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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 97-009

National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director

Records, 1974-1994

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director
Title: Records
Dates: 1974-1994
Quantity: 9.5 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 97-009
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records document the administration and programs of the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) primarily under Director Frank H. Talbot, 1988-1994. Smaller amounts of records were created during the tenure of Director Robert S. Hoffman, 1985-1988. There is a tiny amount of earlier records throughout the accession which were probably maintained by Talbot and Hoffman prior to their tenures as Director. Included are records concerning NMNH departments, divisions, offices, and programs; NMNH relations with Smithsonian Institution administration, bureaus, and offices; NMNH exhibitions; and research of NMNH scientific staff. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, notes, clippings, pamphlets, photographs, maps, architectural drawings, and related materials.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records that document the administration and programs of the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) primarily under Director Frank H. Talbot, 1988-1994. Smaller amounts of records were created during the tenure of Director Robert S. Hoffman, 1985-1988. Included are records concerning NMNH departments, divisions, offices, and programs; NMNH relations with Smithsonian administration, bureaus, and offices; NMNH exhibitions; and research of NMNH scientific staff.

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Name

Subject

Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-009, National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director, Records

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Container List

Box 1

Biological Diversity, July-December 1989

Box 1 of 10

Alaska, 1989

Box 1 of 10

Dept. of Anthropology (NMNH), 1989 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 10

Aldabra, 1989

Box 1 of 10

Chesapeake Research Consortium Inc., 1989-1990 (3 folders)

Box 1 of 10

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 1991

Box 1 of 10

American Association of Museums (AAM) File, 1989-1991

Box 1 of 10

Biological Diversity, January-June 1989

Box 1 of 10

Biological Diversity, 1990

Box 1 of 10

Biological Society of Washington

Box 1 of 10

Bureau of Land Management/Minerals Management Service (MMS) Project

Box 1 of 10

Dept. of Botany (NMNH), 1989

Box 1 of 10

Dept. of Botany (NMNH), 1990

Box 1 of 10

China, 1989

Box 1 of 10

Chairman's Meeting, 1990

Box 1 of 10

Chairman's Meeting, 1991

Box 1 of 10

Center for International Programs, 1989

Box 1 of 10

C - General, 1989-1991

Box 1 of 10

Box 2

Biodiversity Bill, 1987-1988 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 10

Biological Diversity, 1988

Box 2 of 10

Bidadari Declaration, 1993

Box 2 of 10

Biodiversity, 1993

Box 2 of 10

American Association of Museums (AAM), 1991 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 10

Baird, 1992-1993

Box 2 of 10

Museum Exchange Commission, 1993

Box 2 of 10

AAM, 1993

Box 2 of 10

Association of Systematics Collections (ASC), 1993

Box 2 of 10

ASC, 1994

Box 2 of 10

Biological Diversity, 1992 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 10

Child Care, 1989

Box 2 of 10

Collection Acquisition Fund, 1989-1990

Box 2 of 10

Collections Management Program, 1989

Box 2 of 10

Collaborators, 1990

Box 2 of 10

Collaborators, 1989

Box 2 of 10

Collections Management Program, 1990

Box 2 of 10

Chairman's Meetings, 1989

Box 2 of 10

Committee, Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), 1985-1989

Box 2 of 10

Committees (Various), 1991

Box 2 of 10

Committee, Evans/Hall, 1988

Box 2 of 10

Committee, Exhibits, 1991

Box 2 of 10

Committee, Publications, 1989

Box 2 of 10

Committee, Library Liaison, 1987-1991

Box 2 of 10

Committee, Safety, 1988

Box 2 of 10

Committee, Wider Audience, 1988

Box 2 of 10

Communications Council, 1989

Box 2 of 10

Conservation Analytical Lab, 1989

Box 2 of 10

Council of Bureau Directors Luncheon (COBD), 1990

Box 2 of 10

COBD, 1989

Box 2 of 10

D - General, 1989-1991

Box 2 of 10

Debt Swap, 1991

Box 2 of 10

Department Listings, NMNH (All Employees), 1974-1977

Box 2 of 10

Development, 1990 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 10

Box 3

Development, 1988-1989 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 10

Devolution, 1991

Box 3 of 10

Directors Circle, 1989-1991

Box 3 of 10

C - General

Box 3 of 10

Aquino, Carazon C.

