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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 96-038

National Museum of American Art. Research and Scholars Center

Intern Program Records, 1965-1985

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American Art. Research and Scholars Center
Title: Intern Program Records
Dates: 1965-1985
Quantity: 2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 96-038
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records that document the development and early administration of the National Museum of American Art (NMAA) intern program. The records are primarily the files of Patricia H. Chieffo during her tenure as Chief of the Art Information Guide program (1968-1970), Chief of the Museum Assistant program (1971-1972), Chair of the Committee on Museum Training (1972-1974), Chair of Professional Training Programs (1975-1982), and Director of Intern Programs (1983-1985). Most records date from the period 1968-1972 when the intern program was called the Art Information Guide Program (1968-1970), subsequently known as the Museum Assistant Program (1970-1972). Included to a lesser extent are records on the intern program after 1973. Materials include information regarding intern selection, orientation, training (through readings, lectures, and gallery visits), and intern job responsibilities at NMAA. Notable records include program quarterly reports (1968-1971), general correspondence (1968, 1970-1971), and art information queries and responses (1968-1970). Also included are small amounts of photographs, newsclippings, program posters and brochures, and "museum assistant" lapel buttons. Some materials date to when the museum was known as the National Collection of Fine Arts.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records that document the development and early administration of the National Museum of American Art (NMAA) intern program. The records are primarily the files of Patricia H. Chieffo during her tenure as Chief of the Art Information Guide program (1968-1970), Chief of the Museum Assistant program (1971-1972), Chair of the Committee on Museum Training (1972-1974), Chair of Professional Training Programs (1975-1982), and Director of Intern Programs (1983-1985).

Most records date from the period 1968-1972 when the intern program was called the Art Information Guide Program (1968-1970), subsequently known as the Museum Assistant Program (1970-1972). Included to a lesser extent are records on the intern program after 1973. Materials include information regarding intern selection, orientation, training (through readings, lectures, and gallery visits), and intern job responsibilities at NMAA. Notable records include program quarterly reports (1968-1971), general correspondence (1968, 1970-1971), and art information queries and responses (1968-1970). Also included are small amounts of photographs, news clippings, program posters and brochures, and "museum assistant" lapel buttons. Some materials date to when the museum was known as the National Collection of Fine Arts.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-038, National Museum of American Art. Research and Scholars Center, Intern Program Records

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Container List

Box 1

Contemporary Info Requests A-Z, 1968-1970

Box 1 of 2

Letters - Accept/Regret

Box 1 of 2

Information Guides - Info on Program (general), 1969

Box 1 of 2

Information for Guards (about guides)

Box 1 of 2

Lectures and Speakers - Form Letters for Speakers, 1969-1971

Box 1 of 2

Library, Uses of

Box 1 of 2

Mailing List, 1970

Box 1 of 2

Museum Training Courses - Universities, 1965

Box 1 of 2

Negro Colleges - Shows Sent to, 1969

Box 1 of 2

Orientation, 1968-1970

Box 1 of 2

Phil, of Education Department, 1970-

Box 1 of 2

Reading List, 1970-

Box 1 of 2

Restoration Workshop, 1970

Box 1 of 2

Special Events, 1971-1972

Box 1 of 2

Walking Seminars, 1970-1971

Box 1 of 2

Washington Area Galleries

Box 1 of 2

Quarterly-Yearly Reports, 1968-1970

Box 1 of 2

Publicity, 1968-1971

Box 1 of 2

POWIG (Public Info Working Group) - Museum Information, 1969

Box 1 of 2

Print Terminology, 1971

Box 1 of 2

Furnishing Orders, 1973

Box 1 of 2

Letters to Local Museums, 1975

Box 1 of 2

Sculpture in the Lincoln Gallery

Box 1 of 2

Docent Tour of Lincoln Hall, 1968

Box 1 of 2

Modern Art Outline, 1967

Box 1 of 2

Training Program, 1970-1971

Box 1 of 2

Guard Training and Art Information, 1970

Box 1 of 2

Architecture Tour

Box 1 of 2

Corrector's Fund & Correspondence, 1975-1985

Box 1 of 2

Certificates

Box 1 of 2

Memos & Letters, 1974-1984

Box 1 of 2

Articles-Job Search, 1980-1983

Box 1 of 2

Museum Assistants, 1972

Box 1 of 2

Art Information Guides Correspondence, January - March 1970

Box 1 of 2

Selection from Collection for Guards, 1972

Box 1 of 2

Guides - Rejected, 1970

Box 1 of 2

Professional Training Committee

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

Early American Info Requests A-Z, 1968-1970

Box 2 of 2

Accident Insurance for Interns, 1985

Box 2 of 2

Acquisitions (Recent), May 1985

Box 2 of 2

Romaine Brooks Certificates, Summer 1970

Box 2 of 2

Budget, 1968-1969

Box 2 of 2

Certification, 1969-1970

Box 2 of 2

Correspondence, 1968

Box 2 of 2

Correspondence, April - December 1970

Box 2 of 2

Discussion Topics, 1970

Box 2 of 2

Decent Program, 1970

Box 2 of 2

Educators Round Table Reports, 1969-1971

Box 2 of 2

Correspondence, January - December 1971

Box 2 of 2

Gallery Furniture, 1970

Box 2 of 2

National Portrait Gallery Educational Material

Box 2 of 2

Hall Attendant - Guide, Guards, Policies, 1968

Box 2 of 2

Summer-Pat Chieffo, 1977, 1983, 1984

Box 2 of 2

Collections Management Policy, 1983

Box 2 of 2

Memoranda, 1981-1984

Box 2 of 2

Statement of Administration, 1968

Box 2 of 2

Evaluations, 1972

Box 2 of 2

Information Requests - Furniture, Jewelry, Architecture, etc., 1968-1970

Box 2 of 2

NMAA Catalog

Box 2 of 2

Museum Training, 1964-1972

Box 2 of 2

History of NCFA (National Collection of Fine Arts) and NPG (National Portrait Gallery)

Box 2 of 2

Miscellaneous, 1972

Box 2 of 2

Miscellaneous, 1979

Box 2 of 2

Museum Related Articles

Box 2 of 2

Employee Grievances Handbook & Training, 1980

Box 2 of 2