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Record Unit 190

United States National Museum. Office of the Director

Records, circa 1921-1973

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: United States National Museum. Office of the Director
Title: Records
Dates: circa 1921-1973
Quantity: 38 cu. ft. (76 document boxes)
Collection: Record Unit 190
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

Records are essentially those of Frank A. Taylor in his capacity as Director, USNM, 1962-1971, and Director General of Museums, 1968-1971. However, some records as Chairman of the Exhibits Modernization Committee, 1943-1959, and as Director of the Museum of History and Technology, 1958-1964, as well as related records are included.

Historical Note

The title of Director General of Museums was established in 1968 concurrent with the establishment of the Office of Special Museum Programs. The Director General had previously been known as Director, United States National Museum. In FY 1969 both titles, Director General of Museums and Director, United States National Museum, were assumed by Frank A. Taylor.

Congress began to make small appropriations for the maintenance of the National Museum in 1858. The National Museum became the largest element of the Smithsonian, and its programs, collections, and curators were placed early under the direction of an assistant secretary for the museum. The position of Director, United States National Museum, later became a separate office. With the development of the programs of the Museum of History and Technology, the construction of its new building, and the concurrent expansion of the Museum of Natural History, these two components of the National Museum each required its individual director. Frank A. Taylor became the first Director of the National Museum of History and Technology and served from April 1958 to 1964. Arthur Remington Kellogg became Acting Director of the National Museum of Natural History as well as Director, United States National Museum. Both individual directors continued under the general direction of the Director, United States National Museum, who also continued to administer programs common to both components, including the Office of Exhibits, the Conservation-Analytical Laboratory, the Office of the Registrar, and the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Service. Taylor was named Director, United States National Museum, in the fall of 1962 upon the retirement of Kellogg. As of 27 June 1967 the United States National Museum was established as a fully separate administrative unit of the Smithsonian. At this time the Director, United States National Museum, was relieved of line responsibility for the National Museum of History and Technology and the National Museum of Natural History. The Director, United States National Museum, continued to have broad responsibilities for the review and coordination of all museum and exhibit activities within the entire Smithsonian. He became the Secretary's adviser to evaluate the Smithsonian's performance and recommend research, development, and innovation in museum education, public services, and exhibits. Under the direction of the Secretary, the Director continued to carry out the directives of the National Museum Act of 1966 and continued to administer the Office of Exhibits, Conservation-Analytical Laboratory, Office of the Registrar, and Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. The Office of Special Museum Programs was created during FY 1968, and Frank A. Taylor was named Director General of Museums. In FY 1969 the title "Director, United States National Museum" was revived, probably for legislative purposes. From FY 1969 to his retirement on 23 January 1971, Frank A. Taylor served as Director General of Museums and Director, United States National Museum. Peter C. Welsh was named Assistant to the Director General, and Lloyd E. Herman became Program Manager in FY 1969. Under Special Museum Programs the Office of Museum Programs was established in FY 1971. The Director was Peter C. Welsh (January-December 1971); Assistant to the Director was Katherine Goldman (January-July 1971); Research Assistant was Jean H. Eisenberg (January 1971-June 1972); Research Associate was Frank A. Taylor (January 1971- ). The Office of Museum Programs changed its name to Office of Smithsonian and National Museum Programs in FY 1972 in order to reflect its broad scope of services. This office was headed by Assistant Director Frederick Schmid after the resignation of Peter C. Welsh in December 1971. Research Assistants were Katherine Goldman (July 1971-May 1972) and Jean H. Eisenberg. Frank A. Taylor remained as Research Associate, and Stephen Johnston was appointed Special Consultant in February 1972. Effective 1 August 1972 Paul N. Perrot became Assistant Secretary for Museum Programs (Director, United States National Museum). The Assistant Secretary for Museum Programs assumed essentially the same duties and responsibilities previously performed by the Director General of Museums.

The Director General of Museums acted as an adviser to the Secretary and Smithsonian museum and gallery directors on museum practices, programs, and administration. The Director General developed and directed assistance programs to museums in the United States and abroad, as well as directing Smithsonian museum programs, offices, and services, including the Office of Exhibits, Conservation-Analytical Laboratory, Office of the Registrar, Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, and Smithsonian Exposition Hall. He acted as a liaison with: The American Association of Museums, including Regional Conferences; Advisory Council for Historic Preservation; American Revolution Bicentennial Commission; Presidential Libraries; National Endowment for the Arts and the Humanities; International Council of Museums; and American Friends of the Korean National Science and Cultural Center. Additional duties assumed by the Director General included those to: increase visibility of Negro history in Smithsonian museums and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, coordinate Smithsonian programs for the Bicentennial of the American Revolution; consult with New York University at Buffalo; determine space solutions, e.g., research park development at Silver Hill; advise Anacostia Neighborhood Museum; advise "Lamont Street"; coordinate circulation of units with the expansion of the Smithsonian Associates; develop film capability for the enhancement of exhibits; and coordinate exhibits for Presidential Libraries.

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Descriptive Entry

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 as some related records are included.

See also: Record Unit 84 - Taylor material as Head Curator, Department of Engineering and Industries, United States National Museum (1948-1955); Record Unit 88 - Arthur Remington Kellogg as Director, United States National Museum (1948-1962); Record Unit 89 - Director, United States National Museum, 1948-1962 (Arthur Remington Kellogg); Record Unit 90 - Exhibits; Record Unit 131 - Exhibits; Record Unit 155 - Office of Director, Museum of Natural History, and Director, United States National Museum (Arthur Remington Kellogg, 1948-1958).

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 190, United States National Museum. Office of the Director, Records

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Container List

Series 1

General SI File, 1960-1972. Arranged alphabetically.

Files refer to Smithsonian offices, programs, and policies and serve as an information file.

Box 1

Academic Programs, Office of, 1968-1971 (4 folders)

Box 1 of 76

Academic Studies, Office of, 1968-1971

Box 1 of 76

Administrative Officers, Conferences, 1971

Box 1 of 76

Admission Fee, 1967-1972

Box 1 of 76

Box 2

American Folklife Institute (AFI), c. 1968

Box 2 of 76

Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, 1969-1970

Box 2 of 76

Annual Reports (Smithsonian Year), 1970-1972 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 76

Architectural Proposal, 1968 re: developing architectural training program with National Trust and National Park Service

Box 2 of 76

Art for Community Colleges, 1967-1968

Box 2 of 76

Assistant Secretary (Administration), 1959-1969 (2 folders), James C. Bradley

Box 2 of 76

Assistant to the Secretary, 1960-1965, T. W. Taylor

Box 2 of 76

Assistant Secretary (Science), 1963-1969 (3 folders), T. Dale Stewart & Sidney R. Galler

Box 2 of 76

Assistant Secretary, 1964-1968 (2 folders), Phillip Ritterbush (Special Assistant to the Secretary for Scientific Matters)

Box 2 of 76

Box 3

Assistant Secretary (Public Service), 1969-1970, William W. Warner

Box 3 of 76

Assistant Secretary (Museum Programs), 1971 re: Prospective candidates

Box 3 of 76

Barney House, 1967

Box 3 of 76

Betterment of Youth Programs, 1967

Box 3 of 76

Bicentennial of the American Revolution, 1970-1971

Box 3 of 76

Boards and Commissions of the SI, 1970

Box 3 of 76

Board of Regents, 1966-1971 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 76

Buildings Management Department, Guard-Guide Attendants, n.d. (3 folders)

Box 3 of 76

BMD, general, 1966-1970

Box 3 of 76

Box 4

BMD, Security, 1965-1971 (3 folders)

Box 4 of 76

Center for the Study of Man, 1969-1970

Box 4 of 76

Chesapeake Bay Center, 1967

Box 4 of 76

Community College Programs, 1967-1969

Box 4 of 76

Computer Use, 1972

Box 4 of 76

Congressional Contacts, 1968-1971

Box 4 of 76

Contracts Office, 1964-1968

Box 4 of 76

Cooper-Hewitt Museum, 1971

Box 4 of 76

Curator of the Senate, 1969

Box 4 of 76

Data Processing, 1967-1969 (2 folders)

Box 4 of 76

Development Office, 1965-1971 (2 folders)

Box 4 of 76

Director, Candidates for (Paul Harris), 1967

Box 4 of 76

Donations to the SI, 1968-1970

Box 4 of 76

Endangered Species, 1969

Box 4 of 76

Box 5

Education and Training, Division of, 1965-1967

Box 5 of 76

Executive Committee, 1971-1972

Box 5 of 76

Films and Education (includes proposal for National Ethno-Film Center), 1968-1969

Box 5 of 76

Fiscal Division, 1967-1969 (2 folders)

Box 5 of 76

Golden Spike Centennial Celebration, 1967

Box 5 of 76

Information and Referral Systems, 1967

Box 5 of 76

Information Systems Division, n.d.

