Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
National Collection of Fine Arts. Department of Prints and Drawings
Collection Records, 1967-1974
The National Collection of Fine Arts' (NCFA) Department of Prints and Drawings was created in 1967 under the direction of Jacob Kainen, Curator (1967-1969). In 1980, NCFA was renamed the National Museum of American Art (NMAA). Following the museum's name change, the Department of Prints and Drawings was renamed the Department of Graphic Arts (1983). Further reorganization followed and, in 1989, the Departments of Graphic Arts and Painting and Sculpture combined to form the Curatorial Department, later renamed the Curatorial Office (c. 1992).
These records document the collection and curatorial activities of Jacob Kainen, Curator (1967-1969), Janet A. Flint, Acting Curator (1970) and Curator (1971- ), and Martina Roudabush Norelli, Associate Curator, Department of Prints and Drawings, National Collection of Fine Arts. The bulk of the material relates to the acquisition or decline of objects for the museum collection. Although most of the information contained in this collection may be duplicated in the records of the Registrar, there are original correspondence, memoranda, notes, and related materials present. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, purchase orders, receipts, object lists, valuations, notes and related records.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Museums -- Collection management
- Art dealers
- Art museums
- Museum curators
- Museums -- Acquisitions
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-098, National Collection of Fine Arts. Department of Prints and Drawings, Collection Records