Divisional Records, 1955-1978

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Consists of memoranda, correspondence, forms, reports, lists, topical files, and other materials concerning the administration of the Division of Transportation, projects with which it was involved, and relations with the Smithsonian and external organizations, museums, companies, and associations. Curators represented in these materials include Frank A. Taylor, Curator of the Division of Engineering, 1932-1948, and Department of Engineering and Industries Head, 1948-1957; Kenneth M. Perry, Associate Curator of the Section of Marine Transportation, 1954-1965; Smith Hempstone Oliver, Associate Curator, 1946-1956; Howard Irving Chapelle, Curator and Senior Historian, 1957-1971; John H. White, Assistant Curator, Associate Curator, Curator, and Senior Historian, 1958- ; Melvin H. Jackson, Associate Curator, Curator, and Honorary Curator, 1966-1979; George Woodman Hilton, Associate Curator and Curator, 1966- ; and Donald H. Berkebile, Assistant Curator and Associate Curator, 1973-1980.


  • Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007
  • Perry, Kenneth M
  • Oliver, Smith Hempstone
  • Chapelle, Howard Irving
  • White, John H. 1933-
  • Jackson, Melvin H
  • Hilton, George Woodman
  • Berkebile, Donald H


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Repository Loc.

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


  • 1955
  • 1955-1978


  • Transportation
  • History
  • Transportation--History



Local number

SIA RS00444

Physical description

3.2 cu. ft. processed holdings

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