Departmental Records, 1956-1979

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Consists of records documenting the activities of the Department of National History during the tenure of Chairman Edgar M. Howell. Materials include administrative subject files concerning the department, the Museum, and topics concerning U.S. and military history. Records predating 1978 were created and maintained in the Department of National and Military History.


  • Howell, Edgar M
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Department of National and Military History


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Repository Loc.

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


  • 1956
  • 1956-1979


  • History
  • Military
  • Military history


United States



Local number

SIA RS00530

Physical description

1 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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