Curatorial Records,
1965-1975, 1992-1997

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 17-237
Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Social History
Dates:
1965-1975, 1992-1997
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of records documenting curatorial activities in the Division of Social History and, prior to 1994, in the Division of Ceramics and Glass at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), and when the museum was known as the National Museum of History and Technology and the Museum of History and Technology, respectively. The records mostly pertain to the Hans Syz Collection of Meissen porcelain and the transfer of objects in that collection to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, and to Sotheby's for auction; as well as the potential transfer of objects to the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Emily B. Syz loan of objects to NMAH. Also documented, but unrelated to the Hans Syz Collection, are the activities of porcelain collector Ralph Henry Wark. Staff represented in these records include curators Paul Vickers Gardner, Susan H. Myers, and J. Jefferson Miller; and collections manager Sheila M. Alexander.
Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; agreements; loan information; object lists; photographs; and newspaper clippings.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-237, National Museum of American History. Division of Social History, Curatorial Records

Keywords
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Gardner, Paul Vickers, 1908-1994 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Myers, Susan H. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Miller, J. Jefferson Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Alexander, Sheila M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Syz, Hans C. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Syz, Emily B. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wark, Ralph Henry Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hans Syz Collection Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Ceramics and Glass Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Washington, D.C.
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