Departmental Records, 1967-1997

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Consists of records documenting the activities and administration of the Smithsonian American Art Museum during the tenures of Deputy Directors Harry Lowe, 1983; and Charles J. Robertson, Associate Administrator, 1978-1983, Assistant Director, Resources, and Assistant Director, Museum Resources, 1983-1985, and Deputy Director, 1986- . Materials include correspondence and memoranda, reports, minutes, and other administrative records. Some records were created by Harry Lowe in his capacity as Curator of Exhibits and Curator, Exhibition and Design, 1965-1972; Assistant Director for Operations, 1973-1974; Assistant Director, 1975-1980; Acting Director, 1981; and Assistant Director, 1982.


  • Robertson, Charles (Charles J.)
  • Lowe, Harry 1922-
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Office of the Deputy Director
  • National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Office of the Deputy Director


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  • 1967
  • 1967-1997

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


  • Art museums
  • Museums
  • Museums--Administration



Local number

SIA RS00819

Physical description

  • 17.5 cu. ft. processed holdings
  • 22.5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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