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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 96-135

National Collection of Fine Arts. Office of the Director

Subject Files, 1958-1972

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Collection of Fine Arts. Office of the Director
Title: Subject Files
Dates: 1958-1972
Quantity: 2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 96-135
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of the records of David W. Scott, Director of the National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA), 1965-1969. Materials include Scott's correspondence, memoranda, notes, publications, and lecture papers; meeting minutes; reports; information pertaining to NCFA mission, collections, exhibitions, special events, and personnel; restoration and gallery plans for the Patent Office Building; press releases and newspaper clippings pertaining to NCFA; mailing lists; files documenting Scott's professional involvement in the College Art Association of America and the Smithsonian Art Commission; information about donations, lending collections, and planning for the Renwick Gallery; proposal for the establishment of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, with related records; and budget summaries. A significant amount of correspondence in this collection is between Scott and S. Dillion Ripley, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution; Donald McClelland, NCFA Associate Curator, 1967-1968, and Coordinator of Special Projects, 1969-1972; and Harry Lowe, NCFA Curator, 1965-1972. Materials include miscellaneous correspondence and subject files of David W. Scott, correspondence with Harry Lowe and Jane Morse, and files concerning : The Smithsonian Art Commission, the Old Patent Office Building, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Renwick Gallery, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and College Art Association Meetings. Also included are NCFA budget files, Scott's Appointment calendars (1967, 1968), staff meetings and photographs, news clippings, and some exhibit catalogs.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of the records of David W. Scott, Director of the National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA), 1965-1969. Materials include Scott's correspondence, memoranda, notes, publications, and lecture papers; meeting minutes; reports; information pertaining to NCFA mission, collections, exhibitions, special events, and personnel; restoration and gallery plans for the Patent Office Building; press releases and newspaper clippings pertaining to NCFA; mailing lists; files documenting Scott's professional involvement in the College Art Association of America and the Smithsonian Art Commission; information about donations, lending collections, and planning for the Renwick Gallery; proposal for the establishment of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, with related records; and budget summaries. A significant amount of correspondence in this collection is between Scott and S. Dillion Ripley, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution; Donald McClelland, NCFA Associate Curator, 1967-1968, and Coordinator of Special Projects, 1969-1972; and Harry Lowe, NCFA Curator, 1965-1972.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-135, National Collection of Fine Arts. Office of the Director, Subject Files

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Container List

Box 1

Accessions, 1968-1969

Box 1 of 2

Alaska Indian Arts, 1967-1968

Box 1 of 2

Allen Tucker Memorial, 1969

Box 1 of 2

Artyfacts Newsletter, 1969

Box 1 of 2

Beggs, Thomas M., 1963-1964

Box 1 of 2

Betty Parsons Collection

Box 1 of 2

Chapellier Gallery, 1964

Box 1 of 2

Civil Service Board of Examiners, 1964

Box 1 of 2

College Art Association of America: Meetings, 1963

Box 1 of 2

Committees, 1968-1969

Box 1 of 2

Constantino Brumidi Bust, 1968

Box 1 of 2

Cooper-Hewitt Museum, 1968-1969

Box 1 of 2

Correspondence (general), 1966-1969 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 2

Crafts Program, 1969

Box 1 of 2

Cross, Harold F., 1964

Box 1 of 2

Daily Notes and Staff Meetings, 1964

Box 1 of 2

Davis, Robert Tyler, 1968-1969

Box 1 of 2

Directives, 1959-1963

Box 1 of 2

Docents, 1968

Box 1 of 2

Donations, 1964-1969

Box 1 of 2

EPR Questions and Comments, 1964

Box 1 of 2

Examination of Work of Art or Object, 1963

Box 1 of 2

Exhibition Design, 1963

Box 1 of 2

Film Series, 1969

Box 1 of 2

Guggenheim Museum, 1966

Box 1 of 2

Hall, Delight, 1963-1964

Box 1 of 2

Hirshhorn, Joseph H., 1965-1971 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 2

