Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 475
National Museum of American Art. Office of Administrative Services
Harry W. Zichterman and Louise W. Robinson served as administrative officers, 1965-1968. Zichterman was Administrative Officer, Planning and Budget, 1969-1970. He was succeeded by George Riggs, Administrative Officer, 1971-1972; Harry Jordan, Administrative Officer, 1973, and Assistant Director for Administration and Management, 1974-1976; and H. Eugene Kelson, Administrator, 1977-1982. In 1983 Sherwood A. Dowling assumed the title. In 1985 Dowling's title was changed to Administrative Officer and he served in that capacity, 1985- . Charles J. Robertson served as Associate Administrator, 1978-1982. In 1983 he became Assistant Director, Resources, and in 1985, Assistant Director, Museum Resources.
These records consist primarily of the files of Charles J. Robertson and H. Eugene Kelson as Associate Administrator and Administrator, respectively, including Robertson's files as Treasurer of the American Association of Museums, 1982-1984. A few files date back to the late 1960s and the 1970s. Also included is an occasional memorandum of Robertson's in his new position as Assistant Director, Resources. Some materials date to when the museum was known as the National Collection for Fine Arts. For Robertson's files after 1982, see Record Unit 446.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Robertson, Charles (Charles J.)
- Kelson, H. Eugene
- Dowling, Sherwood A.
- National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)
- American Association of Museums
- National Museum of American Art (U.S.). Assistant Director, Resources
- National Museum of American Art (U.S.). Assistant Director, Museum Resources
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 475, National Museum of American Art. Office of Administrative Services, Records