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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director
Dates:
1962-1978
Size:
28 cu. ft. (56 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 309
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists primarily of the official administrative files of the Office of the Director of the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), 1976-1978. The files document Porter M. Kier's tenure as Director of NMNH. Kier was appointed to the position on January 14, 1973. A few records pre-date this period and consist of files ...

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Creators:
Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art
Dates:
1883-1962
bulk 1885-1962
Size:
265.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.carninst
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art measure 265.8 linear feet and date from 1883-1962, with the bulk of the material dating from 1885-1940. The collection includes extensive correspondence between the museum's founding director, John Beatty, and his successor, Homer Saint-Gaudens, with artists, dealers, galleries, collectors, museum directors, representatives abroad, shipping and insurance agents, and museum trustees. The collection also includes Department of Fine Arts interoffice memoranda and reports; loan exhibition files; Carnegie International planning, jury, shipping, and sale records; Department of Fine Arts letterpress copy books, and a copy of the original card catalog index to these records.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service
Dates:
circa 1969-1990
Size:
88 cu. ft. (88 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 487
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) exhibition files, arranged by exhibition. The files contain varying amounts of information, including itineraries, shipping and insurance papers, press releases, lists of items, correspondence with lenders, and occasional photographs.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
circa 1991-1993
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-096
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of news releases produced by the Office of Public Affairs (OPA) and news clippings collected by OPA to document Smithsonian activities.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Museums
Dates:
1968-1989
Size:
20 cu. ft. (20 record storage boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 608
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the development of the Office's mandate. There is extensive correspondence with Smithsonian bureaus and administrators, American and foreign government bodies at all levels, various learned societies, foundations, and other private organizations. The records also include correspondence of the Office of the Assistant ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Grants and Risk Management
Dates:
circa 1975-1988
Size:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 90-050
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of material pertaining to grant funding including correspondence, memoranda, reports, vouchers, and budgets. Records are listed by principle investigator, finding agency and grant title.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Special Events and Conference Services
Dates:
1987
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-070
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of 1987 files documenting various short term event and conferences such as Regents dinners, luncheons, tea parties, receptions, and breakfasts. Also includes correspondence, guest lists and mailing lists, menus, invitations, memoranda, agendas, contact sheets, pamphlets, minutes of meetings, receipts, brochures, and ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Accessibility Program
Dates:
1979-1999
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-085
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the review of Smithsonian Institution exhibition, facility, publication, and event plans for visitor and staff accessibility. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, proposals, drawings, background information and related materials.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Museum Programs
Dates:
1975, 1978, 1980-1986
Size:
14.5 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
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. Office of Architectural History and Historic Preservation
Dates:
circa 1960-2000
Size:
24.5 cu. ft. (49 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-007
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of information files, original reports and correspondence, papers and articles, and other background material on Smithsonian buildings. Most records document the Smithsonian Institution Building ("Castle"). There are a few files on the Arts & Industries Building and other Smithsonian facilities. These records were ...

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