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Administrative Records, 2000, 2003, 2008-2016

Creator:
National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.). Office of the Director  Search this
Subject:
Bunch, Lonnie G  Search this
Slavery and Freedom (Exhibition) (2016- : Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: Era of Segregation 1876-1968 (Exhibition) (2016- : Washington, D.C.)  Search this
A Changing America: 1968 and Beyond (Exhibition) (2016- : Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Power of Place (Exhibition) (2016- : Washington D.C.)  Search this
Making A Way Out of No Way (Exhibition) (2016- : Washington D.C.)  Search this
Double Victory: The African American Military Experience (Exhibition) (2016- : Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Sports: Leveling the Playing Field (Exhibition) (2016- : Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Musical Crossroads (Exhibition) (2016- : Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Cultural Expressions (Exhibition) (2016- : Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Taking the Stage (Exhibition) (2016- : Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Visual Art and the American Experience (Exhibition) (2016- : Washington, D.C.)  Search this
A Century in the Making: Building the National Museum of African American History and Culture (Exhibition) (2016- : Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Everyday Beauty: Selections from the Photography and Film Collection (Exhibition) (2017-2018: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
6.5 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Manuscripts
Floor plans
Illustrations
Date:
2008
2008-2016
2000, 2003, 2008-2016
Topic:
African Americans--History  Search this
African Americans--Social life and customs  Search this
Historical museums  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Museums--Acquisitions  Search this
Museums--Administration  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 19-201
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2032; Transferring office; 12/17/2015 memorandum, Milhoan to Thomas; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Administrative Records 1984-2016 [National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.) Office of the Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_398581

Subject Files, 1963, 1984-2019

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of the Director  Search this
Subject:
Hoffman, Robert S  Search this
Talbot, Frank  Search this
Ortner, Donald J  Search this
Pawson, David L (David Leo) 1938-  Search this
Fri, Robert W  Search this
O'Connor, J. Dennis  Search this
Samper, Cristián  Search this
Johnson, Kirk R  Search this
Physical description:
14 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Clippings
Newsletters
Electronic records
Compact discs
Digital versatile discs
Floor plans
Maps
Black-and-white negatives
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Black-and-white photographs
Audiotapes
Artifacts
Date:
1984
1984-2019
1963, 1984-2019
Topic:
Natural history museums  Search this
Natural history museum directors  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Museums--Administration  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 19-202
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2035; Transferring office; 1/15/2014 memorandum, Yowell to File; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Subject Files 1948-2019 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of the Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_398584

Exhibition Records, 1990-2006

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) Collections Research and Information  Search this
Subject:
Lenz, Mary Jane  Search this
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) George Gustav Heye Center  Search this
Spirit Capture: Native Americans and the Photographic Image (Exhibition) (2001-2002: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
All Roads Are Good: Native Voices on Life and Culture (Exhibition) (1994-2000: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Who Stole the Tepee? (Exhibition) (2000-2001: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Creation's Journey: Masterworks of Native American Identity and Belief (Exhibition) (1994-1996: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Woven by the Grandmothers: Nineteenth-Century Navajo Textiles from the National Museum of the American Indian (Exhibition) (1996-1997: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Agayuliyararput: Our Way of Making Prayer - The Living Tradition of Yup'ik Masks (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
America's Smithsonian (Traveling exhibition) (1995-1998)  Search this
Stories of the People (Exhibition) (1996-1998: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Pathways of Tradition: Indian Insights into Indian Worlds (Exhibition) (1992-1993: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Listening to Our Ancestors: The Art of Native Life Along the North Pacific Coast (Exhibition) (2006-2007: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Listening to Our Ancestors: The Art of Native Life Along the North Pacific Coast (Exhibition) (2007-2008: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Instrument of Change: Jim Schoppert Retrospective Exhibition, 1947-1992 (Online exhibition)  Search this
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Exhibitions
Transcripts
Floor plans
Color photographs
Date:
1990
1990-2006
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Indians of North America--Museums  Search this
Indians of North America--History  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Research  Search this
Traveling exhibitions  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 19-196
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2020; Transferring office; 9/4/2019 memorandum, Swann to Menyuk; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Exhibition Records 1990-2006 [National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) Museum Research and Scholarship Department]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_398587

Lonnie G. Bunch Papers, 1952-2010

Creator:
Bunch, Lonnie G  Search this
Subject:
Bunch, Lonnie G  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
Chicago Historical Society  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)  Search this
American University (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary  Search this
George Washington University  Search this
Packard Collegiate Institute  Search this
American Alliance of Museums  Search this
American Association for State and Local History  Search this
Committee for the Preservation of the White House  Search this
California Afro-American Museum  Search this
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth  Search this
United States President (2001-2009 : Bush)  Search this
United States President (2009-2017 : Obama)  Search this
The Black Olympians, 1904-1950 (Exhibition) (1984-1985: Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Black Angelenos: The Afro-American in Los Angeles, 1850-1950 (Exhibition) (1988-1989: Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden (Exhibition) (2000- : Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden (Traveling exhibition) (2002-2006)  Search this
Smithsonian's America: An Exhibition of American History and Culture (Exhibition) (1994: Chiba, Japan)  Search this
Allensworth: An Enduring Dream (Exhibition) (1987: Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Communities in a Changing Nation: The Promise of 19th-Century America (Exhibition) (1999-2012: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
26.07 cu. ft. (24 record storage boxes) (3 16x20 boxes)
Type:
Books
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Electronic records
Floppy disks
Compact discs
Electronic mail
Architectural drawings
Floor plans
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Color negatives
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Place:
United States
Newark (N.J.)
West (U.S.)
Date:
1952
1952-2010
19th century
Topic:
Museum directors  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Traveling exhibitions  Search this
Museums--Political aspects  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Historical museums  Search this
Historians  Search this
Social history  Search this
African Americans--History  Search this
Teaching  Search this
African American soldiers  Search this
Museum finance  Search this
Presidents--History  Search this
Museums--Social aspects  Search this
Public history  Search this
Museums--Administration  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Armed Forces  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 19-200
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_398592

Spanish Language Broadcasting Collection

Creator:
WKAQ (Television station : San Juan, Puerto Rico)  Search this
WNJU (Television station : New York, NY)  Search this
Telemundo Group, Inc.  Search this
Univisión (Television network)  Search this
Mirós, Gilda  Search this
Aguilar, Héctor  Search this
Extent:
3.5 Cubic feet (27 boxes, 8 map-folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Advertisements
Floor plans
Motion pictures (visual works)
Photographs
Statistics
Programs
Resumes
Scripts (documents)
Videocassettes
Writings
Immigration records
Letters (correspondence)
Diplomas
Commercials
Appointment books
Certificates
Clippings
Contracts
Dvds
Place:
Puerto Rico -- 20th century
Date:
1940-2017
Summary:
The collection documents Spanish language television stations in America, and the Telemundo network.
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents Spanish language television stations in America, and the Telemundo network. The WNJU portion includes photographs of reporters and other station personnel; portrait shots of on-air personalities, both negatives and prints; photographs of the reporters at the anchor desk, including both negatives and pritns; a reel of motion picture film of a children's show.
Arrangement:
The collection is organized into four series.

Series 1: Gilda Mirós

Subseries 1.1: Personal Papers

Subseries 2.2: Audiovisual Materials

Series 2: Hector Aguilar

Subseries 2.1: Personal Papers

Subseries 2.2: Audiovisual Materials

Series 3: Telemundo Group, Incorporated.

Subseries 3.1: WKAQ Television Station

Subseries 3.2: WNJU Television Station

Subseries 3.3: WSCV Television Station

Series 4: Univision

Subseries 4.1: Edgardo Gazón Files

Subseries 4.2: Mayda Delgado Files

Subseries 4.3: Ismael Moctezuma Files

Subseries 4.4: Eduardo Kachscovsky Files
Biographical / Historical:
WNJU was the second television station to broadcast in Spanish in the United States. It eventually was owned by Telemundo. WKAQ was the first television station to broadcast in Spanish in the United States. Telemundo stations provide diverse programming, including variety shows, telenovelas, sports, reality television, news programming, and films. Their target audience is the Hispanic and Latin American population in America.
Provenance:
Initial donation by by Jose Cancela, President of WNJU, 2016. The 2016 accrual was donated by station WKAQ. The television stations WKAQ, WNJU, and WSCV also donated materials in 2017.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Actresses  Search this
advertising  Search this
Broadcasting -- New York  Search this
Broadcasting -- United States  Search this
Ethnic television broadcasting  Search this
Minorities in broadcasting  Search this
Radio broadcasting  Search this
Television  Search this
Television broadcasting  Search this
Television journalists  Search this
Television advertising  Search this
Television stations  Search this
Theater  Search this
Notebooks  Search this
Awards  Search this
Genre/Form:
Advertisements -- 20th century
Advertisements -- 21st century
Floor plans
Motion pictures (visual works) -- 20th century
Motion pictures (visual works) -- 21st century
Photographs -- Color negatives -- Acetate film -- 1980-2000
Photographs -- Color photoprints -- 21st century
Photographs -- Color photoprints -- 1980-2000
Photographs -- Color negatives -- Acetate film -- 21st century
Statistics
Programs
Resumes
Scripts (documents)
Videocassettes
Writings
Immigration records
Letters (correspondence)
Diplomas
Commercials
Appointment books
Certificates
Clippings
Contracts
DVDs
Citation:
Spanish Language Broadcasting Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1404
See more items in:
Spanish Language Broadcasting Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1404
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Exhibition Records, 1978, 1986-2004

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Space History Division  Search this
Subject:
Neal, Valerie  Search this
Columbus, Christopher  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Department of Space Science and Exploration  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Department of Astronautics  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Department of Space History  Search this
Where Next, Columbus? (Exhibition) (1992-2002: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
4.5 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Manuscripts
Books
Floor plans
Drawings
Illustrations
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color transparencies
Color photographs
Color negatives
Place:
Outer space
Date:
1986
1986-2004
1978, 1986-2004
Topic:
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Astronautical museums  Search this
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Space sciences  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Columbus Quincentenary, 1992-1993  Search this
Exploration  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 19-148
See more items in:
Exhibition Records 1969-2017 [National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Space History Department]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_398539

Exhibition Records, 1953-2008

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Information Technology and Society  Search this
Subject:
Wedderburn, Alexander J  Search this
Ostroff, Eugene  Search this
Haberstich, David  Search this
Hawkins, Elliott  Search this
Liebhold, Peter  Search this
Disney, Walt 1901-1966  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Photographic History  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Graphic Arts and Photography  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Graphic Arts Section of Photography  Search this
United States National Museum (U.S.) Division of Graphic Arts Section of Photography  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Hall of Photography  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)  Search this
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
History-of-Photography Collection (Traveling exhibition) (1969)  Search this
Harry Garfield (Exhibition) (1962-1963: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
One Photographer's New York (Exhibition) (1964: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Photographs by Andreas Feininger (Exhibition) (1963: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Gum and Carbon Prints (Exhibition) (1982: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Philippe Halsman (Exhibition) (1963: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Children of the World (Exhibition) (1965: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Eikoh Hosoe: Man and Woman (Exhibition) (1970: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
James B. Johnson: A New Perspective of Washington (Exhibition) (1970: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Clarence John Laughlin (Exhibition) (1962: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Victor Keppler (Exhibition) (1962: $c Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Russell Lee (Exhibition) (1965-1966: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Lingering Shadow: Photographs from the History of Photography Collection (Exhibition) (1969: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Georges Melies: Inventor of the Magic of Films (Exhibition) (1969-1970: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Light, Chemicals, and Camera (Exhibition) (1969: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Janine Niepce (Exhibition) (1970: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Photographs by Irving Penn (Exhibition) (1963: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Photographing the Frontier (Exhibition) (1977-1980: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Hand of Man on America (Exhibition) (1970-1971: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Platinum Women (Exhibition) (1981-1987: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Photography and the City (Exhibition) (1968-1969: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Photographs by Arthur Rothstein (Exhibition) (1963: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Photographs by Kosti Ruohomaa (Exhibition) (1964: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Silver and Silk (Exhibition) (1975-1977: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Architectural Photographs and Color Transparencies by Ezra Stoller (Exhibition) (1962: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Tanaka: Photographs of Heron Hill (Exhibition) (1967: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
World Exposition of Photography (Exhibition) (1966: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Western Views and Eastern Visions (Exhibition) (1980-1981: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Stephen Whealton (Exhibition) (1970: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
White House Festival of the Arts (Exhibition) (1965: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Steven C. Wilson (Exhibition) (1970: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Microfilm: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (Exhibition) (1971: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
American Masters (Exhibition) (1974-1975: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Art of Animation (Traveling exhibition) (1959)  Search this
Harry K. Shgeta (Exhibition) (circa 1960s: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Beguiling the Babies: Photographing Children in the 19th Century (Exhibition) (1986-1987: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Images of War by Robert Capa (Exhibition) (1964: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Camera and the Human Façade (Exhibition) (1969-1970: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Joseph Costa (Exhibition) (1962: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Alfred Eisenstaedt (Exhibition) (1963: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Photographing History: Fred J. Maroon and the Nixon Years, 1970-1974 (Exhibition) (1999: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Women, Cameras, and Images: Imogen Cunningham (Exhibition) (1968-1969: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Women, Cameras and Images II: Betty Hahn and Gayle Smalley (Exhibition) (1969-1970: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Women, Camera, and Images III: Berenice Abbott (Exhibition) (1969: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Women, Camera, and Images IV: Barbara Morgan (Exhibition) (1969-1970: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Diana Walker, Photojournalist (Exhibition) (2003-2004: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Price of Freedom: Americans at War (Exhibition) (2004- : Washington, D.C.)  Search this
September 11: Bearing Witness to History (Exhibition) (2002-2003: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Color Sells (Exhibition) (1997-1998: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
New Images 1839-1973 (Exhibition) (1973-1974: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Moods in Industry (Exhibition) (1962: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
1876: A Centennial Exhibition (Exhibition) (1976: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Brochures
Exhibition catalogs
Floppy disks
Electronic records
Floor plans
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Date:
1953
1953-2008
Topic:
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Photography--History  Search this
Traveling exhibitions  Search this
Animated films  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Camera industry  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 19-149
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years. until Jan-01-2024; Transferring office; 6/14/2013 memorandum, Johnstone to Wallace; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Exhibition Records 1920-2008 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Information Technology and Society]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_398540