Box 5 of 76

International Activities, Office of, general, 1964-1970 (3 folders)

Box 5 of 76

Box 6

International Activities, Office of, general, 1964-1970

Box 6 of 76

International Activities, Office of, Exhibits Lab for Developing Countries, 1965-1968

Box 6 of 76

International Activities, Office of, Rescue of Italian Art, 1966-1967

Box 6 of 76

International Activities, Office of, Rome Centre, 1967 (3 folders)

Box 6 of 76

Box 7

International Activities, Office of, UNESCO, 1966-1967

Box 7 of 76

International Activities, Office of, Foreign Currency Program, 1969-1971

Box 7 of 76

Korean Research - Ecology, 1967 re: Helmut K. Beuchner's "Ecological Study in Korea"

Box 7 of 76

Library, SI, 1966-1970 (2 folders)

Box 7 of 76

Mall Functions, general, 1967

Box 7 of 76

Mall Functions, Folklife Festival, 1967-1968

Box 7 of 76

Museum Career Information, 1967-1970 (2 folders)

Box 7 of 76

Museum Conservation, 1970

Box 7 of 76

Museum Programs, Office of, general, 1971

Box 7 of 76

Museum Service, general; docents; sales desk, 1965-1969 (3 folders)

Box 7 of 76

National Collection of Fine Arts, general, 1967-1971

Box 7 of 76

National Collection of Fine Arts, Lincoln Gallery, 1968

Box 7 of 76

National Gallery of Art, general, 1969

Box 7 of 76

National Portrait Gallery, general, 1966-1969 (2 folders)

Box 7 of 76

National Postal Service Museum, St. Louis, general, 1970

Box 7 of 76

National Zoological Park, general, 1967-1970

Box 7 of 76

Box 8

Non-Museums, Program for, 1966-1967 (includes questionnaires) (2 folders)

Box 8 of 76

Oak Ridge, Tennessee (Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies/Life Science Radiation Laboratory), 1965-1966

Box 8 of 76

Oceanography and Limnology, Office of, general, 1965-1969

Box 8 of 76

Oceanography and Limnology, Office of, Waldeman A. Ayres correspondence, 1966

Box 8 of 76

Organization and Methods Division, 1966-1970 (2 folders)

Box 8 of 76

Performing Arts, 1968-1970

Box 8 of 76

Personnel Division, general, 1965-1971

Box 8 of 76

Box 9

Personnel Division, general, 1965-1971 (2 folders)

Box 9 of 76

Personnel Division, Retirement Plans, 1966

Box 9 of 76

Personnel Division, Personnel Analysis of USNM, 1967

Box 9 of 76

Photo Lab, 1966-1971 (2 folders)

Box 9 of 76

Planning Committee, proposed for SI, 1969

Box 9 of 76

Potomac River, flooding of, 1967

Box 9 of 76

Programming and Budget, Office of: Budget, general, 1964-1966

Box 9 of 76

Programming and Budget, Office of: Budget, general, 1966

Box 9 of 76

Programming and Budget, Office of: Public service projects, 1966

Box 9 of 76

Programming and Budget, Office of: Budget, USNM, 1967

Box 9 of 76

Programming and Budget, Office of: Budget Restrictions, 1967

Box 9 of 76

Programming and Budget, Office of: Transfer of Funds, 1967-1969

Box 9 of 76

Box 10

Programming and Budget, Office of: Budget, general, 1968

Box 10 of 76

Programming and Budget, Office of: Budget, USNM, 1968

Box 10 of 76

Programming and Budget, Office of: Budget, Office of International Activities, 1968

Box 10 of 76

Programming and Budget, Office of: Budget, National Museum Act, 1968

Box 10 of 76

Programming and Budget, Office of: Budget, NMHT, 1968

Box 10 of 76

Programming and Budget, Office of: Budget, NMNH, 1968

Box 10 of 76

Programming and Budget, Office of: Budget, Working papers, 1968

Box 10 of 76

Programming and Budget, Office of: Budget Estimates, Office of Exhibits, 1968

Box 10 of 76

Programming and Budget, Office of: Budget Estimates, CAL, 1968-1971

Box 10 of 76

Programming and Budget, Office of: Budget Estimates, OR, 1968-1971

Box 10 of 76

Programming and Budget, Office of: Budget, general, FY 1969

Box 10 of 76

Box 11

Programming and Budget, Office of: Budget, USNM, 1969

Box 11 of 76

Programming and Budget, Office of: Budget, general, FY 1970

Box 11 of 76

Programming and Budget, Office of: Budget, general, FY 1971

Box 11 of 76

Programming and Budget, Office of: Budget, National Museum Act, FY 1973

Box 11 of 76

Public Affairs, Office of, general, 1965-1971 (3 folders) includes Radio Smithsonian: History and Prospects

Box 11 of 76

Box 12

Public Information Office, 1966, includes scripts, TV series

Box 12 of 76

Radiation Biology Laboratory, 1968

Box 12 of 76

Radiation Registration and Safety, 1967

Box 12 of 76

Registrar, Office of, general, 1964-1971 (2 folders)

Box 12 of 76

Registrar, Office of, Report on Transportation Costs, 1962-1965

Box 12 of 76

Renwick Gallery, 1969-1971 (2 folders)

Box 12 of 76

Roosevelt's Little White House and Museum, Peter C. Welsh report, 1968

Box 12 of 76

Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc., 1971

Box 12 of 76

Science Exhibitions Photographs, 1965-1969 (includes Powell Expedition)

Box 12 of 76

Secretary, Office of the, S. Dillon Ripley, 1964-1965 (includes biographical information)

Box 12 of 76

Secretary, Office of the, general, 1965-1971 (2 folders) includes various advisory committees

Box 12 of 76

Secretary, Office of the, Aspen Conference, 1967

Box 12 of 76

Box 13

Secretary, Office of the, Symposium, "quality of man's environment," 1967

Box 13 of 76

Secretary, Office of the, Bureau Directors' Meetings, 1967-1971 (2 folders)

Box 13 of 76

Secretary, Office of the, Congressional Hearings (Thompson), 1970

Box 13 of 76

Secretary, Office of the, Policy, 1965-1970 (2 folders) includes Wolfson controversy

Box 13 of 76

Secretary, Office of the, Secretary's Staff Meetings, 1969-1971 (2 folders)

Box 13 of 76

Secretary, Office of the, Smithsonian Council, 1965-1970 (2 folders)

Box 13 of 76

Shipping and crating, 1967 re: national competition for improved design of shipping crates

Box 13 of 76

Smithson Medal, 1964-1966

Box 13 of 76

Smithsonian Archives, 1966-1970

Box 13 of 76

Smithsonian Art Commission, meeting, May 2, 1967

Box 13 of 76

Box 14

Smithsonian Associates, 1966-1970

Box 14 of 76

SI Museums, general, 1967-1969 (2 folders)

Box 14 of 76

SI Press, general, 1965-1967

Box 14 of 76

SI Press, 1968-1971 (2 folders)

Box 14 of 76

Box 15

SI Press, 1968-1971 (2 folders)

Box 15 of 76

Special Events Fund, 1969-1970

Box 15 of 76

Storage, 1970

Box 15 of 76

Summer in the Parks, 1968

Box 15 of 76

Supply Division, 1963-1970

Box 15 of 76

Survey of Services, 1964-1965

Box 15 of 76

Symposia, 1967-1968

Box 15 of 76

Totem Poles Restoration, 1967-1968

Box 15 of 76

Treasurer, SI, 1968-1969

Box 15 of 76

Visitors to the SI, 1967-1971

Box 15 of 76

Visitors to the SI, Carolyn H. Wells' Visitor Survey, NMNH & NMHT, 1968-1970

Box 15 of 76

Visitors to the SI, American, 1965-1968

Box 15 of 76

Box 16

Visitors to the SI, Foreign, 1965-1968

Box 16 of 76

Water Resource Research, 1967-1968

Box 16 of 76

White House, 1969-1970

Box 16 of 76

Wright Brothers Bust Dedication, 1967

Box 16 of 76

Series 2

SI Buildings, 1933-1971. Arranged alphabetically.

