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Record Unit 346,  National Air and Space Museum, Office of the Deputy Director,  NASM Files, 1961-1996

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Air and Space Museum, Office of the Deputy Director
Title: NASM Files
Dates: 1961-1996
Quantity: 10.3 linear meters.
Collection: Record Unit 346
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records consist of files of both Zisfein and Lopez as Deputy Director. Included are administrative subject files, chronological correspondence files, and files on Guggenheim fellowships, 1979-1986. Some correspondence was created by Antoinette E. Thomas, Special Assistant to Donald S. Lopez.

Historical Note

The position of Deputy Director was created in 1971 when Director Michael Collins appointed Melvin B. Zisfein to the office. Zisfein, who was also Acting Director in 1978, served until 1981 when he left the museum. Walter J. Boyne was named Deputy Director in 1981 and held the office, along with that of Acting Director, until 1983, when he became Director. In 1983 Boyne chose Donald S. Lopez to be Deputy Director for Curatorial Sciences. In 1984 the title was shortened to Deputy Director. Lopez remained in the position until 1990 when he became Senior Adviser to the Director, Martin Harwit.

Descriptive Entry

These records consist of files of both Zisfein and Lopez as Deputy Director. Included are administrative subject files, chronological correspondence files, and files on Guggenheim fellowships, 1979-1986. Some correspondence was created by Toni E. Thomas, Special Assistant to Donald S. Lopez.

This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.

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Subject

Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 346, National Air and Space Museum, Office of the Deputy Director, NASM Files

Container List

Box 1

Administrative, 1977-1981

Box 1 of 24

Adaptronics, 1978

Box 1 of 24

Aeronautics (General), 1974-1981

Box 1 of 24

Agreements NASM (National Air and Space Museum) with NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), 1967

Box 1 of 24

AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics), 1974

Box 1 of 24

"Air & Space" Publication, 1978-1981

Box 1 of 24

American Association of Museums, 1979-1981

Box 1 of 24

American Society for Aerospace Education, 1976-1981 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 24

