Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 277
National Museum of History and Technology. Office of the Deputy Director
Subject Files, 1958-1978
These records, generated by John C. Ewers, Assistant Director, 1959-1964, and Silvio A. Bedini, Assistant Director, 1965-1972, and Deputy Director, 1972-1978, document the role of these positions within the National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT) administrative hierarchy. A small portion of the records also covers Ewers' position as NMHT Director from 1964 to 1965. Included in these records are files pertaining to the Conservation Analytical Laboratory, the early planning stages of NMHT's involvement in the Bicentennial of the American Revolution (BAR) celebration, and a proposed joint program on the BAR between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and NMHT. Also included are records concerned with the Museum's more routine activities such as NMHT and traveling exhibits, departmental meetings, building management, and budgetary matters. Records include correspondence with other Smithsonian museums, memoranda between museum administrators and curators, reports, requests for use of NMHT facilities, floor plans, minutes of committee meetings, conference proceedings, and legislative history of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
Records are arranged according to special topics or activities.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Ewers, John Canfield
- Bedini, Silvio A.
- Smithsonian Institution. Conservation Analytical Laboratory
- National Science Foundation (U.S.)
- Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
- National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Assistant Director
- National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Office of the Director
- Museums -- Administration
- Buildings -- Maintenance
- American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976
- Historical museums
- Science museums
- Budget process
- Museum exhibits
- United States -- History
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 277, National Museum of History and Technology. Office of the Deputy Director, Subject Files