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Curatorial Records

Extent:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Video recordings
Date:
1984-2000
Descriptive Entry:
These records document the curatorial activities of Linda Merrill, Curator. Programmatic files include the development and execution of exhibitions, lectures, participation in professional activities, and the study and care of the American art collection, docent training, and publication activities.

Materials include correspondence and memoranda, reference material, writings, slides, and video and audio tapes.
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Professional associations  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Video recordings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-056, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - American Art, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 02-056
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-056

Curatorial Records

Extent:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Picture postcards
Clippings
Newsletters
Newspapers
Floor plans
Illustrations
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Date:
1972-2010
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of curatorial records created and maintained by Terry L. Erwin, Curator of Coleoptera. Projects covered include Biological Diversity of Tropical Latin America (BIOLAT), All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory (ATBI), and the Encyclopedia of Life. Materials include correspondence, notes, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, drawings, newsletters, and photographs.
Topic:
Entomology  Search this
Beetles  Search this
Biodiversity  Search this
Entomologists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Picture postcards
Clippings
Newsletters
Newspapers
Floor plans
Illustrations
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-081, National Museum of Natural History. Department of Entomology, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 11-081
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa11-081

Curatorial Records

Topic:
Wonders of the National Museum (Radio program)
Odd Spots of Washington, D.C. (Radio program)
Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Electricity and Modern Physics  Search this
Extent:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Phonograph records
Date:
1932, 1983
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of three phonograph records documenting the WMAL radio broadcast "Wonders of the National Museum," which aired on 16 August 1932. The broadcast features WMAL broadcaster Ted Church and was the second of three segments for the Columbia Broadcasting System program "Odd Spots of Washington, D.C." Church takes listeners on a short tour of the science and technology collections at the United States National Museum where he interviews Carl Weaver Mitman, Curator of Engineering, Frank A. Taylor, Assistant Curator, and Paul Edward Garber, Assistant Curator of Aeronautics. Also includes copies of the phonographic recordings on three cassette audiotapes made by Elliot N. Sivowitch, Museum Specialist in the Division of Electricity and Modern Physics, at the Library of Congress in 1983.
Topic:
Engineering  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Phonograph records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-123, National Museum of American History. Division of Electricity and Modern Physics, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 11-123
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Curatorial Records

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Medicine and Science  Search this
Extent:
15 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Floor plans
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Audiotapes
Date:
1962-2011
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the records of Paul Forman, Curator of modern physics, which document his curatorial and professional activities in the Division of Medicine and Science, and during the years when modern physics was part of the Division of Electricity and Nuclear Energy, the Division of Electricity and Modern Physics, and the Division of Information Technology and Society. Also includes some records which date prior to Forman's tenure at the Smithsonian Institution. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; Forman's lecture papers, articles, and book reviews; proposals; collections management information; photographs; professional society information in regard to grants, committees, and symposiums; newspaper clippings; fellowship and workshop information; floor plans; audio cassettes; and meeting agendas.
Topic:
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Physics -- History  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Floor plans
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-384, National Museum of American History. Division of Medicine and Science, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 12-384
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Curatorial Records

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Music, Sports, and Entertainment  Search this
Extent:
19 cu. ft. (19 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Floor plans
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Video recordings
Phonograph records
Date:
1958-2005
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the records of Cynthia Adams Hoover (CAH), Curator Emeritus at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), and document her curatorial activities, professional interests, and publications over the years as Assistant Curator of Musical Instruments, 1961-1963; Associate Curator, 1964-1974; and Curator, 1975-2004. During her tenure Hoover was curator in the Section of Music Instruments, which became a division in 1966 and was renamed the Division of Musical History in 1987. In 1995, NMAH reorganized and the Division of Musical History became part of the Division of Cultural History, which was renamed the Division of Music, Sports, and Entertainment in 2004. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; meeting agendas and minutes; budget summaries; fundraising, awards, and grant information; biographical information; reports; workshop information; professional activities files pertaining to organizations in which Hoover was a founding member, such as the Society for American Music (formerly the Sonneck Society) and the American Musical Instrument Society; collection surveys; acquisition information; lecture papers; research and exhibition proposals; special event schedules and news releases; music history publications; audio cassettes; phonograph records; black-and-white photographs; color photographs; floor plans; brochures; and VHS tapes.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2021; Transferring office; 5/9/2007 memorandum, Johnstone to Hoover; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Musical instruments  Search this
Budget  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Floor plans
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Video recordings
Phonograph records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-142, National Museum of American History. Division of Music, Sports, and Entertainment, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 07-142
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa07-142

