Divisional Records,
1907-1994

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 19-222
Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Dates:
1907-1994
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of records that document collections management, research, and professional activities of curators in the Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, with earlier records dating back to when the division was known as the Division of Extractive Industries, the Division of Manufacturing, the Division of Agriculture and Mining, the Division of Agriculture and Forest Products, the Division of Manufactures and Heavy Industries, and the Division of Industrial Cooperation at the National Museum of American History, which, prior to 1980, was known as the National Museum of History and Technology and the Museum of History and Technology, respectively. Records that date to when the museum was part of the United States National Museum document curatorial activities in the Division of Crafts and Industries, the Division of Engineering, the Division of Mineral Technology, as well as the related sections of Organic Chemistry, Chemical Industries, Manufacturers, and Wood Technology. Some records also were created by the Division of Transportation, which pertain to the salvaging of the American Civil War ironclad warship Cairo, and the Division of Textiles.
Staff represented in these records include curators G. Terry Sharrer, John T. Schlebecker, John H. White, Frederick L. Lewton, and Howard Irving Chapelle; Philip W. Bishop, Curator, and Chairman of the Department of Arts and Manufacturers; associate curators John Nathan Hoffman, Charles O. Houston, and Edward C. Kendall; George de S. Canavarro, Assistant Curator, Section of Wood Technology; museum specialist William E. Geoghegan; Aida M. Doyle and Harry W. Rabinowitz, Aids in the Section of Organic Chemistry; C. C. Anderson, Aid, Section of Organic Industries; and Mrs. E. W. Rosson, Aid, Division of Textiles.
Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; budget summaries; reports; agreements; meeting agendas; statistics; grant information; policies and guidelines; conference and committee information; photographs, slides, and negatives; brochures; loan information; newspaper clippings; publications; postcards; and drawings.

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Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-222, National Museum of American History. Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Divisional Records

Keywords
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Sharrer, G. Terry Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schlebecker, John T. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
White, John H., 1933- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bishop, Philip W. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hoffman, John Nathan, 1923- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Houston, Charles O. (Charles Orville), 1918-2001 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kendall, Edward C. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lewton, Frederick L. (Frederick Lewis), 1874-1959 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chapelle, Howard Irving Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Canavarro, George de S. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Geoghegan, William E. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Doyle, Aida M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rabinowitz, Harry W. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Anderson, C. C. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rosson, Mrs. E. W. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Department of Arts and Manufactures Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Division of Extractive Industries Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Division of Manufacturing Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Division of Agriculture and Mining Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Division of Agriculture and Forest Products Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Division of Manufactures and Heavy Industries Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Division of Industrial Cooperation Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Division of Transportation Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States National Museum. Division of Crafts and Industries Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States National Museum. Division of Engineering Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States National Museum. Division of Textiles Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States National Museum. Division of Mineral Technology Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States National Museum. Section of Organic Chemistry Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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