Curatorial Records, 1893, 1915, 1945-2022

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Summary

Consists of records documenting curatorial activities in the Division of Cultural and Community Life, with earlier material dating back to its predecessors the Division of Culture and the Arts, Division of Home and Community Life, Department of Social and Cultural History, the Division of Cultural History, the Division of Community Life, the Division of Social History, the Division of Textiles, and the Division of Ethnic and Western Cultural History. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; ethnicity and religion projects and research; the design, funding, manufacture, delivery, installation, and maintenance of artifacts; information about research grants, committees, and symposiums; news releases; reports; dissertation; agreements; budget summaries; proposals; meeting agendas and minutes; mission statements; newsletters; photopgrahs and slides; questionnaires and evaluations; policies and guidelines; brochures; clippings; published exhibition catalogs, articles, and book reviews; lecture papers; images and drawings; and awards information. Some materials are in electronic format. Curators represented in these records include David H. Shayt, Richard E. Ahlborn, Rita J. Adrosko, Grace Rogers Cooper, Katherine Dirks, Claudia Brush Kidwell, Ellen Roney Hughes, Anne Wood Murray, William Yeingst, Nancy E. Davis, Madelyn Shaw, and Kenneth Cohen.

Subject

  • Ahlborn, Richard E
  • Shayt, David H
  • Adrosko, Rita J
  • Cooper, Grace Rogers
  • Dirks, Katherine
  • Kidwell, Claudia Brush
  • Murray, Anne Wood
  • Hughes, Ellen Roney
  • Yeingst, William
  • Davis, Nancy E
  • Shaw, Madelyn
  • Cohen, Kenneth
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) Department of Social and Cultural History
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Cultural History
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Community Life
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Social History
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Textiles
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Ethnic and Western Cultural History
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Home and Community Life
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Culture and the Arts

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

Chronologic and unarranged

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1893
  • 1893-2022
  • 1893, 1915, 1945-2022

Restrictions & Rights

Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Records may contain personally identifiable information (PII) that is permanently restricted. Contact reference staff for details

Topic

  • Dissertations, Academic
  • Costume
  • Committees
  • Museums
  • Research grants
  • Gifts
  • History
  • Museum curators
  • Museum exhibits
  • Museums--Collection management
  • Research
  • Costume--History

Form/Genre

  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Brochures
  • Manuscripts
  • Color photographs
  • Drawings
  • Books
  • Clippings
  • Electronic records
  • Compact discs
  • Color transparencies
  • Newsletters
  • Exhibition catalogs
  • Black-and-white transparencies
  • Floppy disks
  • Electronic mail

Local number

SIA RS00468

Physical description

14.25 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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