of 5

Interns, 1971

Box 2 of 5

Interns, 1970

Box 2 of 5

Interns, 1969

Box 2 of 5

Interns, 1968

Box 2 of 5

Interns, 1967

Box 2 of 5

Interns, 1966

Box 2 of 5

Invitations, judging of shows, etc.

Box 2 of 5

Invitations

Box 2 of 5

Invitations, 1972

Box 2 of 5

Iranian Painting Today

Box 2 of 5

Israeli Films

Box 2 of 5

Sidney Janis Gallery

Box 2 of 5

Jefferson Place Gallery

Box 2 of 5

Lectures, jury shows

Box 2 of 5

Martha Jackson Gallery

Box 2 of 5

Eastern Shore Art Exhibition, 1972

Box 2 of 5

Jeffries, Mrs. John

Box 2 of 5

S. C. Johnson Collection information

Box 2 of 5

W. H. Johnson Collection information

Box 2 of 5

Gertrude Kasle Gallery

Box 2 of 5

Kreeger, Mr. and Mrs. David Lloyd

Box 2 of 5

Kainen, Jacob

Box 2 of 5

Kanemitsu, Matsumi

Box 2 of 5

Katy, Dr. Seymour

Box 2 of 5

Kilmer, Mr. and Mrs. Kenton

Box 2 of 5

Kiron, Joan

Box 2 of 5

Klavans, Minnie

Box 2 of 5

Knoedler Gallery

Box 2 of 5

Kornblee Gallery, New York

Box 2 of 5

Kraushaar Gallery

Box 2 of 5

Krebs, Rockney

Box 2 of 5

Kreeger, David Lloyd

Box 2 of 5

Kohlmeyer, Mrs. Ida R.

Box 2 of 5

Krimgold, Frederick

Box 2 of 5

Lansing, Michigan Arts Festival

Box 2 of 5

Legislation

Box 2 of 5

1969 loans from galleries

Box 2 of 5

Other agency loans, requests, thank you letters

Box 2 of 5

Other agency loans, artist biography letters

Box 2 of 5

Lunn Gallery

Box 2 of 5

Lyon, Hon. Cecil B.

Box 2 of 5

McPeck, Miss Bunny, National Capital Parks

Box 2 of 5

Mann, Jr., John

Box 2 of 5

Box 3

Marlborough Gerson Gallery

Box 3 of 5

McCormick, Cyrus

Box 3 of 5

Masters, Miss Laura

Box 3 of 5

Maxon, John, Art Institute of Chicago

Box 3 of 5

Mehring, Howard

Box 3 of 5

Memoranda, 1968

Box 3 of 5

Mickelson Gallery

Box 3 of 5

Midtown Gallery

Box 3 of 5

Milch Galleries

Box 3 of 5

Miscellaneous

Box 3 of 5

Mississippi Art Association

Box 3 of 5

Moore, Mrs. Carl & Moore, Mrs. Peter

Box 3 of 5

Mosbacher, Jr., Mrs. Emil

Box 3 of 5

Moss, John E.

Box 3 of 5

Multiples Inc.

Box 3 of 5

Munsing, Stefan

Box 3 of 5

Munson-Wiiiliams - Proctor Arts Institute (Edw. H. Dwight)

Box 3 of 5

Ben Shahn Murals

Box 3 of 5

Museum of African Art

Box 3 of 5

Nesbitt, Lowell

Box 3 of 5

NCFA Administration, 1972

Box 3 of 5

Applebaum (TV)

Box 3 of 5

NCFA Internal: Director's Office

Box 3 of 5

National Gallery of Art

Box 3 of 5

National Gallery of Art (J. Carter Brown)

Box 3 of 5

National Park Service (Lecture Series)

Box 3 of 5

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Box 3 of 5

Publications

Box 3 of 5

Portraits of Presidents

Box 3 of 5

George Vander Sluis

Box 3 of 5

Palmer, Mr. C. F. - Atlanta, Georgia

Box 3 of 5

Betty Parsons Gallery

Box 3 of 5

Patent Office Building

Box 3 of 5

Pell

Box 3 of 5

Phillips Collection

Box 3 of 5

Charles Percy

Box 3 of 5

Peskin, Mrs. Burton

Box 3 of 5

Ferdinand Petrie

Box 3 of 5

Phinney, Robert E.

