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Curatorial Records

Extent:
0.61 cu. ft. (1 tall document box) (1 oversize folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Floor plans
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
circa 1963-1985
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of materials documenting the activities of the Division of Information Technology and Society at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). Materials include architectural drawings and floor plans; clippings; brochures; correspondence and memoranda; black and white photographs; and other related materials.
Oversize:
This collection contains oversize material.
Topic:
Architectural design  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Floor plans
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-096, National Museum of American History. Division of Information Technology and Society, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 17-096
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Curatorial Records

Extent:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Floor plans
Color photographs
Date:
1976, 1980-1983, 1991-2010
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the curatorial activities of Joseph Chang, Curator, c. 1997-2010. Topics include exhibition development, object research, collection management, and fundraising. Materials include correspondence, proposals, scripts, label texts, floor plans, object information, object photographs, and related materials. Some files pre-date Chang's tenure and were likely acquired from other staff.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2026; Transferring office; 9/10/2001 memorandum, Wright to Hennessey; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Art, Chinese  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Floor plans
Color photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-118, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - Chinese Art, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 16-118
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Curatorial Records

Extent:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Manuscripts
Brochures
Compact discs
Electronic records
Floppy disks
Floor plans
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Date:
1983-1984, 1990-2008
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the curatorial activities of Ann Clyburn Gunter, Assistant Curator of Ancient Near Eastern Art, 1987-1994; Associate Curator, 1994-2004; and Curator, 2004-2008. Curatorial activities documented in this accession include research, exhibition development, publishing, and collection management. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, proposals, object lists, articles, bibliographies, floor plans, brochures, object images, labels, lecture scripts, presentations, clippings, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format. Some files pre-date Gunter's tenure but were collected as reference materials.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2024; Transferring office; 9/27/2001 memorandum, Alers to Hennessey; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Art museum curators  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Art, Asian  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Art, East Asian  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Manuscripts
Brochures
Compact discs
Electronic records
Floppy disks
Floor plans
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-346, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - Ancient Near Eastern Art, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 15-346
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Curatorial Records

Extent:
20 cu. ft. (20 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Picture postcards
Newsletters
Floppy disks
Floor plans
Scientific illustrations
Plates (illustrations)
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white transparencies
Black-and-white photographs
Color negatives
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Date:
1903-2003
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Paul J. Spangler, curator at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). These records include correspondence, grants, loans, administrative records, research materials, manuscripts, specimen information, reference information, and materials related to his work with professional societies. Some material predates his association with NMNH. Materials include news clippings, newsletters, postcards, floor plans, scientific illustrations, photographs, slides, negatives, and transparencies. Some materials are in electronic format.
Historical Note:
Paul J. Spangler (1924-2011) received his B.A. from Lebanon Valley College in 1949, his M.S. from Ohio University in 1951, and his Ph.D. in entomology from the University of Missouri in 1960. From 1951 to 1953, he worked as Museum Assistant in Entomology at the University of Kansas. Spangler then accepted a position at the University of Missouri, where he worked as an Instructor in Entomology from 1953 to 1957. In 1957 he was stationed in Juneau, Alaska, as a Fishery Research Biologist with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, a position he held until 1958. In 1958, Spangler joined the staff of the Entomology Research Division, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), located in the United States National Museum (USNM). He was a Systematic Entomologist with the USDA until 1962, when he took a job as an Associate Curator in the Division of Insects, USNM. When the Division of Coleoptera was created in 1963, Spangler became an Associate Curator with that division.
Topic:
Entomology  Search this
Beetles  Search this
Entomologists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Picture postcards
Newsletters
Floppy disks
Floor plans
Scientific illustrations
Plates (illustrations)
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white transparencies
Black-and-white photographs
Color negatives
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-158, National Museum of Natural History. Department of Entomology, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 11-158
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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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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Curatorial Records

Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Floor plans
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1958-1973
Descriptive Entry:
This accession includes records that document the curatorial activities of the Division of the Growth of the United States in the Museum of History and Technology, which was later renamed the National Museum of History and Technology. Materials primarily include the correspondence and memoranda of Peter C. Welsh, Curator; Anne Castrodale Golovin, Associate Curator; and Anne Marie Serio, Museum Specialist, pertaining to artifacts, research interests, special projects, administrative matters, and the exhibition "Growth of the United States."
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Floor plans
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 03-071, National Museum of History and Technology. Division of Preindustrial Cultural History, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 03-071
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa03-071

Curatorial Records

Extent:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Field notes
Manuscripts
Floor plans
Illustrations
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Date:
1946-1998
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of curatorial records created by Nicholas Hotton, Associate Curator, Curator, and Curator Emeritus, 1959-1998. Materials include correspondence; memoranda; research notes, illustrations, proposals, and grants; exhibition files and floor plans; photographs and slides of specimens; lectures; and professional activity files.
Topic:
Paleontology  Search this
Vertebrate Paleontology  Search this
Paleobiology  Search this
Vertebrates, Fossil  Search this
Paleontologists  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Field notes
Manuscripts
Floor plans
Illustrations
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-084, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Vertebrate Paleontology, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 00-084
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa00-084

Curatorial Records

Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Floor plans
Color transparencies
Date:
1987-1994
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Ann C. Gunter, Curator of Ancient Near Eastern Art, documenting the development of exhibitions and programs. The two exhibitions featured are "When Kingship Descended from Heaven: Masterpieces of Mesopotamian Art from the Louvre" (1992) and "Nomads and Nobility: Art of the Ancient Near East" (1987-1988).

Materials include files concerning symposiums, seminars, workshops, conferences, and meetings. The exhibition files include correspondence, memoranda, slides, floor plans, publicity files, object lists, label copy, educational information, and related material.
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Art, Ancient  Search this
Art, Asian  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Floor plans
Color transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-252, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - Ancient Near Eastern Art, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 01-252
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Curatorial Records

Topic:
Willis H. DuPont Collection
Josiah K. Lilly, Jr., Collection
Creator::
National Museum of American History. National Numismatic Collection  Search this
Extent:
17 cu. ft. (17 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Floor plans
Black-and-white negatives
Color negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Color photographs
Date:
1906-1999
Descriptive Entry:
These records primarily document the curatorial and professional activities of Vladimir Clain-Stefanelli and his wife, Elvira E. Clain-Stefanelli, and to a lesser extent the activities of curators Stuart M. Mosher, Richard G. Doty, and Cora Lee C. Gillilland. The records date back to when the National Numismatic Collection was known as the Division of Numismatics, and prior to 1947 when the collections were created and maintained by the Division of History.

Material includes correspondence, memoranda, and notes pertaining to exhibition planning, inventory projects, coin and medal acquisitions, conferences, staff publications, care of numismatic collections, and annual reports; articles, news releases, and newspaper clippings about the Clain-Stefanellis; contracts; scripts and floor plans for the Hall of Numismatics; exhibition brochures; photographs of the Clain-Stefanellis at special events; information on medal programs; publications and lecture papers authored by the Clain-Stefanellis; research and work progress reports; correspondence with organizations such as the American Numismatics Association, American Bankers Association, and the Federation Internationale de la Medaille; and awards presented to the Clain-Stefanellis. Also includes records documenting the Josiah K. Lilly, Jr., Collection of gold coins and the Willis H. DuPont Collection of Russian coinage.
Topic:
Intellectual property  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Floor plans
Black-and-white negatives
Color negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Color photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-206, National Museum of American History. National Numismatic Collection, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 02-206
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Curatorial Records

