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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 01-181

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

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Files, 1980-1987

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: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Files
Dates: 1980-1987
Quantity: 0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 01-181
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records consist of materials created and maintained by Thomas Lawton, Director, 1977-1987, documenting relations between the Sackler family and the Freer Gallery of Art, particularly at the time of Arthur M. Sackler's death. Materials include press statements and releases, correspondence, memoranda, clippings of obituaries for Sackler, biographical information about Sackler, meeting agendas, drafts and a copy of the final donor agreement for the Sackler collection and other agreements concerning the Sackler collection, floor plans for the galleries, lists of objects in the Sackler collection and estimated values, and photocopies of photographs of objects.

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This accession consists of records created and maintained by Thomas Lawton, Director, 1977-1987, documenting relations between the Sackler family and the Freer Gallery of Art, particularly at the time of Arthur M. Sackler's death. Materials include press statements and releases, correspondence, memoranda, clippings of obituaries for Sackler, biographical information about Sackler, meeting agendas, drafts and a copy of the final donor agreement for the Sackler collection and other agreements concerning the Sackler collection, floor plans for the galleries, lists of objects in the Sackler collection and estimated values, and photocopies of photographs of objects.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-181, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of the Director, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Files

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Container List

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Sackler, Arthur M. [1980-1987]

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Sackler, Mrs. Jill [1984-1987]

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Agreement/Sackler's Collection Negotiations for the Gift [1980-1984] (2 folders)

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Loan Agreement Between Sackler and Smithsonian Institution [1984]

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