Subject Files, c. 1937-1992

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Consists of records documenting the administrative and program activities of the Office of the Registrar during the tenures of Mary Blackwalder, Registrar, 1969-1975, Elizabeth Burnham, Registrar, 1975-1978, Albina De Meio, Registrar, 1979-1981, and Cordelia Rose, Registrar, 1982-2002. Materials include staff meeting notes, memoranda, reports, budgets, correspondence, object information, object lists, contracts, hand-drawn information flowcharts, images, and related materials.


  • Rose, Cordelia
  • Blackwelder, Mary
  • Burnham, Elizabeth
  • De Meio, Albina


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Repository Loc.

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


  • 1937
  • 1937-1992
  • c 1937-1992


  • Museum registration methods
  • Decoration and ornament
  • Art museums
  • Art and design
  • Museum registrars
  • Decorative arts


  • Manuscripts
  • Color photographs
  • Drawings

Local number

SIA RS00901

Physical description

2.83 cu. ft. processed holdings

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