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Front Royal Environmental Facility Records

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Smithsonian Institution Archives  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1986-1997
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that document activities relating to the establishment and general operation of the Smithsonian Institution Archives' cold-storage environmental chamber at Front Royal, Virginia. The chamber, which opened in December 1994, was located in the old transmitter building at the Conservation and Research Center (CRC), National Zoological Park. It was used for the storage of microfilm, audio and videotapes, and film reels. Due to high maintenance costs and lack of adequate oversight, the Archives eventually removed its materials from the chamber and turned over all control of the facility to CRC in October 1997. Materials include memoranda pertaining to proposals and planning, environmental chamber specifications, contractual requirements, and conservation assessment information.
Topic:
Facility management  Search this
Archival materials -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Archives -- Collection management  Search this
Museum archives  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-023, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Smithsonian Institution Archives, Front Royal Environmental Facility Records
Identifier:
Accession 00-023
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Front Royal Environmental Facility Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa00-023

A laboratory plays detective in an art museum : detecting forgeries and studying the preservation of paintings at the Fogg Museum

Creator:
Schriftgiesser, Karl, 1903-  Search this
Subject:
Thompson, Daniel V. (Daniel Varney)  Search this
Fogg Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1924 Apr. 16
Topic:
Conservation and restoration  Search this
Conservators  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11755
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Daniel Varney Thompson papers, 1848-1979, bulk 1923-1979
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_11755

Louis Pomerantz Rijksmuseum student notebook

Creator:
Pomerantz, Louis, 1919-1988  Search this
Subject:
Pomerantz, Louis  Search this
Rijksmuseum (Netherlands)  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
1950-1951
Topic:
Conservation and restoration  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17273
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Louis Pomerantz papers, 1937-1988, bulk 1950-1988
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_17273
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Louis Pomerantz demonstrating painting conservation

Subject:
Pomerantz, Louis  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
197-?
Topic:
Conservation and restoration  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17275
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Louis Pomerantz papers, 1937-1988, bulk 1950-1988
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_17275

Joseph Ternbach papers, 1915-1985

Creator:
Ternbach, Joseph, 1897-1982  Search this
Subject:
Moore, Henry, 1898-1986  Search this
Brancusi, Constantin  Search this
Barr, Alfred H., Jr.  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Homer  Search this
Richardson, Edgar Preston  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Art -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7134
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209268
AAA_collcode_ternjose
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209268

George Leslie Stout papers, 1897-1978

Creator:
Stout, George L. (George Leslie), 1897-1978  Search this
Subject:
Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph)  Search this
Gardner, G. Peabody (George Peabody)  Search this
Ivins, William Mills  Search this
Marceau, Henri  Search this
Hall, Ardelia Ripley  Search this
Howe, Thomas Carr  Search this
Sizer, Theodore  Search this
Buck, Richard D.  Search this
Warner, Langdon (1881-1955)  Search this
Constable, W. G. (William George)  Search this
Moore, Lamont  Search this
Worcester Art Museum  Search this
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum  Search this
Allied Forces  Search this
Fogg Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Museum directors -- United States  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
Art -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Conservators -- California  Search this
Arts administrators  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13421
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211684
AAA_collcode_stougeor
Theme:
Diaries
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Diaries
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211684
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Louis Pomerantz papers, 1937-1988, bulk 1950-1988

Creator:
Pomerantz, Louis, 1919-1988  Search this
Subject:
Wilke, Ulfert  Search this
Stout, George L. (George Leslie)  Search this
Stolow, Nathan  Search this
Konrad, Anton  Search this
Feller, Robert L.  Search this
International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works  Search this
Eastman Kodak Company  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Rijksmuseum (Netherlands)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Interviews
Illustrations
Sound recordings
Topic:
Flood damage -- Italy -- Florence  Search this
Museum conservation methods -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art -- Conservation and restoration -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art -- Conservation and restoration -- Technique  Search this
Museum conservation methods -- Technique  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9552
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211752
AAA_collcode_pomeloui
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211752
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Municipal Art Society of New York records, 1901-1960

