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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:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa15-267

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

Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Compact discs
Floppy disks
Date:
circa 1996-2001
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the curatorial activities of Ann Clyburn Gunter, Associate Curator, 1994-2008. Curatorial activities documented in this accession include organizing symposiums, collecting objects, and writing articles. Materials include memoranda, correspondence, notes, pamphlets, articles, newsletters, participant lists, biographies, curricula vitae, bibliographical information, symposium proceedings, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2017; Transferring office; 9/27/2001 memorandum, Alers to Hennessey; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Art, Asian  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Art, Ancient  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Compact discs
Floppy disks
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-037, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - Ancient Near Eastern Art, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 09-037
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa09-037

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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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa11-158

Curatorial Records

Extent:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Picture postcards
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1976-1999 and undated
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, 1969-1999. Some exhibitions curated by Frank Gettings for the Hirshhorn included: Picasso's Etchings: Selections from the Museum's Collecion (1975); Robert Rauschenberg: Stoned Moon Series (1976); Art Deco Posters from the Library of Congress (1980); Raphael Soyer: Sixty-five Years of Printmaking (1982); Picasso Linocuts from the Museum's Collection (1991), and WORKS: Different Drummers (1988). Materials include correspondence, memoranda, notebooks, writings, research notes, brochures, artwork purchase proposals, valuations, collection lists, photographs of Gettings, and exhibition proposals.

Image files comprised of photos, slides and transparencies of individual works of art were transferred to the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library, for inclusion in the museum's artist study files.
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Picture postcards
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 03-043, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Public Programs/Curatorial Division, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 03-043
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa03-043

Curatorial Records

Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Botany  Search this
Extent:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Newsletters
Manuscripts
Serials (publications)
Diaries
Field notes
Electronic records
Floppy disks
Maps
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Color negatives
Color photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color transparencies
Date:
1953-1996
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting lichen research, including specimen identification, collection and professional activities of Mason E. Hale, Curator. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, photographs, slides, negatives, field notes, charts, diaries, publications, lists, newsletters, collecting cards, news clippings, maps, reports, proposals, and other related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Research  Search this
Fieldwork  Search this
Plants  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Botanists  Search this
Lichen  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Newsletters
Manuscripts
Serials (publications)
Diaries
Field notes
Electronic records
Floppy disks
Maps
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Color negatives
Color photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 20-029, National Museum of Natural History. Department of Botany, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 20-029
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Curatorial Records

Topic:
Urban Mass Transit: The Life Story of a Technology (Monograph : 2007)
Creator::
National Museum of American History  Search this
Extent:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Serials (publications)
Clippings
Date:
1946-2001
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of curatorial records that document the research and work of Robert C. Post. After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1973, Post was hired as a museum technician in the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT). From 1974-1977, Post was a Special Assistant to Director, Brooke Hindle, NMHT; from 1977-1979 he was the supervising historian for the Exhibits Task Force, NMHT; from 1979-1980 he was the senior editor for Smithsonian Books; from 1980-1982 he was a curator, Division of Transportation, National Museum of American History (NMAH); from 1983-1994 he was curator at large under Director, Roger G. Kennedy; from 1994-1995 he was the Associate Director, Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, NMAH; and then from 1996 he was Curator Emeritus, NMAH.

These records primarily document Post's research for his publication, Urban Mass Transit: The Life Story of a Technology, first published in 2007 with a revised edition published in 2010. The book covered urban transportation, including subways and street-railroads across the United States. Some materials date to before Post was at the National Museum of American History. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, articles, newsletters, magazines, clippings, and other related materials.
Topic:
Urban transportation  Search this
Subways  Search this
Street-railroads  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Serials (publications)
Clippings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-095, National Museum of American History, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 18-095
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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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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa18-101

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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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa00-091

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
Pamphlets
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Drawings
Color photographs
Date:
1976-2011
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records created or maintained by Ann Yonemura, Museum Specialist, 1976-1979; Assistant Curator, 1979-1990; and Associate Curator, 1990-2018. These documents pertain to endowments, interactions with professional colleagues, organizations, donors, collectors, and researchers regarding research, collections, acquisitions, objects, professional activities, and related topics. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, newsletters, notes, pamphlets, drawings, photographs, surveys, news clippings, and related materials.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2027; Transferring office; 11/29/2018 memorandum, Swann to Adib; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Art, Japanese  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Art -- History  Search this
Art, Asian  Search this
Genre/Form:
Pamphlets
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Drawings
Color photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-087, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - Japanese Art, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 19-087
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa19-087

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