Telegrams, 1958-1963

Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact

Narrow Your Results


Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.


Consists primarily of copies of telegrams sent by officials of the Smithsonian Institution and the bureaus under its administration concerning procurement, personnel, and other administrative matters, but occasionally document the distribution of specimens, negotiations for collections, and field work. Occasional incoming telegrams are also found. Helena M. Weiss served as Chief of the Division of Correspondence and Documents, 1948-1956, and Registrar 1956-1971.


Weiss, Helena M. 1909-2004


Series Level Description


  • To view records that comprise this series, see the detailed list of accessions and/or record units below.
  • For a history of the creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.


Alphabetic and chronologic

Repository Loc.

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


  • 1958
  • 1958-1963


  • Museums
  • Museums--Collection management



Local number

SIA RS00319

Physical description

.5 cu. ft. processed holdings

Full Record

View Full Record