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Belmont Conference on Mid-career Museum Training : abstract of the proceedings, May 9-11, 1980 / sponsored by the National Museum Act as administered by the Smithsonian Institution

Author:
Belmont Conference on Mid-career Museum Training (1980 : Washington, D.C.)  Search this
National Museum Act Program  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Museum Programs  Search this
Physical description:
[2], 38, [5] p. ; 28 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1981
Topic:
Museums--Employees--Training of  Search this
Museums--Study and teaching (Higher)  Search this
Call number:
AM7 .B45 1980
AM7.B45 1980
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_405437

An abstract of the proceedings of the Museum Evaluation Conference, June 23-24, 1977, Washington, D.C. / sponsored by the National Museum Act as administered by the Smithsonian Institution

Author:
Museum Evaluation Conference (1977 : Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Museum Programs  Search this
National Museum Act Program  Search this
Physical description:
[3], 58, [4] p. ; 28 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1979
Topic:
Museums--Evaluation  Search this
Museum techniques  Search this
Museums--Management  Search this
Call number:
AM151 .M98 1977
AM151.M98 1977
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_405441

USNM - National Museum Act Programs

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 298 of 659
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 99, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Records
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Records
Records / Series 3b: Organizations / Box 298
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0099-refidd1e23679

National Museum Act Program

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 386 of 659
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 99, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Records
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Records
Records / Series 4: 1970 Files / Box 386
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0099-refidd1e31394

Director General of Museums: National Museum Act Programs

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 487 of 659
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 99, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Records
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Records
Records / Series 6b: Smithsonian Institution / Box 487
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0099-refidd1e39921

Folder 9 National Museum Act Programs

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 255 of 751
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 613, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
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Administrative Records
Administrative Records / Series 3: Secretary's Files, 1974 / Box 255
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 10 National Museum Act Programs

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 255 of 751
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 613, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
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Administrative Records
Administrative Records / Series 3: Secretary's Files, 1974 / Box 255
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0613-refidd1e20158

National Museum Act Program Guidelines

Collection Creator:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Collection Collector:
Johnson, Frederick, 1904-1994  Search this
Churchill, Frank C. (Frank Carroll), 1850-1912  Search this
Davis, Edward H., b. 1862  Search this
Churchill, Clara G.  Search this
Harrington, M. R. (Mark Raymond), 1882-1971  Search this
Harvey, Byron  Search this
Emmons, George Thornton  Search this
Gridley, Marion E. (Marion Eleanor), 1906-1974  Search this
Wildschut, William  Search this
Stiles, William F., 1912-1980  Search this
Verrill, A. Hyatt (Alpheus Hyatt), 1871-1954  Search this
Skinner, Alanson, 1886-1925  Search this
Waterman, T. T. (Thomas Talbot), 1885-1936  Search this
Harvey, Fred  Search this
Keppler, Udo J., 1872-1956  Search this
Lothrop, S. K. (Samuel Kirkland), 1892-1965  Search this
Barrett, S. A. (Samuel Alfred), 1879-1965  Search this
Pepper, George H. (George Hubbard), 1873-1924  Search this
Speck, Frank G. (Frank Gouldsmith), 1881-1950  Search this
Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956  Search this
Collection Director:
Dockstader, Frederick J.  Search this
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Collection Source:
Force, Roland W.  Search this
Burnett, Edwin K.  Search this
Container:
Box 156, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1977
Collection Restrictions:
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: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
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 nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
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.
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Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records / Series 3: Administrative / 3.3: Legal
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
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ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-ref8633

Secretary (Martha Goodway) papers, National Museum Act Program Grants, 1974-1975

Collection Creator::
Washington Conservation Guild  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7477, Washington Conservation Guild, Records
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Records
Records / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7477-refidd1e271

Folder 2 Museology, Museum Training, Etc. 1969, 1971-1973, and undated. Includes copy of article, "A Reporter at Large"; newspaper article; copy of the National Museum Act Program; memoranda; notes; brochure on Conservation Information; and copy of art...