Box 2

AIAA Distinguished Lecture Series, 1978-1979

Box 2 of 24

AIAA, 1974-1980

Box 2 of 24

Apollo XI - 10th Anniversary, 1978-1980

Box 2 of 24

ARA, 1976-1980

Box 2 of 24

Archives Committee (includes Microfilming), 1978

Box 2 of 24

Archives, 1976-1977

Box 2 of 24

Artifacts - Curatorial Responsibility, 1978-1980

Box 2 of 24

Artifacts for New Building - Moving Suspension, 1972-1981

Box 2 of 24

Artist in Residence, 1973-1981

Box 2 of 24

Associates (National & Regional), 1975-1982

Box 2 of 24

Association of Science & Technology Centers, 1975-1980

Box 2 of 24

Box 3

Astronautics (General), 1972-1980

Box 3 of 24

Audits, 1973-1980

Box 3 of 24

Authors Guild, 1979

Box 3 of 24

Ballantine (Abrams Book on NASM), 1978-1980

Box 3 of 24

Battle of Britain, 1978

Box 3 of 24

Bicentennial - Non-Theater, 1971-1975

Box 3 of 24

Black Mannequins, 1978

Box 3 of 24

Book, 1973-1977

Box 3 of 24

Boomerang, 1972-1981

Box 3 of 24

Ray Bradbury, 1980-1981

Box 3 of 24

Brewer Trophy Committee, 1977-1981

Box 3 of 24

Britannica, 1978

Box 3 of 24

Brookings Institution, 1978-1981

Box 3 of 24

Box 4

Budget, 1976-1981

Box 4 of 24

BMD (Buildings Management Department)/NASM, 1975-1981

Box 4 of 24

Bureau Directors, 1972-1980

Box 4 of 24

Bureau Planning, 1980-1981

Box 4 of 24

Centerbeam, 1977-1978

Box 4 of 24

Center for Earth and Planetary Studies, 1974-1980

Box 4 of 24

Ceremonies, 1972

Box 4 of 24

Challinor, 1974-1980

Box 4 of 24

M. Collins, 1973-1920

Box 4 of 24

Copernicus, 1972-1975

Box 4 of 24

Copyrights, 1978

Box 4 of 24

Correspondence - NASM Staff, 1971-1981

Box 4 of 24

Box 5

Correspondence - SI, 1972-1981

Box 5 of 24

Council of Directors, 1974-1981

Box 5 of 24

COSMOS, 1980

Box 5 of 24

Crowd Control/NASM, 1976

Box 5 of 24

Covert, Eugene E., 1977-1978

Box 5 of 24

Dennis the Menace, 1975-1977

Box 5 of 24

Disney, 1972-1980

Box 5 of 24

Double Eagle II, 1978-1979

Box 5 of 24

Education, 1977-1978

Box 5 of 24

Box 6

Education, 1972-1980

Box 6 of 24

Education Division, 1975-1981

Box 6 of 24

Einstein Centennial, 1977-1978

Box 6 of 24

Employment Applications, 1975-1981

Box 6 of 24

Energy Conservation Task Force, 1979-1980

Box 6 of 24

Experimental Aircraft Association, 1979

Box 6 of 24

Box 7

Executive Committee Review (3/25/1980)