Special Events Records

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of Special Events  Search this
Extent:
15 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
Clippings
Floor plans
Date:
circa 1980-1987
Descriptive Entry:
These records consist of Doubleday Lecture Series planning files, contracts, and invitation lists; floor plan drawings for events; information on opening exhibition tours and receptions; newspaper clippings, press releases, and articles pertaining to events; symposium information; photographs and contact sheets of lecturers, exhibition openings, and special guests; and financial reports.
Historical Note:
In 1980, the special events staff was part of the Office of Public Affairs, which reported to the director of the Office of Public and Academic Programs in the National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT). Geraldine B. Sanderson, public information officer for the Office of Public Affairs, was also responsible for special events. When NMHT was renamed the National Museum of American History (NMAH) in 1980, the special events staff was separated from Public Affairs to become the Office of Special Events. Susan B. Beaudette was appointed museum program coordinator for the Office, reporting to the director of NMAH. In 1983, Anne Walton became special events assistant to Beaudette. The Office of Special Events was placed under the Office of External Affairs in 1986.

The Office of Special Events is primarily responsible for planning exhibition openings, symposia, award presentations, musical and dance performances, official ceremonies, and staff holiday celebrations at NMAH. The Office is also involved in the Folklife Festival and the Doubleday Lecture Series. Staff has included Geraldine B. Sanderson, public information officer, 1978-1980; Susan B. Beaudette, museum program coordinator, 1981-1985; and Anne Walton, special events assistant, 1983- .
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Special events  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Performing arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
Clippings
Floor plans
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 595, National Museum of American History. Office of Special Events, Special Events Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 595
See more items in:
Special Events Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0595

Records

Creator::
National Museum of History and Technology. Division of Physical Sciences  Search this
Extent:
3.5 cu. ft. (7 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Floor plans
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1956-1976
Descriptive Entry:
These records consist of public inquiries about scientific instruments; layout plans, scripts, and photographs for exhibitions; proposals for the Hall of Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy in MHT; general correspondence with domestic and foreign science museums, universities, manufacturers and collectors of scientific instruments, and professional societies; administrative files consisting of annual reports, staff memoranda, and planning statements; records documenting Cannon's role in the bicentennial celebration of James Smithson's birth; and information pertaining to internship research.
Historical Note:
In 1890 a Section of Physical Apparatus was established in the Department of Arts and Industries with William Crawford Winlock as Honorary Curator. In 1897 the Section became the Mechanical Phases collection in the Division of Technology, curated by J. Elfreth Watkins.

