Departmental Records, 1957, 1961-2009

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Consists of records documenting Renwick Gallery activities in regard to conservation, lectures, exhibitions, fundrasing, publications, meetings, special events, and interactions with dealers and professional art organizations. The records also document the establishment of the collections as well as the restoration of the Renwick building. Staff represented in the records include Lloyd E. Herman, Director, 1971-1986; Michael W. Monroe, Curator-in-Charge, 1986-1995; Kenneth R. Trapp, Curator-in-Charge, 1995-2003; Jane Milosch, Curator, 2004-2009; and Marguerite Hergesheimer, Museum Specialist. Records that predate the establishment of the Renwick Gallery were created by former directors of the National Collection of Fine Arts: David W. Scott, 1965-1969; Robert Tyler Davis (Acting Director), 1969; and Joshua Charles Taylor, 1970-1973. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; special events files; reports; meeting minutes; artists' surveys; photographs; exhibition proposals, checklists, catalogs, and labels; postcards; invitations; lecture papers; brochures; acquisition records; research materials; architectural drawings; floor plans; and newspaper clippings.


  • Herman, Lloyd E
  • Scott, David W. 1916-
  • Taylor, Joshua C (Joshua Charles) 1917-1981
  • Monroe, Michael W
  • Davis, Robert Tyler
  • Trapp, Kenneth R
  • Milosch, Jane
  • Hergesheimer, Marguerite
  • National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)
  • Renwick Gallery


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


  • 1957
  • 1957-2009
  • 1957, 1961-2009

Restrictions & Rights

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


  • Acquisitions
  • Public relations
  • Lectures and lecturing
  • Publications
  • Art museums
  • Museums
  • Fund raising
  • Museum exhibits
  • Museums--Acquisitions
  • Museums--Public relations
  • Museum curators
  • Art museum directors


  • Manuscripts
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Clippings
  • Exhibition catalogs
  • Color photographs
  • Floor plans
  • Black-and-white negatives
  • Color transparencies
  • Brochures
  • Architectural drawings
  • Color negatives

Local number

SIA RS00377

Physical description

  • 3 cu. ft. processed holdings
  • 35.25 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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