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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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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Federation Internationale De La Medaille (F.I.D.E.M), 1972-1975

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. National Numismatic Collection  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 17
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-206, National Museum of American History. National Numismatic Collection, Curatorial Records
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Curatorial Records
Curatorial Records / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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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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Federation Internationale de la Medaille (F.I.D.E.M.): Lisbon, 1979

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. National Numismatic Collection  Search this
Container:
Box 23 of 27
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Boxes 14 and 22 contain materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid. Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 359, National Museum of American History. National Numismatic Collection, Records
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Records
Records / Box 23
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Federation Internationale de la Medaille (F.I.D.E.M.): XVIII Congresso F.I.D.E.M., September 2-9, 1979

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. National Numismatic Collection  Search this
Container:
Box 15 of 27
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Boxes 14 and 22 contain materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid. Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 359, National Museum of American History. National Numismatic Collection, Records
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Records
Records / Box 15
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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"Federation Internationale de la Medaille (FIDEM)" Exhibition, 1987-1988

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of Exhibits  Search this
Container:
Box 31 of 36
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 551, National Museum of American History. Department of Exhibits, Exhibition Records
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Exhibition Records
Exhibition Records / Box 31
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Katalog XIV. Inter Medaille, Köln 71 / F.I.D.E.M. Fedaration [sic] international[e] de la medaille, Gesellschaft der Deutschen Medaillenfreude E.V

Author:
Fédération internationale de la médaille  Search this
Gesellschaft der Deutschen Medaillenfreunde  Search this
Physical description:
[51] p., [90] p. of plates : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Germany
Cologne
Date:
1971
Topic:
Medals  Search this
Call number:
CJ5507 1971 .K19
CJ5507 1971.K19
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_231300

XV FIDEM 1973 Helsinki / [edited by Kaarina Rissanen, Jouko Voionmaa]

Author:
Fédération internationale de la médaille Congress (15th : 1973 : Helsinki, Finland)  Search this
Rissanen, Kaarina  Search this
Voionmaa, Jouko  Search this
Physical description:
97 p., [74] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1973
1973]
Topic:
Medals  Search this
Call number:
CJ5507 1973 .F29 1973
CJ5507 1973.F29 1973
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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edanmdm:siris_sil_413582

XIX Congresso F.I.D.E.M., Firenze, 1983 : esposizione internazionale di medaglie contempora nee : Palazzo Medici-Riccardo 10 ottobre-13 novembre 1983 = XIX congrés F.I.D.E.M., Firenze 1983 : éxposition internationale des médailles contempraines : Palais Medici-Riccardi 10 octobre-13 novembre 1983

Author:
Palazzo Medici Riccardi  Search this
Fédération internationale de la médaille Congress (19th : 1983 : Florence, Italy)  Search this
Physical description:
374 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1983
[1983]
Topic:
Medals  Search this
Plaques, plaquettes  Search this
Call number:
CJ5507 1983 .P15 1983
CJ5507 1983.P15 1983
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Smithsonian Libraries
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edanmdm:siris_sil_413583

A Budapesti XVII. FIDEM kongresszus nemzetközi éremkiállítása / [a katalógust szerkesztette és a kiállítást rendezte Csengeryné Nagy Zsuzsa] = L'exposition internationale de la médaille du XVIIe congrès de la FIDEM à Budapest / [rédaction du catalogue et organisation de l'exposition par Suzanne Csengery-Nagy]

Author:
Csengeryné Nagy, Zsuzsa  Search this
Fédération internationale de la médaille  Search this
Physical description:
263 p., [176] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1977
Topic:
Medals  Search this
Plaques, plaquettes  Search this
Call number:
CJ5507 1977X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_305187

F.I.D.E.M. XXI congress [exhibition] / International Federation of Medallic Art, Fédération Internationale de la Médaille ; hosted by the American Numismatic Association

Author:
American Numismatic Association  Search this
Fédération internationale de la médaille  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 433 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1987
C1987
Topic:
Medals  Search this
Plaques, plaquettes  Search this
Call number:
CJ5507 1987 .F44 1987
CJ5507 1987.F44 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_325470

In the round : contemporary art medals of the world : [an exhibition held at the British Museum, 11 September - 25 October 1992.]

Author:
Attwood, Philip  Search this
Fédération internationale de la médaille  Search this
British Medal Society  Search this
Physical description:
288 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1992
Topic:
Medals  Search this
Plaques, plaquettes  Search this
Call number:
CJ5507 1992 .I35 1992
CJ5507 1992.I35 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_440677

Exposition internationale de la médaille actuelle. [Hôtel de la monnaie, Paris, octobre-novembre 1967. Catalogue par Yvonne Goldenberg. Préface par Yves Malécot.]

Author:
Goldenberg, Yvonne  Search this
Fédération internationale de la médaille  Search this
Musée de la monnaie (France)  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 437 p. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1967
Topic:
Medals  Search this
Call number:
CJ5507 1967
CJ5507 1967
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_84284

Médailles : organe de la Fédération internationale de la médaille

Author:
Fédération internationale de la médaille  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Congresses
Date:
1938
Topic:
Medals  Search this
Numismatics  Search this
Call number:
CJ5501 .M388
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_485114

Designs on posterity : drawings for medals : papers read at FIDEM 1992, the 23rd congress of the Fédération Internationale de la Médaille held in London, 16-19 September 1992 / edited by Mark Jones

Author:
Jones, Mark  Search this
Fédération internationale de la médaille  Search this
Physical description:
283 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1994
C1994
Topic:
Medals--Design  Search this
Call number:
NC825.M39 D45 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_476796

Visite aux établissements Gori & Zucchi : IXe Congrès international de la médaille : 23 septembre 1961, Arezzo

Author:
Fédération internationale de la médaille  Search this
Congrès international de la médaille (9th : 1961 : Arezzo, Italy)  Search this
Subject:
Gori & Zucchi  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. : ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
Italy
Date:
1961
[1961]
Topic:
Medalists  Search this
Numismatics  Search this
Call number:
CJ5549 .V83 1961
CJ5549.V83 1961
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_310875

The medal

Author:
British Art Medal Society  Search this
British Art Medal Trust  Search this
Fédération internationale de la médaille  Search this
Physical description:
volumes : illustrations ; 30 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1982
Topic:
Medals  Search this
Call number:
CJ5501 .M486
CJ5501.M486
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_205845

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