Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 528
Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Transportation
Dates:
1946-1985
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
15.51 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (1 oversize folder)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records consist of curator's day journals, 1946-1956; a manuscript copy, Wheels and Wheeling: The Smithsonian Cycle Collection, 1974; and administrative files of the Division of Transportation concerning such matters as gifts and grants, annual budgets, minutes of meetings, publications, and historical inquiries regarding objects. Also included are records concerning exhibition planning, including fundraising, travel, and production files for the Hall of American Maritime Enterprise at the National Museum of American History (NMAH).
Curatorial staff represented in the records include Smith Hempstone Oliver, Associate Curator, 1946-1956; Howard Irving Chapelle, Curator, 1957-1966, Senior Historian, 1967-1971; John H. White, Jr., Assistant Curator, 1958-1961, Associate Curator, 1961-1966, Curator, 1966-1985, Senior Historian, 1986- ; Donald H. Berkebile, Assistant Curator, 1973-1975, Associate Curator, 1975-1980; Melvin H. Jackson, Associate Curator, 1966-1968, Curator, 1969-1977, Honorary Curator, 1978-1979; Robert C. Post, Curator, 1980-1981; and William L. Withuhn, Curator, 1983- .

Historical Note
Historical Note
In 1978 the Division of Transportation was part of the Department of History of Technology, which merged with the Department of History of Science to form the Department of the History of Science and Technology in 1980.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 528, National Museum of American History. Division of Transportation, Records

Keywords
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Oliver, Smith Hempstone Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chapelle, Howard Irving Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
White, John H., 1933- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Berkebile, Donald H. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jackson, Melvin H. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Post, Robert C. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Withuhn, William L. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Hall of American Maritime Enterprise Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Department of the History of Science and Technology Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Department of History of Technology Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wheels and Wheeling: The Smithsonian Cycle Collection (Monograph : 1974) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Transportation -- History Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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