Agency history, 1977-1994

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  • Roth, Rodris
  • Golovin, Anne Castrodale
  • Smith, Barbara Clark


Agency History


  • This is an agency history. It does not describe actual records. The Smithsonian Institution Archives uses these histories as brief accounts of the origin, development, and functions of an office or administrative unit to set that unit in its historical context. To find information on record holdings, please double-click the highlighted field "Creator/Author", which will open on a brief view of relevant records.
  • Guide to the Smithsonian Archives, 1996
  • Annals of the Smithsonian Institution, 1989-1994
  • In 1977 the Division of Domestic Life was established by combining the domestic life artifacts from the Divisions of Costume and Furnishings and Preindustrial Cultural History. Rodris C. Roth was made Curator of the new Division, and Anne Castrodale Golovin became Associate Curator and, in 1979, a Curator. In 1984 Barbara Clark Smith joined the staff as an Assistant Curator and became a Curator, 1985. After several reorganizations the functions of the Division appear to have been located within the Department of Social and Cultural History about 1994.
  • For a history of the larger creating unit, refer to "Forms part of above."

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


  • 1977
  • 1977-1994


  • Households
  • Costume
  • Household appliances
  • History
  • Furnishings
  • House furnishings
  • Furniture--Colonial American
  • Costume--History


United States


Mixed archival materials

Local number

SIA AH00125

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