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Correspondence and Memoranda, 1950-1975, 2002-2018

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Office of the Director  Search this
Subject:
Kellogg, Remington 1892-1969  Search this
Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007  Search this
Multhauf, Robert P  Search this
Boorstin, Daniel J (Daniel Joseph) 1914-2004  Search this
Hindle, Brooke  Search this
Ewers, John C (John Canfield) 1909-1997  Search this
Glass, Brent D  Search this
Gray, John  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
15.75 cu. ft. processed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Electronic records
Electronic mail
Date:
1950
1950-2018
1950-1975, 2002-2018
Topic:
Historical museums  Search this
Science museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00331
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Records may contain personally identifiable information (PII) that is permanently restricted. Contact reference staff for details
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Correspondence and Memoranda 1950-1975, 2002-2018 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Office of the Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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edanmdm:siris_arc_218143

Agency history, 1938-

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Medicine and Science  Search this
Subject:
Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007  Search this
Multhauf, Robert P  Search this
Perry, Kenneth M  Search this
Mitman, Carl Weaver 1889-  Search this
Finn, Bernard S. 1932-  Search this
Forman, Paul  Search this
King, W. James (William James) 1915-  Search this
Chelnick, Judy M  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Engineering Section of Electricity and Communications  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Engineering Section of Electricity  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Electricity  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Electricity and Nuclear Energy  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Electricity and Modern Physics  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1938
1938-
Topic:
Electricity--History  Search this
Nuclear energy  Search this
Physics--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00082
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218129

Curatorial Records, 1886-2020

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Medicine and Science  Search this
Subject:
Mitman, Carl Weaver 1889-  Search this
Garber, Paul Edward 1899-1992  Search this
Church, Ted  Search this
Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007  Search this
Forman, Paul  Search this
Finn, Bernard S. 1932-  Search this
Sivowitch, Elliot N  Search this
Molella, Arthur P. 1944-  Search this
King, W. James (William James) 1915-  Search this
Multhauf, Robert P  Search this
Briscoe, Nance L  Search this
Stine, Jeffrey K  Search this
Chelnick, Judy M  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Engineering  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Transportation and Civil Engineering  Search this
WMAL (Radio station : Washington, D.C.)  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Electricity and Nuclear Energy  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Electricity and Modern Physics  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Electricity  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Information Technology and Society  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of the History of Technology  Search this
Physical description:
4 cu. ft. processed holdings
23.75 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Audiotapes
Phonograph records
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Brochures
Books
Black-and-white transparencies
Electronic mail
Electronic records
Pamphlets
Digital images
Compact discs
Date:
1886
1886-2020
Topic:
Physics--History  Search this
Electricity--History  Search this
Engineering  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Technology--History  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00401
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Curatorial Records 1886-2020 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Medicine and Science]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_220170

Multhauf, Robert P

Collection Author:
Society for the History of Technology  Search this
Kranzberg, Melvin, Dr., 1917-1995  Search this
Container:
Box 15 (Subgroup II), Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1973
Series Restrictions:
Series 2, Correspondence, 1965-1988, files are restricted for thirty years from the most recent date of the correspondence. Exceptions will be made if written permission is obtained from SHOT's editorial committee.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Society for the History of Technology Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Society for the History of Technology Records
Society for the History of Technology Records / Subgroup II: Technology and Culture Records / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0400-ref5297

Multhauf, Robert P., 1962

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for History and Art  Search this
Container:
Box 39 of 48
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 281, Smithsonian Institution, Asbsistant Secretary for History and Art, Records
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Records
Records / Series 4: Office of the Secretary, 1965-1979 / Box 39
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0281-refidd1e9939

Robert P. Multhauf Oral History Interviews

Topic:
Isis (Serial)
Creator::
Multhauf, Robert P., interviewee  Search this
Extent:
3 audiotapes (Reference copies). 6 digital .mp3 files (Reference copies).
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Transcripts
Date:
1974
Introduction:
The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program staff conducts interviews with current and retired Smithsonian staff and others who have made significant contributions to the Institution. There are also interviews conducted by researchers or students on topics related to the history of the Smithsonian or the holdings of the Smithsonian Institution Archives.

Multhauf was interviewed for the Oral History Project because he made significant scholarly and administrative contributions to the Smithsonian during his career.
Descriptive Entry:
Multhauf was interviewed on May 29 and July 23, 1974, by Miriam S. Freilicher and Pamela M. Henson. The interviews cover his education, career as Curator of Engineering, work on the development of the National Museum of History and Technology, and his role as an administrator in the Museum. They include reminiscences of colleagues such as Leonard Carmichael, Howard I. Chapelle, and Frank A. Taylor.
Historical Note:
Robert P. Multhauf (1919-2004), a historian of science, received his Ph.D. in 1953 from the University of California at Berkeley. After postdoctoral work at The Johns Hopkins University, he was appointed Curator of Engineering at the U.S. National Museum in 1955. In 1957, he was appointed head Curator of the Department of Science and Technology. From 1966 to 1969, Multhauf served as Director of the new National Museum of History and Technology, now the National Museum of American History, and in 1969 he was appointed Senior Historian of Science. Multhauf also served as editor of Isis from 1964 to 1978.
Topic:
Museum curators -- Interviews  Search this
Museum directors -- Interviews  Search this
Science -- History  Search this
Technology -- History  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Transcripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9502, Robert P. Multhauf Oral History Interviews
Identifier:
Record Unit 9502
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Robert P. Multhauf Oral History Interviews
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru9502

Interviews

Collection Creator::
Multhauf, Robert P., interviewee  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9502, Robert P. Multhauf Oral History Interviews
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Robert P. Multhauf Oral History Interviews
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru9502-refidd1e240

Interview 1: May 29, 1974

Collection Creator::
Multhauf, Robert P., interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9502, Robert P. Multhauf Oral History Interviews
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Robert P. Multhauf Oral History Interviews
Robert P. Multhauf Oral History Interviews / Interviews
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru9502-refidd1e247

Interview of Multhauf by Freilicher covers his educational background, career as Curator of Engineering, work in the development of the Museum of History and Technology and exhibits modernization, and philosophy of administration, curatorial functions ...

Collection Creator::
Multhauf, Robert P., interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9502, Robert P. Multhauf Oral History Interviews
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Robert P. Multhauf Oral History Interviews
Robert P. Multhauf Oral History Interviews / Interviews
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru9502-refidd1e262

Transcript, pp. 1-43, of audio recording, 1.0 hour.

Collection Creator::
Multhauf, Robert P., interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9502, Robert P. Multhauf Oral History Interviews
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Robert P. Multhauf Oral History Interviews
Robert P. Multhauf Oral History Interviews / Interviews
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru9502-refidd1e273

Recording of Interview: Total Recording Time: 1 hour

Collection Creator::
Multhauf, Robert P., interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9502, Robert P. Multhauf Oral History Interviews
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Robert P. Multhauf Oral History Interviews
Robert P. Multhauf Oral History Interviews / Interviews
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru9502-refidd1e284

Interview 2: July 23, 1974

Collection Creator::
Multhauf, Robert P., interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9502, Robert P. Multhauf Oral History Interviews
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Robert P. Multhauf Oral History Interviews
Robert P. Multhauf Oral History Interviews / Interviews
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru9502-refidd1e308

Interview of Multhauf by Freilicher and Henson discusses the historical background of the Museum of History and Technology, the museum's collections management, exhibits, and staffing, the history of science, and Smithsonian administration, c. 1876-1974.

Collection Creator::
Multhauf, Robert P., interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9502, Robert P. Multhauf Oral History Interviews
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Robert P. Multhauf Oral History Interviews
Robert P. Multhauf Oral History Interviews / Interviews
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru9502-refidd1e323

Transcript, pp. 44-109, of audio recording, 2.0 hours.

Collection Creator::
Multhauf, Robert P., interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9502, Robert P. Multhauf Oral History Interviews
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Robert P. Multhauf Oral History Interviews
Robert P. Multhauf Oral History Interviews / Interviews
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru9502-refidd1e334

Recording of Interview: Total Recording Time: 2 hours

Collection Creator::
Multhauf, Robert P., interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9502, Robert P. Multhauf Oral History Interviews
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Robert P. Multhauf Oral History Interviews
Robert P. Multhauf Oral History Interviews / Interviews
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru9502-refidd1e345

Multhauf, Robert P.

Collection 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
Container:
Box 7
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Some materials are restricted.

Access to the Department of Anthropology records requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Department of Anthropology Records, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Department of Anthropology records
Department of Anthropology records / Series 16: Division of Archaeology / 16.2: Correspondence / M
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-xxxx-0311-ref7966

Folder 9 Multhauf, Robert P., 1965, 1968-1969. Concerns loan of museum specimens, preparations for social events, interviews, purchase of scientific instruments for Weights and Measurements exhibit, and progress of Computer History Project.

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Physical Sciences and Mathematics  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 24
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 332, National Museum of American History. Division of Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Curatorial Records
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Curatorial Records
Curatorial Records / Series 1: DIVISION OF MATHEMATICS, ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS, ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY, 1962-1988, AND UNDATED. / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0332-refidd1e1065

Folder 10 Multhauf, Robert P., 1970-1971. Concerns study of Whirlwind Computer, financial status of the Computer History Project, custody of interview materials, and American Federation of Information Processing Societies involvement. Also includes pro...

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Physical Sciences and Mathematics  Search this
Container:
Box 17 of 24
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 332, National Museum of American History. Division of Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Curatorial Records
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Curatorial Records
Curatorial Records / Series 3: COMPUTER HISTORY PROJECT, DIVISION RECORDS, ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY, 1956-1985, AND UNDATED / Box 17
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0332-refidd1e3393

Multhauf, Robert P., 1984-1997

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Medicine and Science  Search this
Container:
Box 6 of 15
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-384, National Museum of American History. Division of Medicine and Science, Curatorial Records
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Curatorial Records
Curatorial Records / Box 6
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa12-384-refidd1e2763

Multhauf, Robert P.

Collection Creator::
Hindle, Brooke  Search this
Container:
Box 10 of 43
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7363, Brooke Hindle Papers
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Brooke Hindle Papers
Brooke Hindle Papers / Box 10
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7363-refidd1e4108

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