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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 461

National Museum of American Art. Curatorial Department

Records, 1982-1990

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American Art. Curatorial Department
Title: Records
Dates: 1982-1990
Quantity: 8.5 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection: Record Unit 461
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records consist of correspondence and memoranda documenting the activities of the Curatorial Department and its predecessors. Materials include general correspondence; correspondence with artists, dealers, and institutions; and the files of Harry Rand concerning his research and curation of "The Art of Paul Manship."

Historical Note

For an administrative history of the Curatorial Department, see Record Unit 460, the records of its predecessor, the Department of Painting and Sculpture, which existed 1984-1989. In 1989 the Departments of Painting and Sculpture and of Graphic Arts were combined to form the Curatorial Department. Virginia H. Mecklenberg became Curator-in-Charge, Painting and Sculpture, in 1987 and Chief Curator in 1990.

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Descriptive Entry

These records consist of correspondence and memoranda documenting the activities of the Curatorial Department and its predecessors. Included are general correspondence; correspondence with artists, dealers, and institutions; and the files of Harry Rand concerning his research and curation of The Art of Paul Manship.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 461, National Museum of American Art. Curatorial Department, Records

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Container List

Box 1

General correspondence, A-M

Box 1 of 9

Box 2

General correspondence, N-Z

Box 2 of 9

Correspondence with artists, A-Z

Box 2 of 9

Box 3

Correspondence with institutions, A-Z

Box 3 of 9

Box 4

Correspondence with dealers, A-Z

Box 4 of 9

Administrative Subject Files: NMAA Commission meetings

Box 4 of 9

Box 5

Folders 1-4 Curatorial Meetings

Box 5 of 9

Folder 5 Curatorial Reports, 1982-

Box 5 of 9

Folder 6 Design and Production

Box 5 of 9

Folders 7-9 Fellowships

Box 5 of 9

Folder 10 Fundraising Seminar, 1984

Box 5 of 9

Folders 11-12 ITC

Box 5 of 9

Folder 13 Memos - Director

Box 5 of 9

Folder 14 Memos - Interns

Box 5 of 9

Folder 15 Memos - Graphic Arts

Box 5 of 9

Folder 16 Memos - Library

Box 5 of 9

Folder 17 Memos - Museum Programs

Box 5 of 9

Folder 18 Memos - Museum Resources

Box 5 of 9

Box 6

Folder 1 Office Memos

Box 6 of 9

Folder 2 Memos - Publications Office

Box 6 of 9

Folder 3 Memos - Public Affairs

Box 6 of 9

Folder 4 Memos - Public Programs

Box 6 of 9

Folder 5 Memos - Registrar

Box 6 of 9

Folder 6 Memos - Renwick

Box 6 of 9

Folder 7 Memos - Research & Fellowships

Box 6 of 9

Folder 8 Memos - Research Support

Box 6 of 9

Folder 9 Research

Box 6 of 9

Folder 10 Russian Exchange

Box 6 of 9

Folder 11 Scholarly Studies Applications

Box 6 of 9

Folders 12-13 Travel

Box 6 of 9

Box 7

Paul Manship Exhibition

Tour Letters

Box 7 of 9

Label Copy/Wall Copy

Box 7 of 9

Loan Exhibition

Box 7 of 9

Negotiations Correspondence

Box 7 of 9

Research Information

Box 7 of 9

Correspondence File, 1986-1987

Box 7 of 9

Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) Correspondence, 1985-1986

Box 7 of 9

Notes for the Text

Box 7 of 9

Objects for Exhibition on Loan, 1985 (NMAA)

Box 7 of 9

Exhibition Catalogues

Box 7 of 9

Catalogues and Publications

Box 7 of 9

Manship Biographical Information

Box 7 of 9

Book Extracts

Box 7 of 9

Exhibition Reviews

Box 7 of 9

WANG/Curatorial Users

Box 7 of 9

Conservation of Manship Drawings

Box 7 of 9

SITES Publications: Memoranda, 1986

Box 7 of 9

Bronze Statue: "Yawning"

Box 7 of 9

Articles

Box 7 of 9

SITES Memoranda, 1986-1987

Box 7 of 9

Rockefeller Center

Box 7 of 9

"Modern Times: Aspects of American Art, 1907-1956"

Box 7 of 9

Smithsonian Press: Contract and Book, 1988

Box 7 of 9

Installation, 1988-1989

Box 7 of 9

Additional Research Notes, 1987

Box 7 of 9

Photography, 1986-1988

Box 7 of 9

Public Programs for NMAA Exhibitions, 1987

Box 7 of 9

Illustrations: Book and Project

Box 7 of 9

Margaret (John K.) Manship

Box 7 of 9

Minnesota Museum of Art, 1986-1987

Box 7 of 9

Virlane Foundation

Box 7 of 9

Abraham Lincoln: A Hoosier Youth

Box 7 of 9

Portrait of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.

Box 7 of 9

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Box 7 of 9

Manship Drawings

Box 7 of 9

Juley Collection

Box 7 of 9

Fort Wayne Art Museum

Box 7 of 9

Amon Carter Museum

Box 7 of 9

Art Deco Show

Box 7 of 9

Museum of Fine Arts: Todi Ragini

Box 7 of 9

Fogg Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Box 7 of 9

Freer Gallery of Art

Box 7 of 9

Lincoln Library and Museum: Statue of Abraham Lincoln

Box 7 of 9

The New York Historical Society: "Indian Hunter"

Box 7 of 9

United Nations Photograph Library

Box 7 of 9

Whitney Museum: Dolphin Foundation

Box 7 of 9

Wilson Monument

Box 7 of 9

Marlborough Gallery: "Femmes and Gazelles"

Box 7 of 9

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Box 7 of 9

Isamu Noguchi Studio

Box 7 of 9

Mississippi Department of Archives and History

Box 7 of 9

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

Box 7 of 9

The St. Louis Art Museum

Box 7 of 9

Manship Programs, 1988-1989

Box 7 of 9

Brochure: Mythology Handout, 1988

Box 7 of 9

Manship Preview

Box 7 of 9

Manship Checklist, 1988

Box 7 of 9

Smithsonian Press: Paul Manship

Box 7 of 9

Peter Warner: New York Worlds Fair

Box 7 of 9

Rockefeller Center

Box 7 of 9

Corcoran Gallery of Art

Box 7 of 9

Manship Medals

Box 7 of 9

Budget, 1987-1988

Box 7 of 9

Loan Information, 1985-1988

Box 7 of 9

Text Photographs

Box 7 of 9

Connors, Joseph: Columbia University in the City of New York

Box 7 of 9

Addison Gallery of American Art

Box 7 of 9

Art Resources

Box 7 of 9

Box 8

Exhibition Reviews, 1989

Box 8 of 9

Manship Exhibition Tour: Correspondence and Information, 1987-1990

Box 8 of 9

Manship, John

Box 8 of 9

General Exhibition Information, 1987-1990

Box 8 of 9

Conservation, 1986-1989

Box 8 of 9

Drawings in Exhibition

Box 8 of 9

Correspondence, 1986-1989

Box 8 of 9

Photographs: Exhibitions, Sculptures, Family, Portraits

Box 8 of 9

Miscellaneous Files

Box 8 of 9

Box 9

Large Photograph (Gates?)

Box 9 of 9

Exhibit Poster from Traveling Show

Box 9 of 9