Special Events Records, 1976, 1980-2010

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Consists of records documenting National Museum of American History special events during the tenures of Geraldine E. Sanderson, Special Events Officer, 1976-1977, Public Information Officer, 1978-1980; Susan B. Beaudette, Museum Program Coordinator, 1981-1985; Anne Walton, Special Events Assistant, 1983-1987; and Renee Kortum, Museum Support Manager, 1985. Materials include staff correspondence and memoranda; lecture series planning files; contracts; invitation lists; floor plans; information on exhibition openings and receptions; newspaper clippings, press releases, and articles pertaining to events; symposium information; photographs and contact sheets of lecturers, exhibition openings, and special guests; audio and video recordings; and financial reports.


  • Kortun, J. Renee
  • Sanderson, Geraldine E
  • Beaudette, Susan B
  • Walton, Anne


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Repository Loc.

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


  • 1980
  • 1980-2010
  • 1976, 1980-2010


  • Public relations
  • Congresses and conventions
  • Exhibitions
  • Museums
  • Entertainers
  • Fund raising
  • Special events
  • Performing arts
  • Museums--Public relations
  • Museum exhibits


  • Manuscripts
  • Floor plans
  • Clippings
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Audiotapes
  • Videotapes

Local number

SIA RS00521

Physical description

  • 15.5 cu. ft. processed holdings
  • 5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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