Accession Records, 1834-1958, with accretions to 1976

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Consists of records documenting the collections and management of the United States National Museum under the administration of Stephen C. Brown, Registrar, 1880-1919; Herbert S. Bryant and Helena M. Weiss, Chiefs of the Division of Correspondence and Documents, 1917-1948 and 1948-1956, respectively; and Weiss as Registrar, 1956-1971.


  • Brown, Stephen C
  • Weiss, Helena M. 1909-2004
  • Bryant, Herbert S


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Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1834
  • 1834-1976
  • 1834-1958, with accretions to 1976


  • Museums
  • Museums--Collection management



Local number

SIA RS00316

Physical description

  • 594.43 cu. ft. processed holdings
  • 68 microfilm reels processed holdings

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