These records primarily document administrative activities of the National Museum of American History (NMAH) concerning NMAH departments, divisions, exhibitions, and
special programs. Directors represented include Roger G. Kennedy (1979-1992), and Spencer R. Crew (Acting Director, 1992-1994; Director, 1994-2001). Materials include records
pertaining to the First Ladies Gowns, Duke Ellington Collection, Women in Museums Network, and Hispanic Culture Working Committee; correspondence of the Director; information
on NMAH exhibitions and research; and correspondence from non-Smithsonian professional organizations and/or businesses.