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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 97-046

National Portrait Gallery. Department of Painting and Sculpture

Curatorial Records, 1966-1995

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: 1966-1995
Quantity: 2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 97-046
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records that were transferred from the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the National Portrait Gallery (NPG). They were mostly created by Robert G. Stewart, Associate Curator, 1964, Curator, 1965, Curator of Painting and Sculpture, 1979-1994, and Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture, 1994. A small volume of records was also created by Monroe Fabian, Assistant Curator, 1969-1971, Associate Curator, 1972-1978, and Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture, 1979-1986. Fabian died in July 1988. The records consist mostly of files created by Stewart, Fabian, and others for exhibits that were proposed by museum staff for internal development, or external traveling exhibits that were considered for mounting at NPG. The files include staff evaluations and comments on proposed exhibits, exhibit scripts, documentation of brochure and catalog development, and memoranda between NPG staff as well as correspondence with potential exhibit donors. Some files also document NPG contributions to special traveling exhibits, and staff participation in symposia and seminars. The records include a small amount of administrative material, plus correspondence files of secretarial staff which consist mostly of replies to public inquiries. The records also include documentation of the book "On Stage" written by Monroe Fabian, and published in the spring of 1980. These files consist of correspondence regarding the use of quotations and images for "On Stage," photographs, a manuscript, and an unbound copy of the published volume.

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This accession consists of records that were transferred from the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the National Portrait Gallery (NPG). They were mostly created by Robert G. Stewart, Associate Curator, 1964, Curator, 1965, Curator of Painting and Sculpture, 1979-1994, and Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture, 1994. A small volume of records was also created by Monroe Fabian, Assistant Curator, 1969-1971, Associate Curator, 1972-1978, and Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture, 1979-1986. Fabian died in July 1988.

The records consist mostly of files created by Stewart, Fabian, and others for exhibits that were proposed by museum staff for internal development, or external traveling exhibits that were considered for mounting at NPG. The files include staff evaluations and comments on proposed exhibits, exhibit scripts, documentation of brochure and catalog development, and memoranda between NPG staff as well as correspondence with potential exhibit donors. Some files also document NPG contributions to special traveling exhibits, and staff participation in symposia and seminars.

The records include a small amount of administrative material, plus correspondence files of secretarial staff which consist mostly of replies to public inquiries. The records also include documentation of the book On Stage written by Monroe Fabian, and published in the spring of 1980. These files consist of correspondence regarding the use of quotations and images for On Stage, photographs, a manuscript, and an unbound copy of the published volume.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-046, National Portrait Gallery. Department of Painting and Sculpture, Curatorial Records

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Container List

Box 1

American Museum in Britain

Box 1 of 3

Chambers, Eunice (dealer)

Box 1 of 3

Cross-Referencing

Box 1 of 3

Inventory, 1985-1987

Box 1 of 3

Inventory, 1973

Box 1 of 3

Legal Aspects of Museum Administration

Box 1 of 3

McMaster, Fitzhugh

Box 1 of 3

Black Show - Student Brochure

Box 1 of 3

China Exhibit

Box 1 of 3

The Americans: The Democratic Experience

Box 1 of 3

Dye is Cast - Student Brochure

Box 1 of 3

Earl, Ralph (possible exhibition)

Box 1 of 3

Frederick Douglass Exhibit

Box 1 of 3

Edinburgh Festival, 1984

Box 1 of 3

Erastus S. Field Exhibition

Box 1 of 3

First Federal Congress

Box 1 of 3

Five of Hearts Exhibition

Box 1 of 3

U. S. Grant: The Man and the Image

Box 1 of 3

Harding Manuscript

Box 1 of 3

Chester Harding Exhibition

Box 1 of 3

Indian Peace Medals

Box 1 of 3

Inman Exhibition

Box 1 of 3

Exhibits - Andrew Jackson

Box 1 of 3

Exhibits - Annie Leibowitz

Box 1 of 3

National Academy of Design

Box 1 of 3

Lassie Exhibition

Box 1 of 3

Symposium: Icons, Stereotypes, and Other Approaches to Multi-Cultural Imaging

Box 1 of 3

National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans

Box 1 of 3

Noguchi Exhibition, 1987-1989

Box 1 of 3

Exhibit - Group Portrait

Box 1 of 3

Rehanging, 1987

Box 1 of 3

Syposium - Painting During the First Fifty Years of the Republic

Box 1 of 3

Box 2

On the Air

Box 2 of 3

Points of View

Box 2 of 3

Portraits in the Grand Manner

Box 2 of 3

Winold Reiss Exhibit

Box 2 of 3

Reporting the War

Box 2 of 3

Rise of American Medicine

Box 2 of 3

Self-Portraits Exhibit

Box 2 of 3

To the Presidents

Box 2 of 3

The Spirit of Party

Box 2 of 3

Versailles

Box 2 of 3

William Edward West Exhibition

Box 2 of 3

Marcella Comes Winslow

Box 2 of 3

World War I

Box 2 of 3

World's Columbian Exhibition

Box 2 of 3

Anders Zorn Exhibition

Box 2 of 3

Miscellaneous Brochures

Box 2 of 3

Cross, Susan

Box 2 of 3

Fabian, Monroe

Box 2 of 3

Tappert, Tara

Box 2 of 3

David Steinberg

Box 2 of 3

Marcia Pointon

Box 2 of 3

Pennington, Curtis Estill

Box 2 of 3

William Oedel

Box 2 of 3

Milley, John C.

Box 2 of 3

Joseph Wright Catalog

Box 2 of 3

Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) - Sculpture: Exploring Three Dimensions

Box 2 of 3

Spanish Portrait Exhibit

Box 2 of 3

Southern Portrait Traditions

Box 2 of 3

Swedish Exhibition

Box 2 of 3

Japan Treasures Exhibition

Box 2 of 3

Patent Office Exhibition

Box 2 of 3

Now Reposing in Greenwood Cemetery

Box 2 of 3

Kokusai Bunka Kyokai

Box 2 of 3

Museo de Bellas Artes

Box 2 of 3

Self-Portraits

Box 2 of 3

Box 3

Public Inquiries and General Correspondence

Susan Cross Correspondence, 1991-1992

Box 3 of 3

Karen Jensen Correspondence, 1992-1994

Box 3 of 3

Melissa Beck Correspondence, 1995

Box 3 of 3

Rachel Orgeron Correspondence, 1995

Box 3 of 3

On Stage Book by Monroe Fabian, 1979

General Correspondence

Box 3 of 3

Correspondence re: Use of Quotations and Images

Box 3 of 3

Photographs

Box 3 of 3

Manuscript

Box 3 of 3

Unbound Copy of Book

Box 3 of 3