Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 609
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution., Office of American Studies
Dates:
1962-1987
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
11.5 linear meters.
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
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 609, Smithsonian Institution., Office of American Studies, Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Washburn, Wilcomb E. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Office of American Studies Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Office of American Studies. Department of American Studies (NMHT) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Department of American Studies (NMHT). Office of American Studies (NMHT) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
History -- American studies Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
Contact us at osiaref@si.edu