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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 93-078

National Museum of American History. Division of Community Life

Curatorial Records, circa 1960-1987

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American History. Division of Community Life
Title: Curatorial Records
Dates: circa 1960-1987
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection: Accession 93-078
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records that document the curatorial activities of Carl H. Scheele during his tenure with the Division of Community Life, National Museum of American History (NMAH), and to a lesser extent his tenure with the Division of Postal History (NMAH). Scheele was Assistant Curator for the Division of Philately and Postal History, Museum of History and Technology (MHT), from September 21, 1959 through to 1963; Associate Curator in Charge, 1964-1970; and Curator for the Division of Postal History, National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT), 1971-1977. He became Curator of the Division of Community Life in 1978, retired from the Division on November 3, 1987, and afterwards was Curator Emeritus from 1988 to 1989. Materials include correspondence between Scheele and historical societies, universities, museums, and staff of the Division of Postal History that includes Franklin R. Bruns; portrait photographs of Scheele taken during the 1960s, with some dating from the 1970s; information pertaining to the Festival of American Folklife; personal career files; project information for the exhibition, "Nation of Nations;" and memoranda from administrative offices.

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This accession consists of records that document the curatorial activities of Carl H. Scheele during his tenure with the Division of Community Life, National Museum of American History (NMAH), and to a lesser extent his tenure with the Division of Postal History (NMAH). Scheele was Assistant Curator for the Division of Philately and Postal History, Museum of History and Technology (MHT), from September 21, 1959 through to 1963; Associate Curator in Charge, 1964-1970; and Curator for the Division of Postal History, National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT), 1971-1977. He became Curator of the Division of Community Life in 1978, retired from the Division on November 3, 1987, and served as Curator Emeritus from 1988 to 1989.

Materials include correspondence between Scheele and historical societies, universities, museums, and staff of the Division of Postal History that includes Franklin R. Bruns; portrait photographs of Scheele taken during the 1960s, with some dating from the 1970s; information pertaining to the Festival of American Folklife; project information for the exhibition Nation of Nations; and memoranda from administrative offices.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 93-078, National Museum of American History. Division of Community Life, Curatorial Records

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Container List

Box 1

Biographical information - Carl H. Scheele, 1963-1977

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Photographs of Carl H. Scheele, c. 1960s

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Lectures and Seminars, 1976

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Nation of Nations, 1976

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Popular Culture Projects, 1976

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Correspondence, 1979-1987 (4 folders)

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Smithsonian Institution Press, 1977

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Festival of American Folklife, 1977

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Collections Policy - Space, 1972-1977

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Postal History - Correspondence, 1973-1977

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Curator Status Committee, 1977-1978

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Nation of Nations - Correspondence, 1974

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Radio Smithsonian: Proposed Radio Series for Nation of Nations

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Christmas Card Publication, 1976

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NMHT Reorganization, 1977

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Department of Cultural History

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