Agency history, 1969-

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  • Kauffman, Craig 1932-2010
  • Adams, Edith
  • Van Dyk, Stephen H. 1950-
  • Martinez, Ann K


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
  • Smithsonian Directory, 1969-1972
  • Cooper-Hewitt Museum Library
  • The administrative history of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum's library before 1969 is obscure. Since the Museum became a part of the Smithsonian Institution, it's staff has included Edith Adams, 1970-1972, Robert C. Kauffman, 1972-1982, Ann K. Martinez, 1983-1989, and Stephen Van Dyk, 1990- .
  • The Doris and Henry Dreyfus Memorial Study Center, a branch of Smithsonian Institution Libraries, contains 55,000 volumes, including 5,000 rare books pertaining to ornament, architecture, and decorative arts. The library's collections focus on interior, graphic, and industrial design, along with books on textiles, wallcoverings, architecture, and design.
  • For a history of the larger creating unit, refer to "Forms part of " above.

Repository Loc.

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


  • 1969
  • 1969-


  • Museum libraries
  • Decoration and ornament
  • Art museums
  • Decorative arts


Mixed archival materials

Local number

SIA AH00195

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