Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 276
Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology, Office of the Director
Dates:
1944-1975
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
13.3 linear meters.
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records partially cover the administration of Alexander Wetmore and A. Remington Kellogg as directors of the United States National Museum; more fully the tenures of Frank A. Taylor, John C. Ewers and Robert P. Multhauf, as directors of the Museum of History and Technology (MHT); and Daniel J. Boorstin and Brooke Hindle, as directors of the National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT). Most of the records relate to activities of the Office of the Director and the internal daily administration of the NMHT but also include a few records concerning general Smithsonian issues.
Records concern special events such as the Doubleday Lecture Series; the proposed establishment of subject-oriented study centers; public affairs programs; cooperative programs with educational and historical institutions in American social and national history and history of science and technology; exhibits; museum security; facilities maintenance; publication of curators' research; acquisition of objects for the national collections; fund raising programs and NMHT and Smithsonian committees.
Included is correspondence with other museums, professional museum associations, governmental agencies, educational institutions, historians and scholars of American history, and to a lesser extent, the general public; blueprints, floor plans, and photographs of NMHT facilities; correspondence and memoranda with NMHT and Smithsonian administrators and curators; and exhibit files including photographs, blueprints, floor plans, and drawings.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 276, National Museum of History and Technology, Office of the Director, Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Boorstin, Daniel J. (Daniel Joseph), 1914- Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ewers, John Canfield Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hindle, Brooke Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Multhauf, Robert P. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kellogg, Remington, 1893- Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Taylor, Frank A. (Frank Augustus), 1903- Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Science museums. Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Historical museums. Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museums -- Administration. Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Architectural drawings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Floor plans Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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