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Correspondence

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Type:
Correspondence
Made in:
USA
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Correspondence with Gadred Weavers.
Credit Line:
Gift of the Estate of Ethel Chase
Accession Number:
1969-26-9
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Correspondence

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Author:
Thompson, F. Christian
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1978
Citation:
Antenna, 2(3): 69
Topic:
Entomology
Insects
Natural History
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Entomology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries

Correspondence, 1993-2000

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Creator:
Lemelson Center
Subject:
Molella, Arthur P. 1944-
Klose, Claudine
Physical description:
1.25 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 half document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Date:
1993
1993-2000
Summary:
This accession includes correspondence documenting administrative decision-making, development and execution of Lemelson Center activities, events, exhibitions, and programs. Materials primarily include the incoming and outgoing correspondence of Arthur P. Molella, Director, 1995- ; and, Claudine Klose, Program Manager, 1995- .
Topic:
Museums--Administration
Local number:
SIA Acc. 03-115
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Correspondence 1993-2014 [Lemelson Center]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Correspondence, 1994-2014

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Creator:
Lemelson Center
Subject:
Molella, Arthur P. 1944-
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Dept. of the History of Science and Technology
Physical description:
2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Compact discs
Digital versatile discs
Electronic records
Date:
1994
1994-2014
Summary:
This accession consists of correspondence documenting administrative decision-making, development and execution of Lemelson Center activities, events, exhibitions, and programs. Materials primarily include the incoming and outgoing correspondence of Arthur P. Molella, Director, 1995-2015. Some materials are in electronic format. Some records date from when Molella was the Department Chair of the Department of History of Science and Technology, National Museum of American History.
Topic:
Inventions
Inventors
Museums--Educational aspects
Science--Study and teaching
Museums--Administration
Local number:
SIA Acc. 15-270
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Correspondence 1993-2015 [Lemelson Center]
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Smithsonian Institution Archives

Correspondence, 1843-1887

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Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary
Subject:
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887
Smithsonian Institution Administration
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (2 document boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1865
1865-1879
1843-1887
Summary:
These secretarial records apparently were separated from the main series before the latter were bound.
Topic:
Museums--Administration
Local number:
SIA RU000032
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Correspondence 1863-1971 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Correspondence, 1882-1890

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Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary
Subject:
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906
Smithsonian Institution Administration
Physical description:
9.50 cu. ft. (19 document boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1882
1882-1890
Summary:
This record unit consists of incoming correspondence. It is arranged alphabetically, including a major subheading for government. Each volume is indexed individually, and bound indexes to registers, April 30, 1883 to December 31, 1886 are found in Record Unit 36. Access is mostly by proper name in each case.
Topic:
Museums--Administration
Local number:
SIA RU000030
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Correspondence 1863-1971 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
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Smithsonian Institution Archives

Correspondence, 1887-1907

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Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary
Subject:
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906
Smithsonian Institution Administration
Hodgkins Fund
Smithsonian Institution Advisory Committee on Printing and Publication
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
National Zoological Park (U.S.)
Physical description:
24.38 cu. ft. (43 document boxes) (144 microfilm reels)
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1887
1887-1907
Notes:
Shortly after Samuel P. Langley became Secretary, a new system of organizing outgoing correspondence was devised. Some of the records have not survived to the present; hence, there are gaps in series numbers.
Topic:
Museums--Administration
Local number:
SIA RU000034
Restrictions:
(1) Deteriorating letterpress affects legibility; (2) record unit partially microfilmed
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Correspondence 1863-1971 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
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Smithsonian Institution Archives

Correspondence, 1901-1954

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Creator:
United States National Museum Dept. of Zoology
Subject:
Schmitt, Waldo L (Waldo Lasalle) 1887-1977
True, Frederick William 1858-1914
Stejneger, Leonhard 1851-1943
Killip, Ellsworth Paine 1890-
United States National Museum Dept. of Zoology
United States National Museum Department of Biology
Physical description:
1.5 cu. ft. (3 document boxes)
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1901
1901-1954
Notes:
The Department of Biology was formed during the reorganization of the United States National Museum in 1897. At that time, the various departments in the biological sciences became divisions and the department was set up as the organizational unit controlling those divisions. The first Head Curator was Frederick William True who served from 1897 to 1911. In 1911, Leonhard Stejneger became Head Curator and held that position until his death in 1943. Waldo LaSalle Schmitt was the last Head Curator of the Department and served until its separation in 1947 into the Departments of Zoology and Botany. Schmitt continued as Head Curator of Zoology and Ellsworth Paine Killip was appointed Head Curator of Botany.
Summary:
The correspondence in this record unit contains only a portion of the correspondence of the two Departments. Other material relating to the Department of Biology can be found in the Frederick William True Papers, record unit 7181, and the Leonhard Stejneger Papers, record unit 7074.
Topic:
Zoology
Local number:
SIA RU000143
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Correspondence 1901-1964 [United States National Museum Dept. of Zoology]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Correspondence, 1989-1990

