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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 98-041

National Museum of American History. Office of the Director

Subject Files, circa 1977-1992

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American History. Office of the Director
Title: Subject Files
Dates: circa 1977-1992
Quantity: 5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 98-041
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records that primarily document administrative activities of the National Museum of American History (NMAH), Office of the Director, concerning NMAH departments, divisions, and exhibitions. Some of the records date prior to 1980, when NMAH was named the National Museum of History and Technology. This accession documents the tenures of Brooke Hindle (1974-1978), and Roger G. Kennedy (1979-1992). Included is material pertaining to the "1876 Centennial Exhibition" in the Arts and Industries Building; proposals for exhibitions such as "Treaty of Paris Anniversary" (1982) and "Women in History" (1979); correspondence between NMAH and the United States Patent Model Foundation (USPMF), in regard to collections management, symposia, and fundraising efforts for various joint NMAH-USPMF related projects; information pertaining to the "Invent America" campaign; and photographs of the Hart House.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records that primarily document administrative activities of the National Museum of American History (NMAH), Office of the Director, concerning NMAH departments, divisions, and exhibitions. Some of the records date prior to 1980, when NMAH was known as the National Museum of History and Technology. Materials include records pertaining to the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in the Arts and Industries Building; proposals for exhibitions such as Treaty of Paris Anniversary (1982) and Women in History (1979); correspondence between NMAH and the United States Patent Model Foundation (USPMF), in regard to collections management, symposia, and fundraising efforts for various joint NMAH-USPMF related projects; information pertaining to the Invent America campaign; and photographs of the Hart House.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-041, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Subject Files

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Container List

Box 1

1876 Exhibition, 1981

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Arts and Industries Building (A&I), 1983

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1876 Exhibition: Loans, 1977-1978 (2 folders)

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A&I Exhibits, 1983-1984

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1876 Exhibition, 1979

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1876 Exhibition, 1983-1984 (2 folders)

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Exhibit Time Machine: Administration - Budget, 1983

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1876 Exhibition - Maintenance, 1981

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1876 Exhibition - Independence Hall, 1982

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1876 Exhibition - Roof Problems, 1982

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1876 Exhibition - Independence Hall, 1981

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1876 Exhibition - A&I Ad Hoc Committee, 1981

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1876 Exhibition - Storage and Space, 1981

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1876 Exhibition - Loans, 1981

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1876 Exhibition - Security, 1981

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1876 Exhibition - Inventory, 1983

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1876 Exhibition - Correspondence, 1982

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1876 Exhibition - Correspondence, 1979

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1876 Exhibition - Independence Hall, 1982

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1876 Exhibition - Loans, 1979

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1876 Exhibition - Correspondence, 1978

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1876 Exhibition - Correspondence, 1976

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1876 Exhibition - Orchestrion, 1977-1979, 1981-1982 (5 folders)

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1876 Exhibition - Correspondence, 1980

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1876 Exhibition - Roof Leaks and Repairs, 1980

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1876 Exhibition - Flooring, 1980

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1876 Exhibition - Lighting, 1980

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1876 Exhibition - Catalog, 1980

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The Time Machine: A Research Report (The Hart House), 1981

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Exhibit: New Sweden, 1988

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Proposed Exhibit: Trees of Christmas, 1986, 1988, 1990

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Treasures from the Smithsonian Institution, 1984

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Fiske, Richard, and Herman J. Viola: American Science Comes of Age - The U.S. Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842, 1983

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Proposed exhibit - Treaty of Paris Anniversary, 1982

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Proposed exhibit - Truman Centennial, 1982, 1984

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Proposed exhibit - Timepiece Exhibition, 1991

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Proposed exhibit - Her Own Proper Sphere: Women in the Progressive Era, 1987

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Exhibit: From Parlor to Politics: Women in the Progressive Era, 1988-1989

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The Hart House/Time Machine and 16 Elm Street, U.S.A.: The Journey Home, 1981-1982 (3 folders)

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Photographs: Hart House (negative numbers 81-4780 to 81-4811)

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Collections Management Survey, 1984

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Political History - Collections assessment, 1980-1981

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Supporting Data for Basement Space Allocation, 1983

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Textiles - Collections assessment, 1981

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Photographic History - Collections assessment, 1980-1981

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Musical Instruments - Collections assessment, 1981

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Graphic Arts - Collections assessment, 1981

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Domestic Life - Collections assessment, 1981

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Costume - Collections assessment, 1980-1981, 1984

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Community Life - Collections assessment, 1980-1981, 1984

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Survey Plans and Information, 1980-1981

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Ceramics and Glass - Collections assessment, 1981

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Box 2

National Philatelic Collection - Collections assessment, 1980, 1985-1986

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National Numismatic Collection - Inventory, 1972, 1980

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Space Allocations, 1980-1982

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Basement Space, 1983

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Costume Division - Collection photography, 1980-1981

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Domestic Life - Collection photography, 1980

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Numismatics photography, 1982

