Curatorial Records,
1958-2005

Summary
Collection ID:
SIA.FA07-142
Creators:
National Museum of American History, Division of Music, Sports, and Entertainment
Dates:
1958-2005
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
19 cu. ft. (19 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
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.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-142, National Museum of American History, Division of Music, Sports, and Entertainment, Curatorial Records
Use Restriction
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2021; Transferring office; 5/9/2007 memorandum, Johnstone to Hoover; Contact reference staff for details.

Keywords
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Hoover, Cynthia A. (Cynthia Adams) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Cultural History. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical History. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Division of Musical Instruments. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sonneck Society Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Society for American Music Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Musical Instrument Society Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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