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National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Culture and the Arts  Search this
Fesperman, John T  Search this
Hoover, Cynthia A (Cynthia Adams)  Search this
Sturm, Gary  Search this
Wedderburn, Alexander J  Search this
Ostroff, Eugene  Search this
Griffith, Fuller  Search this
Olmsted, Arthur J  Search this
Kainen, Jacob  Search this
Delaney, Michelle Anne  Search this
Grassick, Mary K  Search this
Perich, Shannon Thomas  Search this
Haberstich, David  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Music, Sports, and Entertainment  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Musical History  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Musical Instruments  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology Division of Musical Instruments  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Cultural History  Search this
Physical description:
11 cu. ft. processed holdings
23.08 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Black-and-white transparencies
Floor plans
Phonograph records
Video recordings
Electronic records
Digital images
Color negatives
Black-and-white negatives
Compact discs
Digital versatile discs
Series Level Description
To view records that comprise this series, see the detailed list of accessions and/or record units below.
For a history of the creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.
Alphabetic and unarranged
Consists of records documenting curatorial and professional activities in the Division of Culture and the Arts, with earlier records dating to when the division was known as the Division of Music, Sports, and Entertainment (2004-2012), the Division of Cultural History (1995-2004), the Division of Musical History (1987-1995), the Division of Musical Instruments (1966-1987), and the Section of Musical Instruments (prior to 1966). Photographic history staff joined the division in 2009. The division maintains collections of music and musical instruments, sports and recreation, theater and film, popular culture, photographic history, printing history and the graphic arts. Staff represented in these records include curators Cynthia Adams Hoover, John T. Fesperman, Gary Sturm, Alexander J. Wedderman, Eugene Ostroff, Fuller Griffith, Arthur J. Olmsted, Michelle Anne Delaney, Mary K. Grassick, Shannon Thomas Perich, and assistant curator David Haberstich. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; meeting agendas and minutes; budget summaries; fundraising, awards, and grant information; newspaper clippings; photographs and slides; audio and video recordings; gift agreements; biographical information; collections management information; reports; lecture papers; research and exhibition proposals; publications; special event schedules and news releases; information about professional societies, conventions, special programs, seminars, workshops, and comittees; and brochures. Some materials are in electronic format.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
Musical instruments  Search this
Music--History  Search this
Budget  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Photography--History  Search this
Professional associations  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Speeches, addresses, etc  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Committees  Search this
Gifts  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00540
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Curatorial Records 1933-2016 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Culture and the Arts]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives