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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 01-171

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of the Director

Personal Files, 1985-1995

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of the Director
Title: Personal Files
Dates: 1985-1995
Quantity: 2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 01-171
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records consist of materials that document the interaction and relationship between Milo Cleveland Beach, Director (1987-2001) and prominent friends of the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Records also document Beach's activities related to the negotiation for and acquisition of the Vever Japanese print collection. Henri Vever's collection of Japanese prints represented a major addition to the Sackler collection of Japanese art, which, until that time, was very small. The acquisition demonstrated the breadth of Vever's Asian taste by supplementing the Sackler's Vever collection of Persian and Indian paintings, acquired in 1985 and featured in the exhibition, "A Jeweler's Eye: Islamic Arts of the Book from the Vever Collection." Materials include correspondence, memoranda, brochures and photographs.

Descriptive Entry

These records document the interaction and relationship between Milo Cleveland Beach, Director (1987-2001), and prominent friends of the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Records also document Beach's activities related to the negotiation for and acquisition of the Vever Japanese print collection.

Henri Vever's collection of Japanese prints represented a major addition to the Sackler collection of Japanese art, which, until that time, was very small. The acquisition demonstrated the breadth of Vever's Asian taste by supplementing the Sackler's Vever collection of Persian and Indian paintings, acquired in 1985 and featured in the exhibition, "A Jeweler's Eye: Islamic Arts of the Book from the Vever Collection."

See the series titled "Chronological Files" for outgoing correspondence. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, brochures and photographs.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-171, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of the Director, Personal Files

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Container List

Box 1

Appell, Mrs. Frederick [1992]

Box 1 of 2

Ashton, Dore [1993-1992]

Box 1 of 2

Ax, Emanuel [1993-1994]

Box 1 of 2

Bachofen von Echt [1990-1993]

Box 1 of 2

Bellak, Dr. Alvin [1990]

Box 1 of 2

Betjman [1984-1985]

Box 1 of 2

Biswas, Victore [1989-1993]

Box 1 of 2

Burati, Mrs. Hamanda Bowl [1989-1990]

Box 1 of 2

Chang, K.C. [1988-1993]

Box 1 of 2

Chatterjee, Ashoke [1989-1990]

Box 1 of 2

Chinese Cupboard [1989]

Box 1 of 2

Ch'u Silk Manuscript [1988-1993]

Box 1 of 2

Compton [1985]

Box 1 of 2

Corresia-Alfonson, Father [1989]

Box 1 of 2

Convey, Roger and Marion [1993-1994]

Box 1 of 2

Cox, John Hadley [1991-1993]

Box 1 of 2

Cox, Mrs. Raymond [1989-1992]

Box 1 of 2

Currier, Lavinia [1991]

Box 1 of 2

"Daimyo" National Gallery Exhibition [1988-1990]

Box 1 of 2

de Man, George E.N. (Southern Accents)

Box 1 of 2

Drucker, Peter [1988-1991]

Box 1 of 2

Falk, Toby [1989-1993]

Box 1 of 2

Figiel, Dr. Leo S. [1988-1993]

Box 1 of 2

Frasche, Dean (deceased) [1989-1994]

Box 1 of 2

Frieze, Wolfe [1992]

Box 1 of 2

Gaston/Petit Collection [1983-1985]

Box 1 of 2

Gellatly Collection [1929; 1985-1989]

Box 1 of 2

Glass Elizabeth - Hin-Cheung Lovell [1991]

Box 1 of 2

Gemming, Klaus [1993]

Box 1 of 2

Gorelick, Leonard [1988-1990]

Box 1 of 2

Greenfield [1987-1990]

Box 1 of 2

Gries, Frederica [1992-1993]

Box 1 of 2

Hassell, Mrs. Tyron Gifts [1989-1991]

Box 1 of 2

Henderson Korean Ceramics [1988-1989]

Box 1 of 2

Henry, Province [1990-1992]

Box 1 of 2

Hiroshi Yoshida Prints (Smith, David) [1989]

Box 1 of 2

Hirshhorn Transfer [1985-1990]

Box 1 of 2

Hodgkin, Howard [1988-1994]

Box 1 of 2

Japanese Print Collection [1985-1986]

Box 1 of 2

Japanese Art Acquisition [1988]

Box 1 of 2

Jina Collection [1991]

Box 1 of 2

Juda, Felix [1989-1990]

Box 1 of 2

Kaimal, Padmal [1993]

Box 1 of 2

Khalili, David [1991-1992]

Box 1 of 2

Kitano, Mr. Shigeo Yamaguchi [1990-1991]

Box 1 of 2

Korean Art - Lilly Park [1988-1990]

Box 1 of 2

Kramisch, Stella [1986-1992]

Box 1 of 2

Krishna, Anand [1989-1992]

Box 1 of 2

Krishna, Naval [1991-1992]

Box 1 of 2

Kumar Sangram Singh of Nawalgarh [1989]

Box 1 of 2

Kurstin, Joseph [1989-1990]

Box 1 of 2

Launsky-Tieffenthal and Seth [1994]

Box 1 of 2

LC Japanese Print Collection [1986]

