Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 413
Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology, Division of Graphic Arts
Dates:
1887-1978
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2.4 linear meters.
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records include Division of Graphic Arts records dating from its establishment, including the work of curators Sylvester Rosa Koehler, Jacob Kainen, and Peter C. Marzio. Also included are lecture notes and papers of curators Ruel P. Tolman, Kainen, and Marzio; inventory lists of Graphic Arts objects; working outline for "The Steam Engine in the Graphic Arts" exhibition; loans and grants files; correspondence, newspaper clippings, and biographical information pertaining to acclaimed painter and etcher Charles W. Dahlgreen; "Do It the Hard Way: Rube Goldberg and Modern Times" exhibition records; photographs of exhibitions in the Hall of Graphic Arts; and planning files for the Hall of News Reporting.

Historical Note
Historical Note
From 1969 to 1971, the Division of Graphic Arts was part of the Division of Graphic Arts and Photography, which reported to the Department of Applied Arts in the National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT). When the photography section was separated from the Division in 1972, to become the Division of Photographic History, a Division of Graphic Arts was re-established in NMHT. The Division of Graphic Arts remained under the Department of Applied Arts until 1977, after which it began reporting to the Department of Cultural History. The Curators and staff during these years included Eugene H. Ostroff, Curator, 1966-1971; Peter C. Marzio, Associate Curator, 1971-1975, and Curator, 1976-1978; and Elizabeth M. Harris, Assistant Curator, 1966-1970, and Associate Curator, 1971- .

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 413, National Museum of History and Technology, Division of Graphic Arts, Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Dahlgreen, Charles W. (Charles William), 1864-1955 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tolman, Ruel P. (Ruel Pardee), b. 1878 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Harris, Elizabeth M. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kainen, Jacob Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Koehler, S. R. (Sylvester Rosa), 1837-1900 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marzio, Peter C. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ostroff, Eugene Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Goldberg, Rube, 1883-1970 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Graphic Arts and Photography. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hall of Graphic Arts (NMHT) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hall of News Reporting (NMHT) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Graphic arts Topic 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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