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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 94-130

National Museum of American Art. Administrative Office

Records, circa 1969-1991

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American Art. Administrative Office
Title: Records
Dates: circa 1969-1991
Quantity: 3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 94-130
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records documenting the administration of the National Museum of American Art (NMAA), through the Administrative Office of NMAA. Most of the records predate October 1989, when the Administrative Office was known as the Office of Administrative Services. Materials include correspondence and memoranda pertaining to NMAA facility management; art work acquisitions (loans, gifts, and purchases); minutes of meetings; accounting and budget; grants; Congressional hearings and appropriations; exhibition maintenance; and planning for special events at NMAA.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records documenting the administration of the National Museum of American Art (NMAA), through the Administrative Office of NMAA. Most of the records predate October 1989, when the Administrative Office was known as the Office of Administrative Services. These records consist of correspondence and memoranda pertaining to NMAA facility management; art work acquisitions (loans, gifts, and purchases); minutes of meetings; accounting and budget; grants; Congressional hearings and appropriations; exhibition maintenance; and planning for special events at NMAA.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-130, National Museum of American Art. Administrative Office, Records

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Container List

Box 1

Black History month, 1984

Box 1 of 4

Reinstallation, 1984

Box 1 of 4

Streets for the people, 1977-1982

Box 1 of 4

Barney Studio House, 1979-1980 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 4

Office of Contracts - Appointing principal investigator of National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA) contracts, 1975

Box 1 of 4

Correspondence and documentation regarding claims and federal tort claims act, 1982

Box 1 of 4

Exit clearances, 1975-1976

Box 1 of 4

Correspondence regarding salary information for various positions, 1983

Box 1 of 4

List of staff members with foreign language proficiency for receptionists, 1978

Box 1 of 4

Correspondence regarding incentive awards, 1969-1977

Box 1 of 4

Services provided to non-SI individuals/organizations by NCFA, 1971

Box 1 of 4

Memoranda - NCFA staff, 1969-1983 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 4

Internal transfers, FY 1985

Box 1 of 4

Unit Fund Reports, 3rd quarter, FY 1985

Box 1 of 4

Unit Fund Reports, 1st quarter, FY 1985

Box 1 of 4

Batch reports, FY 1985

Box 1 of 4

Batch sheets, FY 1984

Box 1 of 4

Concession and Museum shop program distribution, 1978-1980

Box 1 of 4

American Art directory, 1978

Box 1 of 4

American Studies, 1978-1979

Box 1 of 4

Complaint to Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board against NMAA, 1977

Box 1 of 4

Memoranda/Notes regarding us of Associates lounge, 1982

Box 1 of 4

Correspondence regarding F and G St. malls, development, 1983

Box 1 of 4

Minutes of business council, 1978-1979

Box 1 of 4

Council of Business Representatives - Minutes and correspondence, 1980-1982

Box 1 of 4

NCFA organizational chart to include in publication summary of SI activities, 1979

Box 1 of 4

Space/function breakdown, 1971

Box 1 of 4

Safety Committee, 1980-1985

Box 1 of 4

Security (Wood Dowlings files), 1983-1987 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 4

Office of Building Management, 1979-1980

Box 1 of 4

Office of Building Management, 1983-1984

Box 1 of 4

Office of Building Management, 1985-1986 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 4

Air conditioning, 1973

Box 1 of 4

Daily attendance figures - NCFA, 1980-1983 (4 folders)

Box 1 of 4

Box 2

Accident reports, 1973-1983

Box 2 of 4

American Art/Portrait Gallery (AAPG) Building - Floor plan, correspondence regarding building exterior, and hazardous conditions, 1974-1976

Box 2 of 4

Correspondence regarding hearing test, protection, and exposure, 1977

Box 2 of 4

Emergency self-protection plan - Bomb emergency, etc., 1974

Box 2 of 4

NCFA smoking policy, 1980

Box 2 of 4

Self-protection plans for using elevators to evacuate handicapped, 1977

Box 2 of 4

Management of information resources, 1981

Box 2 of 4

Metro - Dioramas, damage, reopening entrance after Metro work, etc., 1977

Box 2 of 4

Energy conservation - Reports, correspondence, committee reports, and statistics, 1981

