Curatorial Correspondence, 1967-2005

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Summary

Consists of records documenting letters exhanged between department staff and the general public, other museums, object donors, and professional associates regarding the collections and exhibitions of the museum during the tenures of Janet Thorpe, Assistant Curator, 1967-1969, and Associate Curator, 1969-1973; Catherine Lynn, Assistant Curator, 1969-1974; David Revere McFadden, Curator, 1978-1993; Deborah Shinn, Curator in Charge, 1995-1996, and Assistant Curator, 1997-2002; and Emily Miller, Assistant Curator, 2003-2005. Materials include incoming and outgoing correspondence, including printed emails, as well as enclosures associated with the correspondence.

Creator

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Product Design and Decorative Arts Department

Subject

  • Thorpe, Janet
  • Lynn, Catherine
  • McFadden, David Revere
  • Shinn, Deborah
  • Miller, Emily

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

Chronologic, alphabetic, and unarranged

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1967
  • 1967-2005

Restrictions & Rights

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

Topic

  • Decoration and ornament
  • Art museums
  • Museums
  • Decorative arts
  • Museums--Administration
  • Art museum curators

Form/Genre

Manuscripts

Local number

SIA RS00868

Physical description

  • 8 cu. ft. processed holdings
  • 6 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings