Curatorial Records, 1946-2015

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Summary

Consists of records documenting curatorial and professional activities in the Division of Political History. Staff represented in these records include Herbert Ridgeway Collins, Assistant Curator, 1961-1970; Associate Curator, 1971-1977; and Curator, 1978-1981; Margaret Brown Klapthor, Associate Curator, 1957-1970; and William L. Bird, Museum Specialist, 1980-1989, Associate Curator, 1990-1992, and Curator, 1992-2015. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; information pertaining to professional societies, conferences, symposiums, and colloquiums; lecture papers; book reviews; articles; newspaper clippings; collection management information; awards; inventory lists; drawings; photographs and negatives; manuscript working files; brochures; exhibition information; press releases; and supporting documentation. Some materials are in electronic format.

Creator

National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Political History

Subject

  • Collins, Herbert Ridgeway 1932-
  • Klapthor, Margaret Brown
  • Bird, William L

Category

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

Unarranged

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1946
  • 1946-2015

Topic

  • Professional associations
  • Politics and culture
  • Congresses and conventions
  • Lectures and lecturing
  • Political science
  • Museums
  • Museums--Collection management
  • Museum publications
  • Museum curators

Form/Genre

  • Manuscripts
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Drawings
  • Clippings
  • Books
  • Brochures
  • Color photographs
  • Black-and-white negatives
  • Compact discs
  • Electronic records

Local number

SIA RS00489

Physical description

  • 10 cu. ft. processed holdings
  • 16 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings