Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Museum Programs. Search this
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
circa 1978, 1980-1984
This accession consists of the correspondence and subject files of former Assistant Secretary for Museum Programs, Paul N. Perrot. Also included are some correspondence
and memoranda of William N. Richards, former Executive Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Museum Programs. The records document collections management in Smithsonian
Institution museums; recruitment of Director and Deputy Director; training programs; budget agenda for the Conservation Analytical Laboratory; and conservation issues.
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Museum Programs Search this
27 cu. ft. (27 record storage boxes)
This accession consists primarily of the files of W. Donald Duckworth and Catherine J. Kerby as Special Assistants to the Assistant Secretary for Museum Programs to
coordinate the development and construction of the Museum Support Center (MSC). The records include correspondence, memoranda, plans, blueprints, bids, fiscal records, shop
drawings, meeting minutes and notes, publications, reports, and related materials. Most of the records seem to concern the construction of cabinets and storage pods at MSC.
Also included are materials concerning initial planning for MSC, congressional legislation concerning MSC, and the movement of National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) collections
to MSC. They also include files created by Paul N. Perrot.