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.
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19 cu. ft. (19 record storage boxes)
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
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2021; Transferring office; 5/9/2007 memorandum, Johnstone to Hoover; Contact reference staff for details.