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.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 84, United States National Museum. Department of Engineering and Industries, Records
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