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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 94-080

National Museum of American Art. Conservation Laboratory

Departmental Records, circa 1965-1988

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American Art. Conservation Laboratory
Title: Departmental Records
Dates: circa 1965-1988
Quantity: 3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 94-080
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records document conservation activities of the Conservation Laboratory, National Museum of American Art, which was established in 1967. Materials include the staff correspondence and memoranda of Charles H. Olin, Painting Conservator, 1967, and Senior Conservator, 1968-1971; Anton Konrad, Objects Conservator, 1972-1973; Thomas Carter, Senior Conservator, 1974-1981; Katherine Eirk, Paper Conservator, 1975-1985; Stefano Scafetta, Painting Conservator, 1973-1980, and Senior Conservator, 1981- ; Ann M. Creager, Painting Conservator, 1978- ; Ronald Quentin Rankin, Jr., Painting Conservator, 1981- ; Catherine I. Maynor, Paper Conservator, 1986- ; and Fern L. Bleckner, Paper Conservator, 1986- . Records also include conservation guideline manuals, articles, and papers; personnel material; restoration reports; paper conservation work lists; minutes of meetings; contracts; and budgetary information.

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These records document conservation activities of the Conservation Laboratory, National Museum of American Art (NMAA), which was established in 1967. Materials include the staff correspondence and memoranda of Charles H. Olin, Painting Conservator, 1967, and Senior Conservator, 1968-1971; Anton Konrad, Objects Conservator, 1972-1973; Thomas Carter, Senior Conservator, 1974-1981; Katherine Eirk, Paper Conservator, 1975-1985; Stefano Scafetta, Painting Conservator, 1973-1980, and Senior Conservator, 1981- ; Ann M. Creager, Painting Conservator, 1978- ; Ronald Quentin Rankin, Jr., Painting Conservator, 1981- ; Catherine I. Maynor, Paper Conservator, 1986- ; and Fern L. Bleckner, Paper Conservator, 1986- . Records also include conservation guideline manuals, articles, and papers; personnel material; restoration reports; paper conservation work lists; minutes of meetings; contracts; and budgetary information.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-080, National Museum of American Art. Conservation Laboratory, Departmental Records

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Container List

Box 1

Collections Information System, 1983-1984

Box 1 of 3

Consolidated List, 1983

Box 1 of 3

Semi-Annual Reports, 1973-1976

Box 1 of 3

Semi-Annual Reports, 1967-1973 (4 folders)

Box 1 of 3

Post Office Contract, 1979-1987 (3 folders)

Box 1 of 3

Conservation Training Program, 1974-1975

Box 1 of 3

National Gallery of Canada: Glossary of Terms

Box 1 of 3

Conservation Guidelines, 1977

Box 1 of 3

Problems of Paintings

Box 1 of 3

Methods of Research in Conservation

Box 1 of 3

Conservation Bibliography

Box 1 of 3

Rules for Handling Art

Box 1 of 3

Report on the Conference on the Training of Conservators, 1973

Box 1 of 3

Condition of Work Report

Box 1 of 3

Conservation Analytical Laboratory (CAL): Conservation Publications, 1976-1977

Box 1 of 3

Proposed Conservation Program: National Collections of Fine Arts, 1970

Box 1 of 3

Conservation Training Program, 1976-1981

Box 1 of 3

Budget Projection, Fiscal Year 1988

Box 1 of 3

Minutes of Meetings: Internships & Fellowships, 1976-1978

Box 1 of 3

Museum Ethics Controversy, 1977-1987

Box 1 of 3

Restoration Reports, 1971-1975

Box 1 of 3

Conservation Show, 1976

Box 1 of 3

Romaine Brooks Paintings: Relining and Cleaning, 1975-1976

Box 1 of 3

National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA): Blueprints, 1968