Curatorial Records

Creator::
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Extent:
35 cu. ft. (35 record storage boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Floor plans
Audiotapes
Manuscripts
Date:
1963-1991
Descriptive Entry:
These records consist of professional correspondence and administrative and research files of a number of curators from the Department of Painting and Sculpture. Included are correspondence and memoranda with HMSG staff, artists, galleries, and other museums; loan agreements, checklists, scripts, and installation plans for HMSG exhibitions; biographical information on, and interviews with, artists; photographs, slides, and transparencies of works of art; files concerning lectures and classes given by curators; intern and fellowship program information; curators' activity reports to HMSG administration; minutes from committee meetings; and audio recordings of lectures and interviews about HMSG exhibitions.

Records dating from before the 1974 opening of the Museum consist mainly of correspondence to either Joseph H. Hirshhorn or Abram Lerner, first Director of HMSG, mostly concerning art for sale or donation to the new Museum.
Historical Note:
The Department of Painting and Sculpture was created in 1967, shortly after the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG) was founded. The Department had offices in New York City until 1974, when construction was completed on the museum building in Washington, D.C. Curators represented in these records include Charles W. Millard III, Chief Curator, 1974-1986; Cynthia Jaffee McCabe, Associate Curator, 1967-1973, Curator, 1974-1978, Curator of Exhibitions, 1979-1986; Judith K. Zilczer, Research Assistant, 1974-1975, Historian, 1975-1989, Associate Curator of Painting, 1990, Curator of Painting, 1990- ; Howard N. Fox, Museum Technician, 1975-1978, Assistant Curator for Exhibitions, 1979-1981, Associate Curator for Exhibitions, 1982-1985; and Ned Rifkin, Chief Curator for Exhibitions, 1986-1991.
Topic:
Art museum curators  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Lectures and lecturing  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Floor plans
Audiotapes
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 469, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Painting and Sculpture, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 469
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0469

Curatorial Records

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Community Life  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Black-and-white transparencies
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Museum curators
Date:
1966-1983
Descriptive Entry:
This accession primarily includes records documenting the exhibition The Afro-American Tradition in the Decorative Arts, which was organized by the Cleveland Museum of Art and staged by Richard E. Ahlborn, Curator in the Division of Community Life, at the National Museum of History and Technology. Materials include the correspondence, memoranda, and notes of Richard E. Ahlborn; exhibition handbook; object lists; photographs and slides of artifacts used in the exhibition; education program information; label scripts; and symposium information. Also includes some curatorial correspondence which dates back to when the Division of Community Life was known as the Division of Cultural History.
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Black-and-white transparencies
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-021, National Museum of American History. Division of Community Life, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 06-021
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa06-021

Curatorial Records

Creator::
National Museum of the American Indian. Curatorial Office  Search this
Extent:
17 cu. ft. (17 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Floppy disks
Color photographs
Color negatives
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Electronic records
Date:
1979-2003
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records which document the activities of the curatorial staff of the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). Subjects covered include the exhibition master plan, workshops, repatriation, exhibitions, councils, collections management, collection research, conservation treatment, budgetary matters, and research. Staff represented include Kathleen E. Ash-Milby, Assistant Curator; Eulalie Bonar, Assistant Curator; and Clara Sue Kidwell, Assistant Director for Cultural Resources. Exhibitions documented include Woven by the Grandmothers: Nineteenth-Century Navajo Textiles from the National Museum of the American Indian; Creation's Journey: Masterworks of Native American Identity and Belief; and All Roads Are Good: Native Voices on Life and Culture.

