Board of Trustees Records, 1968-2013

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Consists of records documenting meetings and relations with members of the Board of Trustees, established in 2002, and its predecessor, the Joint Visiting Committee, established in 2001, during the tenures of Thomas Lawton, Director, 1977-1987; Milo Cleveland Beach, Director, 1987-2001; Vidya Dehejia, Acting Director, 2001-2002; and Julian Raby, Director, 2002- . Materials include correspondence, memoranda, meeting agendas, minutes, meeting transcripts, recommendations, expense reports, press releases, member lists, ad hoc committee reports, presentation texts, mission statements, clippings, biographical information, photographs, and related materials.


  • Lawton, Thomas 1931-
  • Beach, Milo Cleveland
  • Raby, Julian
  • Dehejia, Vidya
  • Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Joint Visiting Committee
  • Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
  • Freer Gallery of Art


Series Level Description


  • 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.

Addl. KW Subjects

  • (SIA RS00988) nnaa Falls, Pa. (Township)
  • (SIA RS00987) Fauquier County (Va.)


By committee, chronologic, and alphabetic

Repository Loc.

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


  • 1968
  • 1968-2013

Restrictions & Rights

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


  • Art
  • Art museums
  • Art, Asian


  • Manuscripts
  • Clippings
  • Color photographs

Local number

SIA RS00989

Physical description

3.5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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