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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 97-115

National Museum of American Art. Curatorial Department

Records, 1977-1996

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American Art. Curatorial Department
Title: Records
Dates: 1977-1996
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection: Accession 97-115
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists primarily of unfiled correspondence and memoranda from the Curatorial Office of the National Museum of American Art (NMAA), and its predecessors. The material dates from 1977 through 1996, although the bulk of the material dates from 1980 through 1989. The correspondence includes public inquiries; offers by art dealers; letters of recommendation; grant reviews; and correspondence with art scholars and other museums. The records also contain memoranda between NMAA staff and Smithsonian management. Some of the records are administrative files, dating from 1982 through 1990. These include position descriptions for staff of the Renwick Gallery and NMAA; performance plans; personnel status reports; and forms and memoranda regarding NMAA hiring and personnel policies.

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This accession consists primarily of unfiled correspondence and memoranda from the Curatorial Office of the National Museum of American Art (NMAA), and its predecessors. The material dates from 1977 through 1996, although the bulk of it dates from 1980 through 1989. The correspondence includes public inquiries; offers by art dealers; letters of recommendation; grant reviews; and correspondence with art scholars and other museums. The records also contain memoranda between NMAA staff and Smithsonian Institution management.

Some of the records are administrative files, dating from 1982 through 1990. These include position descriptions for staff of the Renwick Gallery and NMAA; performance plans; personnel status reports; and forms and memoranda regarding NMAA hiring and personnel policies.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-115, National Museum of American Art. Curatorial Department, Records

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Container List

Box 1

Correspondence with various dealers and galleries, 1988-1989

Box 1 of 1

Correspondence with slides and photographs, 1991-1993

Box 1 of 1

Correspondence with dealers and galleries, mostly 1988-1989

Box 1 of 1

General Staff Meeting, 1989-1990

Box 1 of 1

Correspondence, 1989

Box 1 of 1

Correspondence, personnel, mostly 1989

Box 1 of 1

Fellowship correspondence, 1984-1990

Box 1 of 1

Safety materials

Box 1 of 1

SI Annual Yearbook, FY 1986

Box 1 of 1

Correspondence, 1989 (6 folders)

Box 1 of 1

Graphic Arts - Personnel, Interviewing

Box 1 of 1