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National Museum of American History (U.S.) Office of the Director Senior Scholar  Search this
Allison, David K. 1950-  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Information Technology and Communications  Search this
Princeton University  Search this
St. John's College (Annapolis, Md.)  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Office of Curatorial Affairs  Search this
Information Age: People, Information and Technology (Exhibition) (1990-2006: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Digilab (Exhibition) (1999-2005: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
September 11: Bearing Witness to History (Exhibition) (2002-2003: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Price of Freedom: Americans at War (Exhibition) (2004- : Washington, D.C.)  Search this
American Enterprise (Exhibition) (2015- : Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Electronic mail
Collection descriptions
Electronic records
For a description of the record series of which these materials form a part, refer to the "Forms part of" above.
This accession consists of the email account of David K. Allison, Senior Scholar, Office of the Director. Allison received his B.A. in Liberal Arts from St. John's College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in the History of Science from Princeton University. He began his career at the National Museum of American History in 1987 and his research interests include the history of information technology and military history. From 2009-2016 Allison was Associate Director for the Office of Curatorial Affairs where he oversaw a staff of 118 employees and coordinating the museum's collecting, research, and exhibition development; and from 1995-2009, Allison was Chair of the Division of Information Technology and Communications. Among the exhibitions that Alison was curator for include: "Information Age: People, Information and Technology," "Digilab," "September 11: Bearing Witness to History," "The Price of Freedom: Americans at War," and "American Enterprise." Allion's email account consists of approximately 216,471 messages and covers the time period of January 2000 to January 2020. The correspondence documents Allison's work on research, exhibitions, collections acquisitions, public programs, and other related areas. Materials are in electronic format.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
Military history  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Historians  Search this
Museums--Employees  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museums--Curatorship  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Museums--Acquisitions  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Information technology--History  Search this
Research  Search this
Computers--History  Search this
Museums--Administration  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 21-046
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2034. Records may contain personally identifiable information (PII) that is permanently restricted; Transferring office; 2/27/2009 memorandum, Johnstone to Henderson; Contact reference staff for details
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Correspondence 1999-2020 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Office of the Director Senior Scholar]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives