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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 377

National Museum of American History. Dwight D. Eisenhower Institute for Historical Research

Project Records, circa 1964-1984

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American History. Dwight D. Eisenhower Institute for Historical Research
Title: Project Records
Dates: circa 1964-1984
Quantity: 7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection: Record Unit 377
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records consist of a few files relating to NAFMAB, including some documents concerning its history, its project to raise the Union monitor Tecumseh, and the later meetings of the Board. Most of the record unit consists of files of Pogue's activities, speeches, professional memberships, and relationships of the Institute with Smithsonian and outside historians.

Historical Note

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Institute for Historical Research was originally conceived as a center for the study of war-related issues and the contributions of the military establishment. It was to be an integral part of a proposed National Armed Forces Museum which would be a Smithsonian bureau. Although the Museum and the Institute eventually became two distinct entities, their histories are linked by this common origin and by the later transfer of staff and records.

An act of Congress in 1961 established the National Armed Forces Museum Advisory Board (NAFMAB) to begin planning for the museum, the study center, and the acquisition of a suitable site. An administrative history of the National Armed Forces Museum Advisory Board can be found in record unit 581.

By 1973 prospects for building a National Armed Forces Museum had dimmed considerably, and the Smithsonian moved to establish the Eisenhower Institute in the National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT). Forrest C. Pogue was named director of the Institute, under the broad supervision of the NMHT Director in cooperation with the National Armed Forces Museum Advisory Board.

The activities of the Institute included research, publications, lectures, and conferences concerning the contributions of the armed forces to American society and culture. Pogue was allowed to continue his research on General George C. Marshall.

In its first full year of operation, 1975, the Eisenhower Institute reported to the Department of National and Military History, but in 1976 the Institute assumed separate status under the director. In 1979 Pogue's title changed to historian and James S. Hutchins, past Director of NAFMAB, joined him as historian. In 1980 the name of the Museum changed to the National Museum of American History (NMAH).

By 1984, Hutchins had moved to the Division of Armed Forces History, where he remained as historian, 1984- . Pogue retired at the end of 1984. The remainder of the staff members were reassigned; and the Eisenhower Institute, never a priority of Smithsonian management, became inactive.

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Descriptive Entry

These records consist of a few files relating to NAFMAB, including some documents concerning its history, its project to raise the Union ship Tecumseh, and the later meetings of the Board. Most of the record unit consists of files of Pogue's activities, speeches, professional memberships, and relationships of the Institute with Smithsonian and outside historians.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 377, National Museum of American History. Dwight D. Eisenhower Institute for Historical Research, Project Records

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Container List

Box 1

National Armed Forces Museum Advisory Board, February 21, 1979

Box 1 of 7

National Armed Forces Museum Advisory Board, November 19, 1975 (Sixteenth Meeting)

Box 1 of 7

Study Relating to the Establishment of a National Armed Forces Museum, 1965

Box 1 of 7

Tecumseh Project (Task Milestones), November 1968

Box 1 of 7

U.S.S. Tecumseh Capsule of History, 1970

Box 1 of 7

Survey of United States' Military History Resources for the Armed Forces Museum and Study Center of the Smithsonian Institution (A Hero Study Proposal), July 1967

Box 1 of 7

The National Armed Forces Historical Museum Park/The Dwight D. Eisenhower Center for Historical Research, January 1969

Box 1 of 7

MAF-17 Former Members of Congress

Box 1 of 7

MAF-18 Harry S. Truman Library

Box 1 of 7

MAF-19 National Trust for Historic Preservation

Box 1 of 7

MAF-20 Organization of American Historians

Box 1 of 7

MAF-21 Southern Historical Association

Box 1 of 7

MAF-22 Naval Historical Advisory Committee

Box 1 of 7

MAF-23 Department of the Army (DOA) Bicentennial of Treaty of Paris

Box 1 of 7

E. R. Lewis Papers

Box 1 of 7

Tecumseh Transfer Agreement, 1964-1980

Box 1 of 7

Tecumseh Structural Metal Analysis

Box 1 of 7

Military Artifacts Collections

Box 1 of 7

Report to the Chairman, National Armed Forces Museum Advisory Board, The Belmont Conference, December 4-6, 1967

Box 1 of 7

National Armed Forces Museum Advisory Board, December 16, 1974 (Fifteenth Meeting)

Box 1 of 7

MAF-12 Senate Historical Office

Box 1 of 7

MAF-13 National Congress of Civil War Round Tables

Box 1 of 7

MAF-14 Steering Committee for American and Cultural History

Box 1 of 7

MAF-15 Historical Research Foundation

Box 1 of 7

MAF-16 DA Historical Advisory Committee

Box 1 of 7

Monitor Marine Sanctuary, 1974-1977

Box 1 of 7

DP-1 Speaking Engagements, 1975-1982

Box 1 of 7

DP-2 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1970-1980 (3 folders)

Box 1 of 7

DP-3 Personal Thank You Notes, 1974-1984 (3 folders)

Box 1 of 7

Box 2

DP-4 Press Clippings, Dr. Pogue

Box 2 of 7

DP-5 Interviews

Box 2 of 7

DP-6 Book Reviews

Box 2 of 7

OH-1 Oral History, General Correspondence

Box 2 of 7

OH-2 Meetings and Speeches

Box 2 of 7

OH-3 Oral History Association

Box 2 of 7

OH-4 Kentucky Bicentennial Oral History Commission

Box 2 of 7

May 20-21, 1977 Meeting (on American Proconsuls)

Box 2 of 7

May 14, 1975 Event (Dedication of Eisenhower Institute)

Box 2 of 7

International Commission of Military History, 1975 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 7

EI-1 Eisenhower Institute (Background Correspondence), 1974-1982

Box 2 of 7

EI-2 Eisenhower Institute (Development) (2 folders)

Box 2 of 7

EI-3 Eisenhower Library

Box 2 of 7

EI-4 Office Appointments (Visitors)

Box 2 of 7

EI-5 Smithsonian Council

Box 2 of 7

EI-6 Smithsonian Associates

Box 2 of 7

EI-7 Special Event, 29 December 1976 (Non-Americans in the American Revolution)

Box 2 of 7

EI-8 Special Event, 20-21 May 1977 (Americans as Proconsuls) (2 folders)

Box 2 of 7

MPSC II Study Center Concept/General

Box 2 of 7

Case Log for Equipment and Materials being Considered for Inclusion in National Armed Forces Museum

Box 2 of 7

Department of Defense Material Utilization Program Brochures

Box 2 of 7

Summer Employment

Box 2 of 7

Loans Materials - West Point Museum

Box 2 of 7

Congressional Hearing - Marshall Plan Resolution, 1977

Box 2 of 7

Box 3

Disposition Project at Silver Hill, 1969-1984 (6 folders)

Box 3 of 7

Applications for Registration of Firearms

Box 3 of 7

Magruder, John H., III

Box 3 of 7

Stokesberry, James J.

Box 3 of 7

Peterkin, Ernest W.

Box 3 of 7

Administrative (ADM)

ADM-1 Authorization Letters (letters of authorization from SI and government agencies)

Box 3 of 7

ADM-2 Toyota and Volkswagon Letters

Box 3 of 7

AHA Program Committee, 1977

Box 3 of 7

ADM-2A Budget/Special Events (includes all expenses relating to Special Events)

Box 3 of 7

ADM-2B Bicentennial Park Fund

Box 3 of 7

ADM-2C Occupation of Germany and Japan Fund

Box 3 of 7

ADM-3 Travel/General (includes travel regulations and memoranda)

Box 3 of 7

ADM-4 Personnel/General (includes Manpower, Directives, Directories)

Box 3 of 7

ADM-4A Requests for Services

Box 3 of 7

ADM-4B-1 Vitae

Box 3 of 7

ADM-4B-2 Recommendations

Box 3 of 7

ADM-4C Personnel-Employee Relations

Box 3 of 7

ADM-4D Personnel Welfare

Box 3 of 7

ADM-5 Organizational Charts

Box 3 of 7

ADM-6 Surveys and Questionnaires (Congressional, Smithsonian, White House, etc.)

