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Topic:
Wheels and Wheeling: The Smithsonian Cycle Collection (Monograph : 1974)
Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Transportation  Search this
Extent:
15.51 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (1 oversize folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
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Diaries
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
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Date:
1946-1985
Descriptive Entry:
These records consist of curator's day journals, 1946-1956; a manuscript copy, Wheels and Wheeling: The Smithsonian Cycle Collection, 1974; and administrative files of the Division of Transportation concerning such matters as gifts and grants, annual budgets, minutes of meetings, publications, and historical inquiries regarding objects. Also included are records concerning exhibition planning, including fundraising, travel, and production files for the Hall of American Maritime Enterprise at the National Museum of American History (NMAH).

Curatorial staff represented in the records include Smith Hempstone Oliver, Associate Curator, 1946-1956; Howard Irving Chapelle, Curator, 1957-1966, Senior Historian, 1967-1971; John H. White, Jr., Assistant Curator, 1958-1961, Associate Curator, 1961-1966, Curator, 1966-1985, Senior Historian, 1986- ; Donald H. Berkebile, Assistant Curator, 1973-1975, Associate Curator, 1975-1980; Melvin H. Jackson, Associate Curator, 1966-1968, Curator, 1969-1977, Honorary Curator, 1978-1979; Robert C. Post, Curator, 1980-1981; and William L. Withuhn, Curator, 1983- .
Historical Note:
In 1978 the Division of Transportation was part of the Department of History of Technology, which merged with the Department of History of Science to form the Department of the History of Science and Technology in 1980.
Topic:
Transportation -- History  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Brochures
Clippings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 528, National Museum of American History. Division of Transportation, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 528
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0528

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