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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 94-014

National Museum of American History. Office of the Director

Records, circa 1972-1992

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American History. Office of the Director
Title: Records
Dates: circa 1972-1992
Quantity: 10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 94-014
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession documents the tenures of directors Daniel J. Boorstin (1969-1973), Brooke Hindle (1974-1978), and Roger G. Kennedy (1979-1992). The records consist mostly of Collections Committee records pertaining to purchases, loans, and gifts; minutes of meetings; insurance claims; budget, appropriations, and audit reports; inventories; product development and copyright regulations records; quarterly case files; records of loans to government agencies, acquisitions, donations, appraisals, and deaccessioning; annual reports; and exhibition files. Materials also include records of Douglas E. Evelyn, Deputy Director of the National Museum of American History that document planning for the Patent Model Traveling Exhibition. Some files also document proposals for The Papers of Robert Mills exhibition.

Descriptive Entry

This accession documents the tenures of directors Daniel J. Boorstin (1969-1973), Brooke Hindle (1974-1978), and Roger G. Kennedy (1979-1992). The records consist mostly of Collections Committee records pertaining to purchases, loans, and gifts; minutes of meetings; insurance claims; budget, appropriations, and audit reports; inventories; product development and copyright regulations records; quarterly case files; records of loans to government agencies, acquisitions, donations, appraisals, and deaccessioning; annual reports; and exhibition files. Materials also include records of Douglas E. Evelyn, Deputy Director of the National Museum of American History that document planning for the Patent Model Traveling Exhibition. Some files also document proposals for The Papers of Robert Mills exhibition.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-014, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Records

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Container List

Box 1

Collections Committee Records

Collections Committee Minutes, 1978-1983

Box 1 of 10

Political Commercial Archives, 1985 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 10

Collections Committee Minutes, 1984

Box 1 of 10

Budget Reconciliation, 1984

Box 1 of 10

Collections Committee Quarterly Reports 1st quarter, 1984 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 10

Collections Committee Quarterly Reports 2nd quarter, 1984 (3 folders)

Box 1 of 10

Collections Committee Quarterly Reports 3rd quarter, 1984 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 10

Collections Committee Quarterly Reports 4th quarter, 1984 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 10

