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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 95-164

National Portrait Gallery. Office of the Registrar

Exhibition Records, 1981-1991

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Portrait Gallery. Office of the Registrar
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: 1981-1991
Quantity: 5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 95-164
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records created by the Office of the Registrar in the course of their work on fifteen exhibitions shown between 1982 and 1991, including "Peace and Friendship: Indian Peace Medals in the United States," on view from January through July 1985; "Charles Willson Peale and His World," November 1982 through January 1983; "Miguel Covarrubias: Caricatures," November 1984 through January 1985; "A Truthful Likeness: Chester Harding and His Portraits," April through September 1985; "William Edward West, 1788-1857: Kentucky Painter," April through June 1985; "Joseph Wright: American Artist," February through June 1985; and "U.S. Grant: The Man and the Image," July through November 1985. Materials include information about the transport of objects, such as insurance documents and bills of lading; facilities and condition reports and photographs; object checklists and photographs; documentation of security arrangements; and information on the development of the catalogue. The bulk of the records consists of lender files containing loan agreements, memoranda, object photographs, and correspondence between the museum and the lender.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of the files created by the Office of the Registrar in the course of their work on fifteen exhibitions shown between 1982 and 1991, including Peace and Friendship: Indian Peace Medals in the United States, on view from January through July 1985; Charles Willson Peale and His World, November 1982 through January 1983; Miguel Covarrubias: Caricatures, November 1984 through January 1985; A Truthful Likeness: Chester Harding and His Portraits, April through September 1985; William Edward West, 1788-1857: Kentucky Painter, April through June 1985; Joseph Wright: American Artist, February through June 1985; and U.S. Grant: The Man and the Image, July through November 1985.

The files include information about the transport of objects, such as insurance documents and bills of lading; facilities and condition reports and photographs; object checklists and photographs; documentation of security arrangements; and information on the development of the catalogue.

The bulk of the records consist of lender files containing loan agreements, memoranda, object photographs, and correspondence between the museum and the lender.

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Access Restriction

Box 6 restricted indefinitely; see finding aid; Transferring office; Contact reference staff for details.

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This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.

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Subject

Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-164, National Portrait Gallery. Office of the Registrar, Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

Peace and Friendship: Indian Peace Medals in the United States January 1, 1985 - July 31, 1985

Shipping Information

Box 1 of 6

Correspondence with touring sites

Box 1 of 6

Facilities/Condition Report Info

Box 1 of 6

Checklist of the Exhibition

Box 1 of 6

Catalog Information

Box 1 of 6

Insurance, 1/18/1985-2/28/1986

Box 1 of 6

Gulf States Paper Corp.

Box 1 of 6

Public Archives; Ottawa, CANADA

Box 1 of 6

Denver Museum of Natural History

Box 1 of 6

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Box 1 of 6

Iowa State History Department

Box 1 of 6

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Box 1 of 6

Henry Ford Museum

Box 1 of 6

Historical Society St. Paul

Box 1 of 6

Historical Society St. Louis

Box 1 of 6

State Historical Society Lincoln

Box 1 of 6

State Historical Society Bismarck, North Dakot

Box 1 of 6

American Numismatic Society

Box 1 of 6

Historical Society Oklahoma City

Box 1 of 6

Historical Society, Philadelphia

Box 1 of 6

State Historical Society Madison, Wisconsin

Box 1 of 6

Buffalo Bill Historical Center

Box 1 of 6

National Anthropological Archives NMNH (National Museum of Natural History)

Box 1 of 6

NMNH SI (Smithsonian Institution)

