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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 01-175

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

Subject Files, 1971-1987

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: Subject Files
Dates: 1971-1987
Quantity: 9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 01-175
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records consist of materials created and maintained by Thomas Lawton, Director, 1977-1987, documenting participation in professional associations; events held for, or by, the Freer or the Sackler; development; fellowships and grants; the Freer Medal; acquisitions; exhibitions; various committees and boards on which the Director served; construction of the South Quadrangle; trips to Asia; and the search for an Assistant Secretary for Research of the Smithsonian Institution. Materials include correspondence; memoranda; staff newsletters; brochures about exhibitions and the galleries; correspondence, memoranda, financial reports, timelines, architectural drawings, and office floor plans associated with the construction and furnishing of the South Quadrangle; illustrations of objects; budgets and budget summaries; clippings, studies, reports, correspondence, memoranda, brochures, membership lists, meeting agendas and supporting documents, and press releases associated with committees, boards, and associations in which the Director participated; dissertation evaluations; lists of fellows; meeting agendas; research files; clippings; event planning files; curricula vitae for and papers written by Assistant Secretary for Research candidates; press releases; and travel files.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Thomas Lawton, Director, 1977-1987, documenting participation in professional associations; events held for, or by, the Freer or the Sackler; development; fellowships and grants; the Freer Medal; acquisitions; exhibitions; various committees and boards on which the Director served; construction of the South Quadrangle; trips to Asia; and the search for an Assistant Secretary for Research of the Smithsonian Institution. Materials include correspondence; memoranda; staff newsletters; brochures about exhibitions and the galleries; correspondence, memoranda, financial reports, timelines, architectural drawings, and office floor plans associated with the construction and furnishing of the South Quadrangle; illustrations of objects; budgets and budget summaries; clippings, studies, reports, correspondence, memoranda, brochures, membership lists, meeting agendas and supporting documents, and press releases associated with committees, boards, and associations in which the Director participated; dissertation evaluations; lists of fellows; meeting agendas; research files; clippings; event planning files; curricula vitae for and papers written by Assistant Secretary for Research candidates; press releases; and travel files.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-175, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of the Director, Subject Files

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Container List

Box 1

Bulletin - Photographs [1987]

Box 1 of 9

Collections Management [1986-1987]

Box 1 of 9

Collections (Objects for Acquisition) [1980-1987]

Box 1 of 9

Conservation Training Program [1985-1987]

Box 1 of 9

Committee for Asian Art and Culture [1983]

Box 1 of 9

Construction, 1981-1982

Box 1 of 9

Construction, 1983-1984

Box 1 of 9

Construction (Change Orders) [1984-1987]

Box 1 of 9

Construction, 1985-1987 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 9

Executive Committee Meeting Relating to Quadrangle [1983-1984]

Box 1 of 9

Exhibition Loans [1985-1987]

Box 1 of 9

Exhibition and Exhibit Designers (Object for Exhibitions) [1982-1987]

Box 1 of 9

Fire Suppression System Sackler Gallery [1982-1987]

Box 1 of 9

Islamic Center - International Center - 3rd Level of Quadrangle [1983-1984]

Box 1 of 9

Japanese Gardens [1983]

Box 1 of 9

Joint Sackler - Johns Hopkins Program [1985]

Box 1 of 9

Libraries: Centralized, SI, Freer Gallery of Art (FGA), SG [1981-1984]

Box 1 of 9

Secretary Robert McC. Adams [1984-1987]

Box 1 of 9

Milo Cleveland Beach [1984-1987]

Box 1 of 9

Mary Burke (Burke Collection) [1980-1986]

Box 1 of 9

Curtis Cutter [1986-1987]

Box 1 of 9

Tom L. Freudenheim [1986-1987]

Box 1 of 9

Johnson, Verner [1985-1987]

Box 1 of 9

Mock Up Gallery [1985]

Box 1 of 9

"The Move" [1986-1987]

Box 1 of 9

Murphy, Mike [1985-1986]

Box 1 of 9

Box 2

Ad Hoc Committee [1981]

Box 2 of 9

AAM - American Association of Museums [1979-1983]

Box 2 of 9

Apollo Magazine [1982-1983]

Box 2 of 9

Association of Art Museum Directors [1987]

Box 2 of 9

Association of Art Museum Directors [1980-1986]

Box 2 of 9

Association of Art Museum Directors [1971;1979-1981]

Box 2 of 9

College Art Association [1978-1981]

Box 2 of 9

Corcoran Chinese Exhibition [1981]

