Memoranda, 1913-1975

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Consists of incoming and outgoing memoranda of staff of the division sent to or received from officials of the United States National Museum and the Smithsonian. Staff represented in these materials include Walter Hough, Division of Ethnology, 1912-1917; Frederick L. Lewton, Division of Textiles, 1917; Joseph Donner, Assistant Curator, 1917; Charles Whitebread, Assistant Curator, 1918-1938, and Associate Curator, 1939-1948; George S. Thomas, Associate Curator, 1948-1952; George B. Griffenhagen, Associate Curator, 1952-1956, Curator, 1956-1959; John B. Blake, Associate Curator, 1957-1959, Curator, 1959-1961; Sami Khalaf Hamarneh, Associate Curator, 1960-1962, Curator, 1963-1972, Historian, 1972-1977, Curator Emeritus, 1982-1985; and Audrey B. Davis, Assistant Curator, 1968-1969, Associate Curator, 1970-1977.


  • Hough, Walter 1859-1935
  • Lewton, Frederick L (Frederick Lewis) 1874-1959
  • Donner, Joseph
  • Thomas, George S
  • Whitebread, Charles
  • Griffenhagen, George B
  • Blake, John B
  • Hamarneh, Sami Khalaf 1925-
  • Davis, Audrey B
  • United States National Museum


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


  • 1913
  • 1913-1975


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Local number

SIA RS00421

Physical description

.75 cu. ft. processed holdings

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