Smithsonian Files, c. 1959-2000

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Consists of records documenting the Director's office interactions with other Smithsonian bureaus and units during the tenures of Abram Lerner, Director (1967-1984) and James Demetrion (1984-2001). Some material predates the creation of the museum. Materials include newsletters, correspondence, memoranda, notes, policies, booklets, reports, and organizational charts.


  • Demetrion, James
  • Lerner, Abram
  • Smithsonian Institution


Series Level Description


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Addl. KW Subjects

(SIA RS00662) Vraciu, Alexander


Chronologic, alphabetic, and unarranged

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1959
  • 1959-1992
  • c 1959-2000

Restrictions & Rights

Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details


  • Art
  • Art museums
  • Museums
  • Art, Modern
  • Museums--Administration


  • Manuscripts
  • Newsletters

Local number

SIA RS00663

Physical description

  • 5.5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
  • 5.5 cu. ft. processed holdings

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