Files generally are concerned with planning and construction or renovation of Smithsonian buildings.

Box 16

Alexandria, Virginia, Building #3, 1968-1969

Box 16 of 76

Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Medical Museum, 1959-1961

Box 16 of 76

Arts and Industries Building: Blueprint, n.d., southeast range and court reflected ceiling plan of M.E. modifications

Box 16 of 76

Arts and Industries Building: Renovation, n.d. (2 folders)

Box 16 of 76

Arts and Industries Building: General, 1950-1952

Box 16 of 76

Arts and Industries Building: General, 1965-1970 (3 folders)

Box 16 of 76

Box 17

Arts and Industries Building: Statue of Freedom, 1966-1967

Box 17 of 76

Arts and Industries Building: Exposition Hall, 1966-1970

Box 17 of 76

Arts and Industries Building: Planning Committee, 1970-1971

Box 17 of 76

Belmont, 1964-1965

Box 17 of 76

Center for Advanced Study, 1965-1968

Box 17 of 76

Court of Claims Building, 1965-1968 (2 folders)

Box 17 of 76

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 1961-1968

Box 17 of 76

Joseph H. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 1965-1968

Box 17 of 76

Joseph H. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Legislative history, 1966-1967

Box 17 of 76

Mall, maps and diagrams, 1933-1960

Box 17 of 76

Box 18

Mall, general, 1955-1966

Box 18 of 76

Mall Development, 1964-1967

Box 18 of 76

Mall, site at 3rd and Jefferson, 1971

Box 18 of 76

National Air and Space Museum, general, 1966-1968 (2 folders) includes 1968 Interim Report

Box 18 of 76

National Air and Space Museum, general, 1969-1971 (2 folders)

Box 18 of 76

National Armed Forces Museum, general, 1957-1965

Box 18 of 76

Box 19

National Armed Forces Museum, Report, 1960

Box 19 of 76

"The National Armed Forces Museum - Forging a Concept," 1967 (proposal by Col. John H. Magruder III, Director, NAFMAB)

Box 19 of 76

National Armed Forces Museum Advisory Board, general, 1956-1967 (2 folders)

Box 19 of 76

National Armed Forces Museum Advisory Board, general, 1967-1969

Box 19 of 76

National Armed Forces Museum Advisory Board Meetings, 1962-1964 (4 folders)

Box 19 of 76

Box 20

National Museum of History and Technology: Exhibits, 1955-1963 (includes chronology, 1955-1963; schedules; estimated costs)

Box 20 of 76

National Museum of History and Technology: Checklist and Outline of Requirements for the Design of the Museum of History and Technology, 1956

Box 20 of 76

National Museum of History and Technology: Scholarship, 1960-1963

Box 20 of 76

National Museum of History and Technology: Exhibit Correspondence, 1965-1970

Box 20 of 76

National Museum of History and Technology: Building plans and dimensions, 1965-1967

Box 20 of 76

National Museum of Natural History, 1950, 1964-1967 (4 folders) includes feasibility study prepared by GSA for construction of additional building space in West Court; blueprints

Box 20 of 76

Pension Building, 1967-1968

Box 20 of 76

Silver Hill, Off-campus storage, 1967-1969

Box 20 of 76

Smithsonian Institution Building, general, 1952-1970 (2 folders)

Box 20 of 76

Union Station Museum, 1963-1967 re: possible transportation museum

Box 20 of 76

Use of Smithsonian Buildings, 1964-1967

Box 20 of 76

Box 21

Committee on Future Building Plans, 1965-1968 (4 folders)

Box 21 of 76

Space Resources, 1970-1971

Box 21 of 76

Series 3

United States National Museum, Office of the Director, 1964-1969. Arranged chronologically.

Records reflect operational and organizational policies of the Office of the Director.

Box 21

USNM, Origin, n.d.

Box 21 of 76

USNM, general, 1964-1968

Box 21 of 76

USNM, Annual Reports for Smithsonian Year, 1964-1968 (2 folders)

Box 21 of 76

USNM, FY 1967 budget estimates, 1965

Box 21 of 76

Box 22

USNM, FY 1967 budget estimates, 1965

Box 22 of 76

USNM, Office of the Director, 1965-1966 (efforts to hire an administrative officer)

Box 22 of 76

USNM, Organization Chart, 1966

Box 22 of 76

USNM, Contractors, 1966

Box 22 of 76

USNM, Travel Policy, 1966

Box 22 of 76

USNM, Transfer of Funds, 1966-1967

Box 22 of 76

USNM, Office of the Director-General, Housekeeping file, 1966-1969

Box 22 of 76

USNM, Program, 1966-1968 (re: Reestablishment of USNM, and establishment of Office of the Director-General of Museum)

Box 22 of 76

USNM, Plan of Operations, 1967

Box 22 of 76

USNM, Special Projects, 1967

Box 22 of 76

USNM, Director-General of Museums, Organizational Chart, 1968

Box 22 of 76

USNM, Plan of Operations, 1968

Box 22 of 76

Series 4

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), 1965-1971. Arranged chronologically.

Records are general correspondence and memos dealing with future planning for the museum and its exhibitions. In 1958 the Museum of Natural History became separate from the Museum of History and Technology. The name of the museum was changed to the National Museum of Natural History in 1969.

Box 22

NMNH, Museum Planning, n.d. (evaluation and recommendation by F. A. Taylor)

Box 22 of 76

NMNH, general, 1965-1969

Box 22 of 76

Box 23

NMNH, general, 1965-1969

Box 23 of 76

NMNH, general, 1969-1971 (relates mainly to exhibits) (2 folders)

Box 23 of 76

Series 5

National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT), 1964-1971. Arranged chronologically.

Included are administrative, educational and fiscal subject matter as well as general correspondence. In 1958 the Museum of History and Technology became separate from the Museum of Natural History. The name of the museum was changed to the National Museum of History and Technology in 1969.

Box 23

NMHT, General, 1964-1971 (3 folders)

Box 23 of 76

American Civilization Program, George Washington University, 1965

Box 23 of 76

Renaming NMHT & NMNH, 1965-1969

Box 23 of 76

Budget, FY 1968 preliminary budget estimates, 1966

Box 23 of 76

Box 24

Historic Studies Center, 1966-1967

Box 24 of 76

Assistance to "Hemis Fair '68," 1967

Box 24 of 76

Professional Accomplishments Evaluation Committee (PAEC), 1968

Box 24 of 76

Numismatics, 1969 (2 folders)

Box 24 of 76

Series 6

Conservation-Analytical Laboratory (CAL), 1956-1972. Arranged chronologically.

The Conservation-Analytical Laboratory functions to ascertain and advise on the suitability of environmental conditions found in the museums for the display and storage of specific types of museum objects and to suggest remedial action if necessary; to advise on conservation procedures to be used in the museums; to treat objects which present special problems or require more specialized equipment than is available in departmental laboratories; and to analyze museum objects or their materials in accordance with the research needs of curators.

C. H. Olin was named Conservator, United States National Museum, in FY 1963. The Conservation Research Laboratory was established in FY 1964 with C. H. Olin as the Conservator-in-Charge and Mrs. Jacqueline S. Olin as Chemist. In FY 1967 the title was changed to Conservation-Analytical Laboratory and Robert M. Organ was named Chief. J. S. Olin remained as Chemist.

Box 24

General, 1955-1965 (2 folders)

Box 24 of 76

General, 1966-1972 (2 folders)

Box 24 of 76

Box 25

Charles H. Olin Report, 1963

Box 25 of 76

Equipment, 1963-1966

Box 25 of 76

Conservation of Collections, USNM, 1964

Box 25 of 76

CAL Report, 1964

Box 25 of 76

CAL Committee, 1965

Box 25 of 76

CAL Committee Report, 1965

Box 25 of 76

Series 7

Exhibit Programs, Office of, 1956-1972. Arranged chronologically, with special exhibits arranged alphabetically.

The Office of Exhibits Programs, in consultation with museum curators, designs, prepares, and installs exhibits in Smithsonian museums. It occasionally prepares circulating exhibits for the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Service. The Office of Exhibits was established officially in September 1955, and existing exhibits production personnel were consolidated. This action was largely the result of the authorization for the construction of the Museum of History and Technology.

The name of the office was changed to Office of Exhibits Programs in FY 1969. John E. Anglim served as Chief, and Benjamin W. Lawless served as Assistant Chief. The training of museum technicians visiting the Office of Exhibits Programs from all points of the world has become an accepted responsibility to the smaller museums of the country. Carl Alexander served as Education Officer for the Office of Exhibits Programs and administered this training program. Special Exhibits are temporary experimental vehicles that are relatively low in cost, rarely require more than four weeks to prepare, and rarely last more than six weeks.

Box 25

General, 1965-1971 (2 folders)

Box 25 of 76

Box 26

General, 1965-1971 (3 folders)

Box 26 of 76

Exhibit Research, 1956-1968

Box 26 of 76

Exhibit Research, 1968-1970 (2 folders)

Box 26 of 76

Exhibit Philosophy, c. 1958-1962 (2 folders)

Box 26 of 76

NMHT, 1964-1969 (2 folders)

Box 26 of 76

NMHT proposed Exhibits, c. mid-60s

Box 26 of 76

Box 27

NMNH, 1965-1969

Box 27 of 76

NMNH Hall No. 10, 1969-1970

Box 27 of 76

Colloquium on Exhibits, 1966

Box 27 of 76

Contacts, c. 1966

Box 27 of 76

Decentralization, 1966

Box 27 of 76

Exhibits Review, 1966-1967

Box 27 of 76

Labels Editor, 1966-1968

Box 27 of 76

Orientation film, 1967-1969

Box 27 of 76

Exhibitions, admission charges to, 1968-1970

Box 27 of 76

Budget, 1968; 1972 (2 folders)

Box 27 of 76

Base analysis, 1970

Box 27 of 76

A&I Building, 1970

Box 27 of 76

Box 28

Committee on the Future of Exhibits, 1969

Box 28 of 76

Committee on the Future of Exhibits, 1969-1970 (3 folders)

Box 28 of 76

Exposition Hall Programs, 1970-1971

Box 28 of 76

Museum Exhibits, general, 1968-1970

Box 28 of 76

Proposed Exhibits, A-E, 1969-1971 (7 folders) mainly files of Lloyd E. Herman, Administrative Officer

Box 28 of 76

Box 29

Proposed Exhibits, F-Z, 1969-1971 (14 folders)

Box 29 of 76

Proposed Exhibitions, 1970-1971

Box 29 of 76

"Photography and the City," 1967-1970 (2 folders)

Box 29 of 76

Box 30

"Photography and the City," 1967-1970 (8 folders)

Box 30 of 76

Box 31

"Photography and the City," 1967-1970

Box 31 of 76

"Byword," 1968-1969

Box 31 of 76

Cybernetics Serendipity, 1968-1969

Box 31 of 76

Exhibits for Presidential Libraries, 1968-1969

Box 31 of 76

"Environment," 1969-1970 (Beer Proposal)

Box 31 of 76

Japan Exhibit, damage, 1969-1971

Box 31 of 76

Electric counter at Drug Exhibit Entrance, 1972 (attendance reports)

Box 31 of 76

SI Training Program in Exhibit Techniques, 1967-1971, A-M (files of Education Officer, Office of Exhibit Programs - Carl Alexander) (6 folders)

Box 31 of 76

Box 32

SI Training Program in Exhibit Techniques, 1967-1971, S-T (files of Education Officer, Office of Exhibit Programs - Carl Alexander) (10 folders)

Box 32 of 76

Special Exhibits, old, 1958-1963

Box 32 of 76

Special Exhibits, miscellaneous, 1965-1968 (2 folders)

Box 32 of 76

Box 33

Special Exhibits, miscellaneous, 1966-1968 (includes: Man in Sport, Tunisian Mosaics, Lower East Side Exhibit, Venice Biennale, Vinland Map, National Library Week, Viceregal Art of Peru, Ceylon Gem Exhibit, Peyote Religion, Scranton Centennial, Job Corps, Upward Bound, Vision of Man)

Box 33 of 76

Special Exhibits, miscellaneous, 1967-1968 (includes: Berlandier Exhibit, Schoolhouse in the City, Masada Exhibit, Co-op Craft Show, Pastels of Erie Canal, Time Political Covers Show, Florida 17, Please Be Seated, Rhode Island Right for Recreation, German Poster Show)

Box 33 of 76

General, 1969-1970

Box 33 of 76

Special Shows, miscellaneous, 1969-1970

Box 33 of 76

Exhibitions (Special), 1969-1971

Box 33 of 76

General and schedules, 1968-1970

Box 33 of 76

Schedule, 1969-1970

Box 33 of 76

Special Exhibits

Alaska Centenary, 1965-1967

Box 33 of 76

Box 34

Art and Metal Technology, 1969-1971 (3 folders)

Box 34 of 76

Art Protis, 1970

Box 34 of 76

Cecil Beaton Photos, 1969

Box 34 of 76

Bicentennial of the American Revolution, 1968-1972

Box 34 of 76

Blind, Exhibits for, 1965-1968

Box 34 of 76

Bolivian Show, 1968-1969

Box 34 of 76

Box 35

Cinematique, 1968-1969

Box 35 of 76

Civil Defense, 1967

Box 35 of 76

Concerned Photographer, 1967-1969

Box 35 of 76

Contemporary Black Artists, 1969

Box 35 of 76

Lovis Corinth Prints, 1970

Box 35 of 76

Craft Exhibits, 1969

Box 35 of 76

Endangered Species, 1968-1969

Box 35 of 76

Genteel Female, 1970

Box 35 of 76

Gutenberg Exhibition, 1969-1970

Box 35 of 76

Hand of Man on America, 1969-1970

Box 35 of 76

Industrial Design, 1968-1970

Box 35 of 76

Box 36

Iranian Art Show, 1967-1970

Box 36 of 76

Israel the Reality, 1969

Box 36 of 76

Kokoschka Sokol Exhibit, 1968

Box 36 of 76

Laser, 1968-1969

Box 36 of 76

Liebes, 1970

Box 36 of 76

Light and Color (Colson), 1966

Box 36 of 76

Man and Machine, 1968-1970

Box 36 of 76

Masada, 1968-1969

Box 36 of 76

Microfilm Centennial, 1971

Box 36 of 76

Mobile Travel Units, 1965-1958

Box 36 of 76

Pakistani Prints, 1969-1971

Box 36 of 76

Plastic as Plastic, 1968-1970 (2 folders)

Box 36 of 76

Box 37

Plastic as Plastic, 1968-1970 (2 folders)

Box 37 of 76

Please Be Seated, 1968-1972 (3 folders)

Box 37 of 76

Polish Folk Art, 1970

Box 37 of 76

Software, 1969 (3 folders)

Box 37 of 76

Box 38

Henry O. Tanner Exhibition, 1969

Box 38 of 76

Toledo Glass National, 1970

Box 38 of 76

Towers, 1969-1970

Box 38 of 76

Trieste, 1968

Box 38 of 76

Urban Design - Manhattan, 1969-1970

Box 38 of 76

Vibrating World, 1969-1970

Box 38 of 76

Warshaw Exhibit, 1967-1970 (2 folders)

Box 38 of 76

Watercolor Show, 1969

Box 38 of 76

White House News Photographers, 1970

Box 38 of 76

Woman (Second World of Photography), 1970-1971

Box 38 of 76

Yugoslav Tapestries, 1968-1970

Box 38 of 76

Smithsonian Experimental Exhibit (SEE), 1968 (includes SI Exhibits Design and Production Center proposals and background material)

Box 38 of 76

Smithsonian Experimental Exhibit (SEE), 1969

Box 38 of 76

Series 8

Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), 1955-1971. Arranged chronologically.

