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Divisional Records

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources  Search this
Extent:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
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Brochures
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Picture postcards
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color transparencies
Place:
United States -- History
Date:
1907-1994
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that document collections management, research, and professional activities of curators in the Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, with earlier records dating back to when the division was known as the Division of Extractive Industries, the Division of Manufacturing, the Division of Agriculture and Mining, the Division of Agriculture and Forest Products, the Division of Manufactures and Heavy Industries, and the Division of Industrial Cooperation at the National Museum of American History, which, prior to 1980, was known as the National Museum of History and Technology and the Museum of History and Technology, respectively. Records that date to when the museum was part of the United States National Museum document curatorial activities in the Division of Crafts and Industries, the Division of Engineering, the Division of Mineral Technology, as well as the related sections of Organic Chemistry, Chemical Industries, Manufacturers, and Wood Technology. Some records also were created by the Division of Transportation, which pertain to the salvaging of the American Civil War ironclad warship Cairo, and the Division of Textiles.

Staff represented in these records include curators G. Terry Sharrer, John T. Schlebecker, John H. White, Frederick L. Lewton, and Howard Irving Chapelle; Philip W. Bishop, Curator, and Chairman of the Department of Arts and Manufacturers; associate curators John Nathan Hoffman, Charles O. Houston, and Edward C. Kendall; George de S. Canavarro, Assistant Curator, Section of Wood Technology; museum specialist William E. Geoghegan; Aida M. Doyle and Harry W. Rabinowitz, Aids in the Section of Organic Chemistry; C. C. Anderson, Aid, Section of Organic Industries; and Mrs. E. W. Rosson, Aid, Division of Textiles.

Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; budget summaries; reports; agreements; meeting agendas; statistics; grant information; policies and guidelines; conference and committee information; photographs, slides, and negatives; brochures; loan information; newspaper clippings; publications; postcards; and drawings.
Topic:
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Mining engineering  Search this
Mineral industries -- History  Search this
Production engineering  Search this
Chemical industry  Search this
Agriculture -- History  Search this
Forest products  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Committees  Search this
Research grants  Search this
Cairo (Ironclad)  Search this
Loans  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Picture postcards
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-222, National Museum of American History. Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Divisional Records
Identifier:
Accession 19-222
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Divisional Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa19-222

U.S.S. Cairo; the story of a Civil War gunboat, comprising a narrative of her wartime adventures, by Virgil Carrington Jones and an account of her raising in 1964 by Harold L. Peterson

Author:
Jones, Virgil Carrington 1906-1999  Search this
Peterson, Harold L (Harold Leslie) 1922-1978 Raising the Cairo and her contents  Search this
Subject:
Cairo (Ironclad)  Search this
Physical description:
56 p. : ill. ; 18 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1971
Civil War, 1861-1865
Topic:
History  Search this
Naval operations  Search this
Call number:
E595.C3 J6X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_13674

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