Subject Files, 1958-1978, 1987-1994

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Consists of subject files documenting the administration of the National Museum of American History during the tenures of John Canfield Ewers, Assistant Director, 1959-1964; Silvio A. Bedini, Assistant Director, 1965-1972, and Deputy Director, 1972-1978; and Douglas E. Evelyn, Deputy Director, 1980-1991. Materials include correspondence; memoranda; reports; requests for use of facilities; floor plans; meeting agendas and minutes; reports; surveys; conference proceedings; information files; and clippings.


  • Ewers, John C (John Canfield) 1909-1997
  • Bedini, Silvio A
  • Evelyn, Douglas E. 1941-


Series Level Description


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  • For a history of the creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.


By subject and unarranged

Repository Loc.

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


  • 1958
  • 1958-1994
  • 1958-1978, 1987-1994


  • Historical museums
  • Science museums


  • Manuscripts
  • Floor plans
  • Clippings

Local number

SIA RS00348

Physical description

  • 11 cu. ft. processed holdings
  • 1.5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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