Curatorial Correspondence, 1965-2003

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Consists of correspondence documenting curatorial research and activities in the Division of the History of Technology and its predecessors, the Division of Engineering and Industry and the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering. Curators represented in these materials include 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; Robert C. Post, Museum Specialist, Mechanical and Civil Engineering, 1973-1974; William E. Worthington, Jr., Museum Specialist, 1977-2003; and David F. Noble, Curator of Mechanisms, 1983-1985.


  • Worthington, William E. 1948-
  • Vogel, Robert M
  • Battison, Edwin A
  • Stephens, Carlene E. 1949-
  • Mayr, Otto
  • Post, Robert C
  • Noble, David F (David Franklin) 1935-


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Alphabetic and chronologic

Repository Loc.

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


  • 1965
  • 1965-1986
  • 1965-2003


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


  • Manuscripts
  • Clippings
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Color photographs

Local number

SIA RS00536

Physical description

  • 3 cu. ft. processed holdings
  • 2 cu. unprocessed holdings

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