Divisional Records, 1907-1994

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Summary

Consists of records documenting collections management, research, professional activities, and administration in the Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources and its predecessors, as well as the related sections of Chemical Industries, Chemical Technology, Foods, Manufactures, Wood Technology, and Organic Chemistry. Staff represented include curators G. Terry Sharrer, John T. Schlebecker, Philip W. Bishop, John H. White, Frederick L. Lewton, and Howard Irving Chapelle; associate curators Edward C. Kendall, Charles O. Houston, Jr., and John Nathan Hoffman; assistant curators Wallace E. Duncan, Joseph W. Schutz, and George de S. Canavarro; museum specialist William E. Geoghegan; industrial specialist Lowell L. Hankel; Aida M. Doyle, Aid, Section of Organic Chemistry; Harry W. Rabinowitz, Aid, Section of Organic Chemistry; C. C. Anderson, Aid, Section of Organic Industries; and Mrs. E. W. Rosson, Aid, Division of Textiles. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, notes; budget summaries; agreements; proposals; policies and guidelines; meeting agendas and minutes; statistics; grant information; publications; biographies; conference and committee information; photographs, slides, and negatives; brochures; loan information; newspaper clippings; postcards; drawings; administrative forms; and reports.

Subject

  • Schlebecker, John T
  • Kendall, Edward C
  • Doyle, Aida M
  • Duncan, Wallace E
  • Bishop, Philip W
  • Houston, Charles O (Charles Orville) 1918-2001
  • Hoffman, John Nathan
  • Hankel, Lowell L
  • Schutz, Joseph W
  • Sharrer, G. Terry
  • White, John H. 1933-
  • Lewton, Frederick L (Frederick Lewis) 1874-1959
  • Chapelle, Howard Irving
  • Canavarro, George de S
  • Geoghegan, William E
  • Rabinowitz, Harry W
  • Anderson, C. C
  • Rosson, Mrs. E. W
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Agriculture and Mining
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Manufacturing
  • Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Manufactures and Heavy Industries
  • Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Industrial Cooperation
  • Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Agriculture and Forest Products
  • United States National Museum Section of Chemical Industries
  • United States National Museum Section of Chemical Technology
  • United States National Museum Section of Foods
  • United States National Museum Section of Manufacturers
  • United States National Museum Section of Organic Chemistry
  • United States National Museum Section of Wood Technology
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Extractive Industries
  • United States National Museum Division of Crafts and Industries
  • United States National Museum Division of Engineering
  • United States National Museum Division of Mineral Technology
  • United States National Museum Division of Transportation
  • United States National Museum Division of Textiles

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Series Level Description

Notes

  • To view records that comprise this series, see the detailed list of accessions and/or record units below.
  • For a history of the creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.

Organization

Alphabetic and unarranged

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1907
  • 1907-1994

Topic

  • Mining
  • Chemical industry
  • Loans
  • Forest products
  • Congresses and conventions
  • Mineral industries
  • Production engineering
  • Committees
  • Agriculture
  • Museums
  • Research grants
  • History
  • Mining engineering
  • Mineral industries--History
  • Agriculture--History
  • Museums--Collection management
  • Museum curators
  • Research

Form/Genre

  • Manuscripts
  • Clippings
  • Brochures
  • Picture postcards
  • Drawings
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Color photographs
  • Black-and-white negatives
  • Color transparencies
  • Architectural drawings

Local number

SIA RS00392

Physical description

  • 1.75 cu. ft. processed holdings
  • 6 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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