Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 122
United States National Museum. Office of the Registrar
Shipment Records, 1850-1851, 1855-1969
These records are of incoming and outgoing shipments of the United States National Museum and other Smithsonian bureaus. Information recorded usually includes date, control number, address of sender and recipient, contents, and charges. Apparently a shipping office was set up in the new Natural History Building in 1912, and the main record was transferred there. Entries in the main record after 1912 reflect transportation activities related only to the National Museum. A separate record was set up in 1912 for other Smithsonian bureaus. The materials document the work of Stephen C. Brown, Registrar, 1880-1919; Herbert S. Bryant, Chief, Division of Correspondence and Documents, United States National Museum, 1917-1948; and Helena M. Weiss, Registrar.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Bryant, Herbert S.
- Brown, Stephen C.
- Weiss, Helena M., 1909-2004
- National Museum of Natural History Building (Washington, D.C.)
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 122, United States National Museum, Office of the Registrar, Shipment Records