Subject Files, 1960-2014

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Consists of records documenting various subjects related to curatorial matters. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; reports; policies and procedures; planning documents; proposals; budget summaries; photographs; lecture papers; proceedings; meeting information; press releases; clippings, brochures; slides; and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.


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Repository Loc.

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


  • 1960
  • 1960-2014


  • Astronautical museums
  • Aeronautics
  • Museums
  • Space sciences
  • Astronautics
  • Special events
  • Aeronautical museums
  • Museum curators


  • Manuscripts
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Electronic records
  • Floppy disks
  • Digital versatile discs
  • Clippings
  • Brochures
  • Color transparencies
  • Pamphlets
  • Compact discs
  • Black-and-white negatives

Local number

SIA RS00703

Physical description

  • 34 cu. ft. processed holdings
  • 22.08 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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