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[[program]] | Funds In Hand | Pledges and Commitments | Total
Foreign Governments | $ 2,050 | $ 5,000 | $ 7,050
Foreign Organizations | 1,035 | 100 | 1,135
U.S. Corporations | 691 | 669 | 1,360
Individuals and Foundations | 3,833 | 7,040 | 10,873
Associates Contributions | 1,436 | - | 1,436
Smithsonian Unrestricted Funds | 9,575 | 80 | 9,655
Earned Interest | 3,213 | - | 3,213
Sale of Capitol Hill Property | [[underlined]]- | 2,000 | 2,000[[/underlined]]
Total | $21,833 | $14,889 | $36,722

This total includes a $5,000,000 pledge from Saudi Arabia and $9,655,000 in actual and anticipated transfers from unrestricted trust funds. While the fund-raising campaign is now within $1 million of the original goal, there remain other non-construction Quadrangle needs which should appeal to potential donors in the private sector. There are also donor prospects who have not yet been asked to support the Quadrangle project or who may well make second commitments, including individuals, U.S. corporations and foundations, and foreign government. Consequently the Quadrangle campaign will continue through June 30, 1984 to complete fund raising for the construction costs and raise funds for equipment and programmatic aspects.

Within the Quadrangle will be the National Museum of African Art, the Sackler Gallery, and the International Center. The International Center, housed primarily on the third level below ground, will be an integrative program for the museums in the Quadrangle and other Smithsonian Bureaux. Mr. Rinzler described the Center as an extension of existing research activities in which Smithsonian scholars will be working with the carriers of the cultural traditions which are represented in the Quadrangle collections to enhance understanding of those objects. In addition the Center will conduct outreach programs and work closely with the Quadrangle museums to cut across disciplinary boundaries from natural and social sciences to history and art. The Center will plan symposia and seminars on regions represented in the Quadrangle to educate American scholars and public and representatives of those countries about ways to understand and preserve those cultures.

[[underlined]] General Post Office Building [[/underlined]]

The firm of E. Verner Johnson and Associates has completed a draft report of a program of requirements for the General Post Office Building. The concept envisions the Patent Office Building remaining as the home of permanent exhibition galleries and basic support activities for both the National Museum of American Art and the National Portrait Gallery, while the General Post Office Building would house major changing exhibition space and other new public facilities. It also would be a focus for research and study of American art, as it would house the Archives of American Art, the combined library of the National Museum of American Art and the National Portrait Gallery, and related research resources. The final report is expected in April.

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