Correspondence, 1883-1989

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Summary

Consists of correspondence documenting divisional activities 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, Curator, 1966-1994; Elizabeth M. Harris, Assistant Curator, 1965-1972, Associate Curator, 1972-1980, and Curator,1980-1994; and Helena Wright, Associate Curator and Curator, 1994-1995. Materials predating 1972 were created by the National Museum of History and Technology, Division of Graphic Arts and Photography. Records include correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and slides.

Creator

National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Photographic History

Subject

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

Category

Series Level Description

Notes

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Addl. KW Subjects

(SIA RS00412) Äthiopien

Organization

Alphabetic and chronologic

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1883
  • 1883-1989

Restrictions & Rights

Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details

Topic

  • Photography
  • Graphic arts

Form/Genre

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

Local number

SIA RS00429

Physical description

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