Box 2 of 4

ODC project submitted requests, 1983

Box 2 of 4

Artworks - Gifts, 1977-1979

Box 2 of 4

Artworks - Gifts, 1973-1979

Box 2 of 4

Artworks - Gifts and bequests (March, Felicia Meyer), 1979

Box 2 of 4

Loans - Works of art, 1972-1979

Box 2 of 4

Purchases - Works of art, 1975

Box 2 of 4

Acquisitions, 1974-1979

Box 2 of 4

Acquisitions, 1976

Box 2 of 4

Acquisitions, 1977

Box 2 of 4

Acquisitions, 1978

Box 2 of 4

Acquisitions, 1979

Box 2 of 4

Correspondence regarding insurance of government loans, 1977

Box 2 of 4

Dunlap Society - Vedder slide set agreement, 1979

Box 2 of 4

Academic programs - Guidelines, funding, lists of fellows and subjects, standards, educational steering committee, 1980

Box 2 of 4

American Council for the Arts, 1978-1981

Box 2 of 4

American Arts Alliance, Inc., 1982

Box 2 of 4

American Venus Agency Symposium at NMAA, 1977

Box 2 of 4

Art Dealers Association of America, 1972

Box 2 of 4

Request list of artists' names from Artists Equity Association, 1983

Box 2 of 4

Correspondence regarding Artist Documentary Program, 1983

Box 2 of 4

Anacostia Trainee Program curriculum, 1977

Box 2 of 4

Association of Art Museum Directors, 1982

Box 2 of 4

Family Day Arts Festival, 1981

Box 2 of 4

Engine Co. #2: An Education Organization, Inc. (program for inner city youths)

Box 2 of 4

International year of disabled persons - Minutes of Meetings, 1980

Box 2 of 4

Cornell Study Center, 1979-1981

Box 2 of 4

Children's Day Festival, 1980-1982 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 4

Proposal to Scholarly Studies Program regarding cooperative fellowship, 1980

Box 2 of 4

Delaware Symposia - Joint with University of Delaware, 1974

Box 2 of 4

Docents, 1970-1984

Box 2 of 4

Discover Graphics workshop, 1981

Box 2 of 4

Division of Performing Arts, 1981-1983

Box 2 of 4

Purchase Serials review list, 1978

Box 2 of 4

ICOM, 1971-1974

Box 2 of 4

NCFA Archives, 1975-1979

Box 2 of 4

Archives of American Art, 1968-1976

Box 2 of 4

American Association of Museums, 1971-1976

Box 2 of 4

Art Quarterly magazine, 1968-1975

Box 2 of 4

Joshua Taylor Fellowship Fund, 1981-1984

Box 2 of 4

Symposium on American Renaissance, 1978-1981

Box 2 of 4

International Foundation for Art Research questionnaire regarding stolen art

Box 2 of 4

Juley Fundraising, 1981

Box 2 of 4

Lighting Miniature gallery, 1978

Box 2 of 4

New lighting plans for room 333, 1977

Box 2 of 4

Kainen, Jacob - Film

Box 2 of 4

Kaleidoscope Day, 1978

Box 2 of 4

List of NMAA professional memberships

Box 2 of 4

Questionnaires and/or surveys, 1973

Box 2 of 4

Postal Service Agreement with SI regarding fine arts

Box 2 of 4

SI Arts Commission, 1970

Box 2 of 4

Storage - Memoranda regarding frame storage and storage at the Renwick, 1977

Box 2 of 4

Street Museum Project, 1979

Box 2 of 4

Spotlight (CSC Publications), 1982

Box 2 of 4

Documents regarding establishing/funding Education Outreach program, 1978

Box 2 of 4

Box 3

Accounting Division, 1970-1979 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 4

Budget, FY 1985-FY 1988 (4 folders)

Box 3 of 4

House Budget Hearings, December 1987

Box 3 of 4

Budget, 1986 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 4

Budget, 1987

Box 3 of 4

Federal Budget, FY 1988 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 4

Budget files, FY 1988-FY 1989

Box 3 of 4

House Budget Hearings, March 1988

Box 3 of 4

Box 4

Congressional Hearings for FY 1990 budget, March 1989

Box 4 of 4

Congressional Hearings for FY 1991 budget

Box 4 of 4

Budget, FY 1990 (2 folders)

Box 4 of 4