Box 3 of 7

ADM-7 Operating Procedures/General

Box 3 of 7

ADM-7A MAH Emergency Plan

Box 3 of 7

ADM-8 Security (includes security information, building pass information)

Box 3 of 7

ADM-9 Patent Data

Box 3 of 7

ADM-10 Office Furniture and Machines (includes Office Inventory) - Supplies

Box 3 of 7

ADM-11 Association of Curators

Box 3 of 7

ADM-12 Staff Publications

Box 3 of 7

ADM-13 Performance Appraisals

Box 3 of 7

Academic Programs (ACP)

ACP-1 Research Projects, Staff

Box 3 of 7

Box 4

ACP-2 Research Fellowships/General (6 folders)

Box 4 of 7

ACP-3 Academic Programs/General

Box 4 of 7

ACP-4 Kenneth Hagan

Box 4 of 7

ACP-5 Thomas Griess

Box 4 of 7

ACP-6 Warren B. Walsh

Box 4 of 7

ACP-7 Alfred F. Hurley

Box 4 of 7

ACP-8 Hans L. Paeffgen

Box 4 of 7

ACP-9 Gerald F. Linderman

Box 4 of 7

ACP-10 Knud Krakau

Box 4 of 7

ACP-11 James E. Swartz

Box 4 of 7

ACP-12 Frank P. King

Box 4 of 7

ACP-13 Lynn R. Eden

Box 4 of 7

ACP-14 Rand B. Beers

Box 4 of 7

ACP-15 Carolle Carter

Box 4 of 7

ACP-16 J. Scott Hauger

Box 4 of 7

ACP-17 James B. Agnew

Box 4 of 7

ACP-18 Roy K. Flint

Box 4 of 7

ACP-19 William Burr

Box 4 of 7

ACP-20 Peter M. Sales

Box 4 of 7

ACP-21 Reinhard Scheerer

Box 4 of 7

ACP-23 Holly Shulman

Box 4 of 7

ACP-24 Priscilla M. Roberts

Box 4 of 7

Information Services (INS)

INS-1 Informational Inquiries, non-government (4 folders)

Box 4 of 7

INS-2 Informational Inquiries, Government (includes inquiries from Congress on behalf of constituents)

Box 4 of 7

INS-3 Publications, Eisenhower Institute

Box 4 of 7

INS-4 Reports (furnished other agencies)

Box 4 of 7

INS-5 Status Reports (in-house)

Box 4 of 7

INS-6 Statements, SI Year

Box 4 of 7

INS-7 Public Relations/General

Box 4 of 7

INS-8 Public Relations, Press Releases, Press Clippings, etc.

Box 4 of 7

INS-9 International Association of Museums of Arms and Military History

Box 4 of 7

INS-10 American Association of Museums

Box 4 of 7

Box 5

INS-11 International Council of Museums (ICOM), 1975

Box 5 of 7

INS-12 American Historical Association (AHA) Newsletter

Box 5 of 7

INS-13 National Endowment for the Arts

Box 5 of 7

INS-14 American Historical Association

Box 5 of 7

INS-15 National Endowment for the Humanities

Box 5 of 7

INS-16 Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Box 5 of 7

INS-17 Speeches by Others (2 folders)

Box 5 of 7

INS-17 Speeches, Papers, and Dissertations

Box 5 of 7

Museums, Foundations, Committees (MAF)

MAF-1 George C. Marshall Research Foundation

Box 5 of 7

MAF-1A German Marshall Fund

Box 5 of 7

MAF-2 MacArthur Memorial Foundation

Box 5 of 7

MAF-3 The Ford Foundation

Box 5 of 7

MAF-4 Air Force Historical Advisory Committee

Box 5 of 7

MAF-5 American Committee on the History of the Second World War

Box 5 of 7

MAF-6 United States Commission on Military History (2 folders)

Box 5 of 7

MAF-7 Ad Hoc Committee on Television Preservation

Box 5 of 7

MAF-8 United States Capitol Historical Society

Box 5 of 7

MAF-9 American Military Institute

Box 5 of 7

MAF-10 Missouri Historical Society

Box 5 of 7

MAF-11 Selection Committee for Fort Leavenworth Hall of Fame

Box 5 of 7

Box 6

MAF-12 Senate Historical Office Advisory Committee

Box 6 of 7

Dr. Pogue Correspondence

DP-1 Speaking Engagements

Box 6 of 7

DP-2 Miscellaneous Correspondence

Box 6 of 7

DP-3 Personal "Thank You" Notes

Box 6 of 7

DP-4 Press Clippings

Box 6 of 7

Important Telephone Numbers and Receipts

Box 6 of 7

Publication of Book By Southern Illinois Press

Box 6 of 7

Suspense File

Box 6 of 7

Priority Items

Box 6 of 7

Important Instructions

Box 6 of 7

National Armed Forces Museum Advisory Board (2 folders)

