Curatorial Records,
1904-2005

Summary
Collection ID:
SIA.FA20-134
Dates:
1904-2005
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
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 the History of Technology, 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 Agriculture and Natural Resources, 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 Mineral Technology, as well as the related sections of Organic Chemistry and Manufacturers.
Staff represented in these records include curators G. Terry Sharrer, John T. Schlebecker, Frederick L. Lewton, Howard Irving Chapelle, Pete Daniel, Paula J. Johnson, Carl Weaver Mitman, and Chester Garfield Gilbert; Philip W. Bishop, Curator, and Chairman of the Department of Arts and Manufacturers; associate curators John Nathan Hoffman, Charles O. Houston, Edward C. Kendall, and Samuel S. Wyer; museum specialists Robert G. Walther and Thomas R. Wessel; aids Aida M. Doyle, Section of Organic Chemistry, and Mrs. E. W. Rosson, Division of Textiles; and collections manager Francis D. Roche.
Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; proposals; grant information; reports; speech papers; publications; photographs and negatives; conference, symposium, and committee information; press releases; brochures; and drawings.

Administration
Author
Finding aid prepared by Smithsonian Institution Archives

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 20-134, National Museum of American History. Division of the History of Technology, Curatorial Records
Use Restriction
Restricted for 15 years; until Jan-01-2021. Copyrighted material in Box 3 (Mineral Technology: Myles Salt Company, 1916; and John N. Hoffman: "Study of Surface Mine Refuse Fires," Pennsylvania State College, 1949-1950); see finding aid. Transferring office; 5/8/1997 memorandum, Johnstone to Langley; Contact reference staff for details.

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Sharrer, G. Terry Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schlebecker, John T. 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
Daniel, Pete Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Johnson, Paula J., 1954- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mitman, Carl Weaver, 1889- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gilbert, Chester Garfield 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
Wyer, Samuel S., 1879-1955 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Walther, R. G. (Robert G.) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wessel, Thomas R. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Doyle, Aida M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rosson, Mrs. E. W. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Roche, Francis D. 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
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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources 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
United States National Museum. Division of Mineral Technology 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. Section of Organic Chemistry Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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