Departmental Records, 1967-1997

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Summary

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.

Creator

Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of the Deputy Director

Subject

  • 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

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 Museum office or department

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1967
  • 1967-1997

Restrictions & Rights

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

Topic

  • Art museums
  • Museums
  • Museums--Administration

Form/Genre

Manuscripts

Local number

SIA RS00819

Physical description

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