Registrarial Records,
1976-1989, with related records from circa 1960

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 566
Creators:
National Museum of Natural History, Office of the Registrar
Dates:
1976-1989, with related records from circa 1960
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.6 linear meters.
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Introduction
Introduction
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records primarily document the operations of the Office of the Registrar and, to a lesser extent, the professional activities of Margaret A. Santiago. They include correspondence, memoranda, reports, and budget materials concerning the establishment of the office, registration procedures, collection management policies, workshops and training, office administration, and activities of the Smithsonian's Registrarial Council. Also included are records concerning Margaret A. Santiago's activities as a member of the American Association of Museums and the African American Museums Association, and photographs of the opening ceremonies of the new Office of the Registrar facilities in 1980.

Historical Note
Historical Note
The Office of the Registrar, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), was established in 1976 as a part of the decentralization of the Smithsonian's central Registrar's Office. At that time, NMNH and the National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT) were given control over their own registration activities. Margaret A. Santiago was appointed NMNH Registrar. The Office of the Registrar monitors the movement of collections at NMNH and is responsible for accessions, loans, and the shipment of specimens.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 566, National Museum of Natural History, Office of the Registrar, Registrarial Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Santiago, Margaret A. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Office of the Registrar. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Registrarial Council. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Association of Museums Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African American Museums Association. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Office of the Registrar (NMNH). National Museum of Natural History. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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