Agency history, 1983-

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  • Suthard, Karl P
  • Kincaid, Alfred T
  • Newman, Annette
  • Murphy, Kathleen M
  • Sengsourinh, Phouy
  • National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Chief of Information Management
  • National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Information Systems Office
  • National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Office of Computer Services
  • National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Computer Services Division


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.
  • Smithsonian Year, 1983-1986
  • Smithsonian Annals, 1987-1998
  • National Air and Space Museum organization charts, 1983
  • The beginnings of the Information Technology Division are uncertain, although organization charts show an Information Systems Office in existence in 1983 and 1984. In 1985 a Chief of Information Management was appointed. In 1990 the name changed to the Office of Computer Services and, in 1991, it was changed again to the Computer Services Division. In 1997 the unit became the Information Technology Division. The Division is responsible for supporing the Museum's needs for information systems to manage its collections and information offerings created for scholars and the public.
  • From 1985 to 1989 Karl P. Suthard served as Chief, Information Management. Alfred T. Kincaid was Chief, Office of Computer Services, 1990, and Manager, Computer Services Division, 1991. After a vacancy in 1992 Annette Newman served, 1993 (Acting), 1994-1995, and Kathy Murphy, 1996 (Acting)-1997. In 1998 the unit was named the Information Technology Division, with Phouy Sengsourinh, Manager.
  • For a history of the larger creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.

Repository Loc.

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  • 1983
  • 1983-


  • Aeronautics
  • Information technology


Mixed archival materials

Local number

SIA AH00349

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