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The Archives of American Art establishes a regional office and research center at the Huntington Library and Art Gallery in San Marino, California, expanding to six offices its national network of facilities for the study of the history of visual arts in the United States. Stella Paul is appointed area collector.


  • Paul, Stella
  • Archives of American Art


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • The "Torch" calls the center the "Southern California Research Center."
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1984. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1985, p. 410.
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 4, "The Torch," January 1985, p. 1.
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7098, "Robert McC. Adams Chronology."

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


February 21, 1984


  • Women
  • New Programs
  • Archives
  • Research

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