War Storage Records, 1941-1942

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Consists of records from the tenure of the Freer Gallery of Art Director John Ellerton Lodge documenting relations with the National Resources Planning Board's Committee on Conservation of Cultural Resources, the creation of a bomb-proof storage space, and the temporary relocation of works of art during World War II. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, architectural drawings, temporary storage space locations, and informational materials.


  • Lodge, John Ellerton 1876-1942
  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • United States National Resources Planning Board Committee on Conservation of Cultural Resources


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Repository Loc.

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


  • 1941
  • 1941-1942


  • Art museums
  • World War, 1939-1945


  • Manuscripts
  • Pamphlets
  • Architectural drawings

Local number

SIA RS01053

Physical description

.25 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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