Correspondence and Memoranda, 1954-1976

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Consists of records documenting the administration and activities of the Division of Historic Archeology, created primarily by Mendel Peterson, Associate Curator and Curator of the Divisions of Military and Naval History, 1948-1957; Head Curator of the Department of History, 1951-1957; Head Curator and Chairman of the Department of Armed Forces History, 1957-1969; and Curator of the Division of Historic Archeology, 1969-1973. Materials include correspondence and memoranda between the Division and other Museum offices and divisions, with committees and research institutions, and various professional organizations and individuals participating in underwater archaeological projects.


Peterson, Mendel


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


  • 1954
  • 1954-1976


  • Archaeology
  • Underwater archaeology



Local number

SIA RS00472

Physical description

3.5 cu. ft. processed holdings

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