SITES began its operation in FY 1951. From a beginning of touring exhibitions generally limited to the fine arts, it gradually enlarged its scope to include design and crafts, photography, architecture, history, and science. Exhibitions circulated by SITES are assembled from many sources in this country and abroad. SITES also functions to aid public museums, community colleges, science museums, libraries, and other educational institutions in developing programs for using their temporary exhibition space. Dorothy Van Arsdale served as Chief of SITES.

Box 39

General, 1955-1968 (3 folders)

Box 39 of 76

General, 1969-1971 (2 folders)

Box 39 of 76

Letters to prospective directors, n.d.

Box 39 of 76

Budget, 1967-1968

Box 39 of 76

Proposal for grant from Endowment for the Arts, 1967

Box 39 of 76

Art Calendars, 1966-1969

Box 39 of 76

British Designer Crafts, 1969

Box 39 of 76

Colonial Art from Ecuador, 1968-1970

Box 39 of 76

Series 9

Legislative File, 1953-1972. Arranged alphabetically.

Records include copies of Congressional Acts and Bills pertinent to Smithsonian interests as well as legislative information with potential impact on museum administration.

Box 40

General, 1953-1970 (2 folders)

Box 40 of 76

General Legislation, 1964-1972

Box 40 of 76

Canadian National Museums Act (National Museums Corporation), 1968

Box 40 of 76

Congressional Records, 1970 (includes contract between SI and Committee on Science and Astronautics)

Box 40 of 76

Legislative Council, Florence Agreement, 1966 (agreement on importation of educational, scientific, and cultural materials)

Box 40 of 76

Historic Preservation Act, 1966

Box 40 of 76

National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965, 1965; 1970

Box 40 of 76

National Museum Act, 1965-1968

Box 40 of 76

Postal Legislation, 1965-1968

Box 40 of 76

Sea Grant Colleges Bill (H.R. 15192), 1965 (includes statement by Ripley)

Box 40 of 76

Series 10

National Museum Act, 1965-1972. Arranged alphabetically.

The National Museum Act, approved by Congress October 5, 1966, charged the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution and the Director of the United States National Museum to provide assistance to museums of the United States and abroad. Advice, information, research of museum and exhibit techniques and problems, publication of museum manuals, and the training of museum personnel were programs directed by the Act to be performed by the Smithsonian.

Box 40

General, 1965-1972 (2 folders)

Box 40 of 76

Box 41

General, 1965-1972 (2 folders)

Box 41 of 76

Advisory Council, 1971

Box 41 of 76

Federal Aid for Cultural Development, n.d.

Box 41 of 76

Foreign Education, 1965 (includes President Johnson's 5-Point Program)

Box 41 of 76

Foundation Proposals (Foundation Support Projects), 1965-1966

Box 41 of 76

Foundation Proposals, 1972

Box 41 of 76

Legislative History, 1965-1969

Box 41 of 76

Museum Study Center, Prospectus for U.S. Office of Education support, 1970

Box 41 of 76

Museum Training, general, 1968-1970

Box 41 of 76

Museum Training, International Internship Program (Shaw Proposal), 1966-1967

Box 41 of 76

Museum Training, American Museum of Natural History, James Oliver, Director, 1967-1968

Box 41 of 76

Museum Training, Field Museum of Natural History (Chicago), Lee Webber, Director, 1967-1969

Box 41 of 76

Museum Training, Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History (Foundation), Herbert Friedmann, Director, 1967-1968

Box 41 of 76

Series 11

Museum Education, 1964-1971. Arranged chronologically.

Records include research in the needs and methods of elementary, secondary, community college, and adult education within the Smithsonian museums, and by extension services to schools and community and civic centers. Also included is material on exhibits research, the summer institute, and museum studies programs.

Box 41

Education, 1964-1966 (includes material about Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965)

Box 41 of 76

General, 1964-1967 (includes tentative program for SIAAM course for Museum staff members in History of Science and Technology, 1965)

Box 41 of 76

Meeting with Prof. J. Zacharias of MIT, 1965 re: Network of Cultural Centers

Box 41 of 76

Box 42

Exhibits Research, Exhibit on Light and Color, 1965-1967

Box 42 of 76

Exhibits Research, John G. Colson Report on Light and Color, 1965-1968 (3 folders)

Box 42 of 76

Burlington, Vermont Conference, August 1966

Box 42 of 76

Summer Institute on Display Systems in Museums, 1967-1969

Box 42 of 76

Summer Institute on Museum Display Systems, Course material, 1969

Box 42 of 76

Summer Institute, Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee, 1968-1970

Box 42 of 76

Box 43

Summer Institute, Fisk University Students, 1969

Box 43 of 76

Summer Institute, Fisk University student training project, 1970

Box 43 of 76

Museum Studies, New York State Historical Association, 1966-1971 (includes Cooperstown Graduate program) (2 folders)

Box 43 of 76

Museum Studies Program, George Washington University, 1969

Box 43 of 76

Museum Studies, Smithsonian Program for Museum Study, c. 1970-1971

Box 43 of 76

Museum Studies, Steering Committee, 1970-1971

Box 43 of 76

Series 12

Museums File, 1949-1972. Arranged alphabetically by state, then alphabetically by foreign country.

These records contain general information about and general correspondence with museums in the United States and abroad.

Box 43

United States Museums

Arizona; California; Connecticut; Delaware, 1959-1969

Box 43 of 76

District of Columbia, 1960-1965

Box 43 of 76

Florida, 1958-1966

Box 43 of 76

Hawaii, 1963-1966

Box 43 of 76

Illinois, 1950-1961

Box 43 of 76

Illinois, Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, 1955-1957

Box 43 of 76

Indiana; Kansas, 1955-1962

Box 43 of 76

Louisiana, 1956-1963

Box 43 of 76

Maryland, 1962

Box 43 of 76

Massachusetts, 1960-1965

Box 43 of 76

Massachusetts, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 1958

Box 43 of 76

Massachusetts, Boston Museum of Science, 1951-1962

Box 43 of 76

Massachusetts, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1949; 1965

Box 43 of 76

Michigan, 1955-1958

Box 43 of 76

Michigan, Cranbrook Institute of Science, 1961-1966

Box 43 of 76

Michigan, Henry Ford Museum, 1953-1956

Box 43 of 76

Missouri, 1956-1959

Box 43 of 76

Nebraska, 1961

Box 43 of 76

New Hampshire, 1963

Box 43 of 76

New York, 1958-1966

Box 43 of 76

New York, American Museum of Natural History, 1957-1963

Box 43 of 76

New York, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, 1959-1960

Box 43 of 76

New York, Rochester Museum of Arts and Sciences, 1962-1965

Box 43 of 76

North Carolina, 1959-1960

Box 43 of 76

Ohio, 1964-1966

Box 43 of 76

Oregon, 1962

Box 43 of 76

Pennsylvania, 1956-1965

Box 43 of 76

Box 44

Pennsylvania, Franklin Institute, 1950-1965

Box 44 of 76

Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1958-1966

Box 44 of 76

South Carolina, 1963

Box 44 of 76

Tennessee, 1956; 1965

Box 44 of 76

Texas, 1961-1964

Box 44 of 76

Vermont, 1963

Box 44 of 76

Virginia, 1958-1966

Box 44 of 76

Washington, 1959-1965

Box 44 of 76

Wisconsin, 1950-1966

Box 44 of 76

Foreign Museums

General, 1954 (includes museums visited by F. A. Taylor in England, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden)

Box 44 of 76

Africa, 1967-1968

Box 44 of 76

Argentina, 1961

Box 44 of 76

Australia, 1962-1970

Box 44 of 76

Austria, 1967-1971

Box 44 of 76

Canada, 1957-1970

Box 44 of 76

Canada, Centennial Centre of Science and Technology, 1965-1969

Box 44 of 76

Colombia, 1970

Box 44 of 76

Cuba, 1956

Box 44 of 76

Denmark, 1971

Box 44 of 76

England, 1960-1971

Box 44 of 76

England, Science Museum, 1953-1966

Box 44 of 76

Fiji Islands, 1967

Box 44 of 76

Germany, 1962-1970

Box 44 of 76

Germany, Deutsches Museum, 1955-1963

Box 44 of 76

Holland (The Netherlands), 1956-1969

Box 44 of 76

Box 45

India, 1964-1970

Box 45 of 76

Iran, 1968

Box 45 of 76

Ireland, 1968-1972

Box 45 of 76

Israel, 1962-1972

Box 45 of 76

Italy, 1957-1971

Box 45 of 76

Japan, 1966-1972 (2 folders)

Box 45 of 76

Japan, Tokyo, 1970

Box 45 of 76

Jordan, 1968

Box 45 of 76

Korea, 1963-1969

Box 45 of 76

Box 46

Mexico, 1961-1969

Box 46 of 76

New Zealand, 1964-1967

Box 46 of 76

Okinawa, 1959-1965

Box 46 of 76

Pakistan, 1970

Box 46 of 76

Poland, 1970

Box 46 of 76

Romania, 1970

Box 46 of 76

Sweden, 1956-1971

Box 46 of 76

Switzerland, 1963-1970

Box 46 of 76

Thailand, 1968-1970

Box 46 of 76

United Arab Republic (Egypt), 1968-1969

Box 46 of 76

Series 13

Museum Assistance, 1961-1973. Arranged alphabetically by state, then alphabetically by foreign country.

