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Dare Myers Hartwell records, 1982-2013, 2019

Identifier: Series 5

Scope and Contents

This series contains records created by Corcoran staff conservator Dare Myers Hartwell in the course of her tenure at the Corcoran Gallery from 1983 to approximately 2014. Materials include hygrothermograph charts measuring temperature and relative humidity in the Corcoran Gallery, reports on restoration of the building’s exterior, records and reports of various conservation grants, financial records, records related to the ongoing restoration of the Salon Dore, and condition reports for artworks returned from loan. The final subseries in this series contains reports and work undertaken by Hartwell as a contractor after she had retired. Records date from 1982-2019.


  • 1982-2013, 2019

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to research.

When conducting research within The Corcoran Archives collections, please be advised of the following restrictions:

Records of the Board of Trustees (RG 1.0) and records of the Office of the Director (RG 2.0) are closed to research for 25 years from the date of creation.

Development records are closed to research (RG 3.2).

Access to student records is governed by the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which protects the privacy of student education records. Student records are closed for the lifetime of the student, and are presumed to be open 75 years after the date of record creation (RG 9.0 Series 4).

Personnel and financial records are closed for 50 years from date of record creation (RG 4.0).

Please see the Public Services and Instruction Librarian for assistance.


From the Record Group: 16.75 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Record Group: English


This series is arranged in 6 subseries: Hygrothermograph charts; Building exterior condition and restoration records; Conservation grants and financial records; Salon Dore restoration files; Nature Conservancy exhibition files; and Dare Myers Hartwell Conservation Consulting Services treatment reports

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

2130 H Street NW
Washington 20052 United States of America