Subject Files,
circa 1982-1988

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 583
Creators:
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director
Dates:
circa 1982-1988
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
33 cu. ft. (33 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records document the tenure of Roger G. Kennedy, director, NMHT, 1979-1980, and director, NMAH, 1980-1992, as well as some of the work of Douglas E. Evelyn, deputy director. The records concern activities of the Office of the Director and the administration of NMAH. Of special note are records regarding the conclusion in 1982 of the collections inventory mandated by Congress in 1979 and the 1983 beginning of work on the first major renovation of exhibition spaces since 1964.
These records include correspondence and memoranda with educational institutions, government agencies, professional associations, scholars, domestic and foreign museums, and NMAH curators concerning programs with other organizations; special events held at NMAH, including lecture series and fundraising; policies and planning for NMAH operations; the acquisition of objects for the national collections; and exhibition records, including floor plans, sketches, blueprints, and scripts.

Historical Note
Historical Note
The National Museum of American History (NMAH) was created on October 3, 1980, from the former National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT).

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 583, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Subject Files

Keywords
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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