Freer/Sackler Files, 1983-2003

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Consists of records documenting individual departments within the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and the renovation and upkeep of facilities, mostly during the tenure of Patrick H. Sears, Associate Director, Exhibitions and Facilities, and later Associate Director, Facilities and Special Projects. Materials include mission statements and strategic plans, memoranda, correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes, newsletters, event programs, membership lists, calendars of upcoming events and public programs, lists of expenditures made by the Department of Education, visitor studies, research materials, Smithsonian's 150th Anniversary Celebration logo design contest entries, Presidential Design Award entry, object lists with images of objects, priority lists for projects, floor plans, project memoranda lists, budget files, reports, newspaper clippings, brochures, and pamphlets.


  • Sears, Patrick H
  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)


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Repository Loc.

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


  • 1983
  • 1983-2003

Restrictions & Rights

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


  • Art
  • Art museums
  • Art, Asian


  • Brochures
  • Clippings
  • Manuscripts
  • Newsletters
  • Pamphlets
  • Floor plans

Local number

SIA RS00997

Physical description

15 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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