Roger Pineau was the Managing Editor of the Smithsonian Institution (SI) Press and an officer (retired) of the U.S. Navy. The Pineau Papers contain documentation on his curatorship of the Smithsonian exhibition "The Japan Expedition of Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry, 1852-1854," held at the National Museum of Natural History in November-December 1968, and Pineau's editorship of the publication of Perry's journals from the expedition, The Japan Expedition, 1852-1854: The Personal Journal of Commodore Matthew C. Perry (SI Press, 1968).
This accession contains copies of original Commodore Perry correspondence and journals, loan files concerning objects on loan for the exhibition, research files on Perry and the Japan Expedition, research files relating to public and private sources of Perry archival materials, and publication production files.
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