Collections Committee: Fiscal, 1981

Box 1 of 10

Collections Management Policy, 1984

Box 1 of 10

Box 2

Collections Management Policy - Drafts

Box 2 of 10

Staff Purchases, 1986

Box 2 of 10

Insurance Claims, 1974

Box 2 of 10

Guidelines and Policy, 1979-1985

Box 2 of 10

Working Papers, 1972

Box 2 of 10

Annual Reports, 1972-1982

Box 2 of 10

Bargain Sales, 1985

Box 2 of 10

Annual Report, 1983

Box 2 of 10

Annual Report, 1982

Box 2 of 10

Appraisals, 1985

Box 2 of 10

Audit Report, 1980

Box 2 of 10

Appropriations and Budget, 1974-1986

Box 2 of 10

Archival Facility and Collecting, 1976-1985

Box 2 of 10

Archival Tapes and Licensing Agreement, 1984

Box 2 of 10

Newspaper Clipping and News Items, 1981-1983

Box 2 of 10

Collections Committee Survey, 1977

Box 2 of 10

Collections Committee Survey, 1972

Box 2 of 10

Conservation, 1973-1974

Box 2 of 10

Correspondence - General - Cases

Box 2 of 10

Memoranda, FY 1984

Box 2 of 10

Memoranda, FY 1985

Box 2 of 10

Memoranda, FY 1986-1987

Box 2 of 10

Deaccessioning, 1978-1981, 1986

Box 2 of 10

Inventory

Box 2 of 10

Acquisitions: Large Collections, 1985

Box 2 of 10

Loans, 1973-1977, 1982, 1985

Box 2 of 10

Loans to Government Agencies and Officials, 1977-1984

Box 2 of 10

Major Acquisitions Fund, 1986-1987

Box 2 of 10

Annual Reports, 1985-1986

Box 2 of 10

Membership, 1972, 1977, 1984

Box 2 of 10

Memoranda, 1982-1983

Box 2 of 10

Museum Shops, 1984-1985

Box 2 of 10

Museum Shops, 1973

Box 2 of 10

Historical Information: National Museum of American History

Box 2 of 10

Published Statements, 1978

Box 2 of 10

Memoranda: Policy and Procedure, 1973-1985

Box 2 of 10

Product Development, 1984

Box 2 of 10

Publicity Regarding Donations, 1985-1986

Box 2 of 10

Purchase Records, 1974-1980

Box 2 of 10

Acquisitions Fund, 1986

Box 2 of 10

Requests procedures, 1985

Box 2 of 10

Smithsonian Council meeting

Box 2 of 10

Staff donations, 1983-1985

Box 2 of 10

Box 3

Regents/Smithsonian Funds: Correspondence, 1981-1985 (3 folders)

Box 3 of 10

Smithsonian Institution Council meeting, 1979

Box 3 of 10

Staff Purchases, 1986

Box 3 of 10

North Capital Street Building, 1972, 1975-1979, 1982-1985

Box 3 of 10

Registrar Office, 1972-1973

Box 3 of 10

Suitland Inventory, 1974, 1977

Box 3 of 10

Tax Information, 1984-1986

Box 3 of 10

Transfers from Government Agencies, 1982

Box 3 of 10

Women's Committee Grants, 1978, 1983

Box 3 of 10

National Numismatic Collection, 1982, 1985-1986

Box 3 of 10

Division of Postal History/National Philatelic Collection, 1984-1986

Box 3 of 10

Division of Photographic History, 1984-1985

Box 3 of 10

Division of Political History, 1977

Box 3 of 10

Division of Transportation, 1980, 1985

Box 3 of 10

Division of Musical Instruments, 1980-1981

Box 3 of 10

Division of Armed Forces History, 1984, 1987

Box 3 of 10

Division of Graphic Arts, 1985

Box 3 of 10

Division of Community Life, 1977, 1980

Box 3 of 10

Division of Mathematics, 1986

Box 3 of 10

Division of Medical Sciences, 1980-1981

Box 3 of 10

Cooper-Hewitt Museum, 1979-1980

Box 3 of 10

National Portrait Gallery, 1980

Box 3 of 10

Purchases, 1982

Box 3 of 10

Loan Exemptions, 1974, 1981

Box 3 of 10

Copyright Regulations, 1985-1986

Box 3 of 10

Procedures, 1972-1977

Box 3 of 10

Financial Documents, 1982

Box 3 of 10

Purchased Procedures, 1978-1980

Box 3 of 10

Correspondence Log, 1985-1987

Box 3 of 10

Correspondence Log, 1980-1984

Box 3 of 10

Correspondence Log, 1984-1985

Box 3 of 10

Annual Report and Background Information, 1985

Box 3 of 10

Picker sale, 1984

Box 3 of 10

Cases, 1st quarter, 1985 (Folders 1-2 of 3)

Box 3 of 10

Box 4

Cases, 1st quarter, 1985 (Folder 3 of 3)

Box 4 of 10

Cases, 2nd quarter, 1985 (3 folders)

Box 4 of 10

Cases, 3rd quarter, 1985 (3 folders)

Box 4 of 10

Cases, 4th quarter, 1985 (3 folders)

Box 4 of 10

Cases, 1st quarter, 1986 (3 folders)

Box 4 of 10

Cases, 2nd quarter, 1986 (3 folders)

Box 4 of 10

Box 5

Cases, 3rd quarter, 1986 (3 folders)

Box 5 of 10

Cases, 4th quarter, 1986 (3 folders)

