Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
National Portrait Gallery. Office of Exhibitions
Exhibition Records, 1985-1992
This accession consists of the files created by the Office of Exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) during the development of the exhibition, The First Federal Congress, 1789-1791, which was shown at NPG from March 2 to July 23, 1989.
The records include lender files and lender sheets; general correspondence and memoranda; drafts of the exhibition script and labels; copies of the exhibition proposal; press clippings and publicity; and photographs of the artwork. The files also contain information on the exhibition design and layout, the exhibition budget, and the development of the catalogue and brochure.
Box 3 contains materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid; Transferring office; 5/2/1985 and 3/3/1999 memoranda; Contact reference staff for details.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-163, National Portrait Gallery. Office of Exhibitions, Exhibition Records