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Curatorial Records

Topic:
Gender Issues Action Group
Extent:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Newsletters
Exhibition catalogs
Books
Floppy disks
Electronic records
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Black-and-white transparencies
Date:
1893, 1915, 1964-2006
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the records of Claudia Brush Kidwell and Anne Wood Murray documenting curatorial and professional activities in the Section of American Costume which, prior to 1969, was in the Division of Political History at the Museum of History and Technology; the Division of Costume and Furnishings; the Division of Costume; and the Division of Social History. Also consists of some records that document the early history of costume collections. Other staff members represented in these records include museum specialist Shelly Foote and museum technician Priscilla Wood. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; reports; agreements; budget summaries; proposals; information about research grants, committees, and symposiums; news releases; exhibition catalogs, articles, and book reviews; lecture papers; collections management information; meeting agendas and minutes; mission statements; newsletters; photographs and slides; questionnaires and evaluations; information pertaining to the Gender Issues Action Group, which was chaired by Kidwell and addressed gender equality issues at the National Museum of American History; policies and guidelines; brochures; and clippings. Some materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Costume -- History  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Committees  Search this
Research grants  Search this
Exhibition catalogs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Newsletters
Exhibition catalogs
Books
Floppy disks
Electronic records
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Black-and-white transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-267, National Museum of American History. Division of Home and Community Life, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 15-267
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Curatorial Records

Topic:
On stage: 200 years of great theatrical personalities (Monograph)
Creator::
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution). Department of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Extent:
2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Books
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1966-1995
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that were transferred from the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the National Portrait Gallery (NPG). They were mostly created by Robert G. Stewart, Associate Curator, 1964, Curator, 1965, Curator of Painting and Sculpture, 1979-1994, and Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture, 1994. A small volume of records was also created by Monroe Fabian, Assistant Curator, 1969-1971, Associate Curator, 1972-1978, and Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture, 1979-1986. Fabian died in July 1988.

The records consist mostly of files created by Stewart, Fabian, and others for exhibits that were proposed by museum staff for internal development, or external traveling exhibits that were considered for mounting at NPG. The files include staff evaluations and comments on proposed exhibits, exhibit scripts, documentation of brochure and catalog development, and memoranda between NPG staff as well as correspondence with potential exhibit donors. Some files also document NPG contributions to special traveling exhibits, and staff participation in symposia and seminars.

The records include a small amount of administrative material, plus correspondence files of secretarial staff which consist mostly of replies to public inquiries. The records also include documentation of the book On Stage written by Monroe Fabian, and published in the spring of 1980. These files consist of correspondence regarding the use of quotations and images for On Stage, photographs, a manuscript, and an unbound copy of the published volume.
Topic:
Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895 -- Exhibitions  Search this
War correspondents  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition (1893: Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Traveling exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-046, National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution), Department of Painting and Sculpture, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 97-046
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Curatorial Records

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Cultural History  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (2 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Architectural drawings
Manuscripts
Books
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
circa 1994-1997
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that document the acquisition of a bell to be hung in the north tower of the Smithsonian Building in 1996 during the 1996 celebration of the Smithsonian Institution sesquicentennial. The bell was manufactured by the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in London, England. David Shayt, a Museum Specialist in the Division of Cultural History, National Museum of American History, and W. David Todd, horologist in NMAH, were deeply engaged in planning for the bell's acquisition and installation. Materials include correspondence, photographs, and architectural drawings.
Topic:
Bells  Search this
Genre/Form:
Architectural drawings
Manuscripts
Books
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-042, National Museum of American History. Division of Cultural History, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 98-042
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Curatorial Records

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Political History  Search this
Extent:
14 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Books
Clippings
Manuscripts
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
circa 1946-1982
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the records of Margaret Brown Klapthor, former Scientific Aide in the Civil Section of the Division of History, United States National Museum (USNM), 1944-1946; Assistant Curator of the Section of Civil History, in the Division of History, USNM, 1947-1948; Assistant Curator, 1949-1953, and Associate Curator, 1954-1956, of the Division of Civil History, USNM; and Associate Curator, 1957-1970, Curator, 1971-1984, and Curator Emeritus, 1985-1994, of the Division of Political History, National Museum of American History.

Materials consist of Klapthor's correspondence and memoranda, most of which pertains to her publications and work on the First Ladies Collection of dresses (or Collection of White House Gowns); research notes and manuscripts for the publication China for the President's House; and subject files on the First Ladies, as well as furniture and china porcelain ware at the White House. Materials also include a draft of a speech for the 50th Anniversary of the First Ladies Collection; biographical information about First Ladies; exhibition scripts; newspaper clippings, articles, and other publications pertaining to the First Ladies Collection; an inventory list of the First Ladies' dresses; some drawings and photographs of the First Ladies; and photographs of the First Ladies Collection.
Topic:
Politics and culture  Search this
Presidents' spouses -- United States  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Clippings
Manuscripts
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-090, National Museum of American History. Division of Political History, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 95-090
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Curatorial Records

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Information Technology and Society  Search this
Extent:
6.5 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Books
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Date:
1949-2009
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the records of Bernard S. Finn, Curator Emeritus of electricity collections, and Elliot N. Sivowitch, Museum Specialist, which document their curatorial and professional activities in the Division of Information Technology and Society, and during the years when the division was known as the Division of Electricity and Modern Physics, the Division of Electricity and Nuclear Energy, and the Division of Electricity. Some earlier records predate the creation of the museum. Other staff represented in this accession include curators Arthur P. Molella, Paul Forman, Robert P. Multhauf, W. James King, and collections manager Nance L. Briscoe. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; meeting agendas and minutes; professional society information in regard to committees, symposiums, and special events; fellowship and workshop information; lecture papers, articles, and book reviews; proposals; collections management information; reports; agreements; press releases; exhibition planning information and scripts; newspaper clippings; and photographs.
Topic:
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Electricity -- History  Search this
Physics -- History  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Lectures and lecturing  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Books
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-216, National Museum of American History. Division of Information Technology and Society, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 13-216
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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 Public Programs/Curatorial Division  Search this
Extent:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Books
Manuscripts
Date:
1974-1997
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that document the curatorial activities of Frank Gettings, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, loan agreements, research notes, and exhibition catalogues. For related materials see Accession 03-043.
Topic:
Art museum curators  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-055, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Public Programs/Curatorial Division, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 05-055
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa05-055
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