Publicity Records, 1971-1983

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Consists of records documenting special events in conjunction with the Public Information Office such as shows, lectures, benefits, openings, parties, tours, festivals, and luncheons; and clippings documenting the Museum and its exhibitions during the tenures of H. Christian Rohlfing, Administrator, 1969-1978; John Dobkin, Administrator, 1975-1978; Peter M. Scherer, Administrator, 1979-1984; and Chauncie McKeever, 1981-1983. Materials include correspondence, printing samples, mailing lists, bills, receipts, invoices, invitation lists, and clippings.


  • Rohlfing, H. Christian
  • Dobkin, John H
  • Scherer, Peter M
  • McKeever, Chauncie
  • Cooper-Hewitt Museum Assistant Director for Administration
  • Cooper-Hewitt Museum Administrator
  • Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Public Information Office


Series Level Description


  • To view records that comprise this series, see the detailed list of accessions and/or record units below.
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Repository Loc.

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


  • 1971
  • 1971-1976
  • 1971-1983


  • Decoration and ornament
  • Art museums
  • Decorative arts


  • Manuscripts
  • Clippings

Local number

SIA RS00882

Physical description

1.79 cu. ft. processed holdings

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