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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 95-143

National Museum of American Art. Department of Graphic Arts

Records, 1915, circa 1960-1993

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American Art. Department of Graphic Arts
Title: Records
Dates: 1915, circa 1960-1993
Quantity: 3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 95-143
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records that document the activities of Martina Roudabush Norelli, associate curator of Graphic Arts, and include original inventory sheets of works of art purchased from or donated by individuals and societies, including the Chicago Society of Etchers; minutes of meetings of professional societies; brochures from exhibitions; exhibition catalogues; photographs; posters; biographical information on several artists; correspondence with individuals and museums; newsletters; and administrative files. Also included is documentation relative to the opening exhibition of the National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA) in May 1968, and a list of gifts of French citizens to the United States, through the Department of State, 1915. Materials include correspondence and memoranda of Martina Roudabush Norelli, Assistant Curator, Prints and Drawings, 1977-1978; Associate Curator, Prints and Drawings, 1979-1982; Associate Curator, Department of Graphic Arts, 1983-1993; Janet A. Flint, Acting Curator, Prints and Drawings, 1970; Curator, Prints and Drawings, 1971-1982; Curator, Graphic Arts, 1983-1984; Adelyn Dohme Breeskin, Special Consultant, NCFA, 1965-1966; Acting Curator, Department of Contemporary Art, 1967; Curator, Department of Contemporary Art, 1968-1969; Curator, Contemporary Painting and Sculpture, 1970-1972; Consultant, Contemporary Painting and Sculpture, 1973; Consultant, Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture, 1974-1980; Senior Curatorial Advisor, Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture, 1981-1982; Senior Curatorial Advisor, NMAA, 1983-1985; and Sara Hutchinson, Museum Technician, Department of Graphic Arts, 1984; Museum Specialist, Department of Graphic Arts, 1985.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records that document the activities of Martina Roudabush Norelli, associate curator of Graphic Arts, and include original inventory sheets of works of art purchased from or donated by individuals and societies, including the Chicago Society of Etchers; minutes of meetings of professional societies; brochures from exhibitions; exhibition catalogues; photographs; posters; biographical information on several artists; correspondence with individuals and museums; newsletters; and administrative files. Also included is documentation relative to the opening exhibition of the National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA) in May 1968, and a list of gifts of French citizens to the United States, through the Department of State, 1915.

Materials include correspondence and memoranda of Martina Roudabush Norelli, Assistant Curator, Prints and Drawings, 1977-1978; Associate Curator, Prints and Drawings, 1979-1982; Associate Curator, Department of Graphic Arts, 1983-1993; Janet A. Flint, Acting Curator, Prints and Drawings, 1970; Curator, Prints and Drawings, 1971-1982; Curator, Graphic Arts, 1983-1984; Adelyn Dohme Breeskin, Special Consultant, NCFA, 1965-1966; Acting Curator, Department of Contemporary Art, 1967; Curator, Department of Contemporary Art, 1968-1969; Curator, Contemporary Painting and Sculpture, 1970-1972; Consultant, Contemporary Painting and Sculpture, 1973; Consultant, Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture, 1974-1980; Senior Curatorial Advisor, Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture, 1981-1982; Senior Curatorial Advisor, NMAA, 1983-1985; and Sara Hutchinson, Museum Technician, Department of Graphic Arts, 1984; Museum Specialist, Department of Graphic Arts, 1985.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-143, National Museum of American Art. Department of Graphic Arts, Records

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Container List

Box 1

Administrative Files

Museum loans, correspondence, 1976-1977

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Chicago Society of Etchers - Gifts to Smithsonian Institution, accession numbers - donations, 1935-1941

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Correspondence relating to transfer of prints from Museum of History and Technology (MHT) (Division of Graphic Arts) to NCFA (Department of Prints and Drawings), c. 1969-1970

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Correspondence relating to SITES (Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service) Whistler Lithograph Exhibit, "James McNeil Whistler," as well as symposium "Whistler and his World"

Box 1 of 3

Artwork from Adlib Press, New York City

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Original inventory sheets of works of art donated by the Chicago Society of Etchers, arranged alphabetically by maker

Chicago Society of Etchers: A

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Chicago Society of Etchers: B

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Chicago Society of Etchers: C

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Chicago Society of Etchers: D

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Chicago Society of Etchers: E

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Chicago Society of Etchers: F

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Chicago Society of Etchers: G

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Chicago Society of Etchers: H

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Chicago Society of Etchers: Bertha Jaques

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Chicago Society of Etchers: J

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Chicago Society of Etchers: K

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Chicago Society of Etchers: L

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Chicago Society of Etchers: M

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Chicago Society of Etchers: N

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Chicago Society of Etchers: O

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Chicago Society of Etchers: P

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Chicago Society of Etchers: Q

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Chicago Society of Etchers: R

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Chicago Society of Etchers: S

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Chicago Society of Etchers: T

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Chicago Society of Etchers: V

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Chicago Society of Etchers: W-Y

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Washington Print Club, minutes of meetings, Calendar of Events, invitations to special events, 1981-1984

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Washington Print Club, minutes of meetings, Calendar of Events, invitations to special events, 1982-1993