In 1938 the Section of Physical Sciences and Measurement was created from the Section of Mechanical Technology of the Division of Engineering. Frank A. Taylor, Curator of Engineering, assumed curatorial responsibility for Physical Sciences and Measurement, serving in this capacity until 1955. His successor, Robert P. Multhauf, was Curator of the Section from 1955 to 1957.

In 1957 the Section of Physical Sciences and Measurement became the Division of Physical Sciences, Department of Science and Technology, in the Museum of History and Technology (MHT). Multhauf served as Curator of the Division until the position was assigned to Faye Cannon (prior to 1976, Walter F. Cannon) in 1965.

Research and collections of the Division of Physical Sciences principally focused on the history of astronomy, meteorology, chemistry, classical physics, geology, astrophysics, and mathematics. Curators and staff of the Division included Robert P. Multhauf, Curator of the Section of Physical Sciences and Measurement, 1955-1957, Curator of the Division of Physical Sciences, 1957-1965; Faye Cannon, Associate Curator, 1962-1964, Curator, 1965- ; Lester Clark Lewis, Curator, 1962; Uta C. Merzbach, Associate Curator, 1964-1967; Deborah J. (Mills) Warner, Assistant Curator, 1964-1966, 1968-1969, Associate Curator, 1970- ; and Jon B. Eklund, Assistant Curator, 1968-1969, Associate Curator, 1970- .
Topic:
Mathematics -- History  Search this
Physical sciences -- History  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Floor plans
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 293, National Museum of History and Technology. Division of Physical Sciences, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 293
See more items in:
Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0293

Exhibition and Project Records

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Project Management Office  Search this
Extent:
4.5 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Manuscripts
Drawings
Floor plans
Date:
1981-1997
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that document the Project Management Office's work in managing exhibitions and projects at the National Museum of American History. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, grant proposals, scripts, schedules, budget records, visitor surveys, reports, floor plans, drawings, clippings, and other related records.
Topic:
Project management  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Manuscripts
Drawings
Floor plans
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-294, National Museum of American History. Project Management Office, Exhibition and Project Records
Identifier:
Accession 13-294
See more items in:
Exhibition and Project Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa13-294

Incoming Loan Files

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of the Registrar  Search this
Extent:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Floor plans
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1967-2001
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting incoming loans for exhibitions at the National Museum of American History. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; loan agreements and contracts; condition reports; object disposition forms and lists; exhibition installation and design information, brochures, and scripts; damage loss reports; meeting agendas and minutes; lender lists; photographs; and newspaper clippings.
Topic:
Museum loans  Search this
Traveling exhibitions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Floor plans
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-012, National Museum of American History. Office of the Registrar, Incoming Loan Files
Identifier:
Accession 10-012
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Incoming Loan Files
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Records, 1956-1976

Creator:
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Physical Sciences  Search this
Subject:
Cannon, Susan Faye 1925-1981  Search this
Eklund, Jon B  Search this
Lewis, Lester Clark  Search this
Merzbach, Uta C. 1933-  Search this
Warner, Deborah Jean  Search this
Multhauf, Robert P  Search this
Mills, Deborah J  Search this
Winlock, William Crawford  Search this
Watkins, J. Elfreth (John Elfreth) 1852-1903  Search this
Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Hall of Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Physical Apparatus  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Arts and Industries  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Engineering and Industries  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Physical Sciences and Measurement  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Engineering  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Department of Science and Technology  Search this
Smithson Bicentennial  Search this
Physical description:
3.5 cu. ft. (7 document boxes)
Type:
Floor plans
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1956
1956-1976
Topic:
Mathematics--History  Search this
Physical sciences--History  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000293
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Research Records 1954-1985 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Physical Sciences]
Divisional Records 1961-1988 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Physical Sciences]
Exhibition Records 1956-1980 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Physical Sciences]
Correspondence 1956-1976 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Physical Sciences]
Special Events Records 1964-1967 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Physical Sciences]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216862

