Divisional Records, 1886-1969

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Consists of records documenting the activities of the Division of Graphic Arts and Photography during the tenures of S.R. Koehler, Curator, 1886-1900; Paul Brockett, Custodian, 1904-1920; Ruel P. Tolman, museum aide, 1912-1919, Assistant Curator, 1920-1931, Curator, 1932-1946; Ralph Clifton Smith, museum aide, 1921-1926; C. Allen Sherwin, museum aide, 1935-1937; Jacob Kainen, museum aide, 1942-1945, Curator, 1946-1966; Eugene J. Fite, museum aide, 1947-1950, Assistant Curator, 1951; Fuller O. Griffith, III, museum aide, 1955-1957, Assistant Curator, 1958-1960, Associate Curator, 1961-1964; Peter Morse, Associate Curator, 1965-1967; Eugene Ostroff, Associate Curator, 1960-1966, and Curator, 1966- ; and Elizabeth M. Harris, Assistant Curator, 1965-1972. Materials include accession records, invoices, correspondence logs, administrative records, correspondence and memoranda, and newspaper clippings.


  • Koehler, S. R (Sylvester Rosa) 1837-1900
  • Brockett, Paul 1872-1946
  • Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954
  • Smith, Ralph Clifton 1898-
  • Sherwin, C. Allen
  • Kainen, Jacob
  • Ostroff, Eugene
  • Fite, Eugene J
  • Griffith, Fuller
  • Harris, Elizabeth M
  • Morse, Peter
  • United States National Museum


Series Level Description


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Unarranged and chronologic

Repository Loc.

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


  • 1887
  • 1887-1969
  • 1886-1969


  • Photography
  • Graphic arts


  • Manuscripts
  • Clippings
  • Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA RS00413

Physical description

3 cu. ft. processed holdings

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