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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 13-281

Smithsonian American Art Museum. Research and Scholars Center

Program Records, 1972-2013

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian American Art Museum. Research and Scholars Center
Title: Program Records
Dates: 1972-2013
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection: Accession 13-281
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records that document the programs created and organized by the Research and Scholars Center. The records in this collection are partial; an earlier set of records can be found in Record Unit 596. Included among the programs documented is the lunchbag program which serves as a venue for art historians, archivists, and other active members of the American art community to share research, present findings, and discuss the state of the field. The records for the lunchbag seminars in this collection begin in September 1976; however, the program was initiated in September 1970 at the National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA, later the Smithsonian American Art Museum) by Lois Marie Fink, Coordinator of Research, at the behest of the museum's director, Joshua C. Taylor. In the early 1980s, the program was under the direction of the Office of Research and Professional Training, then jointly led by Lois M. Fink, Curator of Research, and Patricia H. Chieffo, Chair of Professional Training Programs (later Intern Programs). In 1984 the Office of Research and Fellowships (later separate from Intern Programs) took over full responsibility for the program. In 1988 the program began being co-sponsored with the Archives of American Art, and then in 1993 the National Portrait Gallery joined in sponsoring. Also included is Information regarding the fellows' lecture series, which originated at NCFA in 1970, and occurs annually in the spring. This accession also includes ART NET which stood for American ART NETwork, an internal newsletter that reported on the office's activities, and was distributed to the alumni of the museum's fellowship program, scholars, and staff in order to keep them abreast of the current opportunities at the museum as well as the progress of its fellows. Lastly, beginning in 1974 the museum began holding annual one or two-day symposia to further scholarship in American art. The first of these symposia (1974-1980) were co-sponsored with the University of Delaware. This accession includes records from when the office was known as the Office of Research and Professional Training and the Office of Research and Fellowships, and from when the museum was known as the National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA) and the National Museum of American Art (NMAA). Materials include correspondence, memoranda, program schedules, advertisement flyers, symposia records, and newsletters.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records that document the programs created and organized by the Research and Scholars Center. The records in this collection are partial; an earlier set of records can be found in Record Unit 596. Included among the programs documented is the lunchbag program which serves as a venue for art historians, archivists, and other active members of the American art community to share research, present findings, and discuss the state of the field. The records for the lunchbag seminars in this collection begin in September 1976; however, the program was initiated in September 1970 at the National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA, later the Smithsonian American Art Museum) by Lois Marie Fink, Coordinator of Research, at the behest of the museum's director, Joshua C. Taylor. In the early 1980s, the program was under the direction of the Office of Research and Professional Training, then jointly led by Lois M. Fink, Curator of Research, and Patricia H. Chieffo, Chair of Professional Training Programs (later Intern Programs). In 1984 the Office of Research and Fellowships (later separate from Intern Programs) took over full responsibility for the program. In 1988 the program began being co-sponsored with the Archives of American Art, and then in 1993 the National Portrait Gallery joined in sponsoring. Also included is Information regarding the fellows' lecture series, which originated at NCFA in 1970, and occurs annually in the spring.

This accession also includes ART NET which stood for American ART NETwork, an internal newsletter that reported on the office's activities, and was distributed to the alumni of the museum's fellowship program, scholars, and staff in order to keep them abreast of the current opportunities at the museum as well as the progress of its fellows.

Lastly, beginning in 1974 the museum began holding annual one or two-day symposia to further scholarship in American art. The first of these symposia (1974-1980) were co-sponsored with the University of Delaware.

This accession includes records from when the office was known as the Office of Research and Professional Training and the Office of Research and Fellowships, and from when the museum was known as the National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA) and the National Museum of American Art (NMAA).

