Curatorial Records, 1960-1997

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Summary

Consists of records documenting the curatorial activities of Carl H. Scheele, Assistant Curator in the Division of Philately and Postal History, 1959-1963; Associate Curator in Charge and Curator in the Division of Postal History, 1964-1977; and Curator and Curator Emeritus in the Division of Community Life, 1978-1989. Also includes the records of Richard E. Ahlborn, Curator in the Division of Community Life. Materials include correspondence with historical societies, universities, museums, and Division of Postal History staff; photographs of Scheele, artifacts, and exhibition installations; collections management information; meeting minutes; reports; press releases; information pertaining to the Festival of American Folklife; published research articles; symposium information; personal career files; exhibition records; and administrative memoranda.

Subject

  • Scheele, Carl H
  • Ahlborn, Richard E
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Philately and Postal History
  • National Museum of History and Technology Division of Postal History
  • Festival of American Folklife

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Series Level Description

Notes

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Organization

Chronologic and unarranged

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1960
  • 1960-1997

Restrictions & Rights

Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details

Topic

  • Social history
  • Community life
  • Museums
  • Postal museums
  • Contracts
  • Museums--Collection management

Place

United States

Form/Genre

  • Manuscripts
  • Brochures
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Black-and-white transparencies
  • Color photographs
  • Audiotapes
  • Clippings

Local number

SIA RS00528

Physical description

11 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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