Curatorial Records, 1946-1975

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Consists of records documenting curatorial activities in the Division of Transportation representing the work of 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; Donald H. Berkebile, Assistant Curator and Associate Curator, 1973-1980; Robert C. Post, Curator, 1980-1981; and William L. Withuhn, Curator, 1983- . Materials include curators' journals, publication and research records, and photographs.


  • Oliver, Smith Hempstone
  • Chapelle, Howard Irving
  • White, John H. 1933-
  • Jackson, Melvin H
  • Berkebile, Donald H
  • Post, Robert C
  • Withuhn, William L


Series Level Description


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  • 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


  • 1946
  • 1946-1975


  • Transportation
  • History
  • Transportation--History


  • Manuscripts
  • Journals (accounts)
  • Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA RS00446

Physical description

0.2 cu. ft. processed holdings

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