Curatorial Records, 1954-2013

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Summary

Consists of records documenting curatorial activities in the Division of Culture and the Arts, with ealier records dating to when the division was known as the Division of Music, Sports, and Entertainment (2004-2012), the Division of Cultural History (1995-2004), the Division of Musical History (1987-1995), the Division of Musical Instruments (1966-1987), and the Section of Musical Instruments (prior to 1966). Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; meeting agendas and minutes; budget summaries; fundraising, awards, and grant information; articles and clippings; photographs and slides; audio and video recordings; biographical information; collections information; reports; workshop information; professional activities files; lecture papers; research and exhibition proposals; music history publications; special event schedules and news releases; information about seminars and conferences; and notes concerning types of musical instruments and other research topics. Some materials are in electronic format. Curators represented in these records include Cynthia Adams Hoover, John T. Fesperman, and Gary Sturm.

Creator

National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Culture and the Arts

Subject

  • Fesperman, John T
  • Hoover, Cynthia A (Cynthia Adams)
  • Sturm, Gary
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Music, Sports, and Entertainment
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Musical History
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Musical Instruments
  • National Museum of History and Technology Division of Musical Instruments
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Cultural History

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

Alphabetic and unarranged

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1954
  • 1954-2013

Restrictions & Rights

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

Topic

  • History
  • Museums
  • Music
  • Musical instruments
  • Budget
  • Music--History
  • Museum curators

Form/Genre

  • Manuscripts
  • Audiotapes
  • Color photographs
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Color transparencies
  • Black-and-white transparencies
  • Brochures
  • Clippings
  • Floor plans
  • Phonograph records
  • Video recordings
  • Electronic records
  • Digital images

Local number

SIA RS00540

Physical description

30.58 cu. ft. processed holdings