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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 06-090

Archives of American Art

Director's Records, 1954-2004

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Archives of American Art
Title: Director's Records
Dates: 1954-2004
Quantity: 17 cu. ft. (17 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 06-090
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

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- . 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.

Descriptive Entry

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.

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Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2020; Transferring office; 3/2/1988 memorandum, Massa to Fleckner; Contact reference staff for details.

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Subject

Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-090, Archives of American Art, Director's Records

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Container List

Box 1

Director's Office Files - Foundation and Oral History Grants, 1954-1980, 2000

First Years of AAA: Arline Custer (first archivist), 1954

Box 1 of 17

Detroit Institute of Arts, 1956-1958

Box 1 of 17

AAA Article Correspondence, 1957-1958

Box 1 of 17

Archives Publications: Art Quarterly and Bulletin reports, 1959

Box 1 of 17

Shipping Instruction Slips, 1959-1967

Box 1 of 17

Avellino: Exhibition Catalogue Project, 1960s

Box 1 of 17

Art in America, 1965

Box 1 of 17

New York State Council on the Arts, 1968-1971

Box 1 of 17

"Oral History" New York State Council on the Arts (155780-01), 1971

Box 1 of 17

Barry N. Schwartz (155780-02), 1971

Box 1 of 17

Wyeth Foundation Editing Program (155790-02)

Box 1 of 17

Interview - Ivan Albright, Wyeth Foundation (155790-03)

Box 1 of 17

Interview Program: AAA - Wyeth Foundation (155790-01)

Box 1 of 17

Paul Cummings: New York State Council (155790-01) [closed]

Box 1 of 17

Wyeth Foundation Grant $500 (5B00-915), 1973

Box 1 of 17

Edith Halpert Foundation Grant $500 (5308-915), 1973-1974

Box 1 of 17

Halpert FDTN $500, 12/30/1974

Box 1 of 17

Mellon Grant, 1974

Box 1 of 17

National Endowment for the Arts: Oral History, 1/1974

Box 1 of 17

Michigan Council for the Arts, Oral History, 1975

Box 1 of 17

Barra FDTN. $500, 12/10/1975

Box 1 of 17

Wyeth Endowment, $500, 3/1/1976

Box 1 of 17

Halpert Foundation, $2,486.13, 2/27/1976

Box 1 of 17

Matilda Wilson Oral History Grant, $10,000, 1976

Box 1 of 17

Michigan Council on the Arts, $1,550.00 Transcribing, 1976

Box 1 of 17

JDR 3rd Fund, Inc. Oral History, 1977

Box 1 of 17

Michigan Council for the Arts "Michigan Art Oral History Program," 1977

Box 1 of 17

Wyeth Grant: Goodrich Project, 1977-1978

Box 1 of 17

California Arts Council, San Francisco Oral History $2,000, 1979-1980

Box 1 of 17

Grant Proposal New England Mutual Life Insurance, Co., 1980

Box 1 of 17

Andrew W. Mellon FDTN., $19,400 Card Catalog Project, 1/30/1978-1/30/1980

Box 1 of 17

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant: $15,000 Oral History Program

Box 1 of 17

Oral history file, 2000 (various)