Box 2 of 9

Council of Bureau Directors 1987 [1987]

Box 2 of 9

Council of Bureau Directors 1986 [1986-1987]

Box 2 of 9

Council of Bureau Directors [1979-1984]

Box 2 of 9

Council of Bureau Directors - Meetings [1980-1985]

Box 2 of 9

Council of Bureau Directors - Meetings [1978-1979]

Box 2 of 9

Cultural Institutions - Committee to Promote WDC [1980-1983]

Box 2 of 9

Exhibition of Chinese Painting [1980-1982]

Box 2 of 9

Exhibits Committee (Exhibit from Shanghai Museum [1982-1983]

Box 2 of 9

Exhibition of Japanese Buddhist and Shinto Art [1981-1982]

Box 2 of 9

AAM Director's Dinner [1976]

Box 2 of 9

Freer Medal - 1974 - Roman Ghirshman

Box 2 of 9

Freer Medal - 1973 - Professor Tanaka Ichimatsu [1972-1973]

Box 2 of 9

Freer Medal - 1973 - Laurence Sickman

Box 2 of 9

Freer Medal - May 2, 1983 [1983]

Box 2 of 9

Box 3

Fellowships and Grants, 1987

Box 3 of 9

Fellowships and Grants, 1986

Box 3 of 9

Fellowships and Grants, 1985

Box 3 of 9

Fellowships and Grants, 1984

Box 3 of 9

Fellowships and Grants, 1983

Box 3 of 9

Fellowships and Grants, 1982

Box 3 of 9

Fellowships and Grants, 1981

Box 3 of 9

Fellowships and Grants, 1980

Box 3 of 9

Fellowships and Grants, 1979

Box 3 of 9

Jade Conference [1981]

Box 3 of 9

Ron Morse - The Korean Conference [1981]

Box 3 of 9

Mamluk [1978-1981]

Box 3 of 9

Management Committee Meetings, 1987

Box 3 of 9

Management Committee Meetings, 1986

Box 3 of 9

Management Committee Meetings, 1985

Box 3 of 9

Freer 50th Anniversary - Chinese Figure Painting and Ceramics [1972-1974]

Box 3 of 9

50th Anniversary - Symposium - Japanese Ukiyo-e Painting [1973]

Box 3 of 9

50th Anniversary Expenses - [1973-1974]

Box 3 of 9

50th Anniversary - Ceramics From the World of Islam [1973-1974]

Box 3 of 9

Meyer Dinner and Reception [1971]

Box 3 of 9

Meyer Estate - Inventory of books, 1972 (Accession 09-131)

Box 3 of 9

Freer 50th Anniversary - Japanese Ukiyo-e Painting [1973-1974]

Box 3 of 9

Box 4

SI Executive Committee Meetings [1979]

Box 4 of 9

SI Executive Committee Meetings [1979-1984]

Box 4 of 9

SI Executive Committee Meetings [1979]

Box 4 of 9

Smithsonian Publishing Council, 1987

Box 4 of 9

Smithsonian Publishing Council Meetings, 1986

Box 4 of 9

Box 5

Smithsonian Publishing Council, 1985 (3 folders)

Box 5 of 9

Smithsonian Publishing Council, 1984

Box 5 of 9

Smithsonian Publishing Council, 1983

Box 5 of 9

Smithsonian Publishing Council, 1981-1982

Box 5 of 9

SI Women's Committee [1981]

Box 5 of 9

Smithsonian China Trip [1979-1982]

Box 5 of 9

Smithsonian China Conference [1982]

Box 5 of 9

Smithsonian Japan Trip [1980]

Box 5 of 9

Translation of SI Pamphlet [1979]

Box 5 of 9

Smithsonian: Lighting [1978-1981]

Box 5 of 9

Smithsonian: Office of Facilities Planning and Engineering Services (OFPES) Reports [1976-1981]

Box 5 of 9

Smithsonian: Bronze Sign [1976-1981]

Box 5 of 9

Smithsonian: Courtyard [1981]

Box 5 of 9

Smithsonian: Handicapped [1978-1980]

Box 5 of 9

Smithsonian: Office of Design and Construction (ODC) - General (current) [1981]

Box 5 of 9

Smithson Society - Correspondence regarding funding proposals, 1981 (Accession 09-131)

Box 5 of 9

Box 6

Building Managers' Council Meetings [1983-1986]

Box 6 of 9

Dean Anderson, Acting Assistant - Secretary History and Art [1984-1987]

