Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 84
Creators:
United States National Museum. Department of Engineering and Industries
Dates:
1891-1957
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
7.5 cu. ft. (15 document boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records originated mostly in the office of the Head Curator of the Department of Engineering and Industries, under Carl W. Mitman and Frank A. Taylor, but include records of several other curators, primarily Smith Hempstone Oliver and Paul E. Garber. The records include general correspondence, memoranda, and administrative files concerning departmental accessions, administrative policy and budgetary matters, exhibits, and requests for photographs for publication; minutes of a steering committee to establish a Smithsonian endowment fund; outgoing correspondence and summaries of the work of the sections of Fisheries and Naval Architecture under Joseph William Collins, 1891-1894; an incomplete set of scripts and programs, scrapbooks, correspondence, and news clippings concerning radio programs on technology and science aired on "The World Is Yours;" and subject files consisting of correspondence and memoranda covering areas and individuals in the engineering and technological sciences.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 84, United States National Museum. Department of Engineering and Industries, Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Mitman, Carl Weaver, 1889- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Taylor, Frank A. (Frank Augustus), 1903-2007 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oliver, Smith Hempstone Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Garber, Paul Edward, 1899-1992 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Collins, J. W. (Joseph William), 1839-1904 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States National Museum. Section of Naval Architecture Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States National Museum. Section of Fisheries Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States National Museum. Department of Arts and Industries Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World is yours (Radio program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Engineering Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Industries Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museums -- Collection management Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Science and industry Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Scrapbooks Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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