Particularly well documented is All Roads Are Good: Native Voices on Life and Culture which includes exhibition "mount books" which are devoted to each of the Native American selectors for the exhibit. Each of these "mount books" contains a summary of the selector's visit to the Research Branch at NMAI to choose objects for display; an audiotape and videotape index of the selector's comments on his/her artifact selections; object identification numbers, with photograph and original catalogue card information for each object chosen by the selector; background information on the selector; photocopies of photographs taken of selector while at the Research Branch; and miscellaneous notes taken by the curator while working with the selector. Selectors include Jacinto Arias and Juan Gallo Hernandez; D. Y. Begay; Susan Billy; Abe Conklin; Alejandro Flores Huatta and Paula Quispe Cruz; Tom Hill; George P. Horse Capture; Conrad House; John Kim Bell; Lloyd Kiva New; Victor Masayesva; Gerald McMaster; Richard Milanovich; Teofila Palofox and Juan Olivares; Linda Poolaw; Manuel Rios; and Rina Swentzell. Curators include Mary Jane Lenz, Gary Galante, Nancy Rosoff, C├ęcile R. Ganteaume, George Arevator, and Perry Ground.

Some of these records date from before the creation of NMAI, when the museum was known as the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation (MAI). Materials include correspondence; memoranda; reports; meeting minutes; exhibition scripts; exhibition label copy; budget proposals; grant proposals; color photographs, negatives, and transparencies; black-and-white photographs and negatives; research files; bibliographies; contracts; agendas; object lists; videotapes; audiocassettes; clippings; and other related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Indians of North America  Search this
Indians of North America -- Museums  Search this
Indians of North America -- History  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Research  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Floppy disks
Color photographs
Color negatives
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-029, National Museum of the American Indian. Curatorial Office, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 08-029
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa08-029

Curatorial Records

Topic:
Philatelic Dialogue (Radio program)
Philatelic Conversations (Radio program)
Creator::
National Museum of History and Technology. Division of Postal History  Search this
Extent:
2.03 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Audiotapes
Date:
1960, 1969-1974
Descriptive Entry:
This accession primarily consists of audiotape recordings of the radio series Philatelic Dialogue, later known as Philatelic Conversations, whereby individuals important in philatelics were interviewed. Among those interviewed include Carl H. Scheele, David Lidman, and Stevan Dohanos. Also included are drawings of an Abbott-Downing Company Concord stagecoach from 1848 that was donated to the United States National Museum. Materials include audiotape recordings and drawings.
Topic:
Stagecoaches  Search this
Stamp collecting  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-134, National Museum of History and Technology. Division of Postal History, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 13-134
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Curatorial Records

Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Birds  Search this
Extent:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Compact discs
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Manuscripts
Date:
1972-2000
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of materials documenting the career of Roxie C. Laybourne, a pioneering forensic scientist at the Smithsonian Institution whose expertise in identifying bird feathers helped government agencies and jet engine manufacturers take measures to keep birds away from aircraft. Laybourne worked in the Division of Birds for more than 40 years before retiring in 1988 as curator emeritus. In later years, she served as a consultant to the division of law enforcement of the National Fish and Wildlife Forensics Laboratory and taught biology at George Mason University as an adjunct professor.

These records consist of correspondence, articles and publications, law enforcement files, research materials, video and audio cassettes, and photographs. Some materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Forensic science  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
George Mason University  Search this
Feathers  Search this
Ornithologists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Compact discs
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 04-086, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Birds, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 04-086
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Curatorial Records

Creator::
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (2 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Picture postcards
Black-and-white photographs
Videotapes
Audiotapes
Date:
1972-1987, 1993
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the professional activities, correspondence, and research of Charles W. Millard, Curator, 1974-1986. Some materials pre-date or post-date his tenure. Materials include correspondence, notes, papers, clippings, microcassettes, videotape, photographs, and related materials.
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Picture postcards
Black-and-white photographs
Videotapes
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-288, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Painting and Sculpture, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 06-288
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Curatorial Records

Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Entomology  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Compact discs
Electronic records
Audiotapes
Date:
1976
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audio recordings of the First International Symposium of Carabidology. The symposium was held at the National Museum of Natural History, August 21-25, 1976. Materials include three generations of the recordings on reel to reel audiotapes, compact audiocassettes, and compact discs. Some materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Ground beetles  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Entomology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Compact discs
Electronic records
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-143, National Museum of Natural History. Department of Entomology, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 17-143
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Curatorial Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa17-143

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