Box 6 of 9

Board of Regents' Meeting 1985 [1985]

Box 6 of 9

Board of Regents' Meetings 1986 and 1987 [1986-1987]

Box 6 of 9

Burke, Robert - Security [1983-1986]

Box 6 of 9

Cables [1983]

Box 6 of 9

Calligraphy Exhibition [1985]

Box 6 of 9

Cheatham, Donald Thomas - Superior Court [1986]

Box 6 of 9

XXVIth Congress of the Comite International d' Histoire de l'Arte [1984-1986]

Box 6 of 9

Exhibition - Near and Far Eastern Calligraphy- Summer 1986 CIHA Meeting [1985]

Box 6 of 9

Festival of India [1983-1985]

Box 6 of 9

Tom Freudenheim [1986-1987]

Box 6 of 9

General Counsel's Office [1983-1987]

Box 6 of 9

Jameson, John - Assistant Secretary for Administration [1983-1985]

Box 6 of 9

Jang, Scarlett JU-YU - Thesis [1983-1984]

Box 6 of 9

Japan Project [1986]

Box 6 of 9

Office of Equal Opportunity - Will Douglas, Director [1983]

Box 6 of 9

Senator Matsunaga [1984]

Box 6 of 9

Metalwork Catalogue [1984]

Box 6 of 9

Office of Supply Services [1982-1984]

Box 6 of 9

Office of Plant Services (OPlantS) (Shaw) [1985]

Box 6 of 9

Outreach Programs [1985]

Box 6 of 9

Peking Trip [1986]

Box 6 of 9

Pending File [Anne Hill Grundy]

Box 6 of 9

Photographs - Sickman [photographs taken in China c.1930/ 1935 by Thomas Hanforth] [1984]

Box 6 of 9

Press Releases [1986]

Box 6 of 9

Reindhardt, John E., Assistant Secretary for History and Art [1983-1983]

Box 6 of 9

Ripley, S. Dillon [1984]

Box 6 of 9

Search Committee for Assistant Secretary for Museums of the Smithsonian [1984-1987]

Box 6 of 9

Search Committee for Assistant Secretary for Research for SI [1986-1987]

Box 6 of 9

Shimonoseki City Art Museum [1986]

Box 6 of 9

Special Exhibitions - FGA - American Holdings [1984]

Box 6 of 9

Smithsonian Council Meeting - October 26-28, 1984 [1984-1987]

Box 6 of 9

National Gallery of Art - Chinese Exhibition - Son of Heaven [1986-1987]

Box 6 of 9

Harold P. Stern Fund Recipients [1980-1985]

Box 6 of 9

Stein Collection - New Delhi, India [1983]

Box 6 of 9

Taiwan Trip - September 30 - October 15, 1985 [1985]

Box 6 of 9

Textiles Restoration [1985-1986]

Box 6 of 9

Tibet [1981-1983]

Box 6 of 9

Training Sessions - Docents [1984-1985]

Box 6 of 9

Dwight W. Tyron Exhibition [1986]

Box 6 of 9

Tsarong Family - Tibetan Artifacts [1980-1984]

Box 6 of 9

"Treasures From the Shanghai Museum: 6000 Years of Chinese Art" [1984]

Box 6 of 9

United Nations Lumbini Project [1984-1986]

Box 6 of 9

Smithsonian: Roof [1977-1981]

Box 6 of 9

Smithsonian: Reports, ODC [1980-1981]

Box 6 of 9

Smithsonian: OPLANTS [1979-1981]

Box 6 of 9

Smithsonian: HVAC [1978-1981]

Box 6 of 9

Smithsonian: MISC (Renovation/Construction) [1977-1981]

Box 6 of 9

Questionnaires and Surveys [1979]

Box 6 of 9

Research Policy Committee [1986]

Box 6 of 9

Sample Letter - Gifts [1980]

Box 6 of 9

George Sexton, III [1982-1983]

Box 6 of 9

Box 7

Academic Hiring and Appraisal Committee [1987]

Box 7 of 9

The Adventures of Rama [1983-1982]

Box 7 of 9

Ars Orientalis, 1981-1985

Box 7 of 9

Arts Indemnity Panel - National Endowment for the Arts [1976-1985]

Box 7 of 9

Asia Society - Gallery Advisory Committee [1979-1987] (2 folders)

Box 7 of 9

Asia Society - Washington Center [1979-1987]

Box 7 of 9

Asian Collections - St. Louis Art Museum [1978-1986]

