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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 96-092

National Portrait Gallery. Office of Public Affairs

Publicity Records, 1988-1991

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Portrait Gallery. Office of Public Affairs
Title: Publicity Records
Dates: 1988-1991
Quantity: 2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 96-092
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records that document the work of the Office of Public Affairs in the National Portrait Gallery from 1988 through 1990, and include a file of general press clippings from fiscal year 1991. The records describe many aspects of the Museum's publicity efforts, and include memoranda to Museum staff regarding publicity plans; lists of media contacts and correspondence with the media; press kits and press releases; and news clippings and reviews. The records also document the planning and execution of Museum events such as unveilings, exhibition openings, receptions, dinners, and performances. Also included are correspondence and memoranda regarding event planning; forms requesting horticulture and building services; correspondence and agreement with talent and caterers; invitations and guest lists; event programs; and contact sheets and photographs of the events.

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This accession consists of records that document the work of the Office of Public Affairs in the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) from 1988 through 1990, and include a file of general press clippings from fiscal year 1991. The records describe many aspects of the Museum's publicity efforts, and include memoranda to Museum staff regarding publicity plans; lists of media contacts and correspondence with the media; press kits and press releases; and news clippings and reviews.

The records also document the planning and execution of Museum events such as unveilings, exhibition openings, receptions, dinners, and performances. Included are correspondence and memoranda regarding event planning; forms requesting horticulture and building services; correspondence and agreement with talent and caterers; invitations and guest lists; event programs; and contact sheets and photographs of the events.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-092, National Portrait Gallery. Office of Public Affairs, Publicity Records

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Container List

Box 1

1988

1988 Special Events Forms

Box 1 of 2

1988-1990 General Press Clippings

Box 1 of 2

Miscellaneous Presentations and Photos

"The Artist's Mother" - March 1988

Box 1 of 2

"The Artist's Mother" - Press clippings and release

Box 1 of 2

"The Artist's Mother" - Reception (May 8)

Box 1 of 2

"The Artist's Mother" - Press correspondence

Box 1 of 2

Germantown Friends Alumni Reception - May 1988

Box 1 of 2

Gene Mantie farewell party - June 1988

Box 1 of 2

Luis-Gomez Acebo dinner - June 1988

Box 1 of 2

"Masterpieces of Gripsholm Castle" - Contributing Membership Reception - July 1988 Schedule of Exhibitions Release - August 1988

Box 1 of 2

Monroe Fabian Memorial Service - August 1988

Box 1 of 2

"The Instant Likeness: Polaroid Portraits"

"The Instant Likeness: Polaroid Portraits" - Reception (September 1988)

Box 1 of 2

"The Instant Likeness: Polaroid Portraits" - Brochure, background and script

Box 1 of 2

"The Instant Likeness: Polaroid Portraits" - Press release

Box 1 of 2

"The Instant Likeness: Polaroid Portraits" - Press duplicates

Box 1 of 2

"Legacy of Light" press kit - International Center of Photography Polaroid Exhibition

Box 1 of 2

"The Instant Likeness: Polaroid Portraits" - NPG press kit

Box 1 of 2

Resident Associates Program Halloween party - October 1988

Box 1 of 2

United States Information Agency Culcon reception - October 1988

Box 1 of 2

Cultures in Motion - "Happy Birthday, Ms. Szold" - November 1988

Box 1 of 2

Copley Medals Dinner - November 1988

Box 1 of 2

Copley Medals Dinner - Caterers' bids

Box 1 of 2

Copley Medals Dinner - Invitation list and response

Box 1 of 2

Smithsonian Luncheon Group - November 1988

Box 1 of 2

Eleanor Dulles Living Self Portrait - November 1988

Box 1 of 2

1989

Recent Acquisitions on View - January 1989

Box 1 of 2

First Federal Congress: 1789-1791 Exhibit - March 1989

Box 1 of 2

First Federal Congress - Press Kit

Box 1 of 2

First Federal Congress - Duplicate Clips

Box 1 of 2

First Federal Congress - Advertising

Box 1 of 2

First Federal Congress - SI News Service Story and Cartoon

Box 1 of 2

First Federal Congress - Restricted List/Map of Exhibition

Box 1 of 2

First Federal Congress - Ribbon Cutting with Congress - March 1, 1989

Box 1 of 2

First Federal Congress - Event - March 1, 1989

Box 1 of 2

First Federal Congress - Invitation Lists

Box 1 of 2

Isamu Noguchi Portrait Sculpture - April 1989 - Press Releases

Box 1 of 2

Noguchi - Press Correspondence

Box 1 of 2

Noguchi - Press Clippings

Box 1 of 2

Noguchi - Event - May 1989

Box 1 of 2

Noguchi - Event Forms

Box 1 of 2

Daguerre Monument Unveiling - April 1989

Box 1 of 2

Daguerre Unveiling File - Photos & Negatives

Box 1 of 2

Daguerre Reception - April 1989

Box 1 of 2

Portraits of the American Law Exhibit - October 1989

Portraits of the American Law Exhibit - Press Info

Box 1 of 2

Portraits of the American Law Exhibit - Press Correspondence

Box 1 of 2

Portraits of the American Law Exhibit - Press Clippings

Box 1 of 2

Portraits of the American Law Exhibit - Sponsors' Events - April 1989, November 1989, January 1990

Box 1 of 2

Portraits of the American Law Exhibit - Contact Sheets, Negatives, and Photos

Box 1 of 2

Portraits of the American Law Exhibit - Invitation Lists, Forms and programs - 10/89 event

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

Irving Penn: Master Images - March 1990

Irving Penn - Press Kit Info

Box 2 of 2

Irving Penn - Exhibition Clips

Box 2 of 2

Irving Penn - Invitation Lists

Box 2 of 2

Irving Penn - Forms, Menu, Photos

Box 2 of 2

Oliphant's Presidents: Twenty-five Years of Caricature - April 1990

Oliphant's Presidents - Press release and correspondence

Box 2 of 2

Oliphant's Presidents - Event forms

Box 2 of 2

Oliphant's Presidents - Event photos

Box 2 of 2

Oliphant's Presidents - Exhibition Clippings

Box 2 of 2

Gettysburg College Lunch - April 1990

Box 2 of 2

Bush bust unveiling and lunch - April 1990

Box 2 of 2

Icons of Inventions: American Patent Models - May 1990

Box 2 of 2

Recent Acquisitions - May 1990

Box 2 of 2

Five of Hearts Exhibition - June 1990

Five of Hearts Exhibition - Press Clippings

Box 2 of 2

Five of Hearts Exhibition - Event

Box 2 of 2

Five of Hearts Exhibition - Press Kit

Box 2 of 2

Working for TIME: The Covers of Robert Vickrey - June 1990

Box 2 of 2

Ronald Reagan portrait by Casselli - August 1990

Box 2 of 2

Lassie Exhibitions - October 1990

Box 2 of 2

Agnes de Mille Living Self-Portrait - October 1990

Box 2 of 2

Old Hickory: A Life Sketch of Andrew Jackson - November 1990

Old Hickory - Press Kit and clippings

Box 2 of 2

Old Hickory - Event file

Box 2 of 2

Recent Acquisitions - November 1990

Box 2 of 2

1991

General Press clips

Box 2 of 2