Special Events Records, circa 1980-1987

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Office of Special Events  Search this
Subject:
Beaudette, Susan B  Search this
Sanderson, Geraldine E  Search this
Walton, Anne  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Office of Public Affairs  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Office of Public and Academic Programs  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Office of External Affairs  Search this
Doubleday Lecture Series  Search this
Festival of American Folklife  Search this
Physical description:
15 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes)
Culture:
Portraits  Search this
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Clippings
Floor plans
Date:
1980
1980-1987
circa 1980-1987
Topic:
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Performing arts  Search this
Special events  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000595
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Special Events Records 1976, 1980-2010 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Office of Special Events]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217158

Records

Creator::
National Museum of American History. National Numismatic Collection  Search this
Extent:
26.91 cu. ft. (26 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box) (3 oversize folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Floor plans
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Illustrations
Posters
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Date:
circa 1921-1989
Descriptive Entry:
This record unit consists of correspondence and memoranda pertaining to publications, exhibitions, acquisitions, numismatic conferences in foreign countries, and materials on loan; annual reports of the Division of Numismatics; budgetary files; American Numismatic Association convention information; exhibition scripts for the Hall of Monetary History and Medallic Art; policies regarding United States Treasury Department coinage laws, purchases, and transfers; blueprints and floor plans for the Hall of Numismatics; staff publications; correspondence with coin dealers, the American Bankers Association, and the Federation Internationale de la Medaille; and reports on counterfeit money.

The records also include photographs of numismatic exhibits at USNM, the exhibition History of Machines and Banking, coinage and early minting machines, and various United States mints; the Clain-Stefanellis' research notes, manuscripts, and published articles; historical information on United States mints; copies of congressional numismatic joint resolutions, acts, and bills; domestic coin exchange charts; information on the Willis H. DuPont Collection and the Josiah K. Lilly, Jr., Collection; exhibition brochures; historical information on the National Institute; and staff publications.
Historical Note:
The origins of the National Numismatic Collection date back to the early years of the Smithsonian Institution. When James Smithson died, among his personal effects were several coins and medals, including one with his likeness.

In 1862, the National Institute began sending its numismatic collection to the Institution. The Smithsonian also acquired numismatic objects from the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition. George Brown Goode, Assistant Secretary in charge of United States National Museum (USNM) and an avid collector of coins and medals, promoted the early growth of numismatic holdings at the Smithsonian. In 1881, he organized the numismatic objects as a Section in the Department of Arts and Industries, Division of Anthropology. By 1886 the Section had been eliminated and its objects assigned to the custody of A. Howard Clark, Curator of the Section of Historical Relics. They then fell under its successors: the Section of Historical Collections, Department of Arts and Industries, 1889-1897, the Division of History and Biography, Department of Anthropology, 1897-1904, and the Division of History, 1904-1948. Between 1897 and 1947, numerous collections were received, such as the George Bunker Glover bequest of Far Eastern coins and the United States Mint Collection.

In 1947, the Section of Numismatics was created in the Division of History, and the next year, the Section was given divisional status in the new Department of History. That same year Stuart M. Mosher succeeded the retiring Curator in charge, Theodore T. Belote, as Associate Curator of the Division of Numismatics, a position he held until his death in 1956. Vladimir Clain-Stefanelli became Curator at that time, and, shortly after his appointment, Elvira Eliza Clain-Stefanelli, joined the Division as Assistant Curator.

As a result of museum reorganizations, the Division of Numismatics was affiliated with the Departments of Civil History, 1957-1968, Applied Arts, 1969-1977, and National History, 1978-1979. In 1980, the Division was organized as the National Numismatic Collection in the National Museum of American History (NMAH), reporting to the Director. In 1981, the Clain-Stefanellis were made Historians of the National Numismatic Collection, followed by the 1984 appointment of Cora Lee C. Gillilland as Curator. Important acquisitions included the Willis H. DuPont Collection of Russian coins and the Josiah K. Lilly, Jr., Collection of gold coins ranging from ancient to modern times.

The National Numismatic Collection researches the history of numismatics worldwide, beginning with the earliest types of money, with the primary goal of presenting social, economic, and political history through money; the organization of monetary systems; the effect of money on events in history; and the value of the figurative language of coins and paper currency as witness to the art and culture of a society. The National Numismatic Collection primarily collects ancient and contemporary coinage, paper currency, medals and decorations, financial documents, minting equipment, and tokens.

