Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 596
National Collection of Fine Arts. Office of Research and Professional Training
The National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA), Office of Research and Professional Training, was created in 1970. It served as a reference resource for internal and external inquiries, and coordinated training and volunteer programs, internships and research fellowships at NCFA. Lois Marie Fink served as the Coordinator of Research, 1970-1973, and in the same capacity as Curator of Research, 1973- .
These records document the activities of Lois Marie Fink as head of the Office of Research and Professional Training from 1970 to 1978. Included are incoming and outgoing correspondence regarding internships and visiting scholar programs, and reference inquiries; memoranda sent within the Office and to Museum Director Joshua C. Taylor; a large amount of exhibition and publishing materials; correspondence concerning the NCFA exhibition entitled Academy: The Academic Tradition in American Art: Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the National Academy of Design, 1975; expense account records; research program schedules and reports; and volunteer records.
Box 1 contains materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid; Contact reference staff for details.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Fink, Lois Marie
- Taylor, Joshua C. (Joshua Charles), 1917-1981
- Academy: The Academic Tradition in American Art: Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the National Academy of Design (Exhibition) (1975: Washington, D.C.)
- Museum exhibits
- Museums -- Educational aspects
- Art museums
- Employees -- Training of
- Volunteer workers in museums
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 596, National Collection of Fine Arts. Office of Research and Professional Training, Records