Collection Creator::
Watkins, C. Malcolm  Search this
Container:
Box 9 of 25
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7322, C. Malcolm Watkins Papers
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C. Malcolm Watkins Papers
C. Malcolm Watkins Papers / Series 3: MUSEOLOGY, 1935-1976, AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 9
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7322-refidd1e1673

Frank A. Taylor Oral History Interviews

Topic:
The Torch (Serial)
Creator::
Taylor, Frank A. (Frank Augustus), 1903-2007, interviewee  Search this
Extent:
26 audiotapes (Reference). 45 digital .mp3 files (Reference copies).
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Compact discs
Audiotapes
Transcripts
Electronic records
Date:
1974, 1979-1980, 1982, 2005
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 conduct 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.

Taylor was interviewed for the Oral History Program because of his long and outstanding scholarly and administrative career during his sixty years at the Smithsonian.
Descriptive Entry:
Taylor was interviewed by Miriam S. Freilicher on ten occasions between January and April of 1974, by Pamela M. Henson on seven occasions between July 1979 and April 2003, and by Henson and Cynthia Field in May of 2005. The interviews cover Taylor's youth and education, career at the Smithsonian from laboratory apprentice to Director-General of Museums, work on the Exhibits Modernization Program, development of the National Museum of History and Technology, role as an administrator and work in the international museum community.
Historical Note:
Frank Augustus Taylor (1903-2007) was a Curator of Engineering and Industries and administrator at the Smithsonian. He was born in 1903 in Washington, D.C., where he grew up. In 1922 he accepted a position as Laboratory Apprentice in the Division of Mechanical Technology of the United States National Museum (USNM), and in 1925 he advanced to Museum Aid. After receiving the B.S. in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Taylor was appointed Assistant Curator in 1929. He became Curator of the Division of Engineering in 1933 and Head Curator of the Department of Engineering and Industries in 1948. Taylor also received the J.D. from Georgetown University Law School in 1934.

During his early years at the Smithsonian, Taylor worked to improve the exhibits and collections in the Arts and Industries Building of the USNM. During the depression, he was assistant director of the Historical American Merchant Marine Survey, WPA Federal Project #6, which was administered through the Smithsonian. In 1950, as chairman of the Exhibits Modernization Committee, he began planning the renovation program for exhibits in the USNM. In 1946 he also began the planning effort for a science and technology museum, and in 1954, the authorization for the National Museum of History and Technology was passed by Congress. In 1955 he was appointed Assistant Director of the USNM with special responsibility for planning the NMHT. Taylor oversaw construction of the building, hiring of staff, and development of exhibits. In 1958 he was appointed the first Director of the new museum which opened in January of 1964.

In the fall of 1962 Taylor was appointed Director of the United States National Museum with responsibility for both the National Museum of History and Technology and the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). In 1968 he became Director-General of Museums with responsibilities for Smithsonian-wide programs in conservation, exhibits and registration, the National Museum Act programs, and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. Taylor was active in the international museum community and worked closely with the American Association of Museums and the International Council of Museums. He oversaw the 1965 Belmont Conference and Report on the needs of America's museums which led to the National Museum Act and the Museum Services and Facilities Act. Taylor was responsible for the development of the legislation and programs of the National Museum Act. Taylor retired on 23 January 1971 but continued to work at the Smithsonian as a Research Associate of Smithsonian Institution Archives and as Consultant to the Secretary until 1983.
Topic:
Science -- History  Search this
Technology -- History  Search this
Museum techniques  Search this
Records of meetings, organizations, and professional societies  Search this
Museum architecture  Search this
Museum directors -- Interviews  Search this
Museum curators -- Interviews  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Genre/Form:
Compact discs
Audiotapes
Transcripts
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9512, Frank A. Taylor Oral History Interviews
Identifier:
Record Unit 9512
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Frank A. Taylor Oral History Interviews
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-faru9512

