Divisional Records, 1948-1981

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  • Consists of records documenting the activities of the Division of Engineering and Industry during the tenures of Frank A. Taylor, Curator of the Division of Engineering, 1933-1955; Robert P. Multhauf, Associate Curator of the Division of Engineering, 1954, and Curator, 1955-1957; Robert M. Vogel, Assistant Curator of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, 1958-1961, Associate Curator, 1962-1966, Curator, 1967-1985, and Curator of Engineering and Industry, 1986-1988; Edwin A. Battison, Associate Curator of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, 1958-1969, Curator, 1970-1977, and Research Associate of Mechanisms, 1978-1980; Carlene E. Stephens, Museum Technician of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, 1974-1977, Museum Specialist, 1977-1983, Curator of Mechanisms, 1984-1985; and Curator of Engineering and Industry, 1986- ; Otto Mayr, Curator of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, 1970-1977, and Curator of Mechanisms, 1978-1984; and Robert C. Post, Museum Specialist, Mechanical and Civil Engineering, 1973-1974.
  • Materials pertain to herology, manufactures and engineering equipment, models, collections management, acquisitions, and other administrative matters, including curatorial and staff correspondence and memoranda, minutes of meetings, and topical files. Records predating 1957 were created and maintained by the Division of Engineering.


  • Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007
  • Multhauf, Robert P
  • Vogel, Robert M
  • Battison, Edwin A
  • Stephens, Carlene E. 1949-
  • Mayr, Otto
  • Post, Robert C
  • United States National Museum


Series Level Description


  • To view records that comprise this series, see the detailed list of accessions and/or record units below.
  • For a history of the creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.



Repository Loc.

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


  • 1948
  • 1948-1981


  • Industries
  • Engineering
  • History
  • Engineering--History
  • Industries--History



Local number

SIA RS00535

Physical description

4.5 cu. ft. processed holdings

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