Box 1 of 6

National Portrait Gallery

Box 1 of 6

NMAA (National Museum of American Art) SI

Box 1 of 6

NMAH (National Museum of American History) SI

Box 1 of 6

National Archives

Box 1 of 6

Historical Society Chicago, Illinois

Box 1 of 6

State Historical Museum, Boise, Idaho

Box 1 of 6

Return Shipping

Box 1 of 6

Historical Society Boston, Massachusetts

Box 1 of 6

Buffalo & Erie Co Historical Society

Box 1 of 6

Museum of American Indian

Box 1 of 6

Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History & Art

Box 1 of 6

General File

Box 1 of 6

Champions of Sport

Packing Lists

Box 1 of 6

Charles Willson Peale and His World

General File

Box 1 of 6

Box 2

Peale

Box 2 of 6

Shipping

Box 2 of 6

Catalogs

Box 2 of 6

Shipping Invoices/Bills

Box 2 of 6

Lists

Box 2 of 6

Security

Box 2 of 6

Insurance

Box 2 of 6

General File: Procedures for Packing Exhibit

Box 2 of 6

Correspondence with Metropolitan

Box 2 of 6

Correspondence with Amon Carter

Box 2 of 6

Physiognotrace, NPG (National Portrait Gallery) to make

Box 2 of 6

Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, PENN Paintings & Art

Box 2 of 6

Agassiz Museum, Harvard University

Box 2 of 6

American Philosophical Society Philadelphia, PENN Paintings, Artifacts, Manuscripts (2 folders)

Box 2 of 6

Art Institute of Chicago

Box 2 of 6

Barra Foundation - National Gallery

Box 2 of 6

Bowdoin College

Box 2 of 6

Colonial Williamsburg

Box 2 of 6

Connecticut Historical Society - Hartford, Connecticut

Box 2 of 6

DIA (Detroit Institute of Arts)

Box 2 of 6

Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, California

Box 2 of 6

Frederick County Library, Maryland

Box 2 of 6

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Box 2 of 6

Independence National Historic Park Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Box 2 of 6

Library of Congress

Box 2 of 6

Kennedy Galleries

Box 2 of 6

Library Company of Philadelphia

Box 2 of 6

Maryland Historical Society

Box 2 of 6

Massachusetts Historical Society

Box 2 of 6

Mead Art Museum

Box 2 of 6

Metropolitan Museum

Box 2 of 6

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Box 2 of 6

National Agricultural Library

Box 2 of 6

NMAA

Box 2 of 6

NPG Loans

Box 2 of 6

National Society of Colonial Dames

Box 2 of 6

Box 3

New York Historical Society

Box 3 of 6

Peabody Museum

Box 3 of 6

The Peale Museum

Box 3 of 6

PAFA (Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts)

Box 3 of 6

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Box 3 of 6

Security Pacific National Bank

Box 3 of 6

Society of Cincinnati

Box 3 of 6

Naval Academy

Box 3 of 6

Washington & Lee University

Box 3 of 6

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Box 3 of 6

Winterthur Museum

Box 3 of 6

Worcester Art Museum

Box 3 of 6

Yale University Art Gallery

Box 3 of 6

Booth Tarkington: A Gentleman from Indiana July 6, 1984 - December 16, 1984

Booth Tarkington

Box 3 of 6

Portraits by Brady: Imperial Photographs from the Harvard College Library April 1986 - August 1986

Portraits by Brady

Box 3 of 6

Miguel Covarrubias: Caricatures November 11, 1984 - January 13, 1985

Miguel Covarrubias

Box 3 of 6

Dartmouth College Library

Box 3 of 6

Alfred Knopf, Inc.

Box 3 of 6

Humanities Research Center

Box 3 of 6

Library of Congress

Box 3 of 6

New York Public Library

Box 3 of 6

Yale University Library

Box 3 of 6

A Truthful Likeness: Chester Harding and His Portraits April 12, 1985 - September 3, 1985

