Special Projects Records,
1953-1978

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 279
Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Office of the Director
Dates:
1953-1978
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3 cu. ft. (6 document boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records of special projects in the National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT), as well as throughout the Smithsonian, focus on several major activities, including the Computer History Project in cooperation with the American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS), the bicentennial celebration of James Smithson's birth, acquisition of a flag from each of the fifty states, and a proposed historic studies center. Records include press releases; audit reports; minutes of the Advisory Committee for the Computer History Project; memoranda and correspondence relating to the computer history exhibit, an oral history project on computer history; the role of the principal investigators in the AFIPS project; newspaper and magazine articles; photographs; correspondence with speakers, foreign and domestic invitees, charitable foundations, and the International Council of Museums for the Smithson bicentennial; correspondence with governors and other state executive officials concerning the states' flag project; proposed budgets, correspondence, copies of federal legislation, and proposal for a historic studies center in NMHT; correspondence and memoranda concerning the Atoms for Peace exhibit by the Atomic Energy Commission; correspondence, memoranda, magazine articles, and photographs relating to a McGraw-Hill publication editorial advocating a proposed national museum of engineering and industry; speech by Leonard Carmichael, news releases, correspondence, and memoranda concerning a National Conference of Business Paper Editors; and correspondence and teachers' guidebooks to various Smithsonian exhibit halls for the Washington Area School Study Council.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 279, National Museum of History and Technology. Office of the Director, Special Projects Records

Keywords
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Carmichael, Leonard, 1898-1973 Personal 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
American Federation of Information Processing Societies Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Computer History Project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
International Council of Museums Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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National Conference of Business Paper Editors Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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