Box 7 of 24

Executive Committee 1974-1981

Box 7 of 24

Exploring Space with Astronomers Lecture, 1978-1979

Box 7 of 24

Exploring the Planets, 1978

Box 7 of 24

Evaluation, 1975-1980

Box 7 of 24

Farrell/Simmons, 1977-1978

Box 7 of 24

Fellowships in Museum Operations, 1978-1981

Box 7 of 24

Film/Archival, 1972-1978

Box 7 of 24

Film, Film Makers, etc., 1975-1980

Box 7 of 24

Filmstrips, 1975-1981

Box 7 of 24

M. B. Zisfein, 1981

Box 7 of 24

Five-Year Plan, 1977-1978

Box 7 of 24

French Materials and Visitors, 1980-1981

Box 7 of 24

Box 8

Garber, 1973-1979

Box 8 of 24

Guggenheim Fellowships, 1977-1980

Box 8 of 24

Guggenheim Lecture Series, 1978-1979

Box 8 of 24

Guggenheim, 1973

Box 8 of 24

Historioqraphic Seminars, 1979

Box 8 of 24

Holoqraphy, 1969-1979

Box 8 of 24

Hughes Aircraft, 1975-1979

Box 8 of 24

Newspaper clippings re: Hughes Aircraft

Box 8 of 24

IMAX #3, 1979-1982

Box 8 of 24

Incentive Awards, 1978-1981

Box 8 of 24

International, 1973-1981

Box 8 of 24

Inventory/Collections Management, 1976-1979

Box 8 of 24

Joseph Henry Papers, 1979

Box 8 of 24

Box 9

Kallir, 1972-1979

Box 9 of 24

Kennedy Space Center, 1980

Box 9 of 24

Kinoautomat, 1978-1979

Box 9 of 24

Klein, Perry, 1978

Box 9 of 24

Langley Medal, 1980

Box 9 of 24

Lawless, Benjamin W., 1972-1978

Box 9 of 24

Legislative Bulletin, 1978-1981

Box 9 of 24

Library, 1973-1981

Box 9 of 24

Mail Survey, 1981

Box 9 of 24

McCall, Robert, 1973-1974

Box 9 of 24

McDade, 1978

Box 9 of 24

Metric Board, 1979-1980

Box 9 of 24

Miscellaneous, 1976-1981

Box 9 of 24

National Aeronautic Association, 1978-1981

Box 9 of 24

National Bureau of Standards-Museum Committee, 1978-1981

Box 9 of 24

Box 10

National Museum Act, 1972-1981

Box 10 of 24

Oral History, 1973-1979

Box 10 of 24

NASM's Fifth Anniversary, 1981

Box 10 of 24

NASA Langley Research Center, 1978-1981

Box 10 of 24

NASA, 1973-1981

Box 10 of 24

NASM's Organization, 1977-1980

Box 10 of 24

National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center, 1979

Box 10 of 24

Museum Shops, 1974-1980

Box 10 of 24

PAEC (Professional Accomplishments and Evaluation Committee), 1980-1981

Box 10 of 24

Patterson, Pat, 1976-1977

Box 10 of 24

Perrot, Paul, 1972-1981

Box 10 of 24

Personnel

Box 10 of 24

Photographic Services, 1977-1981

Box 10 of 24

Box 11

Piasecki Aircraft, 19751978

Box 11 of 24

Pollution, 1979

Box 11 of 24

Ponnamperuma, 1973-1979

Box 11 of 24

Presentations in Education - Monthly Report, 1976-1979

Box 11 of 24

Presentations Division, 1976-1980

Box 11 of 24

Preservation & Restoration (Silver Hill), 1966-1980

Box 11 of 24

Press/Publicity, 1974-1981

Box 11 of 24

Public Relations/NASM, 1975-1981

Box 11 of 24

Public Affairs/SI, 1972-1980

Box 11 of 24

Publications/NASM, 1971-1979

Box 11 of 24

Questionmark Speech, 1978

Box 11 of 24

Questionnaire

Box 11 of 24

Box 12

Ramsey Fund, 1973-1975

Box 12 of 24

Registrar/NASM, 1975-1981

Box 12 of 24

Republic Airlines, 1980-1981

Box 12 of 24

Research (includes grants), 1971-1980

Box 12 of 24

Research Publications, 1970-1978

Box 12 of 24

Research Project/Zisfein

Box 12 of 24

Retreat, 1976

Box 12 of 24

Ripley, 1973-1980

Box 12 of 24

Rutherford, Tom (New Mexico) - Ballooning, 1973-1978

Box 12 of 24

Safety (General), 1974-1981

Box 12 of 24

SAO (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory), 1970-1976

Box 12 of 24

Science & Technology (General), 1973-1980

Box 12 of 24

Security (Protection), 1974-1980

Box 12 of 24

Seidell Fund, 1980-1981

Box 12 of 24

Air Force Sergeants Association, 1981

Box 12 of 24

Smithsonian Energy and Environment Program, 1979-1981

Box 12 of 24

Box 13

SITES (Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service), 1972-1973, 1979-1981

Box 13 of 24

Smithsonian Books, 1977-1979

Box 13 of 24

Smithsonian Magazine, 1974-1977

Box 13 of 24

SI Council, 1972-1980

Box 13 of 24

SI Exhibits/Museums, 1972-1974

Box 13 of 24

Smithsonian Opportunities for Research and Studies, 1966, 1972-1979

Box 13 of 24

SI Miscellaneous, 1971-1980

Box 13 of 24

SI Press, 1961-1981

Box 13 of 24

SI Radio, 1972-1973

Box 13 of 24

Smithson Society, 1978-1980

Box 13 of 24

Spacearium, 1974-1981

Box 13 of 24

Space Science and Exploration, 1980-1981

Box 13 of 24

Special Events, 1976-1978

Box 13 of 24

STARS, 1981

Box 13 of 24

Box 14

TV Committee (Sam Hughes), 1981 (3 folders)

Box 14 of 24

Technology Transfer Machine Concept, 1974-1975

Box 14 of 24

Speeches/Articles/Interviews/Panels, 1976-1981 (3 folders)

Box 14 of 24

Ticketron, 1978-1980

Box 14 of 24

"To Fly" - Film concept, 1972

Box 14 of 24

Mel Torme, 1972-1974

Box 14 of 24

Tracking Studies, 1976-1977

Box 14 of 24

Trumbull (Doug) /Future General Corporation, 1974

Box 14 of 24

2076, 1975-1976

Box 14 of 24

US/USSR, 1974-1978

Box 14 of 24

Users' Guide, 1980 (2 folders)

