National Museum of the American Indian Records, 1985-1994

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Consists records documenting efforts to secure funding, land, and buildings for the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) from the United States Congress. Major correspondents are Robert McCormick Adams, Secretary, 1984-1994; Mark W. Rodgers, Director, Office of Government Relations, 1992-1995; W. Richard West, Director (NMAI), 1990- ; and numerous members of Congress. Materials include correspondence; memoranda; text of testimony given before congress; notes; reports, proposals; legislation; press releases; brochures; pamphlets; minutes; budget materials; and building specifications.


  • Adams, Robert McC (Robert McCormick) 1926-2018
  • West, W. Richard
  • Rodgers, Mark W
  • United States Congress
  • Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian


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


  • 1985
  • 1985-1994


  • Budget process
  • Law
  • Budget
  • Legislation


  • Brochures
  • Clippings
  • Pamphlets

Local number

SIA RS00606

Physical description

  • 4 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
  • Oversize materials unprocessed holdings

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