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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 92-062

National Portrait Gallery. Office of the Deputy Director

Records, 1983-1989, with some files to 1991

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Portrait Gallery. Office of the Deputy Director
Title: Records
Dates: 1983-1989, with some files to 1991
Quantity: 6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 92-062
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

Carolyn Kinder Carr was appointed to the newly-created position of National Portrait Gallery (NPG) Assistant Director for Collections in November 1983. These records document Carr's activity in that capacity, and contain reports and memoranda created by her office, other NPG offices, and other Smithsonian bureaus; as well as official correspondence with outside museums, private donors, and professional acquaintances. Much of the material concerns collections management issues, but administrative files regarding topics such as personnel matters and facility maintenance are also included. Carr's participation in Smithsonian management committees is extensively recorded. In addition, the records include some memoranda and correspondence created and received by Barbara A. Hart, NPG Executive Officer. These records also contain detailed documentation of the exhibition "Then and Now: American Portraits from the Past Century," which opened in Hong Kong in December 1987. Carr was involved in assembling the exhibition, and was author of its catalogue, copies of which are included.

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Carolyn Kinder Carr was appointed to the newly-created position of National Portrait Gallery (NPG) Assistant Director for Collections in November 1983. These records document Carr's activity in that capacity, and contain reports and memoranda created by her office, other NPG offices, and other Smithsonian bureaus; as well as official correspondence with outside museums, private donors, and professional acquaintances. Much of the material concerns collections management issues, but administrative files regarding topics such as personnel matters and facility maintenance are also included. Carr's participation in Smithsonian management committees is extensively recorded. In addition, the records include some memoranda and correspondence created and received by Barbara A. Hart, NPG Executive Officer.

These records also contain detailed documentation of the exhibition Then and Now: American Portraits from the Past Century, which opened in Hong Kong in December 1987. Carr was involved in assembling the exhibition, and was author of its catalogue, copies of which are included.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 92-062, National Portrait Gallery. Office of the Deputy Director, Records

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Container List

Box 1

Academic Hiring Committee (4 folders)

Box 1 of 6

Acquisitions (2 folders)

Box 1 of 6

Arts and Indemnity Act

Box 1 of 6

Artists' Selection Committee

Box 1 of 6

Betsy Broun

Box 1 of 6

Bird Control

Box 1 of 6

Budget, 1989-1990 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 6

Camera Portraits from National Portrait Gallery London

Box 1 of 6

Carolyn Carr Chron File, November 1983 - May 1984

Box 1 of 6

Carolyn Carr Chron File, June-September 1984

Box 1 of 6

Carolyn Carr Chron File, October-December 1984

Box 1 of 6

Carolyn Carr Chron File, January-February 1985

Box 1 of 6

Carolyn Carr Chron File, March-June 1985

Box 1 of 6

Carolyn Carr Chron File, July-October 1985

Box 1 of 6

Box 2

Collections Management, 1985-1989 (7 folders)

Box 2 of 6

Collections Management Policy, 1983-1985 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 6

Correspondence from Other People, 1985-1987 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 6

Council of Bureau Directors, 1986-1989 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 6

Box 3

National Portrait Gallery (NPG) Education II, 1983-1986

Box 3 of 6

Five of Hearts

Box 3 of 6

Financial Analysis of the Federal Budget of the SI's NPG

Box 3 of 6

Jackson Exhibition

Box 3 of 6

Japan Hong Kong Exhibition (3 folders)

Box 3 of 6

Merit Pay Committee

Box 3 of 6

Miscellaneous

Box 3 of 6

Miscellaneous Correspondence from Other People, November 1983 - July 1984

Box 3 of 6

Miscellaneous Correspondence from Other People, July-February 1985

Box 3 of 6

Noguchi Exhibition

Box 3 of 6

Office of Sponsored Projects

Box 3 of 6

Outgoing Memos, 1989

Box 3 of 6

Outgoing Memos, 1988

Box 3 of 6

Outgoing Memos, 1987

Box 3 of 6

Outgoing Memos, 1986

Box 3 of 6

Portraits of American Law

Box 3 of 6

1992 Spanish Show

Box 3 of 6

Box 4

Strand Exhibition

Box 4 of 6

Sol LeWitt Controversy

Box 4 of 6

Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service Committee

Box 4 of 6

Portraits from LIFE

Box 4 of 6

Portraits

Box 4 of 6

Pace/MacGill Gallery, Ultra Large Lucas, Lucas Samaras (1991)

Box 4 of 6

Irving Penn (2 folders)

Box 4 of 6

Endowment Town Meeting

Box 4 of 6

Donna/Sue Information

Box 4 of 6

Council of Bureau Directors (2 folders)

Box 4 of 6

Conservation

Box 4 of 6

Conservation Applicants

Box 4 of 6

Oberlin - ICA Conference - Conservation Information

Box 4 of 6

Checklist

Box 4 of 6

Carolyn Carr Chronological File, 1989

Box 4 of 6

Baltimore Public Works Museum

Box 4 of 6

Barnum Collection

Box 4 of 6

Appointment Book, 1987

Box 4 of 6

Carolyn Carr Chronological File, 1986-1987

Box 4 of 6

Exhibits, 1989

Box 4 of 6

Box 5

First Federal Congress

Box 5 of 6

Riess Exhibition

Box 5 of 6

Marisol Exhibition

Box 5 of 6

Group Portraits

Box 5 of 6

Incoming Memos, 1986 (2 folders)

Box 5 of 6

Incoming Memos, 1987 (2 folders)

Box 5 of 6

Incoming Memos, 1988 (2 folders)

Box 5 of 6

Incoming Memos, 1989 (3 folders)

Box 5 of 6

Box 6

Then and Now: American Portraits from the Past Century exhibition, 1986-1988

China and Japan Trip

Box 6 of 6

Then and Now Catalog Entries

Box 6 of 6

Catalog Copy/Label/Brochure

Box 6 of 6

Japan Correspondence

Box 6 of 6

Contacts in Japan/A List of Alan's Thank you Letters

Box 6 of 6

Publicity

Box 6 of 6

Hong Kong Publicity

Box 6 of 6

Contract Budget

Box 6 of 6

Portraits of Americans

Box 6 of 6

Facilities Report: China

Box 6 of 6

Miscellaneous Press Release Correspondence

Box 6 of 6

Biographies of Sitters

Box 6 of 6

China Discs

Box 6 of 6

Notebook

Box 6 of 6

Correspondence To/From China Exhibition Agency

Box 6 of 6

October 1986: Summary

Box 6 of 6

MacArthur/Meir Cat Revision

Box 6 of 6

Cards of Individuals Associated with China Project

Box 6 of 6

Chronology: Documents Related to History of Contract Negotiations

Box 6 of 6

Miscellaneous Notes on China

Box 6 of 6

Slide/Photo Labels

Box 6 of 6

USIA NPG Correspondence

Box 6 of 6

Memos to Ann Thompson (Catalogue)

Box 6 of 6

China Memos from Carolyn Carr

Box 6 of 6

China Public Relations

Box 6 of 6

China Exhibition: Production Memos - Typography

Box 6 of 6

Memos from Sue Jenkins - China

Box 6 of 6

Conservation Information for China

Box 6 of 6

Indemnification Application - China

Box 6 of 6

Xeroxes of Works Proposed for China

Box 6 of 6

Staff Travel

Box 6 of 6

China Information from Boston and Brooklyn

Box 6 of 6

Boston/Brooklyn China Catalog

Box 6 of 6

Chinese Label Text used in Hong Kong

Box 6 of 6