Curatorial Records,
1946-2001

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 18-095
Creators:
National Museum of American History
Dates:
1946-2001
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
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.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-095, National Museum of American History, Curatorial Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Post, Robert C. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hindle, Brooke Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kennedy, Roger G. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
University of California, Los Angeles Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Special Assistant to the Director Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Exhibits Task Force Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Books (Publisher) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lemelson Center Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Urban Mass Transit: The Life Story of a Technology (Monograph : 2007) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Urban transportation Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Subways Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Street-railroads Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum curators Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Newsletters Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Serials (publications) Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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