Creator:
Municipal Art Society of New York  Search this
Topic:
Historic buildings -- Conservation and restoration -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Societies, etc. -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Public art -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8034
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210204
AAA_collcode_muniartn
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210204
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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974

Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Subject:
Hauke, Cesar M. de (Cesar Mange)  Search this
Glaenzer, Eugene  Search this
Haardt, Georges  Search this
Seligman, Germain  Search this
Seligmann, Arnold  Search this
Parker, Theresa D.  Search this
Waegen, Rolf Hans  Search this
Trevor, Clyfford  Search this
Seligmann, RenĂ©  Search this
Seligmann, Jacques  Search this
De Hauke & Co., Inc.  Search this
MM. Jacques Seligmann & fils  Search this
Eugene Glaenzer & Co.  Search this
Germain Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Gersel  Search this
Type:
Gallery records
Topic:
Mackay, Clarence Hungerford, 1874-1938 -- Art collections  Search this
Schiff, Mortimer L. -- Art collections  Search this
Arenberg, duc d' -- Art collections  Search this
Liechtenstein, House of -- Art collections  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- France -- Paris  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
Art dealers -- France -- Paris  Search this
La Fresnaye, Roger de, 1885-1925  Search this
Art, Renaissance  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art treasures in war  Search this
Art, European  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- France -- Paris  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212486
AAA_collcode_jacqself
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212486
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Rescue Public Murals records, 2001-2013

Creator:
Heritage Preservation (Organization)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Public art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16253
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)370661
AAA_collcode_heripres
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_370661
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W.G. Constable papers, 1905-1983, bulk 1920-1976

Creator:
Constable, W. G. (William George), 1887-1976  Search this
Subject:
Phillips, Duncan  Search this
Stout, George L. (George Leslie)  Search this
Canaletto  Search this
Perry, Ralph  Search this
Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph)  Search this
Hencken, Hugh O'Neill  Search this
Vasalle, Rudolph  Search this
Brandt, Mortimer  Search this
Links, J. G.  Search this
Ivins, William Mills  Search this
Frick, Helen Clay  Search this
Gluck, Helen  Search this
National Gallery of Canada  Search this
Watts Gallery  Search this
Christie, Manson & Woods International Inc.  Search this
Fogg Art Museum  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
American Commission for the Protection and Salvage of Artistic and Historic Monuments in War Areas  Search this
Germany (Territory under Allied occupation, 1945-1955 : U.S. Zone)  Search this
Art Gallery of Toronto  Search this
United States  Search this
Allied Forces  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Destruction and pillage -- Germany  Search this
Art, European  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
World war, 1939-1945 -- Destruction and pillage -- Italy  Search this
Museum curators -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Cultural property -- conservation and restoration -- Germany  Search this
Cultural property -- Conservation and restoration -- Italy  Search this
Art -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Art historians -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Museum curators -- England  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
Art historians -- England  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9387
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211584
AAA_collcode_conswmgp
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211584
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The conservation of research library collections. An exhibition ... July 1 - August 15, 1975

Author:
Newberry Library  Search this
Physical description:
[15], [6] p. ; 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1975
Topic:
Books--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Research libraries  Search this
Call number:
Z701.N53
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_102020

Videotapes

Topic:
Beyond the Ocean, Beneath the Leaf (Video recording : 1982)
Of Myths and Men: The American Presidency (Video recording : 1982)
Museum Careers (Video recording : 1982)
Museum Bracketmaker (Video recording : 1980)
Lights Beneath the Sea (Video recording : 1982)
Children in the Museum (Video recording : 1984)
Docents on Tour (Video recording : 1982)
Conservation Bookbinding (Video recording)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Museum Programs  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Videotapes
Date:
circa 1980-1987
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of videocassettes of training and educational programs. Programs in this accession include "Beyond the Ocean, Beneath the Leaf;" "Of Myths and Men: The American Presidency;" "Museum Careers;" "Museum Bracketmaker;" "Lights Beneath the Sea;" "Children in the Museum;" and "Docents on Tour." Also included are supplemental booklets to the videocassettes.
Topic:
Presidents -- United States  Search this
Bookbinding  Search this
Games  Search this
Occupations -- Museums  Search this
Books -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-018, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Museum Programs, Videotapes
Identifier:
Accession 90-018
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Videotapes
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa90-018