Box 1 of 2

Leonhart, Amb. [1990-1993]

Box 1 of 2

Levy, Leon/White, Shelby [1990-1991]

Box 1 of 2

Lin, C.P. [1993]

Box 1 of 2

Lostry, J.P. [1992]

Box 1 of 2

Lutkins, Mr. Larure - Active File [1981; 1989-1990]

Box 1 of 2

Mann, Karl [1992]

Box 1 of 2

Marshall, Francis [1990-1994]

Box 1 of 2

Matano, Hanako [1992-1993]

Box 1 of 2

Mattison Collection [1985-1986]

Box 1 of 2

Maury, Carl [1989-1990]

Box 1 of 2

Mautin, Francois [1990-1993]

Box 1 of 2

McGee, Ambassador George [1990-1992]

Box 1 of 2

Merchant, Ismail; Ivory, James [1988-1993]

Box 1 of 2

Millon, Mr. Henry [1990-1992]

Box 1 of 2

Mottahedeh Collection [1991; 1993]

Box 1 of 2

Mount, Dr. Frank - Iranian pottery [1990-1992]

Box 1 of 2

Moyer, Charles [1989; 1992]

Box 1 of 2

Nance, Paul J. [1987; 1990-1991]

Box 1 of 2

NMAA Transfer [1987-1991]

Box 1 of 2

Oritiz, George [1991-1992]

Box 1 of 2

Ozeki, Abbot Soen (Japan Art) [1989]

Box 1 of 2

"Packard Family Shimizu Prize" [1992-1994]

Box 1 of 2

Page, Charles [1988-1994]

Box 1 of 2

Pal, Pratapaditya [1989-1990]

Box 1 of 2

Pekarik, Andrew [1988; 1992]

Box 1 of 2

Polsky, Cynthia [1986-1994]

Box 1 of 2

Pope, Mrs. John A. (Annemarie) [1989-1994]

Box 1 of 2

Powell, Josephine [1990-1994]

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

Prillaman, Jerry [1989]

Box 2 of 2

Pritzker, Thomas [1989-1994]

Box 2 of 2

Pritzlaff [1990-1994]

Box 2 of 2

Pruett, James [1993]

Box 2 of 2

Rabenou, Parvitz [1991-1994]

Box 2 of 2

Rettberg, Mrs. Ute - Indian Textiles [1989-1990]

Box 2 of 2

Randall, Richard [1989]

Box 2 of 2

Rawson, Jessica [1989-1994]

Box 2 of 2

Riboud, Mme. Krishna [1989]

Box 2 of 2

Ripley, Dillion [1986-1994]

Box 2 of 2

Sadik, Dr. Marvin [1990-1992]

Box 2 of 2

Sadruddin Aga Khan [1988-1992]

Box 2 of 2

Sarin, Amita [1991-1994]

Box 2 of 2

Schwartzberg, Jos. [1989]

Box 2 of 2

Sefton, Thomas and Mary [1987]

Box 2 of 2

Seyller, Prof. John [1988-1993]

Box 2 of 2

SI Deaccessions [1988-1992]

Box 2 of 2

Sidhu, Mrs. Elvira and Mr. Gursharan Sidhu [1990-1994]

Box 2 of 2

Siesel Collection [1987]

Box 2 of 2

Sihare, Dr. L.P. [1989-1990]

Box 2 of 2

Simmons, Robert - Japanese Ceramics [1990-1992]

Box 2 of 2

Smart, Dr. Ellen [1992-1994]

Box 2 of 2

Snead, Stella [1990-1993]

Box 2 of 2

Study Collection [1988]

Box 2 of 2

Tak, Mahinder [1990-1994]

Box 2 of 2

Taylor, Paul - NMNH Poss. Deaccession [1989-1991]

Box 2 of 2

Thackston, Wheeler [1900-1994]

Box 2 of 2

Tsui, T.T. [1992]

Box 2 of 2

Ullens, Guy [1991; 1993]

Box 2 of 2

Uyehara, Cecil [1988-1989]

Box 2 of 2

Vever Japanese Print Collection [1987-1994]

Box 2 of 2

Vever Japanese Print Collection [1986-1988]

Box 2 of 2

Wang Jiuan Paintings [1989]

Box 2 of 2

Weeden, Mrs. William [1989-1990]

Box 2 of 2

Welch, Stuart Cary [1988-1993]

Box 2 of 2

Wolfe, Alan [1989-1993]

Box 2 of 2

Woodward, Hiram Jr. - Walters Art Gallery [1989-1991]

Box 2 of 2

Worswick, Clark [1991-1993]

Box 2 of 2

Worthington [1989-1990]

Box 2 of 2

Yang Gen [1991]

Box 2 of 2

Zimmerman [1994]

Box 2 of 2

Soudavar, Abolala [1987-1996]

Box 2 of 2

Steinhauer, Peter [1996]

Box 2 of 2

Walter, Paul [1988-1996]

Box 2 of 2

Way, Peter [1993-1996]

Box 2 of 2

Zucker, Benjamin [1990-1995]

Box 2 of 2

Yo-Yo Ma [1989-1993]

Box 2 of 2