Exhibition and Publication Records, 1961-2012

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Consists of records that document exhibition planning and production, and curatorial publishing activities during the tenures of Deputy Directors Harry Lowe, 1983; Charles J. Robertson, Associate Administrator, 1978-1983, Assistant Director, Resources, and Assistant Director, Museum Resources, 1983-1985, and Deputy Director, 1986-2001; and Rachel M. Allen, Deputy Director, 2002- . Materials include budgets, proposals, financial and funding records, schedules, checklists, agreements, publicity material, correspondence, memoranda, notes, loan forms, color slides, brochures, releases, contracts, and clippings. 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.


  • Lowe, Harry 1922-
  • Robertson, Charles (Charles J.)
  • Allen, Rachel M


Series Level Description


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By exhibition and unarranged

Repository Loc.

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


  • 1961
  • 1961-2012

Restrictions & Rights

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


  • Art museums
  • Museums
  • Museum exhibits
  • Museums--Administration


  • Brochures
  • Clippings
  • Manuscripts
  • Color slides

Local number

SIA RS00833

Physical description

  • 11 cu. ft. processed holdings
  • 14 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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