Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 346
Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Office of the Deputy Director
Dates:
1961-1996
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
24 cu. ft. (24 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records consist of files of both Zisfein and Lopez as Deputy Director. Included are administrative subject files, chronological correspondence files, and files on Guggenheim fellowships, 1979-1986. Some correspondence was created by Toni E. Thomas, Special Assistant to Donald S. Lopez.

Historical Note
Historical Note
The position of Deputy Director was created in 1971 when Director Michael Collins appointed Melvin B. Zisfein to the office. Zisfein, who was also Acting Director in 1978, served until 1981 when he left the museum. Walter J. Boyne was named Deputy Director in 1981 and held the office, along with that of Acting Director, until 1983, when he became Director. In 1983 Boyne chose Donald S. Lopez to be Deputy Director for Curatorial Sciences. In 1984 the title was shortened to Deputy Director. Lopez remained in the position until 1990 when he became Senior Adviser to the Director, Martin Harwit.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 346, National Air and Space Museum, Office of the Deputy Director, NASM Files

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Lopez, Donald S., 1923-2008 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Thomas, Antoinette E. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zisfein, Melvin B. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Collins, Michael, 1930- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museums -- Administration Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautical museums Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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