Shipment Records, 1850-1969

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Consists of receipts from express companies for shipments from the Smithsonian, registers of package announcements and express bills certified, exposition shipping records, and transportation records and receipts. Registrars during this time period included Stephen C. Brown, Registrar, 1880-1919; Herbert S. Bryant and Helena M. Weiss, Chiefs of the Division of Correspondence and Documents, 1918- 1948 and 1948-1956, respectively, and Helena M. Weiss, Registrar 1956-1971. Records dated after 1967 were created by the Registrar under the Office of Special Museum Programs.


  • Weiss, Helena M. 1909-2004
  • Brown, Stephen C
  • Bryant, Herbert S
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Special Museum Programs


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Repository Loc.

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


  • 1850
  • 1850-1969


  • Museums
  • Museums--Collection management



Local number

SIA RS00324

Physical description

53 cu. ft. processed holdings

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