Box 1 of 3

Visual Analysis in Conservation, 1969

Box 1 of 3

Photographic Techniques for Painting Conservation, 1969

Box 1 of 3

Selected Bibliography for Photodocumentation of Artifacts and Works of Fine Art

Box 1 of 3

Research Project: Painting Technology, 1978

Box 1 of 3

Memoranda, 1987

Box 1 of 3

Correspondence, 1987

Box 1 of 3

Budget Projection, Fiscal Year 1987

Box 1 of 3

Painting Storage Cabinets, 1987

Box 1 of 3

Tatti, Steven

Box 1 of 3

Memoranda, 1986

Box 1 of 3

Box 2

Correspondence, 1986

Box 2 of 3

Memoranda, 1985

Box 2 of 3

Budget Projection, Fiscal year 1985

Box 2 of 3

Eirk, Katherine: Contract, 1985

Box 2 of 3

Memoranda, 1984 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 3

Correspondence, 1984

Box 2 of 3

Renwick Gallery, 1984

Box 2 of 3

Memoranda, 1983

Box 2 of 3

Correspondence, 1983 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 3

Memoranda, 1982 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 3

Budget Projection, Fiscal Year 1982

Box 2 of 3

Memoranda, 1981

Box 2 of 3

Correspondence, 1981

Box 2 of 3

Correspondence, 1980

Box 2 of 3

Correspondence, 1975-1982

Box 2 of 3

Correspondence, 1984-1985

Box 2 of 3

Erik, Katherine: Working File, 1976-1984

Box 2 of 3

NMAA Exhibitions Conservation: Memoranda, 1983-1985

Box 2 of 3

Conservation: Paintings and Drawings by Bannister, Duncanson, and Tanner/Cotopaxi Exhibition Space, 1985

Box 2 of 3

Paper Conservation Work Lists, 1984-1985

Box 2 of 3

National Collection of Fine Arts: Moisture Problem, 1977-1979

Box 2 of 3

Correspondence, 1979

Box 2 of 3

Labor Department Project, 1977-1980

Box 2 of 3

Working File: Memoranda and Correspondence, 1979-1982

Box 2 of 3

Memoranda, 1980

Box 2 of 3

Correspondence, 1979

Box 2 of 3

Budget Projection, Fiscal Year 1979

Box 2 of 3

National Collections of Fine Arts: Seven Year Plan, 1973-1979

Box 2 of 3

Correspondence, 1978

Box 2 of 3

Correspondence, 1978

Box 2 of 3

Budget Projection, Fiscal Year 1978

Box 2 of 3

Memoranda, 1977

Box 2 of 3

Correspondence, 1976

Box 2 of 3

Memoranda, 1975-1976

Box 2 of 3

Correspondence, 1975

Box 2 of 3

Correspondence, 1974

Box 2 of 3

Correspondence, 1973 (two folders)

Box 2 of 3

Memoranda, 1974

Box 2 of 3

Memoranda, 1973-1974

Box 2 of 3

Bicentennial American Paintings, 1971

Box 2 of 3

Box 3

Report of Damages, 1970-1974

Box 3 of 3

Museum Storage Guidelines, 1976

Box 3 of 3

Memoranda, 1973

Box 3 of 3

Correspondence, 1972

Box 3 of 3

Correspondence, 1971

Box 3 of 3

Correspondence, 1972-1975

Box 3 of 3

Memoranda, 1970-1971

Box 3 of 3

Memoranda, 1969-1971

Box 3 of 3

Correspondence, 1969

Box 3 of 3

Memoranda, 1967-1968

Box 3 of 3

Correspondence, 1968

Box 3 of 3

Budget Projection, Fiscal Year 1966-1967

Box 3 of 3

Mickelson, Meredith P.

Box 3 of 3

Contracts, 1972-1973

Box 3 of 3

Personnel, 1983

Box 3 of 3

Framing

Box 3 of 3

Memoranda, 1970-1980 (miscellaneous)

Box 3 of 3

Conservation Training Program Committee, 1980-1981

Box 3 of 3

Conservation Forms (examples)

Box 3 of 3

ICOM Sub-Committee for the Care of Paintings, 1965

Box 3 of 3

Correspondence, 1970-1981 (miscellaneous)

Box 3 of 3