Committee Records, 1932-1971

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Consists of records documenting the Cooper-Hewitt Museum's relationship with the Smithsonian Institution from 1932 to 1968, and with the Smithsonian's National Collection of Fine Arts from 1965 to 1971. The Committee was chaired by Henry Francis DuPont. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, newsletters, press clippings, and invitations exchanged by administrators and curators of each institution regarding museum business.


DuPont, Henry Francis 1880-


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Organized into subseries: Committee to Save the Cooper Union Museum--National Collection of Fine Arts Correspondence File--Smithsonian Institution Correspondence File

Repository Loc.

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


  • 1932
  • 1932-1971


Art museums


  • Newsletters
  • Clippings
  • Manuscripts

Local number

SIA RS00860

Physical description

0.5 cu. ft. processed holdings

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