Box 3 of 10

Exchange Agreements

Box 3 of 10

Entomology, Dept. of (NMNH), 1989

Box 3 of 10

Entomology, Dept. of (NMNH), 1990

Box 3 of 10

Education, Office of (NMNH), 1990

Box 3 of 10

Institutional Studies

Box 3 of 10

Environmental Conservation

Box 3 of 10

Columbus America

Box 3 of 10

Exhibit/Inside Active Volcanoes

Box 3 of 10

Mineral Sciences, Dept. of (NMNH), 1989

Box 3 of 10

National Museum of American Indian, 1989

Box 3 of 10

National Museum of American Indian, 1990

Box 3 of 10

Natural History Building, 1989-1990

Box 3 of 10

Office of Assistant Secretary for External Affairs (OASEA), 1990 - Lovejoy

Box 3 of 10

Office of Assistant Secretary for External Affairs (OASEA), 1989 - Lovejoy

Box 3 of 10

Office of Assistant Secretary for Finance & Administration, (OASFA), 1990 - Suttenfeld

Box 3 of 10

Office of Design & Construction (ODC), 1989

Box 3 of 10

Management Council, 1990-1991

Box 3 of 10

Marine Systems Lab (MSL), 1989

Box 3 of 10

Marine Systems Lab, 1990

Box 3 of 10

Peru, 1989

Box 3 of 10

Personnel (Furloughs), 1990

Box 3 of 10

Minority Hiring Support, 1990

Box 3 of 10

Career Service Emblems, 1989

Box 3 of 10

Personnel - Career Service Emblems, 1989

Box 3 of 10

Personnel, 1990

Box 3 of 10

Office of Design and Construction, 1990

Box 3 of 10

Program Directors, 1989

Box 3 of 10

Box 4

Professional Office System (PROFS), 1989

Box 4 of 10

Presidential Files, 1990

Box 4 of 10

Photographers (NMNH), 1991

Box 4 of 10

Photo Survey Project, 1985-1986

Box 4 of 10

Personnel, 1989

Box 4 of 10

Office of the Treasurer, 1989-1990

Box 4 of 10

Office of Telecommunications, 1989

Box 4 of 10

Office of the General Counsel, 1988-1990

Box 4 of 10

Planning and Budget, Office of (OPB), 1990

Box 4 of 10

Office of Information Resource Management (OIRM), 1990

Box 4 of 10

Paleobiology, 1989

Box 4 of 10

Patents

Box 4 of 10

Paleobiology, 1990

Box 4 of 10

Performance Management and Recognition System, 1990

Box 4 of 10

Office of Environmental Services (OEMS), 1989

Box 4 of 10

Office of Fellowships and Grants (OF&G), 1989

Box 4 of 10

Office of Fellowships and Grants (OF&G), 1989

Box 4 of 10

Office of Environmental Services (OEMS), 1990, 1992 (3 folders)

Box 4 of 10

Office of Information Resource Management (OIRM),1989

Box 4 of 10

Office of Assistant Secretary for Research (OASR), 1989 (Hoffmann)

Box 4 of 10

Office of Assistant Secretary for Museums (Freudenheim), 1990

Box 4 of 10

Office of Assistant Secretary for Public Service (OASPS) (Early), 1989-1990

Box 4 of 10

Office of Assistant Secretary for Research (OASR), 1990 (Hoffmann)

Box 4 of 10

Office of Assistant Secretary for Museums (OASM) (Freudenheim), 1989

Box 4 of 10

Office of Assistant Secretary for Institutional Initiatives (OASII), 1989-1990 (Burnette)

