Correspondence, 1977-2014

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Consists of records documenting the activities of the department and its predecessors (Department of Painting and Sculpture and the Department of Graphic Arts), and when the museum was known as the National Collection of Fine Arts and the National Museum of American Art (1980-2000). The records also document the department's interactions with art scholars, other museums, and Smithsonian offices. Materials include general correspondence; correspondence with artists, dealers, and institutions; and memoranda. Some materials are in electronic format.


  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Department of Prints and Drawings
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Department of Graphic Arts
  • National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Curatorial Office


Series Level Description


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Unarranged and chronologic

Repository Loc.

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


  • 1977
  • 1977-2014

Restrictions & Rights

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


  • Graphic arts
  • Art museums
  • Sculpture
  • Painting
  • Painting, American
  • Sculpture, American
  • Art museum curators


  • Manuscripts
  • Electronic records
  • Electronic mail

Local number

SIA RS00359

Physical description

9 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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