Materials include correspondence, memoranda, program schedules, advertisement flyers, symposia records, and newsletters.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-281, Smithsonian American Art Museum. Research and Scholars Center, Program Records

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Container List

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Lunchbag Program

Lunchbag Schedules 1976-1981

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Lunchbag Flyers, Fall/Winter 1981

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Lunchbag Flyers, Winter/Spring 1982

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Lunchbag Flyers, Fall/Winter 1982

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Lunchbag Flyers, Winter/Spring 1983

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Lunchbag Flyers, Fall/Winter 1983

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Lunchbag Flyers, Winter/Spring 1984

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Lunchbag Flyers, Fall/Winter 1984

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Lunchbag Flyers, Winter/Spring 1985

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Lunchbag Flyers, Fall/Winter 1985

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Lunchbag Flyers, Winter/Spring 1986

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Lunchbag Flyers, Fall/Winter 1986

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Lunchbag Flyers, Winter/Spring 1987

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Lunchbag Flyers, Fall/Winter 1987

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Lunchbag Flyers, Winter/Spring 1988

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Lunchbag Flyers, Fall/Winter 1988

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Lunchbag Flyers, Winter/Spring 1989

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Lunchbag Flyers, Fall/Winter 1989

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Lunchbag Flyers, Winter/Spring 1990

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Lunchbag Flyers, Fall/Winter 1990

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Lunchbag Flyers, Winter/Spring 1991

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Lunchbag Flyers, Fall/Winter 1992

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Lunchbag Flyers, Winter/Spring 1993

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Lunchbag Flyers, Fall/Winter 1993

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Lunchbag Flyers, Winter/Spring 1994

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Lunchbag Flyers, Fall/Winter 1994

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Lunchbag Flyers, Winter/Spring 1995

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Lunchbag Flyers, Fall/Winter 1995

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Lunchbag Flyers, Winter/Spring 1996

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Lunchbag Flyers, Fall/Winter 1996

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Lunchbag Flyers, Winter/Spring 1997

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Lunchbag Flyers, Fall/Winter 1997

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Lunchbag Flyers, Winter/Spring 1998

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Lunchbag Flyers, Fall/Winter 1998

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Lunchbag Flyers, Winter/Spring 1999

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Lunchbag Flyers, Fall/Winter 1999

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Lunchbag Flyers, Winter/Spring 2001

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Lunchbag Flyers, Winter/Spring 2002

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Lunchbag Flyers, Fall/Winter 2002

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Lunchbag Flyers, Winter/Spring 2003

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Lunchbag Flyers, Fall/Winter 2003

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Lunchbag Flyers, Winter/Spring 2004

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Lunchbag Flyers, Fall/Winter 2004

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Lunchbag Flyers, Winter/Spring 2005

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Lunchbag Flyers, Fall/Winter 2005

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Lunchbag Flyers, Winter/Spring 2006

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Lunchbag Flyers, Fall/Winter 2006

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Lunchbag Flyers, Winter/Spring 2007

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Lunchbag Flyers, Fall/Winter 2007

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Lunchbag Flyers, Winter/Spring 2008

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Lunchbag Flyers, Fall/Winter 2008

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Lunchbag Flyers, Winter/Spring 2009

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Lunchbag Schedules, 2011-2012

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Lunchbag Flyers, Winter/Spring 2013

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Fellows Lecture Series

Fellows Lecture Series, 1975-2001

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Fellows Lecture Series, 2002

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Fellows Lecture Series, 2003

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Fellows Lecture Series, 2004

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Fellows Lecture Series, 2005

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Fellows Lecture Series, 2006

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Fellows Lecture Series, 2007

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Fellows Lecture Series, 2008

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Fellows Lecture Series, 2009

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Fellows Lecture Series, 2010

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Fellows Lecture Series, 2011

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Fellows Lecture Series, 2012

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Fellows Lecture Series - Miscellaneous

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ARTNET

ARTNET - Plans, formats, past issues, and calendar of issues

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Symposia

Symposium, 1972-1973 - University of Delaware

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Symposium, 1974 - University of Delaware/NCFA

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Symposium, 1975 - University of Delaware/NCFA

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Symposium, 1976 - University of Delaware/NCFA

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Symposium, 1977 - University of Delaware

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Symposium, 1978 ("Art of Mexico and U.S.") - NCFA

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Symposium, 1978 - Programs

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Symposium, 1979 - University of Delaware

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Symposium, 1980 ("Art in Washington") - NCFA

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Symposium, 1982 - Correspondence with Participants

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Symposium, 1983 - University of Delaware

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Proposal to Office of Fellowships and Grants/Other Fundraising Possibilities - April 1990

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Smithsonian/George Mason Programs, 1980-1985

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General

SAAM Fellows Newsletter

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Public Lecture Series, 1991, 1992

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Fellows roundtable discussions, 1984-1985

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General, 1993, 1999

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