Subject Files, 1971-2015

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Consists of records documenting participation in professional associations; events for, or by, the Freer Gallery of Art or Arthur M. Sackler Gallery; development; fellowships and grants; affiliated museums, universities, and institutions; strategic plans and mission statements; acquisitions; exhibitions; special projects; analysis of gallery shops operations; staff and departments; budget; and various committees and boards on which the Director served during the tenures of directors Thomas Lawton, 1977-1987; Milo Cleveland Beach, 1987-2001; and Julian Raby, 2002-2017. Materials include correspondence; memoranda; staff newsletters; booklets, brochures, pamphlets, and other Smithsonian publications; architectural drawings; floor plans; illustrations of objects; budgets; clippings; studies; reports; committee, board, and association member lists, meeting agendas, notes, marketing materials, and supporting materials; press releases; dissertation evaluations; lists of fellows; research files; clippings; event planning files; travel files; acquisition files; grant proposals and proposal evaluation forms; purchase agreements; lecture texts; exhibition text; donor and prospective donor contact reports; Director's daily schedules; survey results; videotapes featuring collection objects; recordings of concert programs; and accounting reports of the gallery shops. Some materials are in electronic format.


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


Series Level Description


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  • For a history of the creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.


Unarranged and alphabetic

Repository Loc.

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


  • 1971
  • 1971-2015

Restrictions & Rights

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


  • Museum finance
  • Museum stores
  • Art
  • Art museums
  • Strategic planning
  • Museums
  • Fund raising
  • Art, Asian
  • Museum directors
  • Museums--Administration


  • Books
  • Brochures
  • Clippings
  • Electronic records
  • Manuscripts
  • Newsletters
  • Illustrations
  • Architectural drawings
  • Floor plans
  • Compact discs
  • Pamphlets
  • Videotapes
  • Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA RS00983

Physical description

27.75 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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