Budget and Financial Records, circa 1919-2015

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Consists of records documenting budgets, budget preparations, expenditures, and financial allocations. The financial records date prior to the creation of the current Museum title during the tenures of John Ellerton Lodge, Archibald Gibson Wenley, and John Alexander Pope, and include the tenures of Milo Cleveland Beach, Director, 1987-2001, and Julian Raby, Director, 2002-2017. Materials include correspondence; memoranda; notes; budget worksheets; ledgers and booklets pertaining to petty cash funds, cash and bank accounts, requisitions, and sales shop records; expenditure lists; and related materials. Also includes a field expedition account book. Some materials are in electronic format.


  • Lodge, John Ellerton 1876-1942
  • Wenley, A. G (Archibald Gibson) 1898-1962
  • Raby, Julian
  • Pope, John Alexander 1906-1982
  • Beach, Milo Cleveland
  • Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
  • Freer Gallery of Art


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Repository Loc.

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


  • 1919
  • 1919-2015
  • circa 1919-2015

Restrictions & Rights

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


  • Museum finance
  • Budget process
  • Art museums
  • Museums
  • Fund raising
  • Endowments
  • Art museum directors
  • Museums--Administration


  • Books
  • Manuscripts
  • Compact discs
  • Electronic records

Local number

SIA RS01065

Physical description

4.5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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