Curatorial Records, 1934-2009

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Summary

Consists of records documenting curatorial and professional activities in the fields of electricity, graphic arts, and photography. The curatorial staff of electricity were in the Division of Electricity, the Division of Electricity and Nuclear Energy, and the Division of Electricity and Modern Physics prior to the creation of the Division of Information Technology and Society in 1995. Before that year the curatorial staff of graphic arts and photography were in the Division of Graphic Arts, the Division of Graphic Arts and Photography, and the Division of Photographic History. Some earlier records predate the creation of the museum. Staff represented include Elizabeth M. Harris, Assistant Curator, Associate Curator, Curator, and Curator Emeritus of graphic arts, 1965-1999; Bernard S. Finn, Associate Curator, 1963-1964, Curator, 1965-2005, and Curator Emeritus of electricity collections, 2005- ; W. James King, Jr., Associate Curator, 1956-1958, and Acting Curator, 1958-1960; Robert P. Multhauf, Acting Curator, 1961-1962; museum specialist Elliot N. Sivowitch; Michelle Anne Delaney, Associate Curator, 1989-2009, and Curator of photography, 2009-2010; and Shannon Thomas Perich, Associate Curator, 1996-2013, and Curator of photography, 2013- . Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; professional society information in regard to committtees, symposiums, and special events; meeting agendas and minutes; proposals; lecture papers, articles, and book reviews; publication surveys; press releases; collections management, exhibition, workshop, research grant, and award information; architectural drawings and floorplans; reports; policies and guidelines; photographs; agreements; pamphlets; videotapes; newspaper clippings; original artwork of printing presses in the Graphic Arts Collection; biographical information; and brochures. Some materials are in electronic format.

Subject

  • Harris, Elizabeth M
  • Finn, Bernard S. 1932-
  • King, W. James (William James) 1915-
  • Multhauf, Robert P
  • Sivowitch, Elliot N
  • Delaney, Michelle Anne
  • Perich, Shannon Thomas
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Graphic Arts
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Graphic Arts and Photography
  • Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Electricity
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Electricity and Modern Physics
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Electricity and Nuclear Energy
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Photographic History
  • United States National Museum Division of Graphic Arts
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Information Technology and Society

Category

Series Level Description

Notes

  • To view records that comprise this series, see the detailed list of accessions and/or record units below.
  • For a history of the creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.

Organization

Unarranged

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1934
  • 1934-2009

Topic

  • Photography
  • Graphic arts
  • Awards
  • Electricity
  • Congresses and conventions
  • Lectures and lecturing
  • Scientific surveys
  • Museums
  • Research grants
  • History
  • Information technology
  • Electricity--History
  • Museums--Collection management
  • Museum exhibits
  • Museum curators
  • Photography--History

Form/Genre

  • Manuscripts
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Architectural drawings
  • Floor plans
  • Clippings
  • Brochures
  • Color photographs
  • Floppy disks
  • Electronic records
  • Pamphlets
  • Compact discs
  • Videotapes
  • Digital versatile discs

Local number

SIA RS00391

Physical description

7.18 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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