Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
National Portrait Gallery. Department of Exhibitions and Collections Management
Exhibition Records, 1979-1983, 1988, 2008
This accession consists of records which document the various aspects of exhibition development, planning, design and publicity for the exhibition, Champions of American Sport. This was the first major art exhibit devoted to outstanding American sports personalities and to the aesthetic qualities of sport and human movement. It consisted of over 100 photographs, portraits, and sculptures ranging in date from the 1830s to the 1980s. Materials include correspondence and memoranda; permissions; lender files; research files; black-and-white photographs, transparencies, and negatives; color photographs, transparencies, and negatives; exhibition scripts; and brochures. Some materials are in electronic format.
Boxes 2-5 contain materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid. Transferring office; 12/31/08 memorandum, Toda to Kelly; 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.
- Art museums
- Portraits, American
- Art, American
- Museum exhibits
- Professional sports
- Sports -- History
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
- Compact discs
- Black-and-white photographs
- Black-and-white negatives
- Black-and-white transparencies
- Color negatives
- Color photographs
- Color transparencies
- Electronic records
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-066, National Portrait Gallery. Department of Exhibitions and Collections Management, Exhibition Records