Subject Files, 1962-1982

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Consists of records documenting topics such as security, standard operating procedures, product development, public relations, exhibitions, committees, departments, personnel, the Book-of-the-Month Club, budgets, grants, the museum shop, contracts, and collections during the tenures of H. Christian Rohlfing, Administrator, 1969-1978; John Dobkin, Administrator, 1975-1978; Daniel O'Leary, Assistant Director for Administration, 1979-1980; Barbara V. Foss, Administrative Assistant to the Director, 1979-1981; Peter M. Scherer, Administrative Assistant to the Director, 1979-1983; and Chauncie McKeever, Administrative Assistant to the Director, 1981-1983. Materials include annual reports, correspondence, grant proposals, newsletters, reviews, schedules, and budgets.


  • Foss, Barbara V
  • Scherer, Peter M
  • McKeever, Chauncie
  • Dobkin, John H
  • O'Leary, Daniel
  • Rohlfing, H. Christian
  • Cooper-Hewitt Museum Assistant Director for Administration
  • Cooper-Hewitt Museum Administrator


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Repository Loc.

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


  • 1975
  • 1975-1982
  • 1962-1982


  • Decoration and ornament
  • Art museums
  • Decorative arts



Local number

SIA RS00917

Physical description

11.29 cu. ft. processed holdings

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