Curators and staff included Theodore T. Belote, Curator in charge of numismatic collections, 1919-1948; Stuart M. Mosher, Associate Curator of Numismatics, 1948-1956; Vladimir Clain-Stefanelli, Curator of the Division of Numismatics, 1956-1979, Curator, 1980, and Historian, 1981-1982, of the National Numismatic Collection; Elvira Eliza Clain-Stefanelli, Assistant Curator, 1957-1961, Associate Curator, 1961-1968, Curator, 1969-1979, of Numismatics, and Curator, 1980, and Historian, 1981-1985, of the National Numismatic Collection; and Cora Lee C. Gillilland, Curator of the National Numismatic Collection, 1984- .
Restrictions:
Boxes 14 and 22 contain materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid. Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Numismatics  Search this
Numismatic museums  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Floor plans
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Illustrations
Posters
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 359, National Museum of American History. National Numismatic Collection, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 359
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0359

Exhibition Records

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Work and Industry  Search this
Extent:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Newspapers
Clippings
Books
Floor plans
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color transparencies
Date:
1925-2010
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the records of Bernard S. Finn, Curator Emeritus of electricity collections, documenting exhibition planning, development, and production at the National Museum of American History. Earlier records date from when Finn was in the Division of Information Technology and Society; the Division of Electricity and Modern Physics; the National Museum of History and Technology, Division of Electricity and Nuclear Energy; the Museum of History and Technology, Division of Electricity; as well as predate the creation of the museum. Also represented in these records are curators David K. Allison, Arthur P. Molella, and Paul Forman; museum specialists Elliot N. Sivowitch and Ray A. Hutt; Robert D. Friedel, Historian; and Nance L. Briscoe, Collections Manager. Documented are the following exhibitions: Laser 10: The First Ten Years of Laser Technology; The Laser at 25; Fifty Years of Lasers; Information Age: People, Information and Technology; Edison: Lighting a Revolution; Lighting a Revolution; Edison After the Electric Light: The Challenge of Success; Person to Person; 1876 Centennial Exhibition; Edison and the Electrical Age: 100 Years; Underwater Web: Cabling the Seas; FDR: The Intimate Presidency; History as Seen from the National Museum of American History; Science in American Life; Beyond Vision; A Material World; Stalking the Elusive Computer Bug; and Nation of Nations

Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; exhibition proposals; planning and design information; scripts; budget summaries, contractual agreements; meeting agendas and minutes; reports; press releases; educational program information; floor plans; photographs; brochures; visitor surveys; loan information; clippings; drawings; information about the Hall of Electricity; and supporting documentation.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years. until Jan-01-2026; Transferring office; 6/14/2013 memorandum, Johnstone to Wallace; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Electricity -- History  Search this
Traveling exhibitions  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Newspapers
Clippings
Books
Floor plans
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-217, National Museum of American History. Division of Work and Industry, Exhibition Records
Identifier:
Accession 13-217
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Exhibition Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa13-217

Exhibition Records

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Work and Industry  Search this
Extent:
9.69 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Compact discs
Floor plans
Drawings
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Electronic records
Date:
1992-2008
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the records of Steven D. Lubar, Curator, documenting exhibition planning, development, and production in the Division of Work and Industry, and when that Division was known as the Division of the History of Technology. Also includes the records of Kathleen M. Kendrick, Project Curator and Research Assistant; and Lynn Chase, Project Manager for the exhibition The Price of Freedom: Americans at War. The records document the following exhibitions of which some were proposed but never opened: West Point in the Making of America, 1802-1918, The Price of Freedom: Americans at War, American Legacies, Treasures of American History, Spirit of America, and Explore American History. Materials consist of correspondence, memoranda, and notes; exhibition proposals; planning and design information; scripts; budget summaries and fundraising information; contracts and agreements; press releases; loan information and object lists; meeting agendas and minutes; articles; floor plans and design drawings; education and programming information; lecture papers; exhibition brochures; progress reports; book project information; photographs; and research material. Some materials are in electronic format.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2024; Transferring office; 2/1/2011 memorandum, Johnstone to Jones; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Technology -- History  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Compact discs
Floor plans
Drawings
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-064, National Museum of American History. Division of Work and Industry, Exhibition Records
Identifier:
Accession 11-064
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Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa11-064

