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National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Associate Director for Operations  Search this
Tanner, Mary R  Search this
Niedner, Dianne G  Search this
Fischer, Nella K  Search this
Cones, Tracey L  Search this
Fruchter, Susan  Search this
McCarthy, Michael  Search this
Wong, Chun-Hsi  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Assistant Director for Administration  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Associate Director for Administration  Search this
Mixed archival materials
Agency History
This is an agency history. It does not describe actual records. The Smithsonian Institution Archives uses these histories as brief accounts of the origin, development, and functions of an office or administrative unit to set that unit in its historical context. To find information on record holdings, please double-click the highlighted field "Creator/Author", which will open on a brief view of relevant records.
Smithsonian Year
Mary R. Tanner was appointed Administrative Officer in the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) on February 19, 1984. She was promoted to Assistant Director for Administration in 1989 and Associate Director for Administration in 1991. Tanner served in the position until 1995. Other incumbents have included Dianne G. Niedner, Acting Associate Director for Administration, 1995-1996; Nella K. Fischer, 1996-1998; and Tracey L. Cones (with the title Assistant Director), 1998-2002. In 2002 Susan Fruchter began her tenure as Associate Director for Administration. During her time at the museum, Frutcher's title changed to Associate Director for Operations, a position she held until 2012. In 2013, Michael McCarthy became the Associate Director for Operations, serving until 2018. From 2018 to 2020, the position remained vacant until Chun-Hsi Wong was appointed Interim Associate Director for Operations in 2020 and then made Associate Director for Operations in 2022.
For a history of the larger creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
Natural history museums  Search this
Museums--Administration  Search this
Facility management  Search this
Building management  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00090
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives