Departmental Records, 1951-1959

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Consists of records documenting administrative activities of the office. Subject in this series include: travel, sale of objects; development of exhibitions; storage and transportation of objects; and interactions with art agencies, such as the American Federation of Arts. These records were created and maintained when the museum was known as the National Collection of Fine Arts. Materials include catalog procedures, service contracts, photographs, annual reports, lists, correspondence, and memoranda.


  • American Federation of Arts
  • National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)


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  • To view records that comprise this series, see the detailed list of accessions and/or record units below.
  • For a history of the creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.



Repository Loc.

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


  • 1951
  • 1951-1959


  • Art museums
  • Museums
  • Museum exhibits


  • Manuscripts
  • Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA RS00559

Physical description

1.75 cu. ft. processed holdings

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