Barney Studio House Records, 1974-2001

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Consists of records that document the Smithsonian Institution's administration, management, and study of the Barney Studio House in Washington, DC, during the tenures of Smithsonian American Art Museum Directors Joshua Charles Taylor, 1970-1981; Harry Lowe (acting), 1981-1982; Charles C. Eldredge, 1982-1988; and Elizabeth Broun, 1989- . The home, designed by Waddy B. Wood, served as the Washington residence of art patron and painter, Alice Pike Barney (1857-1931). Materials include correspondence, memoranda, studies, reports, blueprints, inventories, and related materials.


  • Barney, Alice Pike 1857-1931
  • Broun, Elizabeth
  • Eldredge, Charles C
  • Lowe, Harry 1922-
  • Taylor, Joshua C (Joshua Charles) 1917-1981
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Office of the Director


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Chronologic by fiscal year

Repository Loc.

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


  • 1974
  • 1974-1997
  • 1974-2001

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


  • Architectural drawings
  • Brochures
  • Manuscripts

Local number

SIA RS00826

Physical description

2.5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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