Box 1 of 17

Box 2

Directors' Correspondence, 1968-1998

McGregor fund

Box 2 of 17

W. E. Woolfenden (including Memorial service)

Box 2 of 17

E. P. Richardson

Box 2 of 17

Richard Murray

Box 2 of 17

John Fleckner

Box 2 of 17

Tom Freundenhaim

Box 2 of 17

Barbara Fleischman

Box 2 of 17

Dianne Niedner

Box 2 of 17

Richard Wattenmaker

Box 2 of 17

Brown Foundation, 1998

Box 2 of 17

Box 3

Director's Office Files - Events and Membership, 1978-1994

AAA 26th Anniversary, 1978-1979

Box 3 of 17

Bicentennial Mall Signage Program, 1982-1985

Box 3 of 17

Roosevelt Centenary, 1982

Box 3 of 17

Max Neuhaus, 1982

Box 3 of 17

Treasures of SI (Publication), 1982

Box 3 of 17

Membership: Operations/Corres/donors/benefits/ trips, 1979-1994

Box 3 of 17

Box 4

Director's Office Files - Positions and Trustees, 1984-1997

SI Executive Committee, 1984

Box 4 of 17

National Area Chair Director, 1987

Box 4 of 17

Assistant Secretary for Museums, 1984-1990

Box 4 of 17

Assistant Secretary for Research, 1984-1991

Box 4 of 17

Development officer recruit, 1987-1994

Box 4 of 17

Kentucky/Tennessee Report, 1988

Box 4 of 17

Trustees, 1990

Box 4 of 17

Byers Correspondence, 1989

Box 4 of 17

McCoy, 1988

Box 4 of 17

Breton Correspondence, 1975-1989

Box 4 of 17

Kriwn Correspondence, 1987-1989

Box 4 of 17

Hamilton Correspondence, 1977-1990

Box 4 of 17

Hamilton retirement, 1997-1997

Box 4 of 17

Box 5

Director's Office Files - Staff and Development, Studies, 1978-1991

Gramm Rudman Savings, 1986

Box 5 of 17

Staff meetings, 1978

Box 5 of 17

DC staff meetings, 1987-1988

Box 5 of 17

Regional staff meetings, 1978-1990

Box 5 of 17

Program reports, 1987-1991

Box 5 of 17

5 year plan, 1985-1990

Box 5 of 17

McKinsey study, 1987

Box 5 of 17

Regional structure, 1988

Box 5 of 17

Boyce-Mansfield study, 1989

Box 5 of 17

Coopers and Lybrand overhead study, 1990

Box 5 of 17

Box 6

Director's Office Files - Collecting, 1986-2002

Collecting, 1986-2002

Box 6 of 17

Box 7

Director's Office Files - Exhibitions, 1990-2004

Exhibitions, 1990-2004

Box 7 of 17

Box 8

Director's Office Files - Southeast (SE) Regional Activities, Projects and Annual Reports, 1974-1998

DC Staff Meetings, 1987-1988

Box 8 of 17

DC Trips/Events

Box 8 of 17

Long Range Planning, 1985

Box 8 of 17

African American Brochure, 1989

Box 8 of 17

DC Collecting and Priorities, 1980-1992

Box 8 of 17

Activities, 1986-1990

Box 8 of 17

Annual reports, 1985-1987

Box 8 of 17

Trust budget, 1988-1990

Box 8 of 17

AAA restructuring, 1998

Box 8 of 17

Research Libraries Information Network (RLIN)

Box 8 of 17

Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS)

Box 8 of 17

Box 9

Director's Office Files - New York Regional Office Activities, 1985-2000

Collecting and Priority Collecting List, 1983, 1988

Box 9 of 17

Events, 1985-1999

Box 9 of 17

Staff and Staff Meetings, 1989-2000

Box 9 of 17

Long Range Planning

Box 9 of 17

AAA Correspondence re: Collecting, 1988

Box 9 of 17

Bill McNaught, 1988-1990

Box 9 of 17

Eloise Spaeth Fete 1990

Box 9 of 17

Tischman-Speyer, 1990

Box 9 of 17

Secretary Position, 1996

Box 9 of 17

Oral history, 1997

Box 9 of 17

Volunteers

Box 9 of 17

Box 10

Director's Office Files - Northeast (NE) Regional Operations, 1977-1996

Statistics, 1977, 1980

Box 10 of 17

Fundraisers and Ledger, 1986-1990

Box 10 of 17

Articles and Clippings, 1985-1988

Box 10 of 17

Collecting/Microfilming, 1980s

Box 10 of 17

Barbara de Marneffe, 1986-1992, 1996

Box 10 of 17

NE Support Comm., 1989-1992

Box 10 of 17

NE Advisory Comm., 1977-1990

Box 10 of 17

ADCOM, 1990-1993

Box 10 of 17

Vose Galleries

Box 10 of 17

Archives Society (NE), 1990-1991

Box 10 of 17

NE Open Houses, 1989-1992

Box 10 of 17

Development, 1983-1987

Box 10 of 17

Staff Meetings, 1982-1996

Box 10 of 17

5 year Planning/Fundraising, 1986-1994

Box 10 of 17

Outgoing Loans, 1983-1989

Box 10 of 17

Oral History, 1991-1995

Box 10 of 17

Box 11

Director's Office Files - NE Regional Collecting and Events, 1972-1995

Collecting and Priority List, 1977-1988

Box 11 of 17

Richard Murray re: NE, 1983-1987

Box 11 of 17

Tours/Events/B. Brown Talks, 1972-1991

Box 11 of 17

Barbara de Marneffe: Santa Fe Trip, 1992

Box 11 of 17

Rhode Island Chapter/Surveyor Records

Box 11 of 17

Receptions and Tours

Box 11 of 17

Box 12

Director's Office Files - West Coast Research Center (WCRC), 1982-1991

San Francisco Closing, 1991

Box 12 of 17

Harry Parker

Box 12 of 17

Tom Freundenheim

Box 12 of 17

National Deputy Director visit to WCRC, 1982

Box 12 of 17

S. Dillon Ripley Visit, 1987

Box 12 of 17

AAA structure review (WC), 1987-1988

Box 12 of 17

West Coast staffing, 1987-1990

Box 12 of 17

West Coast Analysis, 1991

Box 12 of 17

Mens Committee, 1982-1987

Box 12 of 17

Box 13

Director's Office Files - WCRC Events, 1973-1994

West Coast Collecting and Priority List, 1973-1983

Box 13 of 17

WC Advisory Committee, 1985-1993

Box 13 of 17

Events, 1984-1990

Box 13 of 17

Karlstrom Memos, Promotion, and Travel, 1983-1994

Box 13 of 17

Box 14

Director's Office Files - Midwest Regional Events, 1983-1999

Midwest Regional Events, 1983-1999

Box 14 of 17

Box 15

Director's Office Files - Chicago/Avant-Garde Publication and Symposium, Chicago Documentation Project, 1983-1991

Background, 1988-1989

Box 15 of 17

Publicity, 1985

Box 15 of 17

ACA Galleries

Box 15 of 17

Art Institute of Chicago

Box 15 of 17

Amon Center

Box 15 of 17

AAA

Box 15 of 17

Atelier Dore

Box 15 of 17

Barnet, Will

Box 15 of 17

Chicago Architecture FDTN.