Box 4 of 10

AAM, 1992

Box 4 of 10

Joanna Pessa Case, 1992

Box 4 of 10

Association of Science Museum Directors, 1993

Box 4 of 10

AAM, 1992

Box 4 of 10

Wolf, Patricia, 1993

Box 4 of 10

Fitzhugh, Bill, 1992-1993

Box 4 of 10

Anthropology, 1992

Box 4 of 10

Box 5

Anthropology, 1993

Box 5 of 10

National Anthropological Archives (NAA), 1989-1992

Box 5 of 10

Native American Indian Program, 1991-1992

Box 5 of 10

Native American Indian Program, 1993

Box 5 of 10

American Mining Congress Prospect List of GGM, 1993

Box 5 of 10

Collaborators, 1992

Box 5 of 10

Collections, 1993

Box 5 of 10

Collaborators, 1993

Box 5 of 10

Diane Christenson Foundation, 1993

Box 5 of 10

Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC), 1993

Box 5 of 10

Caribbean Coral Reef Ecosystems (CCRE), 1993

Box 5 of 10

Caribbean Coastal Marine Productivity (CARICOMP), 1992

Box 5 of 10

CCM Contract, 1993

Box 5 of 10

Marc Cramer, 1992-1993

Box 5 of 10

FY 1994 Unrestricted Trust Budget

Box 5 of 10

FY 1994 R&R/A&M Proposal Project

Box 5 of 10

FY 1994 Interior Appointments

Box 5 of 10

FY 1995 Budget Recommendation

Box 5 of 10

FY 1993 Budget

Box 5 of 10

Use of Trust Funds, 1993

Box 5 of 10

Botany, 1993

Box 5 of 10

Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments, 1992-1993

Box 5 of 10

Director's Conference Room, 1993

Box 5 of 10

Director's Circle, 1992

Box 5 of 10

Development, 1992

Box 5 of 10

Computer Security Handbook, 1993

Box 5 of 10

Collections Management, 1992

Box 5 of 10

Entomology, Dept. of, 1992

Box 5 of 10

Entomology, Dept. of, 1993

Box 5 of 10

Emblem Presentation, 1991-1993

Box 5 of 10

Electronic Media Board, 1991-1992

Box 5 of 10

Education, 1992

Box 5 of 10

Earth Exchange, 1992

Box 5 of 10

Diving/Diving Safety, 1993

Box 5 of 10

Dominica, 1991-1992

Box 5 of 10

IMAX, 1989-1992 (2 folders)