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Print Council of America, minutes of meetings, correspondence, 1979-1985

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Print Council of America, minutes of meetings, correspondence, 1968-1977

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Print Council of America, correspondence, 1969

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Print Council of America, correspondence, 1967

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Print Council of America, correspondence, 1970-1973

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Chicago Society of Etchers, correspondence, 1989 and undated

Box 1 of 3

Italian Drawings; Gellatly Collection

Box 1 of 3

Information on magazines

Box 1 of 3

Colonial Printmaking

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Martina Roudabush Norelli, administrative graphic arts department files, 1915; 1967-1990

Miscellaneous original inventory sheets of objects

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List of gifts of citizens of French Republic to people of United States, through Department of State, 11/1915

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General Post Office Plans, 1983-1986

Box 1 of 3

Box 2

Cataloguing count, 1986-1989

Box 2 of 3

Collections Management

Box 2 of 3

Conservation

Box 2 of 3

Copyright

Box 2 of 3

Security

Box 2 of 3

Space saver/move and office design

Box 2 of 3

Budget, FY 1990

Box 2 of 3

Budget, FY 1989

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Budget, FY 1988

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Budget, FY 1985

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Davis Fund

Box 2 of 3

Graphic Arts budget, FY 1986

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Graphic Arts budget, FY 1987

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Graphic Arts budget, FY 1988

Box 2 of 3

Visiting Committee, 1986

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Position Descriptions

Box 2 of 3

Location changes

Box 2 of 3

NCFA prints

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GSA works, conveyed to NCFA Department of 20th Century Painting and Sculpture, c. 1975

Box 2 of 3

Miscellaneous correspondence

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Department of 20th Century Painting and Sculpture

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Prints and Drawings opening show, 5/1968

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Contemporary works for opening, 3/5/1968

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EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity) portfolio

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Miscellaneous

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Education department

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Exhibition catalog (unidentified)

Box 2 of 3

Correspondence re: items for 1968 opening

Box 2 of 3

Miscellaneous correspondence

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WPA

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Loans, 1971-1974; 1982

Box 2 of 3

Periodical loans

Box 2 of 3

Fendrick Gallery, LI966

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CIA, 1966-1969

Box 2 of 3

Fendrick Gallery, for the CIA

Box 2 of 3

Poster gift lists

Box 2 of 3

Accession data - Department of Prints and Drawings

Box 2 of 3

Prints and Drawings, 1969-1970, miscellaneous, includes Sargent Drawings

Box 2 of 3

Miscellaneous correspondence

Box 2 of 3

Mrs. Cholmeley-Jones

Box 2 of 3

Miscellaneous correspondence

Box 2 of 3

Society of Washington Printmakers

Box 2 of 3

Society of Illustrators

Box 2 of 3

Box 3

Meyer Schapiro

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Correspondence from J. H. Brown

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Margarette Roeder Fine Arts

Box 3 of 3

Max Protetch

Box 3 of 3

Printmakers Workshop Project

Box 3 of 3

Print Collector's Newsletters

Box 3 of 3

Oakland Museum

Box 3 of 3

People's Gallery

Box 3 of 3

Location cards

Box 3 of 3

Art works deposited in other repositories/some transferred to NCFA

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Lists of artists suggested for inclusion in Collection, including John Hoare Kerr

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Committee on Prints and Drawings

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Print publication

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Elie Nadelman

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Chaim Gross Sculpture and Drawings, NCFA 9/13/1974-11/24/1974

Box 3 of 3

Permission correspondence

Box 3 of 3

Mrs. Robert Mayer

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Museum of Graphic Art

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Correspondence with National Center of Afro-American Artists

Box 3 of 3

Correspondence with other art museums

Box 3 of 3

Los Angeles Printmaking Society

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Jack Lord

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Lion Arts, Inc.

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Tom Lipuma

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Lewis Walpole Library

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Guild Hall

Box 3 of 3

Galleria Dell'Opera Bevilacqua La Masa

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Illinois State Museum

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John Davis Hatch Collection

Box 3 of 3

Joseph Endelac

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Jane Farmer

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Virginian Christiansen

Box 3 of 3

Printmaking Workshop

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John Singer Sargent watercolors on loan from Metropolitan Museum of Art

Box 3 of 3

Gellatly

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Harriet Lane Johnston brochure

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Adams-Clement collection brochure

Box 3 of 3

Accessions, 1975

Box 3 of 3

Works to be presented at NCFA Curatorial Meetings

Box 3 of 3

Acquisitions under $10,000

Box 3 of 3

Miscellaneous interdepartmental memoranda

Box 3 of 3

Notes on American prints

Box 3 of 3

Map of New York

Box 3 of 3

Leo Castelli Gallery poster

Box 3 of 3

Miscellaneous correspondence of Sara Hutchinson

Box 3 of 3

NCFA opening, 1968

Box 3 of 3

Selection of works for NCFA opening exhibition, compiled 1/10/1968

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Selection for opening exhibit, drafts/notes, includes memoranda

Box 3 of 3

Checklist of opening exhibition

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Opening exhibition, 1968, miscellaneous memoranda re: schedules, planning, etc.

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NCFA opening night, 5/1968

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Eight from California

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Morris Louis

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