The core of these records deal with information and advisory services to museums on planning programs and buildings, financing, management, and the museum functions of preservation, exhibition, and education. Most assistance was provided through correspondence, but a limited amount of advisory services were performed by Smithsonian Specialists detailed to other institutions on a shared cost basis. Smithsonian programs were coordinated with museum assistance activities under the National Museum Act and with other agencies of the government. The National Museum initiated and supported cooperative efforts of museum associations and conferences to obtain recognition and direct support for museums from foundations and state and federal sources.

Box 46

United States

General, 1966-1972

Box 46 of 76

General, 1967-1971 (includes SI. branch museums)

Box 46 of 76

Northeastern Museum Conference, 1973 meeting; 1971-1973

Box 46 of 76

Southeastern Museums Conference, 1967; 1970

Box 46 of 76

Southeastern Museums Conference, Norfolk, Virginia, 1968

Box 46 of 76

Alabama, 1966-1971

Box 46 of 76

Alaska, 1967-1972

Box 46 of 76

Arizona, 1965-1971

Box 46 of 76

Arkansas, 1967-1971

Box 46 of 76

Arkansas, Arkansas Seminar, October 1967, 1967-1968

Box 46 of 76

California, 1965-1970

Box 46 of 76

Colorado, 1962-1970

Box 46 of 76

Connecticut, 1966-1970

Box 46 of 76

Box 47

Delaware, 1966-1969

Box 47 of 76

Delaware, Eleutherian Mills Hagley Foundation, 1962-1971

Box 47 of 76

District of Columbia, 1965-1971

Box 47 of 76

Florida, 1966-1971

Box 47 of 76

Georgia, 1966-1971

Box 47 of 76

Hawaii, 1965-1971

Box 47 of 76

Idaho, 1966-1971

Box 47 of 76

Illinois, 1966-1971

Box 47 of 76

Indiana, 1966-1971

Box 47 of 76

Iowa, 1965-1971

Box 47 of 76

Kansas, 1966-1971

Box 47 of 76

Kentucky, 1966-1971

Box 47 of 76

Box 48

Louisiana, 1966-1971

Box 48 of 76

Maine, 1967-1971

Box 48 of 76

Maryland, 1967-1971

Box 48 of 76

Massachusetts, 1966-1971

Box 48 of 76

Michigan State University, 1966

Box 48 of 76

Minnesota, 1967-1971

Box 48 of 76

Mississippi, 1963-1971

Box 48 of 76

Missouri, 1965-1971

Box 48 of 76

Montana, 1965-1971

Box 48 of 76

Nebraska, 1963-1971

Box 48 of 76

Nevada, 1967-1971

Box 48 of 76

New Hampshire, 1967-1971

Box 48 of 76

New Jersey, 1965-1971

Box 48 of 76

New Mexico, 1964-1971

Box 48 of 76

New York, 1966-1971

Box 48 of 76

Box 49

New York, Buffalo Museum of Science, 1968-1969

Box 49 of 76

New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, International Conference for Conservation, June 1970, 1969-1971

Box 49 of 76

North Carolina, 1966-1971

Box 49 of 76

North Dakota, 1967-1971

Box 49 of 76

Ohio, 1961-1971

Box 49 of 76

Oklahoma, 1966-1971

Box 49 of 76

Oregon, 1966-1971

Box 49 of 76

Pennsylvania, 1964-1971

Box 49 of 76

Rhode Island, 1961-1970

Box 49 of 76

South Carolina, 1966-1971

Box 49 of 76

South Dakota, 1966-1971

Box 49 of 76

Tennessee, 1966-1971

Box 49 of 76

Texas, 1966-1970

Box 49 of 76

Utah, 1966-1968

Box 49 of 76

Vermont, 1966-1971

Box 49 of 76

Virginia, 1964-1971

Box 49 of 76

Box 50

Washington, 1965-1970

Box 50 of 76

West Virginia, 1966-1971

Box 50 of 76

Wisconsin, 1964-1971

Box 50 of 76

Wyoming, 1965-1971

Box 50 of 76

Foreign

General, 1965-1972

Box 50 of 76

Argentina, 1965-1969

Box 50 of 76

Australia, 1967-1971

Box 50 of 76

Brazil, 1971

Box 50 of 76

Canada, 1964-1971

Box 50 of 76

Ceylon, 1969-1970

Box 50 of 76

Chile, Valparaiso Museum of Science and Technology - Dr. Julio R. Hirschmann, 1966-1968

Box 50 of 76

Colombia, 1966-1970

Box 50 of 76

England, 1965-1971

Box 50 of 76

France, 1965-1971

Box 50 of 76

India, 1965-1971

Box 50 of 76

Japan, 1962-1970

Box 50 of 76

Korea: Korean Science Museum, Foundation Proposal, 1966

Box 50 of 76

Korea: National Science Museum, Planning Meeting, September 10-16, 1966 (includes Guide Book)

Box 50 of 76

Korea: Vol. Vb, Korean Museum (A), 1966

Box 50 of 76

Box 51

Korea: Vol. Vb Korean Museum (B), 1966

Box 51 of 76

Korea: Korean Science Museum, Photographs and clippings, c. 1966

Box 51 of 76

Korea: Korean Science Museum, 1966-1967

Box 51 of 76

Korea: Korean National Science-Culture Center, Joseph A. Patterson - Contractor, 1967

Box 51 of 76

Korea: Korean National Science-Culture Center, 1967-1968

Box 51 of 76

Korea: Korean Science Museum, 1967-1969 (correspondence, photos, articles)

Box 51 of 76

Box 52

Korea: Korean National Science-Culture Center, Inc., Reports, 1968

Box 52 of 76

Korea: Korean National Science-Cultural Center, Report of John E. Anglim, 1968

Box 52 of 76

Korea: Korean National Science-Culture Center (1969), Reports accounting under contract SFC 9-3393, 1969-1970

Box 52 of 76

Korea: Korean Science Museum (Science-Culture Center), Fiscal Records, 1969-1970

Box 52 of 76

Pakistan, 1960-1971

Box 52 of 76

Thailand, 1968-1971

Box 52 of 76

United Arab Republic (Egypt), 1962-1967

Box 52 of 76

Series 14

Special Projects, 1966-1970. Arranged alphabetically.

This series includes the records of projects that were not clearly the responsibility of the Director General, but over which he exercised at least an advisory capacity. Also included are scripts for a proposed documentary series by Peter C. Welsh.

Box 52

Lamont Street, Smithsonian Experimental Exhibit, 1968-1959

Box 52 of 76

Box 53

Lamont Street, Smithsonian Experimental Exhibit, 1968-1959

Box 53 of 76

Negro History, 1966-1969 (2 folders)

Box 53 of 76

Negro History, 1970 (includes Afro-American Cultural History Project)

Box 53 of 76

Neighborhood Museum, Proposal to Meyer Foundation, 1966

Box 53 of 76

Neighborhood Museum, 1966-1969

Box 53 of 76

Box 54

Neighborhood Museum, 1966-1969

Box 54 of 76

Priority Development Projects, 1966

Box 54 of 76

Scripts: Negro and American Revolution, 1969

Box 54 of 76

Scripts: Sawmill, 1969

Box 54 of 76

Scripts: Trans-Continental Railroad, 1969

Box 54 of 76

TV Studio, 1966-1968 (includes "The Enormous Egg" and film project on animal migration in Africa)

Box 54 of 76

Series 15

Outside Organizations, 1956-1972. Arranged alphabetically.