Records

Creator::
National Museum Act Program  Search this
Extent:
53 cu. ft. (53 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Clippings
Manuscripts
Color transparencies
Brochures
Microfiche
Date:
1966-1986
Descriptive Entry:
The National Museum Act (NMA) of 1966 affirmed the Smithsonian Institution's traditional role of assisting other museums and authorized the Institution to strengthen its activities of service to them. Funds appropriated to the Smithsonian for the implementation of the National Museum Act were made available primarily by grants and contracts to museums of all disciplines, non-profit museum-related organizations and associations, academic institutions, and individuals employed or sponsored by eligible organizations, after review by the National Museum Act Advisory Council. The membership of the Advisory Council encompassed the principal museum disciplines of art, science, and history and was broadly representative of the various regions of the United States.

Under the direction of the Secretary, the Director of the United States National Museum (USNM) continued to carry out the directives of the National Museum Act of 1966. The Office of Special Museum Programs was created in 1967, and Frank A. Taylor was named Director General of Museums. From 1968 until his retirement in January 1971, Taylor served as Director General of Museums and Director, USNM. In August 1972, Paul Perrot became Assistant Secretary for Museum Programs (Director, USNM). The Assistant Secretary for Museum Programs assumed essentially the same duties and responsibilities performed by the Director General of Museums. Perrot remained in this position until his retirement in February 1984. In 1985, William N. Richards, Jr., assumed the position of Acting Assistant Secretary for Museum Programs. The Act remained unfunded from 1966 until FY 1972 when it received a first appropriation of $600,000. The program was abolished in 1986.

These records consist of approved grant applications, letters of award, final reports from recipients, published materials, photographs, slides, researcher's files, project proposals, progress reports, financial statements, administrative files, correspondence, budget material, and memoranda.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Clippings
Manuscripts
Color transparencies
Brochures
Microfiche
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 574, National Museum Act Program, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 574
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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103599, Lisa Morriss, Queen's University, FY 1981

Collection Creator::
National Museum Act Program  Search this
Container:
Box 35 of 53
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 574, National Museum Act Program, Records
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Records
Records / Box 35
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0574-refidd1e10008

103563, Katherine Watson, Bowdoin College, FY 1981

Collection Creator::
National Museum Act Program  Search this
Container:
Box 35 of 53
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 574, National Museum Act Program, Records
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Records
Records / Box 35
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0574-refidd1e10020

103610, Mary Giza, University of London, FY 1981

Collection Creator::
National Museum Act Program  Search this
Container:
Box 35 of 53
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 574, National Museum Act Program, Records
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Records
Records / Box 35
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0574-refidd1e10032

62001, Reka N. Fisher, St. Louis Art Center, FY 1974

Collection Creator::
National Museum Act Program  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 53
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 574, National Museum Act Program, Records
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Records
Records / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0574-refidd1e1004

103611, Marilyn Lenz, University of London, FY 1981

Collection Creator::
National Museum Act Program  Search this
Container:
Box 35 of 53
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 574, National Museum Act Program, Records
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Records
Records / Box 35
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0574-refidd1e10044

103612, Marianne Yeutter, Washington Park Zoo, FY 1981

Collection Creator::
National Museum Act Program  Search this
Container:
Box 35 of 53
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 574, National Museum Act Program, Records
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Records
Records / Box 35
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0574-refidd1e10057

103613, Carmelo Guadagno, Museum of American Indian, FY 1981

Collection Creator::
National Museum Act Program  Search this
Container:
Box 35 of 53
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 574, National Museum Act Program, Records
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Records
Records / Box 35
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0574-refidd1e10069

103614, Antoinette Lee, National Trust for Historic Preservation, FY 1981

Collection Creator::
National Museum Act Program  Search this
Container:
Box 35 of 53
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 574, National Museum Act Program, Records
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Records
Records / Box 35
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0574-refidd1e10081

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