David W. Scott Becomes Director of NCFA

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Summary

David W. Scott follows Thomas M. Beggs as the director of the National Collection of Fine Arts. Scott serves as the director until his resignation on May 31, 1969, at which time Robert Tyler Davis is appointed acting Director (June 1, 1969- January 1, 1970).

Subject

  • Beggs, Thomas M
  • Davis, Robert Tyler
  • Scott, David W. 1916-
  • National Collection of Fine Arts)
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Kloss gives the date of his resignation as 1970. Annual Report for 1970 gives date of Davis' promotion as May 30, 1969.
  • Kloss, William. Treasures from the National Museum of American Art. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1985, p. 14.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1969. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1969, p. 387.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1970. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1970, p. 77.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1964

Topic

  • Art museums
  • Appointments
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Resignations
  • Art museum directors
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

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