SIA Acc. 12-373, Smithsonian American Art Museum Curatorial Office, Curatorial Records, 1930-2004

Close
Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact photos@si.edu.
Print

Narrow Your Results

Reset

Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.
 

Summary

This accession consists of the records of the Curatorial Office of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM). Materials cover projects, lectures, committees, collections acquisitions, research grants, meetings, publications, educational initiatives, and other curator specific activities. Curators represented include Joann Moser, Merry A. Foresta, Jacquelyn Days Serwer, Lynda Roscoe Hartigan, Virginia M. Mecklenburg, Richard N. Murray, Adelyn Dohme Breeskin, and Jacob Kainen. A small amount of material comes from when Richard N. Murray was director of the Archives of American Art from 1983-1987 and from when Adelyn Dohme Breeskin was director of the Baltimore Museum of Art. Some records also date from when the museum was known as the National Museum of American Art (NMAA), the National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA), and the National Gallery of Art, as well as from when the Curatorial Office was split amongst the Dept. of Painting and Sculpture, the Dept. of Prints and Drawings, and the Dept. of Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, proposals, images, contracts, budget records, loan records, videotapes, grant records, and other related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.

Subject

  • Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme 1896-1986
  • Foresta, Merry A
  • Hartigan, Lynda Roscoe
  • Kainen, Jacob
  • Moser, Joann
  • Murray, Richard N. 1942-2006
  • Serwer, Jacquelyn Days
  • Mecklenburg, Virginia M (Virginia McCord) 1946-
  • Archives of American Art
  • Baltimore Museum of Art
  • National Gallery of Art (U.S.)
  • National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Department of Painting and Sculpture
  • National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Department of Prints and Drawings
  • National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Department of Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Curatorial Department
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Curatorial Office

Notes

  • Electronic List in accession file.
  • Folder List in accession file.
  • For a description of the record series of which these materials form a part, refer to the "Forms part of" above.

Organization

Unarranged

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

  • 1930
  • 1930-2004

Restrictions & Rights

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2020; Transferring office; 12/18/2006 memorandum, Toda to Earle; Contact reference staff for details

Topic

  • Art museums
  • Art, American
  • Art museum curators

Form/Genre

  • Brochures
  • Collection descriptions
  • Clippings
  • Manuscripts
  • Compact discs
  • Electronic records
  • Black-and-white negatives
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Black-and-white transparencies
  • Color negatives
  • Color photographs
  • Color transparencies
  • Videotapes

Local number

SIA Acc. 12-373

Physical description

5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)

Full Record

View Full Record