Curatorial Records,
1933-2016

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 19-152
Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Culture and the Arts
Dates:
1933-2016
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of records documenting the curatorial and professional activities of photographic history collection staff in the Division of Culture and the Arts at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), with earlier records dating back to when the staff was in the Division of Information Technology and Society, the Division of Photographic History, the Division of Graphic Arts and Photography, and the Section of Photography in the Division of Graphic Arts at NMAH, which, prior to 1980, was known as the National Museum of History and Technology and the Museum of History and Technology, respectively. Some records predate the creation of NMAH when the Section of Photography was in the United States National Museum. Of special note are records pertaining to the collecting of World War II-era photographs taken by American soldiers and their families.
Staff represented in these records include curators Alexander J. Wedderman, Jacob Kainen, Fuller Griffith, Arthur J. Olmsted, Eugene Ostroff, Michelle Anne Delaney, Mary K. Grassick, and Shannon Thomas Perich; assistant curator David Haberstich; museum specialist Debbie Griggs Carter; photo specialist Peter Liebhold; museum technician Horace D. Randolph; and research assistant Tony Brooks.
Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; annual reports; articles; gift agreements; information in regard to collections management, professional societies, conventions, special programs, and committees; photographs and negatives; a lecture paper; biographical information; clippings; and brochures. Some materials are in electronic format.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-152, National Museum of American History. Division of Culture and the Arts, Curatorial Records
Use Restriction
Restricted for 15 years; until Jan-01-2032. Records may contain personally identifiable information (PII) that is permanently restricted. Transferring office; 5/9/2007 memorandum, Johnstone to Hoover; Contact reference staff for details.

Keywords
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Wedderman, Alexander J. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ostroff, Eugene Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Griffith, Fuller Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Olmsted, Arthur J. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kainen, Jacob Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Delaney, Michelle Anne Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Grassick, Mary K. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Perich, Shannon Thomas Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Haberstich, David Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Carter, Debbie Griggs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Liebhold, Peter Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Randolph, Horace D. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brooks, Tony Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Information Technology and Society Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Photographic History Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Division of Graphic Arts and Photography Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Division of Graphic Arts. Section of Photography Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States National Museum (U.S.). Division of Graphic Arts. Section of Photography Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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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