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Estimated Divisional Holdings Requiring Photography

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Mechanical and Civil Engineering - Collections assessment, 1984

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Mechanisms - Collections assessment, 1981

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Medical Sciences - Collections assessment, 1981-1982

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Military History - Collections assessment, 1981

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Naval History - Collections assessment, 1980-1981

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Physical Sciences - Collections assessment, 1981

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Transportation - Collections assessment, 1980-1981, 1983

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Electricity and Modern Physics - Collections assessment, 1984

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Extractive Industries - Collections assessment, 1981

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Mathematics - Collections assessment, 1981

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American Association of Museums (AAM) Annual Meeting 1984 - Support Services/Volunteers Committee, 1984

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AAM Annual Meeting 1984 - Tours/Transportation Committee

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AAM Annual Meeting 1984 - Correspondence

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AAM Annual Meeting 1984 - Background Information

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AAM Annual Meeting 1984 - Public Relations/Information Committee

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AAM Annual Meeting 1984 - Special Events Committee

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AAM Annual Meeting 1984 - Budget, June 10-14, 1984

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AAM Annual Meeting 1984 - Planning Sessions

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AAM Annual Meeting 1984 - Hospitality/Volunteer Committee

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AAM Annual Meeting 1984 - Planning materials

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AAM Annual Meeting 1984 - Photographs

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Box 3

Trends and Developments in Curator's Scholarly Work (2 folders)

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Proposed exhibit - With Liberty and Justice for All, 1987 (2 folders)

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Proposed exhibit - 442nd Nisei, 1982-1985

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Proposed exhibit - Frank Lloyd Wright, 1986-1989 (2 folders)

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Proposed exhibit - T.V. SHOW, 1990

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Proposed exhibit - Sesame Street, 1989

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Proposed exhibit - Search for Life, 1985-1991 (8 folders)

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Jazz Masterworks, 1991

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Box 4

Proposed exhibit - Timekeeping, 1991

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Proposed exhibit - US-USSR Sports Photography, 1988

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Proposed exhibit - Women in History, 1979

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Proposed exhibit - Her Own Proper Sphere - Women in the Progressive Era, 1985-1986 (2 folders)

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U. S. Patent Model Foundation, 1988-1992 (2 folders)

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Patent Pending: Models of Invention (B. Janssen), 1986

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USPMF: Doug Evelyn Information File, c. 1984-1986

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Patent Model Working Fund Budget, 1990-1992

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Smithsonian Institution and the United States Patent Model Foundation: Correspondence, 1984-1986

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Patent Models Outside the Smithsonian: Correspondence, 1986

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NMAH-USPMF: Budget, 1986

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National Inventors Hall of Fame, c. 1987-1992

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Price, William R.: Patent Model Collections

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Patent Companies, 1986

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Patent Index Project (Robert MacMurray), 1986

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Patent Model Projects: Correspondence, 1986

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NMAH-USMPF: Collection Management, 1986

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Patent Model Computerization, 1986-1988

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The Indomitable (R. Kondratas), 1986

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Invent America Campaign: Correspondence, ca. 1987-1989

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NMAH: Self-guided Tour of Patent Inventions Already on Display

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Patent Model Proposed Exhibit: Museum Support Center Labs/Showcase, 1986

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Patent Office Building & Act of 1836

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NMAH-USPMF Dinner, June 19, 1986

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Invention and Enterprise (D. Warner), 1986

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USPMF - Contributors to Exhibit, 1986

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USPMF - Fundraising Drive - Correspondence

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USPMF - Prospect and Corporate Lists

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Grants Received from USPMF for NMAH Exhibits, 1986

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Patent Model: Correspondence, 1987-1988

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Box 5

U. S. Patent Model Dinner , January 8, 1987

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USPMF: Letter from Secretary Adams to President Reagan, 1986

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NMAH Press Releases RE: USPMF, 1986

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USPMF - PR Company (Burson-Marsteller), 1985-1986

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USPMF - Press Photography List of Patent Models

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USPMF - Historical Sketch, 1986

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Patent Model Foundation (2 folders)

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Cliff Peterson Negotiations, 1984-1989

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Smithsonian Policies RE: USPMF

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Dee's Meeting Notes with Smithsonian Representatives RE: USPMF

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Travelers Credit Card Arrangement, 1988

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Invent America Budget, 1987

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USPMF - Credit Card Proposal, 1986-1987

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USPMF - General Correspondence, 1985

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USPMF - Campaign Plan Submitted to Smithsonian, 1986

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USPMF - Exhibition (Foundation & Donors)

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USPMF - Fundraising Campaign

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USPMF - Board Members

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USPMF - Burroughs Welcome Fund

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USPMF - Brochures

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Patent Model Stamp (Herbert Collins), 1986

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Newspaper Clippings on Patents, c. 1985

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Video Cassette (Betamax, rough cut): President George Bush; Kmart Video on Patent Models; Invent America!; David Letterman Show; USA Today

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