Box 5 of 10

Meeting Notices, 1972-1975

Box 5 of 10

Collections Committee Action: Purchases, 1975-1976

Box 5 of 10

Guidelines, 1973-1975

Box 5 of 10

White House Loans, 1976

Box 5 of 10

Collections Committee Action: Gifts, 1972-1977

Box 5 of 10

Acquisition Committee, 1975-1979

Box 5 of 10

Taxes, 1972

Box 5 of 10

Memoranda, 1973, 1976

Box 5 of 10

Completed Loans, 1976-1977

Box 5 of 10

Collections Committee Action: Purchases, 1977 (3 folders)

Box 5 of 10

Collections Committee Action: Purchases, 1980

Box 5 of 10

Collections Committee Action: Gifts, 1979

Box 5 of 10

Collections Committee Action: Loans, 1978

Box 5 of 10

Collections Committee Action: Gifts, 1980

Box 5 of 10

Collections Committee Action: Loans, 1979

Box 5 of 10

Collections Committee Action: Purchases and Gifts, 1977-1978

Box 5 of 10

Box 6

Collections Committee Action: Purchases and Gifts, 1979-1980

Box 6 of 10

Social and Cultural History, 1978

Box 6 of 10

Social and Cultural History, 1979 (2 folders)

Box 6 of 10

Numismatics Collection, 1980

Box 6 of 10

Collections Committee Action: Purchases and Gifts, 1977-1978

Box 6 of 10

Political, Naval, Military, and History, 1979

Box 6 of 10

Collections Committee Action: Purchases, 1979

Box 6 of 10

Transaction and Object Report: Political History, 1979

Box 6 of 10

Correspondence Log, 1979

Box 6 of 10

Philatelic Collection, 1980

Box 6 of 10

Collections Committee Action: General, 1980

Box 6 of 10

Science and Technology, 1980

Box 6 of 10

Silver Hill Objects, 1981

Box 6 of 10

Collections Committee Action: General, 1981

Box 6 of 10

Collections Committee Action : Purchases and gifts, 1982-1983

Box 6 of 10

Exhibition: American Floor Coverings, 1973-1975

Box 6 of 10

Acquisition Process: "Nations" Exhibition, 1973 (2 folders)

Box 6 of 10

Museum Collections Materials, 1974 (Folders 1-2 of 4)

Box 6 of 10

Box 7

Museum Collections Materials, 1974 (Folders 3-4 of 4)

Box 7 of 10

Reserve Purchase List (2 folders)

Box 7 of 10

Warren Moore Purchase, 1975-1976

Box 7 of 10

Collections Committee Action: Gifts, 1976

Box 7 of 10

Collections Committee Action: Gifts, 1975

Box 7 of 10

Collections Committee Action: Loans, 1976

Box 7 of 10

Collections Committee Action: General, 1976 (2 folders)

Box 7 of 10

Collections Committee Action: General, 1975-1977

Box 7 of 10

Collections Committee Action: Purchases, 1973-1976

Box 7 of 10

Collections Committee Action: Gifts, 1976

Box 7 of 10

The American Freedom Train, 1974-1975

Box 7 of 10

Exhibition: American Floor Coverings, 1973-1975

Box 7 of 10

Memoranda, 1976-1977

Box 7 of 10

Correspondence log, 1978

Box 7 of 10

Acquisitions Committee Meeting, 1979

Box 7 of 10

Box 8

Collections Committee Action: Purchases, 1975-1977

Box 8 of 10

Deep Dive System, Mark I

Box 8 of 10

Collections Committee Action: General, 1977-1978

Box 8 of 10

The Papers of Robert Mills

Kanter Collection, 1985

Box 8 of 10

Editorial Apparatus: Various Projects, 1984

Box 8 of 10

Five Page Explanation: Robert Mills

Box 8 of 10

Association for Documentary Editing (ADE), 1985

Box 8 of 10

John M. Bryan: Correspondence, 1984-1985

Box 8 of 10

Computer Technology

Box 8 of 10

Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1988-1989

Box 8 of 10

Robert L. Alexander: Correspondence, 1982-1985

Box 8 of 10

Fund Raising, 1984-1985

Box 8 of 10

Correspondence, 1987 (2 folders)

Box 8 of 10

Correspondence, 1986 (2 folders)

