Agency history, 1968-

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  • Stewart, Robert G
  • Wein, Frances Stevenson
  • National Portrait Gallery (U.S.) Editor of Publications


Agency History


  • This is an agency history. It does not describe actual records. The Smithsonian Institution Archives uses these histories as brief accounts of the origin, development, and functions of an office or administrative unit to set that unit in its historical context. To find information on record holdings, please double-click the highlighted field "Creator/Author", which will open on a brief view of relevant records.
  • Guide to the Smithsonian Archives 1996
  • Smithsonian Institution, "The National Portrait Gallery," [], 12/22/99
  • E-Mail from Michael Willens to Frances Stevenson Wein, 12/22/99
  • Phone call from Michael Willens to Robert Gordon Stewart, 12/22/99
  • The Office of Publications is responsible for editing and producing books, catalogues, and brochures for the National Portrait Gallery (NPG). The publications also include the documentation of NPG's exhibitions, some of which were displayed prior to the agency's creation.
  • In 1968 National Portrait Gallery Director Marvin S. Sadik appointed Robert G. Stewart as the first Editor of Publications for the NPG. He was followed by Frances Stevenson Wein, Editor of Publications, 1975-1994, and Publications Officer, 1995-present.

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  • 1968
  • 1968-


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Mixed archival materials

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SIA AH00107

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