Smithsonian Files, 1944-1977

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Consists of records documenting the Museum's relations with Smithsonian bureaus, offices, and divisions during the tenures of Frank A. Taylor, 1958-1964; John Canfield Ewers, 1964-1965; Robert P. Multhauf, 1966-1968; Daniel J. Boorstin, 1969-1973; and Brooke Hindle, 1974-1978. Materials predating 1958 partially cover the administrations of Alexander Wetmore and Remington Kellogg as Directors of the United States National Museum, 1925-1948 and 1948-1962, respectively. Materials primarily consist of memoranda from assistant secretaries and other Smithsonian officials.


  • Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007
  • Multhauf, Robert P
  • Boorstin, Daniel J (Daniel Joseph) 1914-2004
  • Hindle, Brooke
  • Ewers, John C (John Canfield) 1909-1997
  • Kellogg, Remington 1892-1969
  • Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978
  • United States National Museum


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  • For a history of the creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.


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Repository Loc.

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


  • 1944
  • 1944-1977


  • Historical museums
  • Science museums



Local number

SIA RS00335

Physical description

10 cu. ft. processed holdings

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