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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 01-141

National Portrait Gallery. Department of Painting and Sculpture

Curatorial Records, 1986-1999

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Portrait Gallery. Department of Painting and Sculpture
Title: Curatorial Records
Dates: 1986-1999
Quantity: 2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 01-141
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of materials that document the curatorial and professional activities of Ellen Gross Miles, Associate Curator, 1977-1984, Curator of Painting and Sculpture, 1984-1994, and Chairman of the Department of Painting and Sculpture, 1994-. Of special interest are records regarding Dr. Miles' tenure as chairman of the Research Policy Committee, 1992-1995 (box 2). These records are supplemented by those of the previous Chair, Anson T. Hines of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC). Overall the Committee records span 1986-1995. Additional records for the Committee may be found in the following collections: Record Unit 329, Record Unit 215, 95-083, and 95-147. There is also material regarding Dr. Miles' organization of a symposium "The Portrait in Eighteenth Century America" (1987) held in conjunction with the exhibition "American Colonial Portraits, 1700-1776." Materials include agendas, minutes, budget working files, proposed exhibition files, correspondence, memoranda, reports, planning and logistical files for the symposium; general inquiries, notes and related materials.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of materials that document the curatorial and professional activities of Ellen Gross Miles, Associate Curator, 1977-1984, Curator of Painting and Sculpture, 1984-1994, and Chairman of the Department of Painting and Sculpture, 1994- .

Of special interest are records regarding Dr. Miles' tenure as chairman of the Research Policy Committee, 1992-1995 (box 2). These records are supplemented by those of the previous Chair, Anson T. Hines of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC). Overall the Committee records span 1986-1995. Additional records for the Committee may be found in the following collections: Record Unit 329, Record Unit 215, 95-083, and 95-147.

There is also material regarding Dr. Miles' organization of a symposium "The Portrait in Eighteenth Century America" (1987) held in conjunction with the exhibition American Colonial Portraits, 1700-1776.

Materials include agendas, minutes, budget working files, proposed exhibition files, correspondence, memoranda, reports, planning and logistical files for the symposium; general inquiries, notes and related materials.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-141, National Portrait Gallery. Department of Painting and Sculpture, Curatorial Records

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Container List

Box 1

American Colonial Portraits, 1700-1776 (1987)

Art in America, 1700-1776 - exhibition (old title)

Box 1 of 2

ACP: Smithsonian Press

Box 1 of 2

Public Programs

Box 1 of 2

Portrait Film

Box 1 of 2

Funding

Box 1 of 2

CIGNA

Box 1 of 2

Opening American Colonial Portraits

Box 1 of 2

ACP Letters

Box 1 of 2

Files from the symposium "The Portrait in Eighteenth Century America," held during the exhibition above

Conference mailing

Box 1 of 2

Symposium: NPF arrangements

Box 1 of 2

Symposium attendance

Box 1 of 2

Symposium catering

Box 1 of 2

Conference bills

Box 1 of 2

Conference, 1987

Box 1 of 2

Conference participants

Box 1 of 2

Conference bills, deadlines

Box 1 of 2

Conference papers published

Box 1 of 2

Departmental Files on other institutions

Maryland Historical Society

Box 1 of 2

Museum of the Borough of Brooklyn

Box 1 of 2

Proposed Exhibitions

Exhibition ideas

Box 1 of 2

Lafayette

Box 1 of 2

Miscellaneous

Box 1 of 2

Richard and Maria Cosway

Box 1 of 2

Hawaiian Exhibition

Box 1 of 2

Department Budgets

Call for Plans

Box 1 of 2

Budget, FY 1994

Box 1 of 2

Budget, FY 1995

Box 1 of 2

Budget, FY 1996

Box 1 of 2

Budget, FY 1997

Box 1 of 2

Budget, FY 1998

Box 1 of 2

Budget, FY 1999

Box 1 of 2

Portrait Inquiries

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

Research Policy Committee - 1986

Box 2 of 2

Research Policy Committee - 1989

Box 2 of 2

Research Policy Committee - 8/1989

Box 2 of 2

Research Policy Committee - 11/1991

Box 2 of 2

Research Policy Committee - 1993

Box 2 of 2

Research Policy Committee - 1994

Box 2 of 2

Research Policy Committee - Next Meeting (5/1995)

Box 2 of 2

Research Policy Committee - 11/3/1993

Box 2 of 2

Research Policy Committee - 1991

Box 2 of 2

Research Policy Committee - 1989-1991

Box 2 of 2

Research Policy Committee - 1986-1991

Box 2 of 2