Clippings, 1915-1998

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Records document the publicity generated by, for, and about the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery collections, exhibitions, and events. Please note that clippings and notices carried in a variety of media are recorded in these records. "Press Reports" are a compilation of clippings from various sources bound together in a single volume. The bulk of the collection was assembled and maintained by Susan Bliss, Public Affairs Officer (1986-1988) and Head, Public Affairs (1988-2001). Items of special interest include death notices of Agnes Elizabeth Ernst Meyer (1887-1970), Charles Lang Freer's friend and member of the Freer Visiting Committee; the rediscovery and acquisition of Henri Vever's collection by the Sackler gallery; and the reopening of the Freer gallery following its renovation. Materials include newspaper clippings, press releases, and magazine clippings.


  • Meyer, Agnes Elizabeth Ernst 1887-1970
  • Vever, Henri 1854-1942
  • Freer, Charles Lang 1856-1919
  • Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Freer Visiting Committee
  • 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


  • 1915
  • 1915-1998


  • Education
  • Publicity
  • Museums
  • Museums--Educational aspects
  • Museum exhibits


  • Clippings
  • Manuscripts
  • Press releases

Local number

SIA RS01000

Physical description

7 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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