Size: 44 Linear feet, (microfilmed on 19 reels)
Summary: Correspondence; letterpress books; journals; and an account book.
REELS 246-264: Letterpress books, 1869-1945, containing copies of letters sent and each containing an alphabetical index, 1869-1908; a letterpress book of treasurer's reports; a journal of official proceedings of the trustees, continued as minutes; and a curator's journal.
REELS 702-721: ca. 20,000 letters received, 1870-January 1908.
REELS 830-832: Letters to William Wilson Corcoran and members of the board of trustees, regarding the formation of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1860-1874. The letters concern the design and construction of the building, the acquisition of works of art, appointment of staff, and shipment of works. Also included are correspondence and minutes of meetings, 1906-1907, regarding the 1907 painting exhibition.
REEL 1473: Register of letters received, 1869-1908, listing the name and place of the correspondent, the date the letter was written, received, and answered, and the subject of the letter.
REEL 2679 (fr. 1068-1109): An account book with records of American paintings sold in Corcoran's biennial exhibitions, 1907-1947, including titles of the works, the artist's name, catalog numbers for the paintings, the entry price, the purchase price and buyer's name.