This series includes non-Smithsonian organizations other than The American Association of Museums and the International Council on Museums, which are treated as separate series.

Box 54

Miscellaneous Organizations, 1956-1971

Box 54 of 76

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 1967-1968

Box 54 of 76

Box 55

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 1967-1968 (2 folders)

Box 55 of 76

American Association for State and Local History, 1966-1971

Box 55 of 76

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Committee on the Public Understanding of Science, 1966-1967

Box 55 of 76

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Holiday Science Lectures, 1964-1966

Box 55 of 76

American Heritage, 1965

Box 55 of 76

Association of Science Museum Directors, 1970

Box 55 of 76

Early American Industries Association, 1959-1964

Box 55 of 76

Interior, U.S. Department of the, National Park Service, 1961-1965

Box 55 of 76

International Cooperation in History of Technology Committee (ICOHTEC), 1968

Box 55 of 76

International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), 1965-1968

Box 55 of 76

Labor, U.S. Department of, 1961-1963 (includes Labor in America Exhibit)

Box 55 of 76

Metropolitan Washington Board of Trade/National Capital Downtown Committee, 1960-1963

Box 55 of 76

Museum Computer Network, 1968-1971

Box 55 of 76

Box 56

Museum Educators Roundtable Committee, 1970-1972

Box 56 of 76

National Academy of Sciences, 1963-1971

Box 56 of 76

National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities

General, 1965-1967

Box 56 of 76

National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965, Legislative History, 1967

Box 56 of 76

National Endowment for the Arts, 1966

Box 56 of 76

National Endowment for the Humanities, 1966-1967 re: Grants

Box 56 of 76

National Endowment for the Humanities - Intern Program, 1967-1968

Box 56 of 76

National Endowment for the Humanities, Smithsonian Internships, 1967-1968

Box 56 of 76

National Council on the Arts, 1964-1966 (includes National Arts and Cultural Development Act of 1964)

Box 56 of 76

National Council on the Humanities, 1966-1967 (includes Biographies of Council Members)

Box 56 of 76

Arts and Humanities (Federal Council), 1968-1971

Box 56 of 76

National Geographic Society, 1959-1962

Box 56 of 76

National Science Foundation, 1959-1971

Box 56 of 76

National Science Foundation, 1966 (includes proposal for grant for Joseph Henry Papers)

Box 56 of 76

Box 57

Pacific Science Center, Seattle, Washington, 1967-1971 (3 folders)

Box 57 of 76

Rome Centre, 1966-1971

Box 57 of 76

Science Service, 1965-1970 (2 folders)

Box 57 of 76

Texas Institute for Small Museums/Texas State Historical Survey Committee, 1966-1971

Box 57 of 76

United Nations, 1966

Box 57 of 76

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 1968-1971

Box 57 of 76

United Nations International Cooperation Year (ICY), 1965

Box 57 of 76

Washington Region Conservation Group, 1967-1968

Box 57 of 76

Box 58

World Museum Fund, 1968-1971

Box 58 of 76

Worlds' Fairs (Exposition '67 and Hemisfair '68), 1964-1966

Box 58 of 76

Series 16

National Science Foundation (NSF) Belmont Conference, 1969-1970. Arranged chronologically.

The Office of the Director General, in concert with the Office of Academic Programs, conducted a symposium supported by the National Science Foundation. Forty-five invited participants met at the Belmont Conference Center 26-27 January 1970 for the symposium entitled "Opportunities for Extending Museum Contributions to Pre-College Science Education."

Box 58

Letter of Invitation, 1969 (includes proposal to NSF)

Box 58 of 76

Museum Education, NSF Pre-College Science Education, 1969-1970

Box 58 of 76

Notes for papers to be presented, 1969-1970 (Katherine Goldman's & other SI personnel; includes NSF's "Scientific Activities of Non-Profit Institutions, 1966"), 1969-1970

Box 58 of 76

Statements received, 1969-1970

Box 58 of 76

Reports to NSF/Grant Letter, 1969-1970

Box 58 of 76

Box 59

Expenses, 1969-1970

Box 59 of 76

Maps, n.d.

Box 59 of 76

Travel Arrangements, 1969-1970

Box 59 of 76

Notes on sessions, 1970

Box 59 of 76

Post-conference statement solicitations (not previously invited), 1970

Box 59 of 76

Post-conference responses, opinions, thank-you notes, 1970

Box 59 of 76

NSF Report, Edited original draft, 1970

Box 59 of 76

NSF Report, final draft, 1970

Box 59 of 76

NSF Report, Photographic negatives for, 1970

Box 59 of 76

NSF Report, Photographs and captions, 1970

Box 59 of 76

NSF Report, Typescript of Conference, 1970 (includes schedules for publication, duplication, etc.)

Box 59 of 76

Box 60

NSF Report, "Opportunities for Extending Museum Contributions to Pre-College Science Education Summary Report," 1970 (2 folders)

Box 60 of 76

NSF Report, 1970 Correspondence re: corrections and additions

Box 60 of 76

NSF Report, Cover letter to send with report, September 21, 1970

Box 60 of 76

NSF Report - distribution, 1970-1972

Box 60 of 76

NSF Report - subsequent to distribution of report, 1970-1971

Box 60 of 76

NSF Report, Supplementary mailing list, 1970

Box 60 of 76

NSF Report, Museum News supplementary summary report, 1970

Box 60 of 76

Series 17

American Association of Museums (AAM), 1955-1972. Arranged chronologically.

Taylor represented the Secretary as required at meetings of the AAM. Taylor was a member and served on the Council of the AAM. Included in this series is the AAM Committee on Museum Needs of the United States, of which Taylor was a member 1967-1968. In 1968, he helped organize the Belmont Conference and was one of the conferees who produced the report on the needs of America's museums.

Box 61

General, 1957-1967 (includes Parkhurst Project; 1957 membership list; J. A. Patterson's resignation as Director, 1967; Whitelaw Survey)

Box 61 of 76

General, 1958-1965 (includes Smithsonian-AAM course for museum staff members in History of Science and Technology, 1965; F. A. Taylor's article for Museum News, "The Museum of History and Techno1ogy," 1964; F.A. Taylor's paper, "Curatorial Functions in the Science and Technology Sections of the Smithsonian's Museum of History and Technology," 1964 AAM meeting, St. Louis)

Box 61 of 76

General, 1964-1967

Box 61 of 76

General, 1965-1967

Box 61 of 76

AAM/SI Foundation Proposals - Twentieth Century Fund, 1965-1966

Box 61 of 76

Report of the Association of Art Museum Directors' Committee on Art Museums and the Government/Smithsonian relations with AAM, 1966

Box 61 of 76

General, 1968 (Clippings, Correspondence and Notes)

Box 61 of 76

General, 1969-1970

Box 61 of 76

Box 62

General, 1971-1972 (includes Group Retirement Program, clippings, brochures, correspondence)

Box 62 of 76

Traveling Exhibits/Booking Agencies, n.d.