Box 3 of 5

Poindexter Gallery

Box 3 of 5

Grace Hartigan Price (artist)

Box 3 of 5

Price, Mrs. Grace Hartigan

Box 3 of 5

Print Information

Box 3 of 5

Prior-Palmer, Diana

Box 3 of 5

Purchases for Lending Program

Box 3 of 5

Henry Ward Ranger Fund Foundation

Box 3 of 5

S. Dillon Ripley

Box 3 of 5

Mrs. V. V. Rankine

Box 3 of 5

Recommendations

Box 3 of 5

Paul Reed

Box 3 of 5

Correspondence - Registrar thru 1967

Box 3 of 5

Rehn Gallery

Box 3 of 5

Rinehart Plasters

Box 3 of 5

Ferdinand Roten Galleries, Inc.

Box 3 of 5

Rumanian Tapestry Show

Box 3 of 5

Sachs Gallery

Box 3 of 5

Sao Paulo Bienal

Box 3 of 5

Bertha Schaffer Gallery

Box 3 of 5

Robert Schoelkoph Gallery

Box 3 of 5

Smithsonian: Sidewalk Art Show, Cocoa Beach

Box 3 of 5

Smithsonian Associates Tours: Correspondence

Box 3 of 5

Smithsonian Associates Tours: General Information and Miscellaneous

Box 3 of 5

Smithsonian Associates: Tour to Virginia

Box 3 of 5

Smithsonian Institution, 1972

Box 3 of 5

Smithsonian Institution (125th Anniversary)

Box 3 of 5

Schulte, Miss Antoinette, Paris, France

Box 3 of 5

Shecter, Louis E.

Box 3 of 5

Sayen Exhibition, September 25, 1970

Box 3 of 5

Review: Sudanese Perspective

Box 3 of 5

Ross, Marvin (Hillwood)

Box 3 of 5

Rudd, Eric

Box 3 of 5

Russian Architecture in Alaska, 1972

Box 3 of 5

Shawan

Box 3 of 5

Soyer, Moses

Box 3 of 5

Staempfli Gallery

Box 3 of 5

Stevenson, A. Brockie

Box 3 of 5

Stoddard, Jean

Box 3 of 5

Sykes, Maltby

Box 3 of 5

Wier Prints - Grey Smith, Old Lyme, Connecticut

Box 3 of 5

Straight, Michael-Lebrun

Box 3 of 5

Stratford Hall

Box 3 of 5

Stugard, Christine

Box 3 of 5

Symington, James

Box 3 of 5

Stull, Neil F., Jr.

Box 3 of 5

Symington, Mrs. Stuart

Box 3 of 5

Tapestries (Herter)

Box 3 of 5

Taylor, Harold

Box 3 of 5

Taylor, Lisa Suter

Box 3 of 5

Thomas, Alma

Box 3 of 5

Toledo Museum

Box 3 of 5

Tours

Box 3 of 5

Travel: Don McClelland Trip Reports, Memos

Box 3 of 5

Travel: Trip to Paris re: Barney House

Box 3 of 5

Trinity College Lecture

Box 3 of 5

Turner, Edward Llewellyn

Box 3 of 5

Twitty, James

Box 3 of 5

University of Arizona Art Gallery

Box 3 of 5

University of Georgia (Lamar Dodd)