Creator::
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Curatorial Department  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Floppy disks
Floor plans
Black-and-white transparencies
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Black-and-white photographs
Electronic records
Date:
1983-2000
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the curatorial affairs of Neal David Benezra, Curator, who served as Chief Curator, 1992-1996, and Assistant Director for Art and Public Programs, 1997-1999. Some records also document the management of the Curatorial Department. Topics covered in this accession include exhibitions, budgets, personnel, acquisitions, and Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG) and Smithsonian Institution (SI) policies and procedures. This accession also includes correspondence with galleries, museums, societies, foundations, and artists. Materials include correspondence and memoranda in paper and electronic format; artwork and installation images; clippings; budget files; brochures, programs, and other handouts; meeting agendas and minutes; facts and figures; loan information; floor plans; notes; and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.
Restrictions:
Box 1 contains materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid; Transferring office; 12/14/84 memorandum, Massa to Davis; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Budget  Search this
Personnel management  Search this
Museums -- Acquisitions  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Art museum directors  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Floppy disks
Floor plans
Black-and-white transparencies
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Black-and-white photographs
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-178, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Curatorial Department, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 07-178
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Curatorial Records

Creator::
National Museum of History and Technology. Section of Mathematics  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Journals (accounts)
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Floor plans
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1955-1974
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the records of Dr. Uta C. Merzbach, Associate Curator. Topics covered include planning of the IBM computer terminal exhibit with collection viewing; museum fire of 1970; exhibit preparations for "1876: A Centennial Exhibition"; education and training; educational programs; and exhibit of a working computer, with Nicholas J. Suszynski, Jr., Director, Information Systems Division, 1968-1970. Some materials are dated from a time period before Merzbach started working at the National Museum of History and Technology in 1964. Additionally, some materials date to when the museum was known as the Museum of History and Technology and when the section was known as the Section of Mathematics and Antique Instruments as well as from when the sections were part of the Division of Physical Sciences and the Division of Electricity and Nuclear Energy. Materials include notes, memoranda, pamphlets, proposals, reports, correspondence, news clippings, photographs, drawings, and related materials.
Topic:
Historical museums  Search this
Computer terminals  Search this
Fire  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Journals (accounts)
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Floor plans
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-101, National Museum of History and Technology. Section of Mathematics, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 18-101
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Curatorial Records

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Physical Sciences and Mathematics  Search this
Extent:
12 cu. ft. (24 document boxes) (oversize materials)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Floor plans
Illustrations
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1956-1988 and undated
Descriptive Entry:
These records include administrative files of the Division of Mathematics and its predecessors; Merzbach correspondence with computer industries, university professors, and pioneers or experts in the field of computing science; exhibition scripts, research material, and blueprints for the Hall of Mathematics; Computer History Project research files, correspondence, floor plans, and budgetary information; and photographs of exhibitions, artifacts, and Division staff.
Historical Note:
In 1965, a Section of Mathematics and Antique Instruments was created in the Division of Physical Sciences under Uta C. Merzbach, associate curator. The Section was renamed the Section of Mathematics in 1968, and Merzbach reported to Silvio A. Bedini, assistant director for the Museum. In 1970 the Section of Mathematics became part of the Division of Electricity and Nuclear Energy. Merzbach became involved in the Computer History Project (CHP), which included Henry S. Tropp as principal investigator. CHP was a joint research effort between the Smithsonian Institution and the American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS) to gather information on the development of computer technology. The project closed in 1974.

From 1974 to 1977, the Section of Mathematics reported to the chairman of the Department of Science and Technology. In 1978 it became the Division of Mathematics in the Department of History of Science; and in 1987, it merged with the Division of Physical Sciences to form the Division of Physical Sciences and Mathematics.

