Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
National Portrait Gallery. Office of the Director
Subject Files, 1983-2000
This accession consists of correspondence, and departmental and Smithsonian files of the Office of the Director created during the tenure of Alan Maxwell Fern, Director (1983-2000). Topics of interest include the Smithsonian's 150th anniversary celebrations; the development of the MCI Center (sports arena) opposite the Gallery; Fern's professional involvement with the American Association of Museum Directors (AAMD) and the Smithsonian Council; and various events and openings.
Materials include correspondence, reports, minutes, memoranda, publications, programs, meetings, and itineraries.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Fern, Alan Maxwell, 1930-
- Smithsonian Institution. 150th Anniversary Program
- Association of Art Museum Directors
- Museums -- Administration
- Traveling exhibitions
- Associations, Institutions, etc. -- Membership
- Museums, associations, institutions, etc.
- Art museum directors
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-125, National Portrait Gallery. Office of the Director, Subject Files