IBM Collection Paintings

Box 1 of 2

Information Guide Program at the NCFA, 1968-1969

Box 1 of 2

International Art Program, 1968

Box 1 of 2

Joan Watkins Study: American Artists and Craftsmen, 1969

Box 1 of 2

Juke Box Photographs, 1967-1968

Box 1 of 2

Lectures (general), 1969

Box 1 of 2

Legal Status and Collections, 1958-1961

Box 1 of 2

Lending Collections, 1963-1969

Box 1 of 2

Lowe, Harry, 1964-1969

Box 1 of 2

Mailing Lists

Box 1 of 2

McClelland, Donald, 1966-1969 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 2

Morse, Jane, 1967-1969

Box 1 of 2

Museum of History and Technology, 1969

Box 1 of 2

Museum of Natural History: Space, 1964

Box 1 of 2

NCFA: Articles, 1965-1969

Box 1 of 2

NCFA: Background Information, 1964

Box 1 of 2

NCFA: Budget, 1963-1969 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 2

NCFA: Catalogue, 1963-1969

Box 1 of 2

NCFA: Collections

Box 1 of 2

NCFA: Exhibitions, 1965-1969

Box 1 of 2

NCFA: Mission and the Projects, 1964-1968

Box 1 of 2

NCFA: Painters and Sculptors

Box 1 of 2

NCFA: Personnel, 1963-1969

Box 1 of 2

NCFA: Reports, 1965-1969

Box 1 of 2

NCFA: Special Events, 1969

Box 1 of 2

New Deal and the Arts Project, 1966

Box 1 of 2

Newspaper Clippings (general), 1964-1972 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 2

Office of Government Art, 1964

Box 1 of 2

Patent Office Building: Acquisitions, 1964

Box 1 of 2

Patent Office Building: Gallery Plans and Layoffs, 1963-1964

Box 1 of 2

Patent Office Building: Offices

Box 1 of 2

Patent Office Building: Personnel, 1963-1964

Box 1 of 2

Patent Office Building: Photographs (Exterior and Interior Court), c. 1960s

Box 1 of 2

Patent Office Building: Photographs (Interior Wall), c. 1960s

Box 1 of 2

Patent Office Building: Photographs (Ceiling Decorations), c. 1960s

Box 1 of 2

Patent Office Building: Planning (general), 1961-1964

Box 1 of 2

Patent Office Building: Restoration, 1963-1964

Box 1 of 2

Portraits, Inc., 1969

Box 1 of 2

Press Releases re: NCFA, 1961-1968

Box 1 of 2

Public Information Working Group, 1968

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

Renwick Gallery, 1965-1969 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 2

Ripley, S. Dillon, 1963-1969

Box 2 of 2

Scott, David W., 1963

Box 2 of 2

Scott, David W.: Correspondence, 1963-1969

Box 2 of 2

Scott, David W.: Lectures, 1966-1968

Box 2 of 2

Scott, David W.: Publications, 1964-1969

Box 2 of 2

Scripps College, 1969

Box 2 of 2

Sherman, Mary Nell: Summary, 1968

Box 2 of 2

Smithsonian Art Commission (general), 1963

Box 2 of 2

Smithsonian Art Commission: Meeting, 1964

Box 2 of 2

Smithsonian Art Commission: Meeting, 1965

Box 2 of 2

Smithsonian Art Commission: Meeting, 1966

Box 2 of 2

Smithsonian Art Commission: Meeting, 1967

Box 2 of 2

Smithsonian Art Commission: Meeting, 1968

Box 2 of 2

Smithsonian Art Commission: Meeting, 1969

Box 2 of 2

Smithsonian Art Lending and Study Collection, 1963

Box 2 of 2

Smithsonian Institution NCFA Preliminary Catalogue Listing of Prints, 1964

Box 2 of 2

Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, 1963-1965

Box 2 of 2

Travel Notes, 1963

Box 2 of 2

Walker O. Cain and Associates

Box 2 of 2

Walters Art Gallery: Photographs, 1966

Box 2 of 2

White House Lending Program, 1969

Box 2 of 2

White House Loan Request, 1964

Box 2 of 2

Wunder, Richard F., 1964-1968

Box 2 of 2

Zorach Collections, 1968

Box 2 of 2