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Creators:
United States National Museum. Division of Mechanical Technology
Dates:
circa 1899 and undated
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 97-034
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of registrar cards that document objects acquired in the Division of Mechanical Technology, United States National Museum prior to 1912, when that Division was known as the Division of Technology reporting to the Department of Anthropology. Some of the cards also date to when Mechanical Technology was a section of ...

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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Department of National History
Dates:
1956-1979
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession T90039
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of memoranda from the Chairman's office of the Department of National and Military History, incoming and outgoing correspondence from Edgar M. Howell, and administrative files from the Department of National and Military History, renamed the Department of National History in 1979. Correspondents include Robert P. M...

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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Department of History of Technology
Dates:
1932-1980
Size:
5.5 cu. ft. (11 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession T90006
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence and memoranda concerning the administration and activities of the Department. Also included are invoices, curatorial papers, and administrative records. Some materials date to when the museum was known as the Museum of History and Technology and from before the creation of the museum when it was p...

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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Office of the Director
Dates:
1957-1973
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 621
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the involvement of the Office of the Director in exhibition planning at the Museum of History and Technology (MHT) from its creation in 1957 through its development into the National Museum of History in Technology. The Directors for this period were Frank A. Taylor, 1957-1965; John C. Ewers, 1965-1966; Robert P. Mu...

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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Department of Cultural History
Dates:
1957, 1964-1975
Size:
4 cu. ft. (8 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 251
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records of the Department of Cultural History and its predecessor, the Department of Civil History, consist of administrative files including memoranda and correspondence concerning exhibits, general museum and departmental policies, the acquisition of objects, and the search for a curator; general correspondence with donors, researchers...

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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Office of the Director
Dates:
1948-1965
Size:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 623
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit contains some information on post-World War II exhibition planning at the Smithsonian. However, in the main, they document the involvement of the Office of the Director in exhibition planning at the Museum of History and Technology (MHT) from its creation in 1957 through 1965. Directors represented in this collection include ...

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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Office of the Deputy Director
Dates:
1958-1978
Size:
11 cu. ft. (22 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 277
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records, generated by John C. Ewers, Assistant Director, 1959-1964, and Silvio A. Bedini, Assistant Director, 1965-1972, and Deputy Director, 1972-1978, document the role of these positions within the National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT) administrative hierarchy. A small portion of the records also covers Ewers' position ...

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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Division of Political History
Dates:
circa 1950-1969
Size:
3 cu. ft. (6 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 252
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of general correspondence, primarily public inquiries, particularly concerning the First Ladies' Hall and objects associated with presidents and other prominent figures; administrative files pertaining to exhibits and the operation of the Department of Civil History and MHT; annual reports of the Divisions of Civil H...

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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Office of the Director
Dates:
1956-1978
Size:
3 cu. ft. (6 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 278
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These annual reports were prepared by curators and administrators from the National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT) as well as from two previous museum administrative entities, the United States National Museum and the Museum of History and Technology, that had responsibility for objects currently housed in NMHT. The reports were then ...

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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Office of the Director
Dates:
1920s-1970s
Size:
17.37 cu. ft. (33 document boxes) (1 3x5 box) (2 5x8 boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 285
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Offices of the Director and Deputy Director, National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT) maintained these photographs as a reference file. The majority of the photographs document the history of NMHT and its predecessors; included are views of exhibits, buildings, events, and some specimens. Some materials date to when the museum ...

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