Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
National Portrait Gallery. Office of the Deputy Director
Exhibition Records, 1991-2005
This accession consists of exhibition records created by Carolyn Kinder Carr, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, National Portrait Gallery (NPG), in the course of her work on the exhibition, Hans Namuth: Portraits. This exhibition explored the forty-year career of Namuth as he photographed America's leading painters, sculptors, writers, musicians, and architects. Of note are photocopies of original Hans Namuth letters and their translations, some of which are of originals which have apparently been lost; compilations of photocopies of Namuth images found in magazines, some of which reveal variations in sittings that are not reflected in NPG holdings; and microcasette tapes of interviews of individuals who knew Namuth conducted by Carr. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, photocopies of photographs and articles, photocopies of manuscript materials, research notes, clippings, color photographs and transparencies, transcripts of interviews, exhibition brochures, audiotapes, and other related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2021; Transferring office; 2/28/1992 memorandum, Kirby to Bosier-Lyle; Contact reference staff for details.
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Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
- Floppy disks
- Color photographs
- Color transparencies
- Electronic records
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-076, National Portrait Gallery. Office of the Deputy Director, Exhibition Records