Divisional Records, 1955-1977

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Consists of administrative records documenting the activities and administration of the Division of Domestic Life. Records predating 1977 were created and maintained by the Divisions of Costume and Furnishings and Preindustrial Cultural History. Materials include correspondence and memoranda, meeting minutes, special events files, administrative files, inventories, annual reports, committee files, identification reports of artifacts submitted for historical verification, and reports of public relations projects.


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Repository Loc.

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


  • 1955
  • 1955-1977


  • Households
  • Costume
  • History
  • Household appliances
  • Furnishings
  • Costume--History
  • House furnishings


United States



Local number

SIA RS00469

Physical description

1 cu. ft. processed holdings

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