Exhibition Records, 1906-2007

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Summary

Consists of records documenting Smithsonian American Art Museum exhibition planning, production 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- . Materials include correspondence with artists and collection owners; exhibition catalogues and publicity clippings; accession and shipping records; and installation and exhibition photographs.

Creator

Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of the Director

Subject

  • 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
  • Eldredge, Charles C
  • Broun, Elizabeth

Category

Series Level Description

Notes

  • To view records that comprise this series, see the detailed list of accessions and/or record units below.
  • For a history of the creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.

Organization

By exhibition and unarranged

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1906
  • 1906-2007

Restrictions & Rights

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

Topic

  • Museums
  • Art museums
  • Museums--Administration
  • Museum directors

Form/Genre

  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Manuscripts
  • Clippings

Local number

SIA RS00820

Physical description

  • 25.75 cu. ft. processed holdings
  • 1.5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings