Congress Approves Photography for NPG

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Summary

Congress passes an act (P.L. 94209) allowing the National Portrait Gallery to collect portraits in all media, most notably photography.

Subject

  • National Portrait Gallery (U.S.)
  • United States Congress

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Guide to Smithsonian Archives. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1983. Archives and Special Collections of the Smithsonian Institution Number 4., p. 143
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1976, p. 210

Contact information

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

Date

1976

Topic

  • Photography
  • Art
  • Policies
  • National Collections
  • Art objects

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