Exhibition Records, 1950-1962

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Consists of records documenting exhibitions circulated by the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Service from its inception in 1951 through 1962, with documentation on several exhibitions continuing for the years 1963-1965. The exhibitions traveled throughout the United States, sometimes abroad, and were occasionally shown at the museum. These records were created and maintained when the museum was known as the National Collection of Fine Arts. Materials include correspondence; shipping and storage bills; exhibition catalogs; newspaper clippings; photographs; and slides.


National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)


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Repository Loc.

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


  • 1950
  • 1950-1962


  • Art museums
  • Museums
  • Museum exhibits


  • Manuscripts
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Exhibition catalogs
  • Clippings
  • Color transparencies

Local number

SIA RS00558

Physical description

6.75 cu. ft. processed holdings

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