Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 413
Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Division of Graphic Arts
Dates:
1887-1978
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
5.5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
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
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 413, National Museum of History and Technology. Division of Graphic Arts, Records

Keywords
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Koehler, S. R. (Sylvester Rosa), 1837-1900 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kainen, Jacob Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marzio, Peter C. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tolman, Ruel P. (Ruel Pardee), 1878-1954 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dahlgreen, Charles W. (Charles William), 1864-1955 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ostroff, Eugene Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Harris, Elizabeth M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Goldberg, Rube, 1883-1970 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Hall of Graphic Arts Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Hall of News Reporting Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Division of Graphic Arts and Photography Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Department of Applied Arts Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Photographic History Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Department of Cultural History Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Steam Engine in the Graphic Arts (Exhibition) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Do It the Hard Way: Rube Goldberg and Modern Times (Exhibition) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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