Exhibition Records, 1978-2006

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Consists of records documenting the Director's involvement in many aspects of exhibition development at the National Portrait Gallery during the tenures of Marvin S. Sadik (1969-1981), Alan Maxwell Fern (1982-2000), and Marc Pachter (2000-2007). Materials include loan requests, correspondence, memoranda, agreements, scripts, catalog manuscripts, brochures, proposals, contracts, images, press releases, video recordings, audio recordings, and clippings. Some materials are in electronic format.


  • Sadik, Marvin S
  • Fern, Alan Maxwell 1930-
  • Pachter, Marc


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Chronologic and unarranged

Repository Loc.

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


  • 1986
  • 1986-2006
  • 1978-2006

Restrictions & Rights

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


  • Art museums
  • Art, American
  • Exhibitions
  • Museums
  • Portraits, American
  • Museums--Administration
  • Museum directors
  • Museum exhibits
  • Art museum directors


  • Manuscripts
  • Clippings
  • Brochures
  • Audiotapes
  • Compact discs
  • Digital images
  • Digital versatile discs
  • Electronic records
  • Color photographs
  • Color transparencies
  • Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA RS00582

Physical description

8 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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