Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Archives of American Art
Director's Records, 1954-2004
This accession consists of records which document the administration of the Archives of American Art (AAA) during the tenures of Edgar Preston Richardson, 1954-1964; William E. Woolfenden, 1964-1983; Richard N. Murray, 1983-1988; John A. Fleckner (Acting Director), 1987-1988; Susan A. Hamilton (Acting Director), 1988-1990; and Richard J. Wattenmaker, 1990-2005. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes pertaining to oral history grants, tours, special projects, membership, AAA restructuring, collection policy, exhibitions, fundraising, publicity, travel, symposiums, donations, loans, advisory committee meetings, publications, storage issues, and the closing of regional offices. The records also include reports, agreements, meeting minutes, copyright information, articles, statistics, and budget summaries.
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2020; Transferring office; 3/2/1988 memorandum, Massa to Fleckner; 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.
- Richardson, Edgar Preston, 1902-1985
- Woolfenden, William E. (William Edward), 1918-1995
- Murray, Richard N., 1942-2006
- Fleckner, John A., 1941-
- Hamilton, Susan A.
- Wattenmaker, Richard J.
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-090, Archives of American Art, Director's Records