Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 609
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of American Studies
Dates:
1962-1987
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
21.5 cu. ft. (21 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records document the operations of OAS. They also contain records from an organizational predecessor, the Department of American Studies, Museum of History and Technology, which had been chaired by Washburn. OAS records deal with the work of the Office and its involvement with other Smithsonian offices and bureaus; its work with numerous colleges and universities and with students interested in training in American material culture; and relations with outside scholarly organizations and foundations.

Historical Note
Historical Note
The Office of American Studies (OAS) was created in 1970, with Wilcomb E. Washburn as its Director, and reported to the Assistant Secretary for History and Art.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 609, Smithsonian Institution, Office of American Studies, Records

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Washburn, Wilcomb E. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Department of American Studies Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for History and Art Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States -- History Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museums -- Educational aspects Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Exhibition catalogs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Floor plans Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white negatives Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Maps Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Newsletters Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Color transparencies Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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