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Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Dept. of Aeronautics
Physical description:
2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1989
1989-1990
Summary:
This accession consists of the correspondence of the Department of Aeronautics. It includes correspondence with people, correspondence with other museums, and correspondence with international organizations.
Topic:
Museum curators
Aeronautics
Aeronautical museums
Local number:
SIA Acc. 94-012
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Correspondence 1965-2005 [National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Aeronautics Division]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Correspondence, 1991-1992

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Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Dept. of Aeronautics
Physical description:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1991
1991-1992
Summary:
This accession consists of the FY 1992 correspondence files of the Department of Aeronautics.
Topic:
Aeronautics
Museum curators
Local number:
SIA Acc. 96-054
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Correspondence 1965-2005 [National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Aeronautics Division]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Correspondence, 1977-1981

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Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Crustacea
Subject:
Cressey, Roger F. 1930-
Bowman, Thomas E
Manning, Raymond B (Raymond Brendan) 1934-2000
Barnard, J. Laurens (Jerry Laurens) 1928-1991
Kornicker, Louis S. 1919-
Kensley, Brian Frederick
Child, C. Allan
Hart, C. W
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Crustacea
Crustacean Society
Physical description:
4.5 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1977
1977-1981
Summary:
These records consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence of the curatorial staff of the Division of Crustacea. The correspondence concerns the identification, acquisition, and exchange of specimens; preparation and review of scientific papers and monographs; professional activities of the staff, especially involvement in The Crustacean Society; review of grant proposals; and divisional administration. Curators represented in the correspondence include Thomas E. Bowman, Raymond B. Manning, J. Laurens Barnard, Roger F. Cressey, Jr., Louis S. Kornicker, Brian F. Kensley, and C. W. Hart. Also included is correspondence of Museum Specialist C. Allan Child.
Topic:
Crustacea
Invertebrate zoology
Marine invertebrates
Local number:
SIA RU000414
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Correspondence 1962-1999 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Crustacea]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Correspondence, 1960-1989

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Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Mineralogy
Subject:
Desautels, Paul E
White, John Sampson 1933-
Arem, Joel E. 1943-
Appleman, Daniel E
Post, Jeffrey Edward
Dunn, Pete J
Physical description:
14.5 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1960
1960-1989
Summary:
This record unit consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence and memoranda documenting the operation of the Division of Mineralogy primarily from 1971 to 1989. The correspondence concerns the acquisition of collections, identification of specimens, research and professional activities of the staff, requests for information, and divisional administration.
Most of the correspondence was carried out by Paul E. Desautels, Associate Curator, 1963-1973, and Curator, 1973-1983; John S. White, Jr., Museum Specialist, 1963-1974, Associate Curator, 1974-1984, and Curator, 1984- ; and Pete J. Dunn, Museum Specialist, 1973- . Smaller amounts of correspondence were created by Joel E. Arem, Crystallographer, 1971-1974; Daniel E. Appleman, Crystallographer, 1974- ; and Jeffrey E. Post, Associate Curator, 1984- .
Topic:
Mineralogy
Local number:
SIA RU000421
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Correspondence 1960-1989 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Mineralogy]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Correspondence, 1981-2005

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Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Aeronautics Division
Subject:
Davies, R. E. G (Ronald Edward George)
Physical description:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1981
1981-2005
Summary:
This accession consists of professional correspondence between R. E. G. Davies, Curator of Air Transport, and historians, museum professionals, aviation organizations, corporations, and the general public. Materials include outgoing correspondence and an index of individual letters.
Topic:
Aeronautical museums
Museum curators
Aeronautics, Commercial--History
Local number:
SIA Acc. 15-290
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Correspondence 1965-2005 [National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Aeronautics Division]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Correspondence, 1997-1999

