Departmental Records, circa 1973-2001

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Consists of records documenting the activities of the Research and Scholars Center (1989-present), formerly known as the Office of Research Support (1982-1989) during the tenures of Office Chief Eleanor E. Fink (1976-1987), Rachel M. Allen as Assistant Chief (1981-1987) and Acting Chief/Chief (1987-2001), and Christine Hennessey, Chief (2002- ). Topics in this series include: cataloging, inventory, automation needs, computer resources, electronic publishing, computer migration, workshops, rights and reproduction, copyright, budget, internship and fellowship programs, the slide and photo archives, and the library. Materials include needs assessment reports, publications, position descriptions, meeting minutes, budget records, annual reports, objectives, notes, memoranda, procedures, data sheets, proposals, handouts, organizational charts, prospectuses, policies, correspondence, and conference materials.


  • Allen, Rachel M
  • Fink, Eleanor E
  • Hennessey, Christine
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Office of Research Support


Series Level Description


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Repository Loc.

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


  • 1973
  • 1973-2001
  • circa 1973-2001

Restrictions & Rights

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


  • Museum libraries
  • Museum finance
  • Art museums
  • Education
  • Museum archives
  • Museums
  • Museums--Educational aspects



Local number

SIA RS00555

Physical description

  • 5 cu. ft. processed holdings
  • 13 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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