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Accession 01-112,  National Museum of American Art, Office of Registration and Collections Management,  Collection Records, 1965-1996

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American Art, Office of Registration and Collections Management
Title: Collection Records
Dates: 1965-1996
Quantity: 2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 01-112
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

The bulk of these records document periodic "gallery checks" of the collections in each gallery space. The objects were examined in situ for evidence of deterioration, damage, or need for cleaning. Each worksheet records the condition of one object. There may be several checks over time recorded on one sheet. The sheets contain the following information: the artist, title (of the object), accession number, location (gallery), date (examined), by whom, condition/damage, repair (action taken), and date (of repair). The last two headings regarding repair are usually blank. The conservation laboratory notes and object files record any repairs to the object. In addition to the gallery checks there are statistical reports regarding yearly accessions to the collection. There are also two files for the following: lecture files for Fanfare (Fans from the 18th Century-20th Century) Parts I, II, & III [Exhibition, Renwick Gallery, 2/17/1984-7/8/1985] and Celebrate America (book). The last two files were created and maintained by Lenore B. Fein, Museum Registration Specialist. Materials include "gallery check" worksheets, statistical reports, correspondence, memoranda, checklists, research notes, and related records.

Descriptive Entry

The bulk of these records document periodic "gallery checks" of the collections in each gallery space. The objects were examined in situ for evidence of deterioration, damage, or need for cleaning. Each worksheet records the condition of one object. There may be several checks over time recorded on one sheet.

The sheets contain the following information: the artist, title (of the object), accession number, location (gallery), date (examined), by whom, condition/damage, repair (action taken), and date (of repair). The last two headings regarding repair are usually blank. The conservation laboratory notes and object files record any repairs to the object.

In addition to the gallery checks are statistical reports regarding yearly accessions to the collection. There are also two files for the following: lecture files for Fanfare (Fans from the 18th Century-20th Century) Parts I, II, & III [Exhibition, Renwick Gallery, 2/17/1984-7/8/1985] and Celebrate America (book). The last two files were created and maintained by Lenore B. Fein, Museum Registration Specialist.

Materials include "gallery check" worksheets, statistical reports, correspondence, memoranda, checklists, research notes, and related records.

Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2012; Transferring office; 4/9/2001 memorandum, Alers to Levinson; Contact reference staff for details.

Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-112, National Museum of American Art, Office of Registration and Collections Management, Collection Records

Container List

Box 1

Gallery Check of 18th, 19th and 20th century artwork during the 1960s and 1970s

Box 1 of 2

Gallery Check A-E

Box 1 of 2

Gallery Check F-K

Box 1 of 2

Gallery Check L-Q

Box 1 of 2

Gallery Check R-Z

Box 1 of 2

Gallery Check, 1984-1987

Box 1 of 2

Gallery Check, 1988-1990

Box 1 of 2

Gallery Check, 1992

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

Gallery Check, 1993

Box 2 of 2

Gallery Check, 1994

Box 2 of 2

Gallery Check, 1995

Box 2 of 2

Gallery Check, 1996

Box 2 of 2

Statistical Reports (accessioning), 1980-1982

Box 2 of 2

Statistical Reports (accessioning), 1983-1985

Box 2 of 2

Statistical Reports (accessioning), 1986-1989

Box 2 of 2

Statistical Reports (accessioning), 1990-1995

Box 2 of 2

Fanfare Exhibition at the Renwick, 1984-1985 - Related Talks

Box 2 of 2

Celebrate America lists and information

Box 2 of 2