Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 461
National Museum of American Art. Curatorial Department
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.
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.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Mecklenburg, Virginia M. (Virginia McCord), 1946-
- Rand, Harry
- National Museum of American Art (U.S.). Department of Painting and Sculpture
- National Museum of American Art (U.S.). Department of Graphic Arts
- Art of Paul Manship (Exhibition) (1989: Washington, D.C.)
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 461, National Museum of American Art. Curatorial Department, Records