Box 7 of 9

Beny, Roloff Collection [1980-1985]

Box 7 of 9

Bushell, Raymond - Nesuke Collection [1983-1984]

Box 7 of 9

Proposal - Coachman Service [1984]

Box 7 of 9

Committee on Scholarly Communication with the People's Republic of China [1984]

Box 7 of 9

Coordinating Committee for Asian Art and Culture - Bartholomew [1982-1983]

Box 7 of 9

Cort, Louise [1987]

Box 7 of 9

John M. Crawford Symposium - "Words and Images: Chinese Poetry, Calligraphy and Painting" [1985]

Box 7 of 9

Curator's Meetings [1981-1985]

Box 7 of 9

Curatorial Chair - Islamic Art [1976; 1981]

Box 7 of 9

Freer Medal - May 13, 1985 [1984-1985]

Box 7 of 9

Katz, Lois [1980-1987]

Box 7 of 9

Kent, Miriam [1981-1987]

Box 7 of 9

Singer, Paul [1987]

Box 7 of 9

Acquisition Funds [1983-1987]

Box 7 of 9

Budgets [1983-1987]

Box 7 of 9

Policies, Goals, Statements of Purpose [1983-1986]

Box 7 of 9

Budget - FY 1986 Freer/Sackler [1984-1986]

Box 7 of 9

Sonnenreich, Michael [1983-1987]

Box 7 of 9

Box 8

Museum Support Center [1983-1987]

Box 8 of 9

Position Letters [1986-1987]

Box 8 of 9

Planned Projects for Sackler [1982-1987]

Box 8 of 9

Press Coverage/Films Fact Sheet - Announcements [1982-1987]

Box 8 of 9

Quadrangle and Freer - Relationship of Components [1982-1985]

Box 8 of 9

Resident Associate Program [1986]

Box 8 of 9

Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship Proposal - Center for Asian Art [1984]

Box 8 of 9

Sackler - Ars Orientalis [1984-1987]

Box 8 of 9

Sackler - Artibus Asiae [1983-1987]

Box 8 of 9

Sackler - Edinburgh Festival [1983-1985]

Box 8 of 9

Sackler: Office of Fellowship and Grants [1983-1987]

Box 8 of 9

Sackler Gallery Inaugural Exhibition and Opening [1982-1987]

Box 8 of 9

Sackler Foundation/Publication Projects/Publication Credit Lines [1982-1987]

Box 8 of 9

Sackler Gallery Visiting Committee [1985-1986]

Box 8 of 9

Sackler Symposium [1985-1986]

Box 8 of 9

Security - Quadrangle [1985-1987]

Box 8 of 9

Signage [1984-1987]

Box 8 of 9

Vever Collection - Sackler [1986-1985]

Box 8 of 9

Lectures, 1982-1983

Box 8 of 9

Lectures, 1983-1984

Box 8 of 9

Lectures, 1984-1985

Box 8 of 9

Lectures, 1985-1986

Box 8 of 9

Letters of Introduction [1977-1985]

Box 8 of 9

Box 9

Hackney Scholarship [1978-1987]

Box 9 of 9

IRS - Art Advisory Panel [1984-1986]

Box 9 of 9

Lectures 1981-1982

Box 9 of 9

Letters of Recommendation, 1977-1981

Box 9 of 9

Letters of Recommendation, 1982-1984

Box 9 of 9

Letters of Recommendation, 1984-1987

Box 9 of 9

Lhungay, Tsering - Tibetan Object [1980-1984]

Box 9 of 9

New Delhi Trip - March 1984 - Dr. Lawton [1984]

Box 9 of 9

Regents' Publication Program [1987]

Box 9 of 9

Research Opportunities Fund [1984-1987]

Box 9 of 9

Sabavala, Roshan [1981-1982]

Box 9 of 9

Scholarly Studies Information [1985-1986]

Box 9 of 9

South Quadrangle, 1975-1979

Box 9 of 9

South Quadrangle, 1980

Box 9 of 9

South Quadrangle, 1981

Box 9 of 9

South Quadrangle, 1982

Box 9 of 9

Professor Richard Stanley-Baker - Letter and Reprints [1985]

Box 9 of 9

The Ellen Bayard Weedon Foundation [1986-1987]

Box 9 of 9

Auction Bids - Permissions [1986]

Box 9 of 9

Audit and Review Committee [1987]

Box 9 of 9

Acquisitions - Possible [1984]

Box 9 of 9

Robert McC. Adams, Secretary [1984-1986]

Box 9 of 9