National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology Search this
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2.5 Linear feet
Scope and Contents:
This series is comprised of correspondence, memoranda, and reports relating to the Museum Support Center and the department's policies regarding collections acquisition, accessions, collections management, and loans.
Some materials are restricted.
Access to the Department of Anthropology records requires an appointment.
Department of Anthropology Records, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
The Collections Management Series consists of records documenting the court-ordered inventory process in the 1970's following the resignation of Frederick Dockstader and many Board of Trustees members due to questionable deaccessioning and accounting policies. Also included are records on the computerization of the MAI collection in the 1980's, correspondence on new accession/deaccesion policies, information on the Museum's Computer Network, repatriation information and security improvement records.
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadcast materials from the collection must be requested from the National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to email@example.com.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation Records, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.