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.
Guide to the Smithsonian Archives, 1996
Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution, 1989
The Office of Registration and Collections Management is responsible for preserving the documentation of the Museum's collections. It also operates a program for lending works of art to various government offices and departments and coordinates exhibitions prepared by the Museum.
The Office of the Registrar for the National Museum of American Art was established in 1965. Prior to that time registrarial duties were performed by the Registrar of the United States National Museum. In 1990 the Office was given its present name. Marjorie S. Zapruder served as Registrar, 1965-1967; Elizabeth Strassmann, 1967-1973; W. Robert Johnston, 1974-1989; and Melissa L. Kroning, 1990- .
For a history of the larger creating unit, refer to "Forms part of above."
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