Curatorial Records,
circa 1960-1987

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 93-078
Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Community Life
Dates:
circa 1960-1987
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of records that document the curatorial activities of Carl H. Scheele during his tenure with the Division of Community Life, National Museum of American History (NMAH), and to a lesser extent his tenure with the Division of Postal History (NMAH). Scheele was Assistant Curator for the Division of Philately and Postal History, Museum of History and Technology (MHT), from September 21, 1959 through to 1963; Associate Curator in Charge, 1964-1970; and Curator for the Division of Postal History, National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT), 1971-1977. He became Curator of the Division of Community Life in 1978, retired from the Division on November 3, 1987, and served as Curator Emeritus from 1988 to 1989.
Materials include correspondence between Scheele and historical societies, universities, museums, and staff of the Division of Postal History that includes Franklin R. Bruns; portrait photographs of Scheele taken during the 1960s, with some dating from the 1970s; information pertaining to the Festival of American Folklife; project information for the exhibition Nation of Nations; and memoranda from administrative offices.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 93-078, National Museum of American History. Division of Community Life, Curatorial Records

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Bruns, Franklin R., Jr. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scheele, Carl H. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Division of Postal History Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Festival of American Folklife Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nation of Nations (1976 : Smithsonian Institution) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Community life -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum exhibits Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Black-and-white photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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