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 Technology (1958-1964) as well …
This accession consists of records that document the administrative and professional activities of Virginia Beets, Registrar, 1973-1983; Martha Morris, Assistant Registrar, 1973-1983, Registrar, 1984-1990, and Assistant Director for Collections Management, 1990-1993; and Katherine P. Spiess, Deputy Registrar, 1985-1992, and Acting Assistant Director for Collections Management, 1993- . Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; meeting agendas and minutes …
Curators' Annual Reports
The administration of the United States National Museum required curators to submit regular reports on the activities of the departments, divisions, and sections. Prior to about 1900 these reports were often made monthly and semiannually as well as annually. The reports were traditionally submitted to the Director of the National Museum …
This accession consists of exhibition records created and maintained by the Office of Registrar. The records relate their work in managing the loan of museum collection items for permanent and traveling exhibitions. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, facility reports, condition reports, loan agreements, images, schedules, object lists, and contracts.
Publication Distribution Records
These records consist of logbooks documenting publications and publication distribution.
Helena M. Weiss Oral History Interviews
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 …
This accession consists of records documenting outgoing loans of objects. Materials include correspondence, requests for loan, loan agreement forms, outgoing loan receipts, bills of lading, certificates of insurance, insurance register transaction forms, images of objects, and facilities reports.
This accession consists of records documenting outgoing loan requests denied or withdrawn. Materials include correspondence, loan request forms, and black and white photographs.
Helena M. Weiss Papers
The materials in this accession document Weiss' work in the Office of Correspondence and Documents, the Department of Geology, and as Registrar for the USNM. Among those represented in the collection are Ray S. Bassler, Alexander Wetmore, Herbert S. Bryant, and Leonard Carmichael. Of interest are two diaries of Bassler …
This accession consists of the administrative records of Douglas Robinson, Registrar, at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG). The records date from 1974-1993, with the major portion being from 1985-1993. The records include Outgoing loans, 1985-1993; Exhibition Files, which include a list of the exhibition, loan records/agreements, shipping, correspondence and memoranda …