Departmental Records, 1958-1996


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Consists of records documenting departmental activities during the tenures of Calvin S. Hathaway, Director, 1951-1963; H. Christian Rohlfing, Acting Administrator, 1963-1968; Richard P. Wunder, Director, 1968-1969; Lisa Taylor, Director, 1969-1987; and Dianne H. Pilgrim, Director, 1988-2000. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, meeting minutes, planning and policy documents, articles, newspaper clippings, and ephemera.


Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Office of the Director


  • Hathaway, Calvin S
  • Wunder, Richard P
  • Rohlfing, H. Christian
  • Taylor, Lisa 1933-1991
  • Pilgrim, Dianne H


Series Level Description


  • 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.


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Repository Loc.

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


  • 1958
  • 1958-1996


  • Decoration and ornament
  • Art museums
  • Decorative arts
  • Art museum directors


  • Manuscripts
  • Clippings

Local number

SIA RS00854

Physical description

4 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings