Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 277
Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Office of the Deputy Director
Dates:
1958-1978
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
11 cu. ft. (22 document boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records, generated by John C. Ewers, Assistant Director, 1959-1964, and Silvio A. Bedini, Assistant Director, 1965-1972, and Deputy Director, 1972-1978, document the role of these positions within the National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT) administrative hierarchy. A small portion of the records also covers Ewers' position as NMHT Director from 1964 to 1965. Included in these records are files pertaining to the Conservation Analytical Laboratory, the early planning stages of NMHT's involvement in the Bicentennial of the American Revolution (BAR) celebration, and a proposed joint program on the BAR between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and NMHT. Also included are records concerned with the Museum's more routine activities such as NMHT and traveling exhibits, departmental meetings, building management, and budgetary matters. Records include correspondence with other Smithsonian museums, memoranda between museum administrators and curators, reports, requests for use of NMHT facilities, floor plans, minutes of committee meetings, conference proceedings, and legislative history of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
Records are arranged according to special topics or activities.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 277, National Museum of History and Technology. Office of the Deputy Director, Subject Files

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Ewers, John Canfield Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bedini, Silvio A. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Conservation Analytical Laboratory Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Science Foundation (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Assistant Director Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Office of the Director Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museums -- Administration Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Buildings -- Maintenance Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Historical museums Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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