Agency history, 1990-2005

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  • West, W. Richard
  • Evelyn, Douglas E. 1941-
  • Warren, Dave
  • Heye Foundation Museum of the American Indian


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.
  • Smithsonian Directory, 1991
  • Annals of the Smithsonian Institution, 1990
  • The National Museum of the American Indian was created by Act of Congress in 1989. In 1990 W. Richard West was appointed its first Director, and Dave Warren was made Deputy Director in that same year, serving through 1991. Douglas E. Evelyn was appointed in 1992 and served 1992-2005. After the retirement of Evelyn in 2005, the Office of the Deputy Director was abolished and the National Museum of the American Indian underwent a reorganization in 2006.
  • For a history of the larger creating unit, refer to "Forms part of " above.

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  • 1990
  • 1990-2005


  • Historians
  • Indians of North America


Mixed archival materials

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SIA AH00208

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