Correspondence and Memoranda, 1892-2016

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Summary

Consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence concerning Museum administration and promotion during the tenures of Directors William Henry Holmes, 1907-1932; Ruel P. Tolman, Acting Director, 1932-1945, and Director, 1946-1948; Thomas M. Beggs, 1948-1964; David W. Scott, 1965-1969; Robert Tyler Davis (interim), 1969; Joshua Charles Taylor, 1970-1981; Harry Lowe (acting), 1981-1982; Charles C. Eldredge, 1982-1988; and Elizabeth Broun, 1989-2016. Some materials date to when the museum was known as the National Gallery of Art, the National Collection of Fine Arts, and the National Museum of American Art. Materials include correspondence and memoranda. Some materials are in electronic format.

Subject

  • Broun, Elizabeth
  • Eldredge, Charles C
  • Lowe, Harry 1922-
  • Taylor, Joshua C (Joshua Charles) 1917-1981
  • Davis, Robert Tyler
  • Scott, David W. 1916-
  • Beggs, Thomas M
  • Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954
  • Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Office of the Director
  • National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Office of the Director
  • National Gallery of Art (U.S. : 1906-1937)

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Series Level Description

Notes

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Organization

Alphabetic and chronologic

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1892
  • 1892-2016

Restrictions & Rights

Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Records may contain personally identifiable information (PII) that is permanently restricted. Contact reference staff for details

Topic

  • Art museums
  • Art, American
  • Museums
  • Museums--Administration
  • Art museum directors

Form/Genre

  • Manuscripts
  • Electronic records
  • Electronic mail

Local number

SIA RS00817

Physical description

  • 24.5 cu. ft. processed holdings
  • 12.25 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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