The Division of Mathematics and its predecessors were concerned with the history of mathematical calculating instruments, both domestic and foreign, dating back to the eighteenth century. The Division prepared exhibitions for the Hall of Mathematics and collected artifacts such as planimeters, slide rules, mechanical calculators, digital electronic computers, and astrolabes. Curators and staff of the Division and its predecessors included Robert P. Multhauf, curator of Physical Sciences and Measurement, 1955-1957, curator of Physical Sciences, 1957-1964; Uta C. Merzbach, associate curator of Physical Sciences, 1964, associate curator of Mathematics and Antique Instruments, 1965-1968, associate curator of Mathematics, 1968-1970, Curator of Mathematics, 1970-1988; and Henry S. Tropp, principal investigator of the Computer History Project, 1971-1974.
Oversize:
This collection contains oversize material.
Topic:
Museum curators  Search this
Mathematics -- History  Search this
Physical sciences -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Floor plans
Illustrations
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 332, National Museum of American History. Division of Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 332
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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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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::
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - Japanese Art  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Manuscripts
Floor plans
Color transparencies
Videotapes
Date:
1991-2018
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records created and maintained by James T. Ulak, Curator of Japanese Art, 1995-2003; Chief Curator, 2002-2003; Deputy Director, 2003-2010; and Senior Curator of Japanese Art, 2010- . A large portion of the records document the Shimada Prize for distinguished scholarship in the history of East Asian art. Additional records document exhibitions, scholarly activities, and special events. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, meeting materials, object labels, floor plans, press releases, brochures, invitations, images, a videotape, and related materials. Some materials pre-dating Ulak's tenure were created by Toni C. Lake, Executive Assistant to the Director.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2034; Transferring office; 11/29/2018 memorandum, Wright to Adib; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Art, Japanese  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Art -- History  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Special events  Search this
Shimada Prize  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Manuscripts
Floor plans
Color transparencies
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-082, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - Japanese Art, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 19-082
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa19-082

Curatorial Records

Creator::
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Public Programs/Curatorial Division  Search this
Extent:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Manuscripts
Floor plans
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Date:
2000-2002
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting curatorial activities of Judith Zilczer, Curator of Painting. Subjects include acquisitions (declined and purchased), research, administrative activities, and preparations for two major exhibitions: Collection in Context: Horace Pippin's 'Holy Mountain III' and Clyfford Still: Paintings, 1944-1960. Materials include correspondence and memoranda, research, exhibition records, photographs, slides and transparencies, press clippings, notes, reports, and related materials.
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Manuscripts
Floor plans
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-230, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Public Programs/Curatorial Division, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 02-230
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-230

Curatorial Records

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Information Technology and Society  Search this
Extent:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Floppy disks
Electronic records
Floor plans
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1954-2004
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the records of Bernard S. Finn, Curator Emeritus of electricity collections, which document his 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 W. James King and Robert P. Multhauf; museum specialist Elliot N. Sivowitch; historian emeritus Brooke Hindle; and research associates David A. Hounshell and Robert Belfield.

Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; professional society information in regard to committees, symposiums, and special events; meeting agendas and minutes; lecture papers, articles, and book reviews; publication surveys; press releases; collections management, exhibition, workshop, research grant, and award information; reports; policies and guidelines; agreements; newspaper clippings; photographs; floor plans; and brochures. Some materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Electricity -- History  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Lectures and lecturing  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Research grants  Search this
Scientific surveys  Search this
Awards  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Floppy disks
Electronic records
Floor plans
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-226, National Museum of American History. Division of Information Technology and Society, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 17-226
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa17-226

Curatorial Records

Creator::
National Museum of African Art  Search this
Extent:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Floppy disks
Floor plans
Drawings
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1984-2006
Descriptive Entry:
These records were created and maintained by Andrea Nicolls, Assistant Curator and Curator until 2006 at the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA). Materials include purchase recommendations, exhibition records, correspondence, docent records, intern records, black and white photographs, color photographs, floor plans, and electronic records.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2022; Transferring office; 2/12/2007 memorandum, Yowell to Kreamer; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Art, African  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Floppy disks
Floor plans
Drawings
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-081, National Museum of African Art, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 07-081
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa07-081

Curatorial Records

Creator::
National Museum of African Art  Search this
Extent:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Newsletters
Floor plans
Sketches
Ephemera
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Date:
1964-1999
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that document the curatorial activities of Lydia Puccinelli, Curator of Collections, National Museum of African Art, 1979-1999. Between 1964-1979, Puccinelli served as a curator at the Museum of African Art, prior to its joining the Smithsonian. A large portion of the correspondence is in response to public inquires regarding the identification and assessment of objects. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, notes, exhibition materials, photographs of objects, slides, floorplans, didactics, and label text.
Topic:
Art, African  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Newsletters
Floor plans
Sketches
Ephemera
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-091, National Museum of African Art, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 00-091
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Curatorial Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa00-091

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