Departmental Records, 1983-2011

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Consists of records documenting the activities of the office under Deputy Director Carolyn Kinder Carr (formerly Assistant Director for Collections). Topics in this series include: acquisition, collections management, conservation, exhibitions, budget, development, lectures, and the renovation of the Patent Office Building. Materials include policies, chronologic files, correspondence, budget records, public inquiries, correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, checklists, appointment books, notes, reports, studies, proposals, lecture records, invitations, images, and clippings


  • Carr, Carolyn Kinder
  • National Portrait Gallery (U.S.) Assistant Director for Collections


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Repository Loc.

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


  • 1983
  • 1983-2011

Restrictions & Rights

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


  • Art museums
  • Museums
  • Museums--Administration
  • Museums--Collection management


  • Manuscripts
  • Clippings
  • Color photographs
  • Color transparencies
  • Color negatives

Local number

SIA RS00608

Physical description

6.5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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