Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 473
Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Political History
Dates:
circa 1960-1982
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
18 cu. ft. (18 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records consist of curatorial correspondence and memoranda pertaining to acquisitions, collections management, restoration of specimens, and exhibition proposals and installation. Also included are public inquiries concerning exhibits, political campaign items, presidential information, American politicians, and inaugural gowns of the First Ladies; records documenting the Division of Political History's preparation of the States section for 1876: A Centennial Exhibition at the Arts and Industries Building; exhibition photographs, scripts, and concepts for the Hall of American Costume, the First Ladies Hall, and the Hall of Historic Americans; documentation referring to plans for the Bicentennial of the American Revolution exhibit, We the People; subject files about the United States Presidents; and research notes of Herbert R. Collins for his publications Presidents on Wheels, Threads of History, and Wills of the United States Presidents.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 473, National Museum of American History. Division of Political History, Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Collins, Herbert Ridgeway, 1932- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Washburn, Wilcomb E. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Klapthor, Margaret Brown Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mayo, Edith Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Melder, Keith E. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Murray, Anne Wood Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kidwell, Claudia Brush Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Hall of American Costume Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). First Ladies Hall Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Hall of Historic Americans Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
1876: A Centennial Exhibition (Exhibition) (1976: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976 Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
We the People (Exhibition) (1976: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Presidents on Wheels Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Threads of History Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wills of the United States Presidents Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum exhibits Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Politics and culture Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white negatives Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white photographs Genre/Form 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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