Box 8 of 10

Robert L. Alexander - Correspondence, 1985

Box 8 of 10

Correspondence, 1985 (2 folders)

Box 8 of 10

Proposal, 1985-1986

Box 8 of 10

Budget, 1986

Box 8 of 10

Correspondence, 1984

Box 8 of 10

Advisory Board, 1984-1986

Box 8 of 10

Newsletter, 1986

Box 8 of 10

Association for Documentary Editing Convention Program, 1986

Box 8 of 10

Catalogue: Outline for Discussion, 1986

Box 8 of 10

Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), 1985-1986

Box 8 of 10

Box 9

American Institute of Architech, National Endowment for the Humanities: Exhibition Grant, June 1987

Box 9 of 10

Exhibition Information, 1987

Box 9 of 10

Women's Committee (Smithsonian Associates), 1986

Box 9 of 10

Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies, 1986

Box 9 of 10

Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill: Money File, 1986

Box 9 of 10

National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC): Budgeted Expenditures, 1986

Box 9 of 10

Fiscal File, 1986

Box 9 of 10

Accounts, 1986

Box 9 of 10

Scholarly Resources Inc., 1985-1987

Box 9 of 10

Microfilm Publishers, 1984, 1987

Box 9 of 10

National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC): Grant, 1986-1987

Box 9 of 10

National Archives and Records Commission (NARA): OCR Pilot Project, 1985

Box 9 of 10

National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC): Proposal, 1986

Box 9 of 10

National Historical Publications and Records Commission: Correspondence, 1987

Box 9 of 10

University of Iowa, 1986-1987

Box 9 of 10

National Endowment for Humanities (NEH): Revision, 1986-1988

Box 9 of 10

National Endowment for Humanities (NEH), June 1986

Box 9 of 10

Design for the State Capitol, 1988

Box 9 of 10

Gene Waddell: Correspondence, 1985

Box 9 of 10

Douglas E. Evelyn Records

Financial Systems Advisory Committee, 1988-1989

Box 9 of 10

Financial Management Advisory Board (2 folders)

Box 9 of 10

Patent Model Traveling Exhibition, 1989-1992

Box 9 of 10

Patent Model Traveling Exhibition: Working File, 1988-1989

Box 9 of 10

Association for Japan-United States Community Exchange: Correspondence, 1988-1989 (Folder 1 of 2)

Box 9 of 10

Box 10

Association for Japan-United States Community Exchange: Correspondence, 1988-1989 (Folder 2 of 2)

Box 10 of 10

Patent Model Traveling Exhibition: Information Sent To Japan

Box 10 of 10

Patent Model Traveling Exhibition: Budget, 1988-1989

Box 10 of 10

Association for Japan-United States Community Exchange: Contract, 1988-1989

Box 10 of 10

Patent Model Traveling Exhibition: Newspaper Clippings, c. 1990

Box 10 of 10

Patent Model Traveling Exhibition: Catalog Text, 1989 (2 folders)

Box 10 of 10

Patent Model Traveling Exhibition: Newspaper Clippings and Accession Records, c. 1981-1984

Box 10 of 10

Patent Model Traveling Exhibition: Objects, 1988

Box 10 of 10

Patent Model Traveling Exhibition: Proposed Exhibition Sites, 1989

Box 10 of 10

Patent Model Traveling Exhibition: English Catalog

Box 10 of 10

Cooperstown Graduate Program: Conference on Professional Training; Needs, Issues, and Opportunities, 1990

Box 10 of 10

Accreditation of the National Aquarium in Baltimore, 1988 (2 folders)

Box 10 of 10

Patent Model Project: Correspondence (between the United States Patent Model Foundation, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History), 1984-1985

Box 10 of 10

Patent Name Index, 1984-1985

Box 10 of 10

United States Patent Model Foundation: "Invent America!" Campaign, 1987 (2 folders)

Box 10 of 10

Commerce Department: Patent Model Proposed Project, 1984

Box 10 of 10

Patent Model Computerization, 1984-1985

Box 10 of 10