Exhibition Records

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Work and Industry  Search this
Extent:
1.43 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 12x17 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Brochures
Compact discs
Floor plans
Color photographs
Electronic records
Date:
2000-2009
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the records of Paul Forsythe Johnston, Curator; Paula J. Johnson, Curator; and Michael Harrison, Project Historian, documenting the planning and development of On the Water: Stories from Maritime America, a companion exhibition to the America on the Move exhibition at the National Museum of American History. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; meeting agendas and minutes; planning and design information; budget summaries; scripts; image and object lists; fundraising information; installation photographs; articles; publicity publications and brochures; and floor plans. Some materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Navigation -- History  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Compact discs
Floor plans
Color photographs
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-221, National Museum of American History. Division of Work and Industry, Exhibition Records
Identifier:
Accession 10-221
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Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa10-221

Exhibition Records

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Work and Industry  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Brochures
Floor plans
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1984-2005
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the records of Pete Daniel, Curator, and document exhibition planning, development and production in the Division of Work and Industry, and when that Division was known as the Division of the History of Technology and the Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, respectively. The records document the following exhibitions: Rock 'n' Soul: Social Crossroads; Official Images: New Deal Photography; Land of Promise: America in the 19th Century; A Sense of Place; Science, Power, and Conflict; and Photographs of Louisiana Sugercane Workers by Debbie Flemming Caffery. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; exhibition proposals; planning and design information; scripts; budget summaries; meeting agendas and minutes; articles; floor plans; photographs; exhibition brochures; and research material.
Topic:
Technology -- History  Search this
Agriculture -- History  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Floor plans
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-059, National Museum of American History. Division of Work and Industry, Exhibition Records
Identifier:
Accession 10-059
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Exhibition Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa10-059

Exhibition Records

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Information Technology and Communications  Search this
Extent:
5.07 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (3 16x20 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Compact discs
Electronic images
Drawings
Floor plans
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Video recordings
Electronic records
Date:
2001-2005
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the records of David Kite Allison and document his role as Project Director for the National Museum of American History exhibition The Price of Freedom: Americans at War. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; exhibition proposals, scripts, graphic illustrations, and installation photographs; budget summaries; reports; loan agreements; meeting minutes; evaluations; design submittals; and promotional information.
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Military history  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Compact discs
Electronic images
Drawings
Floor plans
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Video recordings
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-180, National Museum of American History. Information Technology and Communications, Exhibition Records
Identifier:
Accession 05-180
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Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa05-180

Curatorial Records

Topic:
Willis H. DuPont Collection
Josiah K. Lilly, Jr., Collection
Creator::
National Museum of American History. National Numismatic Collection  Search this
Extent:
17 cu. ft. (17 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Floor plans
Black-and-white negatives
Color negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Color photographs
Date:
1906-1999
Descriptive Entry:
These records primarily document the curatorial and professional activities of Vladimir Clain-Stefanelli and his wife, Elvira E. Clain-Stefanelli, and to a lesser extent the activities of curators Stuart M. Mosher, Richard G. Doty, and Cora Lee C. Gillilland. The records date back to when the National Numismatic Collection was known as the Division of Numismatics, and prior to 1947 when the collections were created and maintained by the Division of History.

Material includes correspondence, memoranda, and notes pertaining to exhibition planning, inventory projects, coin and medal acquisitions, conferences, staff publications, care of numismatic collections, and annual reports; articles, news releases, and newspaper clippings about the Clain-Stefanellis; contracts; scripts and floor plans for the Hall of Numismatics; exhibition brochures; photographs of the Clain-Stefanellis at special events; information on medal programs; publications and lecture papers authored by the Clain-Stefanellis; research and work progress reports; correspondence with organizations such as the American Numismatics Association, American Bankers Association, and the Federation Internationale de la Medaille; and awards presented to the Clain-Stefanellis. Also includes records documenting the Josiah K. Lilly, Jr., Collection of gold coins and the Willis H. DuPont Collection of Russian coinage.
Topic:
Intellectual property  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Floor plans
Black-and-white negatives
Color negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Color photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-206, National Museum of American History. National Numismatic Collection, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 02-206
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Curatorial Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-206

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