Audiovisual Records

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Museum Programs  Search this
Extent:
4.5 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Books
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Date:
1973-1984
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual program conservation instruction booklets. Materials also include presentation color slides and audio cassettes to the booklets, which document conservation issues such as the care of paintings, treatment of metal artifacts, textile cleaning, protecting objects in exhibitions, preservation of rare books and paper objects, and reconstruction of pottery.
Topic:
Conservation  Search this
Books -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Preservation of materials  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-026, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Museum Programs, Audiovisual Records
Identifier:
Accession 90-026
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Audiovisual Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa90-026

Records

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Museum Programs  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Manuscripts
Date:
1972-1979
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of chronological files; materials for the Conservation Information Programs (CIP); reports, and scripts.
Topic:
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Conservation and restoration  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 85-017, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Museum Programs, Records
Identifier:
Accession 85-017
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa85-017

Videotapes

Topic:
Conservation orientation for museum personnel: eighty technical lectures for those interested in the theory and practice of museum conservation (Monograph)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Museum Programs  Search this
Extent:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Videotapes
Date:
undated
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of 80 master 3/4" U-Matic videotapes documenting the Robert Organ Lecture series, "Conservation Orientation for Museum Personnel."
Topic:
Conservation and restoration  Search this
Preservation of materials  Search this
Employees -- Training of  Search this
Museums -- Employees  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 87-178, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Museum Programs, Videotapes
Identifier:
Accession 87-178
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Videotapes
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa87-178

Audiovisual Recordings

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Museum Programs  Search this
Extent:
8 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes) (4 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Date:
1972-1982
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiotapes and videotapes of interviews; lectures of the exhibit, Drugs: A Special Exhibition; and conservation training programs.
Topic:
Conservation and restoration  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Employees -- Training of  Search this
Conservators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 86-052, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Museum Programs, Audiovisual Recordings
Identifier:
Accession 86-052
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Audiovisual Recordings
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa86-052

Program Files

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Museum Programs  Search this
Extent:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Audiotapes
Phonograph records
Date:
1972-1984, 1992
Descriptive Entry:
This accession primarily consists of 1", 1/4", and 3/4" (U-Matic) audiotape recordings of educational training programs. The programs address issues such as conservation of museum objects, protection of museum property, museum accessibility, and educator interpretation of collections. Program lecturers include R. M. (Robert M.) Organ, Director of the Conservation Analytical Laboratory; and Jane R. Glaser, Director of the Office of Museum Programs. Also includes phonograph records used in the production of the programs, and a booklet that documents each program.
Topic:
Conservation and restoration  Search this
Cultural property -- Protection  Search this
Educational planning  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Audiotapes
Phonograph records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-028, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Museum Programs, Program Files
Identifier:
Accession 05-028
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Program Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa05-028

Preservation forum

Title:
Forum
Author:
National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States  Search this
Physical description:
4 v. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
United States
Date:
1987
1990
1987-1990
Topic:
Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Historic sites--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Historic preservation  Search this
Call number:
E159 .P932
AP1 .P862
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_346610

Department of Anthropology records

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. Department of Anthropology  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. United States National Museum. Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
330.25 Linear feet (519 boxes)
Note:
Some materials are held off-site; this will be indicated at the series or sub-series level. Advanced notice must be given to view these portions of the collection.
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1840s-circa 2015
Summary:
The Department of Anthropology records contain administrative and research materials produced by the department and its members from the time of the Smithsonian Institution's foundation until today.
Scope and Contents:
The Department of Anthropology records contain correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, memoranda, invoices, meeting minutes, fiscal records, annual reports, grant applications, personnel records, receipts, and forms. The topics covered in the materials include collections, exhibits, staff, conservation, acquisitions, loans, storage and office space, administration, operations, research, budgets, security, office procedures, and funding. The materials were created by members of the Section of Ethnology of the Smithsonian Institution, the Division of Anthropology of the United States National Museum, the Office of Anthropology of the National Museum of Natural History, and the Department of Anthropology of the National Museum of Natural History and range in date from before the founding of the Smithsonian Institution to today. The Department of Anthropology records also contain some materials related to the Bureau of American Ethnology, such as documents from the River Basin Surveys.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or National Anthropological Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged in 28 series: (1) Correspondence, 1902-1908, 1961-1992; (2) Alpha-Subject File, 1828-1963; (3) Alpha-Subject File, 1961-1975; (4) Smithsonian Office of Anthropology Subject Files, 1967-1968; (5) River Basin Survey Files, 1965-1969; (6) Research Statements, Proposals, and Awards, 1961-1977 (bulk 1966-1973); (7) Publication File, 1960-1975; (8) Memoranda and Lists Concerning Condemnations, 1910-1965; (9) Notebook on Special Exhibits, 1951-1952 (10) Section on Animal Industry; (11) Administrative Records, 1891-1974; (12) Administrative Records, 1965-1994 (bulk 1975-1988); (13) Fiscal Records, 1904-1986; (14) Annual Reports, 1920-1983; (15) Chairman's Office Files, 1987-1993; (16) Division of Archaeology, 1828-1965; (17) Division of Ethnology, 1840s, 1860-1972, 1997; (18) Division of Physical Anthropology; (19) Division of Cultural Anthropology, 1920-1968; (20) Records of the Anthropological Laboratory/Anthropology Conservation and Restoration Laboratory, 1939-1973; (21) Collections Management, 1965-1985; (22) Photographs of Specimens and Other Subjects (Processing Laboratory Photographs), 1880s-1950s; (23) Exhibit Labels, Specimen Labels, Catalog Cards, and Miscellaneous Documents, circa 1870-1950; (24) Antiquities Act Permits, 1904-1986; (25) Ancient Technology Program, circa 1966-1981; (26) Urgent Anthropology; (27) Records of the Handbook of North American Indians; (28) Personnel; (29) Repatriation Office, 1991-1994
Administrative History.:
The Smithsonian Institution was founded in 1846. Although there was no department of anthropology until the creation of the Section of Ethnology in 1879, anthropological materials were part of the Smithsonian's collection from its foundation. The Section of Ethnology was created to care for the rapidly growing collection. In 1881, the United States National Museum was established. Soon thereafter, in 1883, it was broken up into divisions, including the Division of Anthropology. In 1904, Physical Anthropology was added to the Division.

The Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE) was created in 1879 as a research unit of the Smithsonian, separating research from collections care. However, during the 1950s, research became a higher priority for the Department of Anthropology and, in 1965, the BAE was merged with the Department of Anthropology to create the Office of Anthropology, and the BAE's archives became the National Anthropological Archives (NAA).

In 1967, the United States National Museum was broken up into three separate museums: the Musuem of History and Technology (now the National Museum of American History), the National Museum of American Art, and the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). The Office of Anthropology was included in NMNH and was renamed the Department of Anthropology in 1968.

New divisions were added to the Department, including the Human Studies Film Archives (HSFA) in 1981, the Research Institute on Immigration and Ethnic Studies (RIIES) in 1982, and the Repatriation Office in 1993. In 1983, the Smithsonian opened the Museum Support Center (MSC) in Suitland, Maryland, as offsite housing for collections with specialized storage facilities and conservation labs.

The Department of Anthropology is currently the largest department within NMNH. It has three curatorial divisions (Ethnology, Archaeology, and Biological Anthropology) and its staff includes curators, research assistants, program staff, collections specialists, archivists, repatriation tribal liaisons, and administrative specialists. It has a number of outreach and research arms, including the Repatriation Office, Recovering Voices, Human Origins, and the Arctic Studies Center.

The Museum is home to one of the world's largest anthropology collections, with over three million specimens in archaeology, ethnology, and human skeletal biology. The NAA is the Smithsonian's oldest archival repository, with materials that reflect over 150 years of anthropological collecting and fieldwork. The HSFA is the only North American archive devoted exclusively to the collection and preservation of anthropological film and video.