Box 15 of 17

Chicago Historical Society

Box 15 of 17

Crispo, Andrew J.

Box 15 of 17

David David Gallery

Box 15 of 17

Engelbert, Lloyd

Box 15 of 17

Fogg Museum - Harvard

Box 15 of 17

Gilmen-Gruen Galleries

Box 15 of 17

Harmon-Meek Gallery

Box 15 of 17

Hedrich-Blessing Photo Co.

Box 15 of 17

Illinois State Museum

Box 15 of 17

Kendall, Sue Ann

Box 15 of 17

Kruty, Paul

Box 15 of 17

Kuh, Katharine

Box 15 of 17

Kunsthaus Zurich

Box 15 of 17

Metropolitan

Box 15 of 17

Middendorf Gallery, D. C.

Box 15 of 17

Moholy-Nagy, H.

Box 15 of 17

National Museum of American Art

Box 15 of 17

Newberry Library

Box 15 of 17

North Shore Baptist Church

Box 15 of 17

Platt, Susan

Box 15 of 17

Regenstein Library

Box 15 of 17

Ringling Museum

Box 15 of 17

Romano, Jim

Box 15 of 17

Sears Roebuck

Box 15 of 17

University of Illinois Archives

Box 15 of 17

University of Illinois, Chicago

Box 15 of 17

University of New Mexico: Johnson Gallery

Box 15 of 17

University of Wisconsin: Golda Meir Gallery

Box 15 of 17

Weller, Allen

Box 15 of 17

Whitney Museum

Box 15 of 17

Williams-McCormick

Box 15 of 17

Yugoslavia (Galerija Mestrovic)

Box 15 of 17

Agreement Letter (Copyright-Warranty)

Box 15 of 17

Agreement (Smithsonian and University of Chicago)

Box 15 of 17

Illustration Checklists

Box 15 of 17

Illustrations (Filed by author)

Box 15 of 17

Permissions

Box 15 of 17

Contributor Responses (AAA Agreement)

Box 15 of 17

Miscellaneous Correspondences - Book and form letters to all participants

Box 15 of 17

Chicago office space

Box 15 of 17

Book (miscellaneous)

Box 15 of 17

UC Press Marketing

Box 15 of 17

Grant Proposal - Office of Fellowships and grants

Box 15 of 17

Kuh, Katharine

Box 15 of 17

Exhibition Xeroxes

Box 15 of 17

Chicago Documentation Project, 1985, 1986-1991

Box 15 of 17

Institutional surveys, 1986

Box 15 of 17

Chicago Documentation Project Reports

Box 15 of 17

Chicago Documentation Project Development

Box 15 of 17

Box 16

Chicago Advisory committee, 1986

Box 16 of 17

Chicago Council, 1983-1987

Box 16 of 17

Chicago Doc. Project Symposium, 1988

Box 16 of 17

Chicago Development correspondence, 1984-1986

Box 16 of 17

Chicago activities, 1987

Box 16 of 17

"Chicago, My Kind of Town", 1988

Box 16 of 17

Detroit Regional Center, 1975-1991

Detroit agreement with Arts Commission, 1975

Box 16 of 17

Priority list, 1980

Box 16 of 17

Detroit 5 year plan, 1985

Box 16 of 17

Detroit Advisory Committee

Box 16 of 17

Michigan Council on the Arts

Box 16 of 17

Sue Ann Kendall, 1986-1987

Box 16 of 17

Detroit Council, 1987

Box 16 of 17

Artists in Michigan, 1988

Box 16 of 17

Feast your Eyes, 1988

Box 16 of 17

Detroit activities, 1988-1991

Box 16 of 17

Box 17

Director's Office Files - Equitable Building, New York, New York

AAA/New York Move to Equitable, 1986-1987

Box 17 of 17

New York Offices Move

Box 17 of 17

Early Designs: Equitable

Box 17 of 17

Contractors

Box 17 of 17

United Van Lines

Box 17 of 17

Furnishings

Box 17 of 17

Lease Draft

Box 17 of 17

Equipment

Box 17 of 17

Wall systems

Box 17 of 17

Library Shelving

Box 17 of 17

Morgan Manhattan Storage

Box 17 of 17

Richard Squires

Box 17 of 17

Moving Estimates/Information

Box 17 of 17

Shipping Equipment: American Security

Box 17 of 17