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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 17-127

Smithsonian Libraries. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Branch

Subject Files, 1971-2016

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Libraries. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Branch
Title: Subject Files
Dates: 1971-2016
Quantity: 2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 17-127
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records documenting the history, administration, and activities of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Library and its first librarian, Anna Brooke, who retired in 2016. The Library was established in approximately 1969 in New York City before moving to Washington, D.C., and ultimately into the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden building which opened to the public in 1974. The library was administered by the museum until approximately 2000 when it became part of the existing Smithsonian Institution Libraries system (renamed Smithsonian Libraries in 2014). Subjects covered in this accession include the establishment of the library, collection management, the integration into the Smithsonian Institution Libraries system, relations with the Hirshhorn family, and outreach activities. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, collection documentation, procedural documents, proposals, lecture notes, presentations, images, project planning files, floor plans, architectural drawings, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records documenting the history, administration, and activities of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Library and its first librarian, Anna Brooke, who retired in 2016. The Library was established in approximately 1969 in New York City before moving to Washington, D.C., and ultimately into the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden building which opened to the public in 1974. The library was administered by the museum until approximately 2000 when it became part of the existing Smithsonian Institution Libraries system (renamed Smithsonian Libraries in 2014). Subjects covered in this accession include the establishment of the library, collection management, the integration into the Smithsonian Institution Libraries system, relations with the Hirshhorn family, and outreach activities. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, collection documentation, procedural documents, proposals, lecture notes, presentations, images, project planning files, floor plans, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-127, Smithsonian Libraries. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Branch, Subject Files

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Container List

Box 1

Planning, 1971-1973

Box 1 of 2

Administrative Information File, 1971-1987 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 2

Administrative Information File, 1993-1995

Box 1 of 2

Library Drawings, 1973

Box 1 of 2

London: Tate Gallery, 1973-1997

Box 1 of 2

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Exhibitions List, 1974-1992

Box 1 of 2

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Staff Lists, 1974-2015

Box 1 of 2

Five-Year Report, 1979

Box 1 of 2

Researcher Log, 1980-2008

Box 1 of 2

Cataloging and Collection Management, 1983

Box 1 of 2

Memoranda and Responses, 1989-1991

Box 1 of 2

Memoranda and Responses, 1992

Box 1 of 2

Memoranda and Responses, 1993

Box 1 of 2

Space - Floor Plans, 1993-2002

Box 1 of 2

Space - Miscellaneous, 1993-2010

Box 1 of 2

Library Presentation, 1996

Box 1 of 2

Non-collection Photographs, 1998-2001

Box 1 of 2

Library Task Force, 1998-2015

Box 1 of 2

James Demetrion Staff Farewell, 2001

Box 1 of 2

Relations with Smithsonian Institution Libraries, FY 1989-FY 1991

Box 1 of 2

Smithsonian Institution Libraries Cataloging, 2000

Box 1 of 2

Integration into Smithsonian Institution Libraries, FY 2000

Box 1 of 2

Integration into Smithsonian Institution Libraries, FY 2001

Box 1 of 2

Exchange Program, 2001

Box 1 of 2

Cataloging Statistics, 2005-2012

Box 1 of 2

Russian Delegation Visit, 2009

Box 1 of 2

Gap Survey, 2013

Box 1 of 2

Slides - Staff, Facilities, and Collections, 1999

Box 1 of 2

Library Brochures

Box 1 of 2

Collection Policy - Books, 1971

Box 1 of 2

Collection Development, 1974-1977

Box 1 of 2

Hirshhorn Museum Archives, 1987-1990

Box 1 of 2

Joseph Hirshhorn Archives, 1990-1991

Box 1 of 2

Artist Vertical Files Project, 2002

Box 1 of 2

Art and Artists Files Procedures, 2006

Box 1 of 2

Grant Proposal - Archival Film, 1994-2003

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Video, 1994-2003

Box 2 of 2

Audiovisual Recordings, 1998-2008

Box 2 of 2

Film and Audiotape Preservation, 2003

Box 2 of 2

Videotape Reformatting, 2008

Box 2 of 2

Films and Videos, 2008

Box 2 of 2

Film Preservation Grant, 2008-2009

Box 2 of 2

Collection Care Preservation Fund Grant - Audiocassettes, 2009

Box 2 of 2

Cold Storage Vault

Box 2 of 2

Artist Copyright Permission - Ed Ruscha, 2000

Box 2 of 2

Artist Copyright Permission - Eric Byler, 2008

Box 2 of 2

Latino Initiatives Pool Application, FY 2013

Box 2 of 2

Olga Hirshhorn Gifts, 1974-2010

Box 2 of 2

Olga Hirshhorn Gift Memoranda, 1990-1991

Box 2 of 2

Women's Committee Proposal - Olga Hirshhorn Website, 2003

Box 2 of 2

Naomi Hirshhorn Caryl, 1989-1990

Box 2 of 2

Gene Hirshhorn LePere Gifts, 2004-2015

Box 2 of 2

Gordon Hirshhorn Gift, 2010

Box 2 of 2

"Joseph Hirshhorn, Collector and Friend of Artists" - Smithsonian Institution Libraries on Display, 2003-2006

Box 2 of 2

Gallery Invitation Blog, 2009

Box 2 of 2

Permissions - Gallery Exhibition Invitations, 2009

Box 2 of 2

Artists' Books Project, 2011-2014

Box 2 of 2

Artists' Books Internship Final Report, 2012

Box 2 of 2

Artists' Books Presentation Notes, Public School 1, New York Art Book Fair, 2012

Box 2 of 2

Hirshhorn Museum and Artists' Books Presentation, circa 2013

Box 2 of 2
Electronic Records

Miscellaneous Unfiled Monthly Reports, Presentations, Grant Proposals, and Other Documents, circa 2010-2016

Electronic Records