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Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Aeronautics Division
Subject:
Alison, Tom
Cochrane, Dorothy
Crouch, Tom D
Davies, R. E. G (Ronald Edward George)
Hardesty, Von 1939-
Jakab, Peter L
Lee, Russell 1956-
Neufeld, Michael J. 1951-
Pisano, Dominick 1943-
Van der Linden, F. Robert
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1997
1997-1999
Summary:
Consists of records documenting the history of aeronautics, NASM exhibitions, and professional activities of the curators. Correspondents include Tom D. Crouch, Chairman; Tom Alison, Curator; Dorothy Cochrane, Curator; R. E. G. Davies, Curator of Air Transport; Von Hardesty, Curator of Soviet Aviation; Peter L. Jakab, Curator; Russell Lee, Curator; Michael J. Neufeld, Curator; Dominick Pisano, Curator of the Social Impact of Flight; and F. Robert Van der Linden, Curator of Air Transport. Materials include correspondence and memoranda.
Topic:
Aeronautical museums
Museum curators
Local number:
SIA Acc. 03-077
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Correspondence 1965-2005 [National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Aeronautics Division]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Correspondence, 1920-2007

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Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Mollusks
Physical description:
13 cu. ft. (13 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1920
1920-2007
Summary:
This accession consists of incoming and outgoing divisional correspondence concerning specimen identification, data exchanges, manuscripts, grant proposals, exhibits, and other activities of the Division of Mollusks.
Topic:
Invertebrates
Marine invertebrates
Mollusks
Zoology
Zoologists
Local number:
SIA Acc. 08-172
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Correspondence 1858-1982 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Mollusks]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Correspondence, 1960-1973

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Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Birds
Subject:
Deignan, H. G (Herbert Girton) 1906-1968
Friedmann, Herbert 1900-1987
Humphrey, Philip S (Philip Strong) 1926-2009
Slud, Paul
Watson, George E (George Elder) 1931-
Zusi, Richard L (Richard Laurence) 1930-
Physical description:
4 cu. ft. (8 document boxes)
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1960
1960-1973
Notes:
Herbert Friedmann retired as Curator in 1960, as did Herbert Girton Deignan in 1961. Other curators represented in this material include Philip S. Humphrey, Curator, 1962-1964; George E. Watson, Assistant Curator, 1963, Associate Curator, 1964, and Curator, 1965- ; Richard L. Zusi, Associate Curator, 1964-1967, and Curator, 1968- ; and Paul Slud, Associate Curator, 1965- .
Summary:
This record unit consists of the official correspondence of the Division with the public and with ornithologists from museums and universities throughout the world. Topics include exchange of specimens, research projects, and scientific publications.
Topic:
Ornithology
Local number:
SIA RU000270
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Correspondence 1874-2003 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Birds]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Correspondence, 1961-2009

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Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Mammals
Subject:
Mead, James G
Physical description:
21 cu. ft. (21 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Compact discs
Floppy disks
Electronic records
Date:
1961
1961-2009
Summary:
This accession consists of records documenting the professional interactions of James G. Mead, Curator, 1972 - , with other museum staff, scientists, curators, professional societies, and the public. Mead specializes in marine mammal paleontology, particularly whales. Materials include incoming and outgoing correspondence as well as associated manuscripts, grant proposals, biographical materials, and other informational materials. Some materials are in electronic format. A small amount of materials were created by Mead prior to his appointment to the National Museum of Natural History.
Topic:
Marine mammalogy
Museum curators
Paleobiology
Professional associations
Scientists
Whales, Fossil
Marine mammals, Fossil
Mammalogists
Local number:
SIA Acc. 09-255
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Correspondence 1880-2009 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Mammals]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Correspondence, 1965-2004

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Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Meteorites
Subject:
Jarosewich, Eugene
Physical description:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Laboratory notebooks
Date:
1965
1965-2004
Summary:
These records document the tenure of Eugene Jarosewich (1926-2007). Jarosewich was a Chemist in the National Museum of Natural History, Department of Mineral Sciences, Division of Meteorites from 1964 to 1998, and remained on as chemist emeritus until his death in 2007. Materials include a series of record books that record Jarosewich's analysis of a broad range of meteorites and rocks by classical chemical analysis. One of the books records Jarosewich's work on lunar samples. Also included is correspondence and memoranda.
Topic:
Geology
Meteorites
Chemistry
Chemists
Geologists
Lunar petrology
Local number:
SIA Acc. 07-151
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Correspondence 1963-2004 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Meteorites]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Correspondence, 1932-1963

