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National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Engineering and Industry  Search this
Noble, David F (David Franklin) 1935-  Search this
Vogel, Robert M  Search this
Battison, Edwin A  Search this
Crouch, Tom D  Search this
Lubar, Steven D  Search this
Mayr, Otto  Search this
Multhauf, Robert P  Search this
Post, Robert C  Search this
Stephens, Carlene E. 1949-  Search this
Stine, Jeffrey K  Search this
Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering  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.
Guide to the Smithsonian Archives, 1996
The Division of Engineering and Industry originated in the United States National Museum's Division of Engineering. In 1957 when the Museum of History and Technology was created, that Division, except for its collection in physical science, electricity, and transportation, became the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering in the Department of Science and Technology. Administrative changes in 1978 established two new departments, History of Science and History of Technology. The Division of Mechanisms was separated from the Divison of Mechanical and Civil Engineering at that time. The creation of the Department of the History of Science and Technology in 1980 returned the divisions to the same Department, and in 1986 they merged to form the Division of Engineering and Industry. The Division was merged into the Division of the History of Technology about 1995.
Curators and staff of the Divison included Frank A. Taylor, Curator of the Divison of Engineeering, 1933-1955; Robert P. Multhauf, Associate Curator of the Division of Engineering, 1954, and Curator, 1955-1957; Robert M. Vogel, Assistant Curator of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, 1958-1961, Associate Curator, 1962-1966, Curator, 1967-1985, and Curator, Engineering and Industry, 1986-1988; Edwin A. Battison, Associate Curator of Mechanical and Civl Engineering, 1958-1969, Curator, 1970-1977, and Research Associate of Mechanisms, 1978-1980; Carlene E. Stephens, Museum Technician, Mechanical and Civil Engineering, 1974-1977, Musuem Specialist, 1977-1983, Curator of Mechanisms, 1984-1985, and Curator of Engineering and Industry, 1986- ; Otto Mayr, Curtor of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, 1970-1977, and Curator of Mechanisms, 1978-1984; Robert C. Post, Museum Specialist, Mechanical and Civil Engineering, 1973-1974; David F. Noble, Curator of Mechanims, 1983-1985; Tom D. Crouch, Curator of Engineering and Industry, 1986; Steven D. Lubar, Curator of Engineering and Industry, 1987-1995; and Jeffrey K. Stine, Curator, 1989-1995.
For a history of the larger creating unit, refer to "Forms part of " above.
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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
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Local number:
SIA AH00084
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