Box 3 of 5

Vadnais, Henry

Box 3 of 5

Vedder, 1971-1972

Box 3 of 5

XXXIII Venice Biennale, 1966

Box 3 of 5

Victorian Society, 1972

Box 3 of 5

Vienna Woman's Club

Box 3 of 5

Vigtel, Gudmund/The High Museum, Atlanta

Box 3 of 5

Vose Gallery

Box 3 of 5

WPA - Labor Department

Box 3 of 5

E. Weyhe Gallery

Box 3 of 5

Willard Gallery

Box 3 of 5

Whitney Museum of American Art

Box 3 of 5

Henry Francis Du Pont Winterthur Museum

Box 3 of 5

Walton, William

Box 3 of 5

Washington Monument (Obelisk)

Box 3 of 5

Watson, Marvin (President, Occidental International Corporation)

Box 3 of 5

Waugh, Frederick

Box 3 of 5

Webster, Donald D.

Box 3 of 5

Webster, Judy

Box 3 of 5

Wheeler, T. Ames

Box 3 of 5

Wickes, George

Box 3 of 5

Willis, Peter

Box 3 of 5

Wonner - S. C. Johnson Collection

Box 3 of 5

Woodlawn

Box 3 of 5

Works for Review by Curatorial Staff

Box 3 of 5

WPA Art - New York Times

Box 3 of 5

WPA - Labor Department Project

Box 3 of 5

England - York, April 24

Box 3 of 5

1969 Letters - York Lectures, England

Box 3 of 5

York, England, 1969

Box 3 of 5

White House Files

Correspondence - White House

Box 3 of 5

White House, 1969

Box 3 of 5

1973 Inventory - White House

Box 3 of 5

Box 4

EOB Receipts

Box 4 of 5

EOB - Gail Linke, 1972

Box 4 of 5

White House - Camp David, 1972

Box 4 of 5

White House Program - Correspondence with Artists

Box 4 of 5

White House Inventory Lists to 1968

Box 4 of 5

White House - EOB Gail Linke, 1971

Box 4 of 5

White House Receipts and Special Loans

Box 4 of 5

Office of Management and Budget

Box 4 of 5

Johnson's White House: Invoices

Box 4 of 5

Council of Economic Advisors

Box 4 of 5

First White House Fellows Seminar, 1966

Box 4 of 5

Second White House Fellows Seminar, 1967

Box 4 of 5

White House Fellows Seminar, 1967-1968

Box 4 of 5

White House Biographies

Box 4 of 5

Photographs - White House Exhibit

Box 4 of 5

White House Exhibit - Prospective Lenders

Box 4 of 5

White House - Opp, 1966

Box 4 of 5

White House Image Show, 1966

Box 4 of 5

White House Lobby Show

Box 4 of 5

White House Correspondence, General, 1968

Box 4 of 5

White House Conference on Children and Youth

Box 4 of 5

White House: Student Art in Government Program

Box 4 of 5

White House General Correspondence to 1968

Box 4 of 5

White House to 1968

Box 4 of 5

White House Fellows (2 folders)

Box 4 of 5

White House - EOB, 1970

Box 4 of 5

1973 Inventory - OPB

Box 4 of 5

Returns to NCFA

Box 4 of 5

White House - EOB, 1969

Box 4 of 5

Helicopter (Nixon)

Box 4 of 5

White House - EOB Inventory, 1969

Box 4 of 5

EOB 7 - Office of Former Presidents

Box 4 of 5

White House Loans and Returns, 1967-1968

Box 4 of 5

White House and Receipt Forms, 1966

Box 4 of 5

1967 Inventory Lists

Box 4 of 5

Lending Program Files

Read File - Wunder, 1967-1968

Box 4 of 5

Read File - McClelland, March-December 1967

Box 4 of 5

Read File - Lending Program, January-May 1968

Box 4 of 5

Read File - Lending Program, June-December 1968

Box 4 of 5

Box 5

McClelland - Personal & Professional Correspondence, 1968-1980 (4 folders)

Box 5 of 5

Lending Activities, 1971-1979

Box 5 of 5

Purchase Information - Works of Art

Box 5 of 5

Renwick - Fixtures

Box 5 of 5

Carpets, 1850-1880

Box 5 of 5