Subject Files,
1961-1963, 1991, 1996-2015

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 19-078
Creators:
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director
Dates:
1961-1963, 1991, 1996-2015
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of records created and maintained during the tenures of National Museum of American History (NMAH) directors John Gray, Brent D. Glass, Spencer R. Crew, and acting director Marc Pachter, documenting museum administration, fundraising, renovation projects, exhibition redevelopment, and meetings of the NMAH board. Significant among these records are the annotated Chairman's copy of the Smithsonian Blue Ribbon Commission report on NMAH; extensive documentation in regard to the NMAH Public Space Renewal Project; a comprehensive introduction for the NMAH board in 1999, which provides a broad overview of the museum in that era; and plans for a NMAH collection storage facility. Also consists of a small amount of records documenting the early years of NMAH, when the museum was known at the Museum of History and Technology. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; meeting agendas and minutes; reports; budget summaries; proposals; agreements; NMAH board briefing books; presentation information; evaluations; architectural drawings; brochures; statistical information; floor plans; drawings; and supporting documentation. Some materials are in electronic format.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-078, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Subject Files
Use Restriction
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2031; Transferring office; 3/20/1985 memorandum, Massa to Sengsourinh; Contact reference staff for details.

Keywords
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Glass, Brent D. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Crew, Spencer R., 1949- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pachter, Marc Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Public Space Renewal Project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Museum Board Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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Washington, D.C.
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