Departmental Records, 1954-1980

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Consists of records documenting the activities of the Department and its predecessors during the tenures of Frank A. Taylor, Head Curator of the Department of Engineering and Industries through 1956; Robert P. Multhauf, Acting Head Curator, 1957, Head Curator of the Department of Science and Technology, 1958-1963, and Chairman, 1964-1966; Susan Faye Cannon (prior to 1976, Walter F. Cannon), 1966-1968; Bernard S. Finn, 1969-1972; Robert M. Vogel, 1973-1975; Otto Mayr, 1976-1977; and Finn, Chairman of the Department of History of Science 1978-1980, and of the Department of the History of Science and Technology, 1980-1982. Materials include curatorial travel reports, exhibition scripts and photographs, and records pertaining to special research projects.


  • Finn, Bernard S. 1932-
  • Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007
  • Multhauf, Robert P
  • Cannon, Susan Faye 1925-1981
  • Vogel, Robert M
  • Mayr, Otto


Series Level Description


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


Chronologic and unarranged

Repository Loc.

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


  • 1954
  • 1954-1980


  • Technology
  • Science
  • Exhibitions
  • History
  • Science--History
  • Technology--History


  • Manuscripts
  • Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA RS00383

Physical description

  • 1 cu. ft. processed holdings
  • .5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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