Correspondence, 1924-2015

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Records document the incoming and outgoing correspondence of John Ellerton Lodge, Director, 1920-1942; Thomas Lawton, Director, 1977-1987; Milo Cleveland Beach, Director, 1987-2001; and Julian Raby, Director, 2002- . Materials include correspondence, memoranda, invitations, postcards, brochures, pamphlets, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.


  • Beach, Milo Cleveland
  • Lawton, Thomas 1931-
  • Lodge, John Ellerton 1876-1942
  • Raby, Julian
  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)


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Chronologic and alphabetic by correspondent's last name

Repository Loc.

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


  • 1924
  • 1924-2015

Restrictions & Rights

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


  • Art
  • Art museums
  • Art, Asian
  • Art museum directors


  • Brochures
  • Manuscripts
  • Compact discs
  • Pamphlets
  • Picture postcards

Local number

SIA RS00977

Physical description

10.75 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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