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Creator:
United States National Museum Division of Mineralogy and Petrology
Subject:
Clarke, Roy S
Henderson, Edward P (Edward Porter) 1898-
Harvey Harlow Nininger Meteorite Collection
United States National Museum Division of Physical and Chemical Geology (Systematic and Applied)
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Mineral Sciences
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Meteorites
United States National Museum Department of Geology
Physical description:
5 cu. ft. (10 document boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1932
1932-1963
Notes:
The Division of Mineralogy and Petrology of the Department of Geology was established in 1911. Prior to that date it was known as the Division of Mineralogy. In 1942, the Division of Mineralogy and Petrology was combined with the Division of Physical and Chemical Geology (systematic and applied) under the former name. The Department of Geology was abolished in 1963 as part of a reorganization in the National Museum of Natural History. At that time, the Division of Mineralogy and Petrology became the newly created Department of Mineral Sciences.
Edward P. Henderson joined the staff of the United States National Museum (USNM) in 1929 as Assistant Curator in the Division of Physical and Chemical Geology (systematic and applied). In 1942, he became Associate Curator in the Division of Mineralogy and Petrology. He remained in that position until 1963, when he was named Associate Curator in charge of the newly created Division of Meteorites of the Department of Mineral Sciences. He was made Curator in 1965 and on his retirement in 1966 was appointed Research Associate. For records of Henderson's years as Curator and Research Associate in the Division of Meteorites, see record unit 269.
Summary:
This record unit consists primarily of Edward P. Henderson's official correspondence files as Associate Curator of the Division of Mineralogy and Petrology. A smaller amount of files were created by Roy S. Clarke, Jr., who was appointed Chemist in the Division of Mineralogy and Petrology in 1957. Correspondence before 1942 was carried out by Henderson in his capacity as Assistant Curator of the Division of Physical and Chemical Geology (systematic and applied). The correspondence is both incoming and outgoing and deals exclusively with the national collection of meteorites under the care of the Division of Mineralogy and Petrology. Of special interest is correspondence concerning efforts to acquire the Harvey Harlow Nininger Meteorite Collection, 1957-1963. Correspondents include geologists and mineralogists, meteorite collectors and dealers, Smithsonian and USNM staff and administrators, government agencies, research foundations, and the general public.
For other records of the Division of Mineralogy and Petrology, see record unit 266. For records of the Division of Meteorites, see record unit 269.
Topic:
Mineralogy
Petrology
Geology
Chemistry
Local number:
SIA RU000268
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Correspondence 1932-1963 [United States National Museum Division of Mineralogy and Petrology]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Correspondence, 1976-1991

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Creator:
Cooper-Hewitt Museum Dept. of Textiles
Subject:
Beer, Alice Baldwin
Sonday, Milton
Moss, Gillian
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont) 1837-1913
Gibson, Mary S. M
Haynes, Elizabeth d. 1948
Seckar, Alvena 1916-
Shepherd, Dorothy G
Blumenau, Lili
Mailey, Jean
Frantz, Sarah
Mayer-Thurman, Christa C
Commoner, Lucy A
Reed, Jean
Lace (Exhibition) (1982: New York, N.Y.)
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1976
1976-1991
Notes:
The textile collection of the Cooper Union Museum rose to preeminence with John Pierpont Morgan's 1902 donation of three significant collections of medieval European cloth designs. Mary S.M. Gibson took charge of the museum collections as Curator in 1904, and was responsible for the general oversight of the textile department until Jean Reed was hired as Assistant Keeper for Textiles in 1935 and Elizabeth Haynes became Keeper of Lace and Embroidery in 1937. In 1941 Reed was replaced by Alvena Vajda Seckar, who was succeeded by Dorothy G. Shepherd in 1942, and by Lili Blumendau in 1944.
Haynes died in June 1948 and three months later Alice Baldwin Beer was hired as Keeper of Needlework. Beer became Keeper of Textiles in 1950, and at the same time Jean E. Mailey replaced Blumendau as Assistant Keeper. Mailey resigned in 1957, and the designation Keeper was changed to Curator in October 1958. Sarah Frantz was Assistant Curator of Textiles from 1958 to 1961, and Christa C. Mayer held the post from 1961 to 1967. Milton F. Sonday of the Textile Museum in Washington, D.C., became Assistant Curator in December 1967.
In 1970 Beer retired and became Consultant for Textiles, and in fiscal year 1977 Sonday was appointed Curator of Textiles. In 1979 Beer was named Curator Emeritus, a position she held until her death in November 1981. Textile Conservator Lucy Commoner began work in FY 1977, and the appointment of Gillian Moss as Textiles Assistant in FY 1984 led to her assignment as Assistant Curator of Textiles in FY 1985.
Summary:
These records consist of departmental correspondence and office memoranda from 1976 to 1991. Files for 1984 and 1988 are missing. The records were created mostly by Milton Sonday and Gillian Moss, and concern subjects such as exhibition loans, textile scholarship, catalogs and publications, public inquiries, the donation and acquisition of objects, research on collections, activities in other museums, and administrative needs. The records include some files on the exhibition Lace, which was shown at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum from August to November 1982.
Topic:
Textile fabrics
Art museums
Local number:
SIA RU000539
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Curatorial Correspondence 1976-2006 [Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Textiles Department]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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