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Creators:
National Museum Act Program
Dates:
1976-1980, 1986
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 91-055
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of files of museum interns funded by the National Museum Act. The records include correspondence, progress reports, proposals, and budget.

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Creators:
National Museum Act Program
Dates:
1974-1985
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 03-045
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the consulting services provided by the American Association for State and Local History as a program supported by the National Museum Act. Materials include copies of consultant reports deposited with the Smithsonian Institution Libraries.

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Creators:
National Museum Act Program
Dates:
1966-1986
Size:
53 cu. ft. (53 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 574
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The National Museum Act (NMA) of 1966 affirmed the Smithsonian Institution's traditional role of assisting other museums and authorized the Institution to strengthen its activities of service to them. Funds appropriated to the Smithsonian for the implementation of the National Museum Act were made available primarily by grants and contracts ...

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Creators:
Taylor, Frank A, (Frank Augustus), 1903- interviewee
Dates:
1974, 1979-1980, 1982, 2005
Size:
26 audiotapes (reference). 45 digital .mp3 files (reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9512
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for Museum Programs
Dates:
1975, 1978, 1980-1986
Size:
6.2 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 575
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit documents the work of the Assistant Secretary for Museum Programs, Paul N. Perrot, over a substantial period of his tenure and the tenure of his successor, William N. Richards. Records concern issues of general Smithsonian Institution administration and policy, as well as more specific topics dealing with specific museums and ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for Museum Programs
Dates:
1972-1981
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 04-072
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of miscellaneous subject files created and maintained by Assistant Secretary for Museum Programs, Paul N. Perrot (1972-1983). Subjects include the South Quadrangle development project, the National Museum Act, the Museums Training Project, and Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL).

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of Museum Programs
Dates:
1967-1986
Size:
12.3 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 629
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document OMP's efforts to promote knowledge of museology and its techniques. Many of the records deal with daily operations of the office. Other records are concerned with cooperative work with international and national museum organizations, as well as topics like museum registration, conservation, public relations security, ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for Museum Programs
Dates:
1972-1986, with related records from 1879-1899 and 1965-1976
Size:
67.7 linear meters and oversize.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 342
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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

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Creators:
United States National Museum. Office of the Director
Dates:
circa 1921-1973
Size:
38 cu. ft. (76 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 190
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The records contained in this record unit are essentially those of Frank A. Taylor in his capacity as Director, United States National Museum (1962-1971) and Director General of Museums (1968-1971). However, some records as Chairman of the Exhibits Modernization Committee (1943-1959) and Director of the National Museum of History and Technolog...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Office of the Director
Dates:
circa 1972-1989
Size:
27.5 cu. ft. (27 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 338
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records provide documentation of the development of NASM as it built on the huge success of its 1976 opening. The emphasis of the museum's administration turned to revitalization of research efforts, professionalization of the staff, initiation of new projects and new exhibitions, an expanded program of publications, and plans to bu...

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