Box 5 of 10

Exhibit - Human Origins, 1989-1991

Box 5 of 10

Geology, Gems, and Minerals, 1989-1992

Box 5 of 10

Geology, Gems, and Minerals, 1993

Box 5 of 10

Exhibits, 1992

Box 5 of 10

Exhibits, 1993

Box 5 of 10

Insect Zoo, 1993

Box 5 of 10

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 1992

Box 5 of 10

Royalties, 1993

Box 5 of 10

Safety, 1993

Box 5 of 10

Scientific Equipment Pool Request, 1993

Box 5 of 10

Secretary's Correspondence, 1993

Box 5 of 10

Security, 1993

Box 5 of 10

Sesquicentennial, 1991-1993

Box 5 of 10

Smithson Society, 1993

Box 5 of 10

SI Activities Report, 1993

Box 5 of 10

Smithsonian Commission for the Future

Box 5 of 10

Smithsonian Council, 1993

Box 5 of 10

Smithsonian Institution Libraries, 1993

Box 5 of 10

Smithsonian Magazine, 1993

Box 5 of 10

SI/Man and the Biosphere Program (MAB), 1993

Box 5 of 10

Box 6

Marine Station, 1993

Box 6 of 10

SMSLP (Smithsonian Marine Station at Link Port), 1992

Box 6 of 10

SMSLP (Smithsonian Marine Station at Link Port), 1990-1991

Box 6 of 10

SMSLP (Smithsonian Marine Station at Link Port), 1986-1989

Box 6 of 10

Venezuela Museum, 1993

Box 6 of 10

Under Secretary, 1993

Box 6 of 10

Venezuela, 1993

Box 6 of 10

Visiting Scientist Article/Visitor Count Statistics, 1990-1993

Box 6 of 10

Lake St. Lucia, 1993

Box 6 of 10

West Court/Core Team, 1993

Box 6 of 10

West Court, 1992

Box 6 of 10

West Court, 1991

Box 6 of 10

West Court, 1975-1988

Box 6 of 10

Winrock Foundation, 1993

Box 6 of 10

Women's Committee, 1993

Box 6 of 10

Research, 1993

Box 6 of 10

Research Associates, 1993

Box 6 of 10

Research Opportunities Funds, (ROF), 1993

Box 6 of 10

Restructuring Plan for Science, 1993

Box 6 of 10

Retirement Agreement, 1993

Box 6 of 10

Times Mirror Magazine, 1993

Box 6 of 10

Hexagon Meeting, 1993

Box 6 of 10

Guyana Biodiversity Center, 1991

Box 6 of 10

Greenhouse and Osteopreparation Lab, 1993

Box 6 of 10

Green Alerts Workshop

Box 6 of 10

Great Basin, 1993

Box 6 of 10

Goeldi Museum, 1993

Box 6 of 10

Global Change Research Program, 1993

Box 6 of 10

Global Reef Studies

Box 6 of 10

Senator Newt Gingrich, 1993

Box 6 of 10

Fund for the Future, 1993

Box 6 of 10

Funds to Renovate Director's Suite, 1993

Box 6 of 10

Fish & Wildlife Service, 1993

Box 6 of 10

Field Museum of Natural History, 1993

Box 6 of 10

R&R and Federal Construction Program, 1995-1999

Box 6 of 10

Employment/Financial Interest, 1993

Box 6 of 10

New Publication, 1993

Box 6 of 10

National Science Foundation (NSF), 1993

Box 6 of 10

National Research Council, 1993

Box 6 of 10

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 1993

Box 6 of 10

Strategic Planning for NMNH Public Programming, 1993-1998

Box 6 of 10

NMNH, 1993

Box 6 of 10

NMNH Charrette Report, 1993

Box 6 of 10

State of Museum Paper Work (NMNH), 1992

Box 6 of 10

National Geographic Society

Box 6 of 10

Museum Support Center (MSC), 1993

Box 6 of 10

Move, 1993

Box 6 of 10

Mineral Management Service, 1993

Box 6 of 10

House Appropriation Committee Questions, 1993

Box 6 of 10

International Environmental science Program (IESP) Program, 1993

Box 6 of 10

Information Resource Management (IRM), 1993

Box 6 of 10

International Botanical Congress, 1993

Box 6 of 10

Internet Control Concerns, 1993

Box 6 of 10

Invertebrate Zoology, 1993

Box 6 of 10

Sam Johnson, 1993

Box 6 of 10

Laboratory of Molecular Systematics, 1992/1993

Box 6 of 10

MacArthur Foundation, 1993

Box 6 of 10

Man and the Biosphere (MAB), 1993

Box 6 of 10

Marine Systems Laboratory, 1993

Box 6 of 10

Marine Systems Laboratory, 1991

Box 6 of 10

Mineral Science, 1993

Box 6 of 10

Office of Information Resources Management, 1993

Box 6 of 10

Office of Fellowships and Grants, 1993

Box 6 of 10

Office of Design and Construction, 1993

Box 6 of 10

News Articles, 1993

Box 6 of 10

Repatriation, 1993

Box 6 of 10

Natural History Quest, 1993

Box 6 of 10

Publishing Policies and Guidelines, 1993

Box 6 of 10

Publications, 1993

Box 6 of 10

Prospective Individual Donor Identification, 1993