Box 14 of 24

VIP Tours - Greetings by Zisfein, 1977-1981

Box 14 of 24

Box 15

Visiting Committee, 1975-1978

Box 15 of 24

Visitor Attendance, 1980

Box 15 of 24

Von Karman (possible future exhibit)

Box 15 of 24

WETA, 1977-1978

Box 15 of 24

Women's Committee, 1975-1978

Box 15 of 24

Workshops, 1978

Box 15 of 24

Wright Brothers, 1978-1980

Box 15 of 24

X-16, 1975-1981 (3 folders)

Box 15 of 24

Program Reviews, October 1982-September 1983 (4 folders)

Box 15 of 24

Box 16

Associate Director for Research

Box 16 of 24

Thomas chrons - 1983, 1984

Box 16 of 24

Lopez chrons - April-December, 1983

Box 16 of 24

Advertizing

Box 16 of 24

Potential Candidates

Box 16 of 24

Box 17

Lopez chrons - January 1984 - December 1985

Box 17 of 24

Lopez read file

Box 17 of 24

Start-up Guggenheim Fellowship files (2 folders)

Box 17 of 24

Guggenheim 1979. Includes individual fellowship files.

Box 17 of 24

Guggenheim 1980. Includes individual fellowship files.

Box 17 of 24

Guggenheim 1981. Includes individual fellowship files.

Box 17 of 24

Box 18

Guggenheim 1982. Includes individual fellowship files.

Box 18 of 24

Guggenheim 1983. Includes individual fellowship files.

Box 18 of 24

Guggenheim 1983. Includes individual fellowship files.

Box 18 of 24

Guggenheim 1984. Includes individual fellowship files.

Box 18 of 24

Box 19

Guggenheim 1985

Box 19 of 24

Guggenheim 1986

Box 19 of 24

Box 20

Anniversary of SI, 1996

Box 20 of 24

Bahrain

Box 20 of 24

Council of Bureau directors

Box 20 of 24

Committee for a Wider Audience

Box 20 of 24

Exhibits Status (5 folders)

Box 20 of 24

Golden Age of Flight Seminar, 1983 (Accession 09-157)

Box 20 of 24

Harland's Structural Review

Box 20 of 24

Helicopter Book and Symposium

Box 20 of 24

Inaugural Ball, 1985

Box 20 of 24

IATM

Box 20 of 24

IMAX

Box 20 of 24

IMAX Films at the Samuel P. Langley Theater, 1984 (Accession 09-157)

Box 20 of 24

International

Box 20 of 24

Box 21

Japanese (3 folders)

Box 21 of 24

Latino Working Committee

Box 21 of 24

NASM 10th anniversary, 1986

Box 21 of 24

National Park Service Landmarks

Box 21 of 24

People Alphabet (3 folders)

Box 21 of 24

Publications

Box 21 of 24

Quincentenary

Box 21 of 24

Ramsey Room

Box 21 of 24

Research Advisory Committee

Box 21 of 24

Ripley's Balloon Project

Box 21 of 24

Security and Terrorism

Box 21 of 24

Shut Down

Box 21 of 24

Shape of Speed

Box 21 of 24

Box 22

Space Modifications

Box 22 of 24

Strategic Bombing

Box 22 of 24

Strategic Planning

Box 22 of 24

Thank Yous

Box 22 of 24

University Programs

Box 22 of 24

US Space Foundation

Box 22 of 24

von Braun 1-25-1988

Box 22 of 24

Voyager Flight (5 folders)

Box 22 of 24

Box 23

Lopez correspondence files, 1985-1987

Box 23 of 24

Box 24

Lopez correspondence files, 1987-1988

Box 24 of 24

Thomas correspondence files, 1985-1986

Box 24 of 24