Hillwood Estate Records, 1960-1976

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Consists of records documenting the transfer of Hillwood, former home of Marjorie Merriweather Post, to the Smithsonian and creation of the Hillwood Museum; during the tenure of Charles Blitzer, Acting Assistant Secretary, 1967-1968; and Assistant Secretary, 1968-1983. Records created prior to 1967 refer to a small portion of publicity and miscellaneous records dating from that early period. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, notes, budget papers, loan files, vendor files, grounds and garden files; copies of agreements; and a will.


  • Blitzer, Charles
  • Post, Marjorie Merriweather
  • Hillwood Museum (Washington, D.C.)


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Repository Loc.

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


  • 1960
  • 1960-1976


  • Historic buildings
  • Historic gardens
  • Budget process
  • Budget
  • Museums
  • Wills
  • Promotions of special events



Local number

SIA RS00740

Physical description

1 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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