Box 6 of 10

Box 7

Policy on the Use of Animals in Research, 1993

Box 7 of 10

Pew Charitable Trust, 1993

Box 7 of 10

Office of Government Relations, 1993

Box 7 of 10

Office of Human Resources, 1993

Box 7 of 10

Pathways, 1993

Box 7 of 10

Parking, 1993

Box 7 of 10

Paleobiology, 1993

Box 7 of 10

Overhead, 1993

Box 7 of 10

Office of Public Affairs, 1993

Box 7 of 10

Office of Protection Services, 1993

Box 7 of 10

Smithsonian Year, 1993

Box 7 of 10

Smithsonian Year, 1994

Box 7 of 10

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, 1993

Box 7 of 10

Smithsonian Residents Associates Program, 1993

Box 7 of 10

SIP (Smithsonian Institution Press), 1993

Box 7 of 10

Smithsonian National Associates Program - Tours, 1993

Box 7 of 10

Repatriation, January-July 1990

Box 7 of 10

Repatriation, August-December 1990

Box 7 of 10

Center for Biodiversity, 1989

Box 7 of 10

Biological Diversity, 1987-1989

Box 7 of 10

Scientific Diving Office, 1989-1990

Box 7 of 10

Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL), 1989-1990

Box 7 of 10

Smithsonian Institution Press (SIP), 1989-1990

Box 7 of 10

Smithsonian Year, 1989

Box 7 of 10

Smithsonian World

Box 7 of 10

Seeds of Change, 1988

Box 7 of 10

Research Administrators, 1989-1991

Box 7 of 10

Research Associates, 1989

Box 7 of 10

Research Resources Program, 1989-1990

Box 7 of 10

Secretarial Correspondence (Adams), 1990

Box 7 of 10

Secretarial Correspondence (Adams), 1989

Box 7 of 10

Sequestration, 1990

Box 7 of 10

Senate of Scientists, 1989-1990

Box 7 of 10

Slashers Award, 1989

Box 7 of 10

Research Associates, 1990

Box 7 of 10

Smithsonian African American Association, 1989

Box 7 of 10

Smithsonian Communication Council, 1989

Box 7 of 10

R - General Correspondence, 1987-1990

Box 7 of 10

Smithsonian Contributions, 1989

Box 7 of 10

Smithsonian Council, 1989-1990

Box 7 of 10

Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center, 1991

Box 7 of 10

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC), 1989

Box 7 of 10

The Smithsonian Forum of Material Culture, 1990

Box 7 of 10

Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), 1989

Box 7 of 10

Box 8

Smithsonian Video Collection

Box 8 of 10

Smithsonian Oceanographic Sorting Center (SOSC), 1989-1991

Box 8 of 10

Smithsonian Oceanographic Sorting Center (SOSC), 1989-1990

Box 8 of 10

Smithsonian Oceanographic Sorting Center (SOSC), 1987-1988

Box 8 of 10

SI Opportunities for Research Updates, 1989

Box 8 of 10

Biological Diversity in Latin America Project (BIOLAT), 1993

Box 8 of 10

G - General, 1988-1992

Box 8 of 10

F - General, 1988-1992

Box 8 of 10

E - General, 1989-1992

Box 8 of 10

D - General, 1988-1992

Box 8 of 10

N - General, 1988-1992

Box 8 of 10

Mc - General, 1988-1992

Box 8 of 10

Keith Melder, 1987

Box 8 of 10

Muul, Illar, 1988

Box 8 of 10

O - General, 1988-1992

Box 8 of 10

Q - General, 1989-1990

Box 8 of 10

B - General, 1988-1992 (2 folders)

Box 8 of 10

W - General, 1989

Box 8 of 10

Workshops, 1989

Box 8 of 10

Vertebrate Zoology, 1989

Box 8 of 10

Vertebrate Zoology, 1990

Box 8 of 10

Box 9

V - General, 1989-1990

Box 9 of 10

U - General, 1989-1990

Box 9 of 10

Under Secretary - 1990

Box 9 of 10

The Week That Was, 1990

Box 9 of 10

A - General, 1989-1990

Box 9 of 10

Flint, John, 1989-1990

Box 9 of 10

Regents Publication Program, 1989-1990

Box 9 of 10

H - General, 1988-1992

Box 9 of 10

I - General, 1989-1990

Box 9 of 10

J - General, 1988-1992

Box 9 of 10

K - General, 1988-1992

Box 9 of 10

L - General, 1989-1992

Box 9 of 10

Diane S. Littler, 1986

Box 9 of 10

M - General, 1988-1992

Box 9 of 10

R - General, 1988-1992

Box 9 of 10

T - General, 1988-1992

Box 9 of 10

Marsha Cox Sitnik, 1987-1989

Box 9 of 10

S - General, 1988-1992

Box 9 of 10

U - General, 1989-1992

Box 9 of 10

V - General, 1989-1992

Box 9 of 10

Box 10

X - General, 1988-1989

Box 10 of 10

Y - General, 1989-1992

Box 10 of 10

Z - General, 1990

Box 10 of 10

W - General, 1991-1992

Box 10 of 10