Agency history, 1991-

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  • Yelavich, Susan
  • Dunn, Dorothy


Agency History


  • This is an agency history. It does not describe actual records. The Smithsonian Institution Archives uses these histories as brief accounts of the origin, development, and functions of an office or administrative unit to set that unit in its historical context. To find information on record holdings, please double-click the highlighted field "Creator/Author", which will open on a brief view of relevant records.
  • Guide to the Smithsonian Archives 1996
  • Smithsonian Annals, 1991-1994
  • "Resources and Education," Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum,, June 26, 2001
  • The Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum had engaged in educational efforts of various kinds for many years, but an Education Department was first established in 1991. The Department offers programs aimed at designers, scholars, educators and students. They explore fields ranging from the history of design to contemporary issues in design. The Department also provides assistance to educators in formulating art and design curricula for use from kindergarten to the college level.
  • Susan Yelavich was appointed Head, Education Department, in 1991. When Yelavich was made Assistant Director for Public Programs in 1994, Dorothy Dunn became Head, serving 1994- .
  • For a history of the larger creating unit, refer to "Forms part of " above.

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  • 1991
  • 1991-


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SIA AH00277

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