Special Events Records,
circa 1980-1987

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 595
Creators:
National Museum of American History, Office of Special Events
Dates:
circa 1980-1987
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
6.5 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 consist of Doubleday Lecture Series planning files, contracts, and invitation lists; floor plan drawings for events; information on opening exhibition tours and receptions; newspaper clippings, press releases, and articles pertaining to events; symposium information; photographs and contact sheets of lecturers, exhibition openings, and special guests; and financial reports.

Historical Note
Historical Note
In 1980, the special events staff was part of the Office of Public Affairs, which reported to the director of the Office of Public and Academic Programs in the National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT). Geraldine B. Sanderson, public information officer for the Office of Public Affairs, was also responsible for special events. When NMHT was renamed the National Museum of American History (NMAH) in 1980, the special events staff was separated from Public Affairs to become the Office of Special Events. Susan B. Beaudette was appointed museum program coordinator for the Office, reporting to the director of NMAH. In 1983, Anne Walton became special events assistant to Beaudette. The Office of Special Events was placed under the Office of External Affairs in 1986.
The Office of Special Events is primarily responsible for planning exhibition openings, symposia, award presentations, musical and dance performances, official ceremonies, and staff holiday celebrations at NMAH. The Office is also involved in the Folklife Festival and the Doubleday Lecture Series. Staff has included Geraldine B. Sanderson, public information officer, 1978-1980; Susan B. Beaudette, museum program coordinator, 1981-1985; and Anne Walton, special events assistant, 1983- .

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 595, National Museum of American History, Office of Special Events, Special Events Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Beaudette, Susan B. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sanderson, Geraldine E. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Walton, Anne. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Exhibitions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Congresses and conventions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Performing arts. Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Special events. Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Doubleday lecture series Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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