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Record Unit 483,  United States National Museum,  Associate Director's Committee Records, 1940-1943

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: United States National Museum
Title: Associate Director's Committee Records
Dates: 1940-1943
Quantity: 0.3 linear meter.
Collection: Record Unit 483
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records include correspondence, memoranda, reports, meeting minutes, and related materials documenting Graf's work as a member of the Committee on Conservation of Cultural Resources and the 1941 survey of Smithsonian collections. A small amount of material was created by Carl W. Mitman, Chairman of the Smithsonian War Committee.

Historical Note

John Enos Graf was Associate Director of the United States National Museum (USNM) from 1931 to 1945. During the World War II era, Graf served as a member of the Committee on Conservation of Cultural Resources. Established in March 1941, the Committee was given responsibility for preparing plans for the protection of materials of cultural, scientific, or historical importance in the possession of agencies of the federal government. In 1941, Graf conducted a survey of significant Smithsonian collections to be evacuated in case of war.

Descriptive Entry

These records include correspondence, memoranda, reports, meeting minutes, and related materials documenting Graf's work as a member of the Committee on Conservation of Cultural Resources and the 1941 survey of Smithsonian collections. A small amount of material was created by Carl W. Mitman, Chairman of the Smithsonian War Committee.

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

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 483, United States National Museum, Associate Director's Committee Records

Container List

Box 1

Preservation of Cultural Resources in Time of Emergency (Based on WWII), 1941-1943 (6 folders)

Box 1 of 2

Magazine of Art, February 1939

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

SI Microfilming Plan

Box 2 of 2

Collections Evacuated - Storage Arrangement, Shenandoah National Park

Box 2 of 2

Evacuation - History, T.T. Belote

Box 2 of 2

Evacuation - Library, W.L. Corbin

Box 2 of 2

Evacuation - Geology, Head Curator R.S. Bassler

Box 2 of 2

Evacuation - Anthropology, Head Curator Frank M. Setzler

Box 2 of 2

Evacuation - Engineering and Industries, Head Curator Carl W. Mitman

Box 2 of 2

Evacuation - National Collection of Fine Arts, Acting Director R.P. Tolman

Box 2 of 2

Evacuation - Correspondence and Documents, Chief H.S. Bryant

Box 2 of 2

Evacuation - Bureau of American Ethnology, Chief M.W. Stirling

Box 2 of 2

Evacuation - Biology, Head Curator Leonhard Stejneger

Box 2 of 2

Evacuation - Smithsonian Institution, Chief Clerk Harry Dorsey

Box 2 of 2

Unidentified Materials

Box 2 of 2