Box 6 of 7

Members of National Armed Forces Museum Advisory Board

Box 6 of 7

Armed Forces Halls Correspondence

Box 6 of 7

Chronological File, 1976-1980 (4 folders)

Box 6 of 7

Chronological File, 1984

Box 6 of 7

EI-1 Eisenhower Institute (background correspondence) (2 folders)

Box 6 of 7

EI-2 Eisenhower Institute - Development (General)

Box 6 of 7

Box 7

EI-3 Library

Box 7 of 7

EI-4 Office Appointments

Box 7 of 7

EI-5 Smithsonian Council

Box 7 of 7

EI-6 Smithsonian Associates

Box 7 of 7

Special Event, August 14-19, 1975 (United States Commission on Military History) (2 folders)

Box 7 of 7

EI-7 Special Event, December 29, 1976

Box 7 of 7

EI-8 Special Event, May 20, 1977

Box 7 of 7

EI-10 Special Event, July 23, 1981

Box 7 of 7

Digitized NAFMAB Meeting Recordings - c. July 7, 1969; c. 1972; c. 1973 (electronic records) (Accession 15-054)

Box 7 of 7

NAFMAB Board Meeting, 1969, Copy, 1/4" audiotape

Box 7 of 7

NAFMAB Meeting, c. July 7, 1969, 1/4" audiotape (Accession 15-054)

Box 7 of 7

NAFMAB Meetings, January 26 and October 28, 1970, 1/4" audiotape

Box 7 of 7

NAFMAB 11th Annual Meeting, July 7, 1971, 1/4" audiotape

Box 7 of 7

NAFMAB 12th Meeting, March 8, 1972, Master, 1/4" audiotape

Box 7 of 7

NAFMAB 12th Meeting, March 8, 1972, Copy, 1/4" audiotape

Box 7 of 7

NAFMAB Meeting, c. 1972, 1/4" audiotape (Accession 15-054)

Box 7 of 7

NAFMAB Meeting, January 26, 1973, Sides 1 and 2, audiocassette

Box 7 of 7

NAFMAB Meeting, January 26, 1973, Sides 3 and 4, audiocassette

Box 7 of 7

NAFMAB Meeting, c. 1973, 1/4" audiotape (Accession 15-054)

Box 7 of 7

NAFMAB 16th Meeting, November 19, 1975, 1/4" audiotape

Box 7 of 7

NAFMAB Meeting, January 24, 1977, 1/4" audiotape

Box 7 of 7

John D. Montgomery, audiocassette

Box 7 of 7

"Americans as Proconsuls" Conference, Tape 1, May 20, 1977, Morning Session, 1/4" audiotape

Box 7 of 7

"Americans as Proconsuls" Conference, Tape 2, May 20, 1977, Afternoon Session, 1/4" audiotape

Box 7 of 7

"Americans as Proconsuls" Conference, Tape 3, May 20, 1977, Evening Session, 1/4" audiotape

Box 7 of 7

"Americans as Proconsuls" Conference, Tape 4, May 21, 1977, Morning Session, 1/4" audiotape

Box 7 of 7

"Americans as Proconsuls" Conference, Tape 5, May 21, 1977, Afternoon Session, 1/4" audiotape

Box 7 of 7

"Americans as Proconsuls" Conference, Tape 6, May 21, 1977, Evening Session, 1/4" audiotape

Box 7 of 7

Stokesbury - Letters, Tape 1, 1/4" audiotape

Box 7 of 7

Stokesbury - Letters, Tape 2, 1/4" audiotape

Box 7 of 7

Jeep Presentation, Smithsonian Rotunda, May 4, 1964, 1/4" audiotape

Box 7 of 7

Yankee Doodle-Over There, Errol Garner, 1/4" audiotape

Box 7 of 7

Unidentified, Tape 1, 1/4" audiotape

Box 7 of 7

Unidentified, Tape 2, 1/4" audiotape

Box 7 of 7