Sources Consulted

National Museum of Natural History. "Department of Anthropology: About" Accessed April 13, 2020. https://naturalhistory.si.edu/research/anthropology/about

National Museum of Natural History. "History of Anthropology at the Smithsonian." Accessed April 13, 2020. https://naturalhistory.si.edu/sites/default/files/media/file/history-anthropology-si.pdf

National Museum of Natural History. "History of the Smithsonian Catalog." Accessed April 13, 2020 https://siris-sihistory.si.edu/ipac20/ipac.jsp?profile=sicall

Chronology

1846 -- The Smithsonian Institution is founded

1879 -- George Catlin bequeaths his collection to the Smithsonian The Section of Ethnology is established to oversee ethnological and archaeological collections The Bureau of Ethnology is established by Congress as a research unit of the Smithsonian

1881 -- The U.S. National Museum (USNM) is established as a separate entity within the Smithsonian Institution

1883 -- The staff and collections of the USNM are reorganized into divisions, including a Division of Anthropology

1897 -- The United States National Museum is reorganized into three departments: Anthropology headed by W. H. Holmes; Biology with F. W. True as head; and Geology with G. P. Merrill in charge The Bureau of Ethnology is renamed the Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE) to emphasize the geographic limit of its interests

1903 -- The Division of Physical Anthropology established

1904 -- The Division of Physical Anthropology is incorporated into the Division of Anthropology

1910 -- The USNM moves into the new Natural History Building

1965 -- The Smithsonian Office of Anthropology is created on February 1 The BAE is eliminated and merged with the Office of Anthropology

1968 -- The Smithsonian Office of Anthropology (SOA) of the National Museum of Natural History is retitled the Department of Anthropology on October 29

1973 -- The Research Institute on Immigration and Ethnic Studies (RIIES) is established at the National Museum of Natural History's (NMNH) Center for the Study of Man (CSM) to study the waves of immigration to the United States and its overseas outposts that began in the 1960's

1975 -- The National Anthropological Film Center is established

1981 -- The National Anthropological Film Center is incorporated into the Department of Anthropology

1982 -- The RIIES, part of the CSM at the NMNH, is transferred to the Department of Anthropology

1991 -- NMNH establishes a Repatriation Office

1993 -- The Repatriation Office is incorporated into the Department of Anthropology

Head Curators and Department Chairs

1897-1902 -- William Henry Holmes

1902-1903 -- Otis T. Mason (acting)

1904-1908 -- Otis T. Mason

1908-1909 -- Walter Hough (acting)

1910-1920 -- William Henry Holmes

1920-1923 -- Walter Hough (acting)

1923-1935 -- Walter Hough

1935-1960 -- Frank M. Setzler

1960-1962 -- T. Dale Stewart

1963-1965 -- Waldo R. Wedel

1965-1967 -- Richard Woodbury

1967-1970 -- Saul H. Riesenberg

1970-1975 -- Clifford Evans

1975-1980 -- William W. Fitzhugh

1980-1985 -- Douglas H. Ubelaker

1985-1988 -- Adrienne L. Kaeppler

1988-1992 -- Donald J. Ortner

1992-1999 -- Dennis Stanford

1999-2002 -- Carolyn L. Rose

2002-2005 -- William W. Fitzhugh

2005-2010 -- J. Daniel Rogers

2010-2014 -- Mary Jo Arnoldi

2014-2018 -- Torbin Rick

2018- -- Igor Krupnik
Related Materials:
The NAA holds collections of former head curators and department chairs, including the papers of Otis Tufton Mason, Walter Hough, T. Dale Stewart, Waldo Rudolph and Mildred Mott Wedel, Saul H. Riesenberg, Clifford Evans, and Donald J. Ortner; the photographs of Frank Maryl Setzler; and the Richard B. Woodbury collection of drawings of human and animal figures.

Other related collections at the NAA include the papers of Gordon D. Gibson, Eugene I. Knez, and Betty J. Meggers and Clifford Evans; and the records of the Bureau of American Ethnology, the Center for the Study of Man, and the River Basin Surveys.
Provenance:
This collection was transferred to the National Anthropological Archives (NAA) by the National Museum of Natural History's Department of Anthropology in multiple accessions.
Restrictions:
Some materials are restricted.

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Citation:
Department of Anthropology Records, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.XXXX.0311
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National Anthropological Archives
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ead_collection:sova-naa-xxxx-0311

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