Curatorial Records, 1847-2009

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Summary

Consists of records documenting collections management, research, and professional activities of curators in the Division of Work and Industry, with earlier records dating back to when the division was known as the Division of the History of Technology, the Division of Industry and Technology, the Division of Extractive Industries, the Division of Manufacturing, the Division of Agriculture and Mining, the Division of Agriculture and Forest Products, the Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the Division of Manufacturers and Heavy Industries, the Division of Industrial Cooperation, and was in the Department of Science and Technology at the National Museum of American History, which, prior to 1980, was known as the National Museum of History and Technology and the Museum of History and Technology, respectively. Records that date to when the museum was part of the United States National Museum document curatorial activities in the Department of Arts and Industries, the Department of Mineral Technology, the Division of Mineral Technology, the Division of Crafts and Industries, the Division of Technology, the Division of Engineering, the Division of Textiles, and the related sections of Transportation and Civil Engineering, Organic Chemistry, and Manufacturers. Staff represented in these materials include curators G. Terry Sharrer, John T. Schlebecker, Edward C. Kendall, Frederick L. Lewton, Howard Irving Chapelle, Pete Daniel, Paula J. Johnson, Carl Weaver Mitman, Chester Garfield Gilbert, Harold D. Langley, Steven D. Lubar, and Frank A. Taylor; curator Philip W. Bishop, who also served as chairman of the Department of Arts and Manufacturers; associate curators John Nathan Hoffman, Charles O. Houston, and Samuel S. Wyer; museum specialists Robert G. Walther and Thomas R. Wessel; aids Aida M. Doyle, Section of Organic Chemistry, and Mrs. E. W. Rosson, Division of Textiles; collections manager Francis D. Roche; and researcher Lu Ann Jones. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; speech papers; proposals and files; collection planning and loan information; reports; pamphlets; agreements; meeting agendas; conference, symposium, and committee information; publications; phonograph records; photographs and negatives; press releases; bibliographies; images; grant information; brochures; drawings; illustrations, and newspaper clippings.

Subject

  • Langley, Harold D
  • Lubar, Steven D
  • Daniel, Pete
  • Jones, Lu Ann
  • Mitman, Carl Weaver 1889-
  • Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007
  • Kendall, Edward C
  • Sharrer, G. Terry
  • Schlebecker, John T
  • Lewton, Frederick L (Frederick Lewis) 1874-1959
  • Chapelle, Howard Irving
  • Johnson, Paula J. 1954-
  • Gilbert, Chester Garfield
  • Bishop, Philip W
  • Hoffman, John Nathan 1923-
  • Houston, Charles O (Charles Orville) 1918-2001
  • Wyer, Samuel S. 1879-1955
  • Walther, R. G (Robert G.)
  • Wessel, Thomas R
  • Doyle, Aida M
  • Rosson, Mrs. E. W
  • Roche, Francis D
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of the History of Technology
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Industry and Technology
  • United States National Museum Department of Arts and Industries
  • United States National Museum Section of Transportation and Civil Engineering
  • United States National Museum Division of Technology
  • Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Manufactures and Heavy Industries
  • United States National Museum Division of Engineering
  • United States National Museum Division of Crafts and Industries
  • United States National Museum Division of Mineral Technology
  • United States National Museum Department of Mineral Technology
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Department of Science and Technology
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Extractive Industries
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Manufacturing
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Agriculture and Mining
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Agriculture and Forest Products
  • Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Industrial Cooperation
  • United States National Museum Section of Organic Chemistry
  • United States National Museum Section of Manufacturers
  • United States National Museum Division of Textiles
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Department of Arts and Manufactures

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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

  • 1847
  • 1847-2009

Restrictions & Rights

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

Topic

  • Congresses and conventions
  • Chemical engineering
  • Committees
  • Museums
  • History
  • Mining
  • Forest products
  • Lectures and lecturing
  • Agriculture machinery
  • Technology
  • Mineral industries
  • Production engineering
  • Agriculture
  • Research grants
  • Military
  • Technology--History
  • Military history
  • Material culture
  • Agriculture--History
  • Museums--Collection management
  • Mining engineering
  • Mineral industries--History
  • Speeches, addresses, etc
  • Museum curators

Form/Genre

  • Manuscripts
  • Clippings
  • Brochures
  • Compact discs
  • Color photographs
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Color transparencies
  • Video recordings
  • Drawings
  • Illustrations
  • Phonograph records
  • Black-and-white negatives
  • Pamphlets

Local number

SIA RS00390

Physical description

17 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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