Box 62 of 76

AAM and Richard M. Nixon, 1955; 1969-1970 (includes 1955 Photo)

Box 62 of 76

Publications Committee, "Museum Registration Methods," 1958-1968

Box 62 of 76

Publications Committee, 1962-1969

Box 62 of 76

Publications Committee, 1966-1969 (includes MUSEUM NEWS, Museum Suppliers Directory, MUSEUM ABSTRACTS)

Box 62 of 76

Annual meetings and tours, 1960-1968

Box 62 of 76

Report on cultural activities at museums, 1963

Box 62 of 76

Summer Institute in Anthropology Museums (SIAM) - Arizona State Museum, 1963

Box 62 of 76

Box 63

AAM tour, 1964-1966

Box 63 of 76

Questionnaire for Museum Directory, 1964; 1970

Box 63 of 76

U.S. Steel Foundation, 1965-1966

Box 63 of 76

Aspen Conference, 1966 (Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies), 1965-1966

Box 63 of 76

Council and Executive Meetings, 1965-1971 (3 folders)

Box 63 of 76

Budget and Membership, 1965-1971

Box 63 of 76

Box 64

Joseph A. Patterson (Director), Mid-East Trip, 1966 Report

Box 64 of 76

Related Organizations Address File, 1967-1971

Box 64 of 76

Advertising, 1969

Box 64 of 76

AAM Regional Conference Representatives, 1969-1970

Box 64 of 76

Financial and Membership Reports, 1969-1971

Box 64 of 76

Accreditation, 1970

Box 64 of 76

Museum Trustees Committee, 1970-1972

Box 64 of 76

Box 65

Museum Needs of the United States

Museum Needs of the U.S. (A), 1967

Box 65 of 76

Museum Needs of the U.S. (B), 1967-1968

Box 65 of 76

Museum Needs of the U.S., 1968

Box 65 of 76

Belmont Conference, "A Report on the Needs of American Museums," 1968

Box 65 of 76

Federal Council for the Arts and the Humanities Report, "The Condition and Needs of America's Museums," 1968

Box 65 of 76

Belmont Report, 1968-1971

Box 65 of 76

Series 18

International Council of Museums (ICOM), 1957-1972. Arranged chronologically.

F. A. Taylor represented the Secretary as required at meetings of ICOM. From 1962 to 1965 Taylor was President, ICOM, International Committee for Museums of Science and Technology. In 1968 he was a member of the ICOM feasibility study for a museum laboratory in India.

Box 66

General, 1957-1964 (includes International Directory of Museums of Science and Technology)

Box 66 of 76

Commission for Transport Museums, 1958-1964

Box 66 of 76

General, 1959-1963 (includes 1963 membership list)

Box 66 of 76

General Before 1964, 1962

Box 66 of 76

Advisory Board, 1963-1964

Box 66 of 76

General, 1963-1970 (includes ICOM programs, executive committee members, National Committee Chairmen and Secretaries, ICOM history)

Box 66 of 76

Museum of Science and Technology, 1961-1964

Box 66 of 76

Box 67

ICOM '65: Committee for Museums of Science and Technology, 1962-1965

Box 67 of 76

ICOM '65: Meeting plans and Smithson's Bicentennial Plans, 1962-1964 (2 folders)

Box 67 of 76

ICOM '65: General, 1964-1965

Box 67 of 76

ICOM '65: Meeting, 1964-1965 (includes Smithsonian's 200th Anniversary Celebration)

Box 67 of 76

ICOM '65: Expenses, 1964-1965 (includes program)

Box 67 of 76

Box 68

ICOM '65: General, 1964-1965 (includes copies of papers given) (2 folders)

Box 68 of 76

ICOM '65: General, 1965

Box 68 of 76

ICOM '65: General Conference Papers, New York, 1965

Box 68 of 76

ICOM '65: Committee for Museum of Science and Technology, Committee for Transport Museums - attendance list, 1965

Box 68 of 76

ICOM '66: General, 1965-1966 (includes Committee #17 Transport Museums Conference Report)

Box 68 of 76

ICOM '67: General, 1966-1967

Box 68 of 76

ICOM '67: Baghdad conference - Symposium on Urgent Ethnology, 1967

Box 68 of 76

Box 69

ICOM '67: U.S. National Committee, 1967-1972

Box 69 of 76

ICOM '68: General, 1967-1968 (includes Uruguay Proposal)

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ICOM '68: General, 1968 (includes list of participants)

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ICOM '68: Reports, 1968 (3 folders)

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ICOM '69: General, 1969-1970

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India, Grace Morley, 1969-1971

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Box 70

Meeting of Experts to Study the Ethical Rules Governing Museum Acquisitions, Paris, 1970

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Alma S. Wittlin, 1970-1972 (includes impressions of ICOM Conference in Paris, 1971)

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ICOM '71, 1971 (includes reports on The Museum in Contemporary Educational and Cultural Policy; National Committee Reports; International Committee Reports)

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General, 1971-1972 (includes list of participants of 9th general conference)

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General, 1971-1972 (includes article on Canadian Cultural Policy; Ethics of Acquisitions; 1971 US-ICOM membership list)

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ICOM Science Museum Exhibits Laboratory (ISMEL), Bangalore, India, 1967-1971 (includes reports and meetings of International Committee for Museums of Science and Technology)

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ISMEL, International Museum Development, Bangalore, India (Basic Exhibits Laboratory) Part I, 1968-1971

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ISMEL, International Museum Development, Bangalore, India (Basic Exhibits Laboratory) Part II, 1969-1970

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Box 71

ISMEL, Science Lab in India to July 69, 1968-1969

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ISMEL, Science Lab in India, August 1969, 1969-1970 (includes Excess Foreign Currency Program material)

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Series 19

Frank A. Taylor Personal, 1921-1971. Arranged alphabetically.

This series contains mainly official correspondence, biographical data and official speeches and publications of Frank A. Taylor, the bulk of the material originating in the time period 1940-1970.

Box 71

Biographical Material, c. 1921-1970 (includes personnel file) (5 folders)

Box 71 of 76

Box 72

Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1946-1971 (3 folders)

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Awards, 1961-1968 (includes Henry Medal) (2 folders)

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Publications, 1939-1946

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Speeches, c. 1940s-1970 (2 folders)

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Box 73

Speeches, c. 1940s-1970 (3 folders)

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Series 20

Miscellaneous and Unfiled Material, circa 1961-1972. Unarranged.

Records in this series include miscellaneous correspondence (incoming and outgoing) of the staff of the Office of Museum Programs and the Office of Special Museum Programs. Also included are records that have been separated from their original context and records left unfiled by the originating office.

Box 73

Miscellaneous Correspondence, A-I, c. 1966-1969 (9 folders)

Box 73 of 76

Box 74

Miscellaneous Correspondence, J-Z, c. 1966-1969 (15 folders)

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Box 75

Miscellaneous Correspondence, Jean Eisenberg, 1968-1972 (2 folders)

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Miscellaneous Correspondence, Katherine J. Goldman, 1971

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Miscellaneous Correspondence, Frederick Schmid, 1971

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Miscellaneous Correspondence, Peter C. Welsh, 1969-1970 (as Assistant to Director General of Museums and as Acting Director) (2 folders)

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Miscellaneous Correspondence, Peter C. Welsh, 1971 (as Director of Office of Museum Programs)

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Box 76

Antiques Magazine, 1961-1965 (correspondence with P. C. Welsh)

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John J. Appel, 1969 (SI Research Associate in ethnic histories using visual educational materials)

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S. K. Ghose, 1971 (individual research)

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Intern for Old Lehigh Coal Company Records, Landon, Pennsylvania, 1967

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Sundry and Assorted, 1968-1970

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Unfiled, n.d. (3 folders)

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Conferences Miscellaneous, 1962-1968

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Junior League Guided Tours, Prehistoric Life, n.d.

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Series 21

Exhibits Modernization, circa 1943-1959. Arranged chronologically. (Add acquisition)

Records in this series include correspondence, plans, and reports relating to the modernization of exhibits in the USNM, especially records of the Exhibits Modernization Committee, which was chaired by Taylor.

Box 76

Exhibits Modernization, 1943, Invertebrate and Vertebrate Exhibits

Box 76 of 76

Exhibits Modernization, 1946-1947, includes S. W. Gallery, Division of Crafts and Industries, and Department of Engineering and Industries

Box 76 of 76

Exhibits Modernization, 1948, includes memoranda and reports of the sub-Committee on Exhibits Modernization, Frank A. Taylor, Chairman, Frank M. Setzler, Ellsworth Payne Killip, Waldo LaSalle Schmitt, C. Lewis Gazin, Charles Carey, and John A. Pope

Box 76 of 76

Exhibits Modernization, 1949

Box 76 of 76

Exhibits Modernization, 1950, includes memoranda and reports of the Committee on Exhibits, Frank A. Taylor, Chairman, Herbert Friedmann, John C. Ewers, Paul V. Gardner, and drawings and photographs of the NHB

Box 76 of 76

Exhibits Modernization, 1952-1956

Box 76 of 76

Exhibits Modernization, 1958-1959, includes information relating to the retirement of William L. Brown, taxidermist, and three photographs of Brown and Leonard Carmichael

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