Catalog Information

Box 3 of 6

Script and Object List

Box 3 of 6

General File

Box 3 of 6

New Britain Museum of American Art

Box 3 of 6

Indianapolis Museum of Art

Box 3 of 6

J. B. Speed Museum

Box 3 of 6

Portland Museum of Art

Box 3 of 6

Cambridge Historical Society

Box 3 of 6

Forbes Library

Box 3 of 6

City of Lowell

Box 3 of 6

Boston Athenaeum

Box 3 of 6

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Box 3 of 6

Society for Preservation of New England

Box 3 of 6

Massachusetts Historical Society

Box 3 of 6

Saint Louis Art Museum

Box 3 of 6

Union League Club

Box 3 of 6

University of North Carolina

Box 3 of 6

Ross County Historical Society

Box 3 of 6

Providence Athenaeum

Box 3 of 6

Redwood Library & Athenaeum

Box 3 of 6

Glasgow Art Gallery & Museum

Box 3 of 6

Corcoran Gallery of Art

Box 3 of 6

National Gallery of Art

Box 3 of 6

National Portrait Gallery

Box 3 of 6

William Edward West, 1788-1857: Kentucky Painter April 12, 1985 - June 16, 1985

State Historical Museum - Jackson, Mississippi

Box 3 of 6

Buck Pennington

Box 3 of 6

Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute

Box 3 of 6

New York Historical Society

Box 3 of 6

Miami University Art Museum

Box 3 of 6

Cincinnati Historical Society

Box 3 of 6

Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Box 3 of 6

Tennessee State Museum

Box 3 of 6

University of Virginia

Box 3 of 6

Washington & Lee University

Box 3 of 6

Box 4

National Portrait Gallery

Box 4 of 6

Corcoran Gallery of Art

Box 4 of 6

SI Castle

Box 4 of 6

U. S. Circuit Court of Baltimore

Box 4 of 6

Baltimore Museum of Art

Box 4 of 6

Maryland Historical Society

Box 4 of 6

Boston Public Library

Box 4 of 6

University of Kentucky Medical Center

Box 4 of 6

J. B. Speed Art Museum

Box 4 of 6

Tulane University Museum of Art

Box 4 of 6

Poydras Home

Box 4 of 6

William Edward West

Box 4 of 6

Catalog Information

Box 4 of 6

University of Delaware

Box 4 of 6

Registrar's Office

Box 4 of 6

Studies from Life: Portrait Photographs by Julia Margaret Cameron from The J. Paul Getty Museum November 25, 1987 - February 7, 1988

General

Box 4 of 6

Return arrangements

Box 4 of 6

Photography records

Box 4 of 6

Incoming arrangements

Box 4 of 6

Metropolitan Opera Centennial: A Photographic Album November 16, 1983 - January 13, 1985

Traveling Photo Exhibition

Box 4 of 6

Baseball Immortals, 1905-35: The Photographs of Charles Martin Conlon October 13, 1984 - March 31, 1985

Charles Martin Conlon/Baseball

Box 4 of 6

Miscellaneous Registrar's Files

Miscellaneous

Box 4 of 6

Joseph Wright: American Artist, 1756-1793 February 15, 1985 - June 9, 1985

General File

Box 4 of 6

Catalog Information

Box 4 of 6

Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia

Box 4 of 6

American Numismatic Society New York

Box 4 of 6

Historical Society, Boston

Box 4 of 6

Historical Society, New York

Box 4 of 6

Historical Society, Philadelphia

Box 4 of 6

Department of Conservation, State of Maine

Box 4 of 6

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Box 4 of 6

NMAA, SI

Box 4 of 6

NMAH, SI

Box 4 of 6

NPG

Box 4 of 6

National Portrait Gallery, London

Box 4 of 6

The Royal Society, London

Box 4 of 6

New York Society Library

Box 4 of 6

U. S. Grant: The Man and the Image July 23, 1985 - November 11, 1985 at NPG 7/3-11/11-85, at LBJ 1/10-5/4/86

U.S. Grant Exhibition

Box 4 of 6

Catalog

Box 4 of 6

Set of typed lender sheets

Box 4 of 6

Sally Turner Gallery

Box 4 of 6

White House

Box 4 of 6

Mark Twain Memorial

Box 4 of 6

Old State Capitol Springfield, Illinois

Box 4 of 6

Galena Historical Museum

Box 4 of 6

Chicago Historical Society

Box 4 of 6

Addison Gallery of Art

Box 4 of 6

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

Box 4 of 6

Detroit Historical Museum

Box 4 of 6

Missouri Historical Society

Box 4 of 6

West Point Museum

Box 4 of 6

The Players

Box 4 of 6

Ohio Historical Society

Box 4 of 6

Union League

Box 4 of 6

Stratford Hall/Lee Memorial

Box 4 of 6

NPG Owned items

Box 4 of 6

National Archives

Box 4 of 6

George Washington University, Gelman Library

Box 4 of 6

Dimock Gallery, GW

Box 4 of 6

Library of Congress

Box 4 of 6

National Museum of Am. Historical

Box 4 of 6

Condition Photo's for Sue

Box 4 of 6

Box 5

Tour information, Lyndon Baines Johnson Library

Box 5 of 6

100th Anniversary of Dwight D. Eisenhower's Birth October 13, 1990 - March 31, 1991

Eisenhower

Box 5 of 6

Lassie's 50th Birthday October 13, 1990 - January 27, 1991

Lassie

Box 5 of 6

Box 6

Restricted Files - Non-Circulating

Box 6 of 6