These records primarily document the administration of the NMNH during the tenures of Kier, Fiske, and Hoffman. A small amount of files were created by Talbot, and Acting Directors James F. Mello, 1979, and James C. Tyler, 1985 and 1988. The records document the research, exhibition, and educational missions of the NMNH. They also document relations between the NMNH and Smithsonian bureaus and offices, educational organizations, and the museum community. Of special interest are files documenting the planning, construction, and opening of the Museum Support Center; the opening and exhibition program of the Thomas M. Evans Special Exhibition Gallery; and the development of NMNH programs including the Molecular Systematics Laboratory and the Biological Diversity Program. Also included are fiscal and budgetary records, and files documenting special events at the NMNH.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 374, National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director, Records
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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