These records primarily document administrative activities of the National Museum of American History (NMAH) concerning NMAH departments, divisions, exhibitions, and special programs. Directors represented include Roger G. Kennedy (1979-1992), and Spencer R. Crew (Acting Director, 1992-1994; Director, 1994-2001). Materials include records pertaining to the First Ladies Gowns, Duke Ellington Collection, Women in Museums …
This accession consists of weights and measurements records. Materials include articles, clippings, photographs, lists of objects, and a small amount of correspondence. See also Record Unit 332 for Section of Mathematics records.
This accession consists of records documenting grants and other external funding received by the National Air and Space Museum, Archives Department (formerly the Archives Division). Materials include proposals, correspondence, and related materials.
Contracts and Specifications
This accession consists of records created and maintained by John Bundy documenting the technical specifications of the Freer Gallery of Art. Materials include specifications, sketches, agreements, and an abstract of Charles Lang Freer's will.
Edward Oscar Ulrich Papers
This accession includes correspondence, notes, maps, photographs and negatives documenting Ulrich's research.
Photographs and Slides
This accession consists of records documenting activities and events in the Discovery Room, a hands-on, collections-based activity center for school groups focusing on scientific inquiry. Materials include photographic prints, contact sheets, slides, and negatives. Also included are several small commemorative signs.
George Edward Burch Papers
Papers of Dr. George Edward Burch (1910-1986) researcher in cardiovascular issues and illnesses.
Exhibit scripts are the textual component of exhibits. These records document the production of labels and other text that accompany Smithsonian Institution exhibits, and deal with matters of concept, design, scope, and style. The records occasionally contain photographs, brochures, memoranda and correspondence with curators, exhibits specialists, and outside contractors.
Museum of Craft and Folk Art records
The Museum of Craft and Folk Art records measure 28.9 linear feet and 12.48 GB and date from 1970 to 2012. The museum was established in 1982 in San Francisco, California and exhibited local and national craft and folk art collections until it closed in 2012. The collection includes administration records, extensive exhibition files, artists' files, museum publications, printed material, video recordings, born digital items, and photographic material.
These records document the Conservation Analytical Laboratory's (CAL) work with Smithsonian Institution curators and collections during the tenures of John H. Olin, Robert M. Organ, Jacqueline S. Olin, and Eleanor McMillan. They also document the Laboratory's extensive training programs and its wide contacts with other museums, both in the United …