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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director
Dates:
1966-2004
Size:
20.5 cu. ft. (20 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-163
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession documents the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) building West Court renovation and Discovery Center project. The Discovery Center, funded by the Discovery Channel, features an IMAX theater with a six-story-high screen for 2-D and 3-D movies, a six-story Atrium Cafe with a food court, and expanded museum shops. Mater...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director
Dates:
circa 1957-1974
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-109
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of the Director, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), mostly from the tenures of Richard S. Cowan and Porter M. Kier. Materials include reading files, 1970-1974; files relating to the NMNH budget, circa 1957-1974; and miscellaneous records.

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director
Dates:
1984-1992, with records from 1978
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-041
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the administration and programs of the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), primarily under Directors Robert S. Hoffman, 1985-1988; and Frank Talbot, 1988-1992. Included are records concerning NMNH departments, divisions, offices, and programs; NMNH relations with Smithsonian administration, bureaus, and offices; ...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director
Dates:
1990-1994
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-128
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting special events at the National Museum of Natural History during the tenure of Frank Talbot. Materials include correspondence and memoranda concerning event logistics; guest lists; catering information; itineraries; requests for building management support; and brochures about the events. On occasi...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director
Dates:
1974-1987
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 362
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document special programs and projects undertaken in the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). Included are files on the Caribbean Coral Reef Ecosystems Program, Scholarly Studies Program, Short-Term Visitors Program, a 1987 NMNH expedition to Henderson Island in the South Pacific, the 1987 NMNH Task Force on Research, the ...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director
Dates:
1974-1994
Size:
9.5 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 97-009
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the administration and programs of the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) primarily under Director Frank H. Talbot, 1988-1994. Smaller amounts of records were created during the tenure of Director Robert S. Hoffman, 1985-1988. Included are records concerning NMNH departments, divisions, ...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director
Dates:
1980-1991
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 93-126
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the planning and execution of receptions and other special events relating to exhibit openings and honored guests in the Natural History Building. Included are memoranda and correspondence, guest lists, caterer's menus, sample invitations, press sheets, itineraries, and photographs of the eve...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director
Dates:
1964-1973
Size:
26.5 cu. ft. (53 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 197
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records are chiefly files of the Director's Office, 1964-1969, 1971-1972. During the earlier period a complicated subject-numeric system was in use. In 1971 a simpler subject-numeric plan was used and replaced before the end of that year by a straight alphabetic subject file, which is the current office filing system. A full history ...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director
Dates:
1969-1982
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 364
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records chiefly document the role of NMNH in the organization and programs of the Association of Systematics Collections (ASC) during the tenures of the Directors Richard Sumner Cowan, 1969-1973; Porter M. Kier, 1973-1979; and Richard S. Fiske, 1980-1982. The ASC was established on July 7, 1972 to foster the care, management, preservatio...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director
Dates:
1979-1990
Size:
5 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (2 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 91-174
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence, contracts, purchase orders, program information, and other related materials documenting the work of the Biodiversity Programs office. Directors represented in these records include James F. Mello, Acting Director, 1979; Richard S. Fiske, Director, 1980-1985; James C. Tyler, Acting Director, 1985, ...

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