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Subject

  • Johnston, Patricia E
  • Robischon, Ernest W
  • Sharp, James H
  • Chamberlain, Von Del
  • Makovenyi, Nadya A
  • Wolfe, Janet K
  • Grazette, Jacqueline Hicks
  • Hanle, Paul A
  • Huffer, Paul D
  • National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Division of Presentations and Education
  • National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Associate Director for Research
  • National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Assistant Director for Information and Education
  • National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Education Services Division
  • National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Assistant Director for Interpretive Programs
  • National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Assistant Director for Educational Services

Category

Agency History

Notes

  • 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, 1965-1970
  • The Exhibits and Public Services Department began in about 1965 and has seen many changes in its constituent elements. It was first identified as Assistant Director for Information and Education. After a lapse of several years the unit was called the Division of Presentations and Education in 1976 and 1977. Functions were split in 1978 between education and presentation. In 1998 the Exhibits and Public Services Department reunited the exhibits and education functions. It provides a number of exhibition and eductional services for Museum visitors.
  • Ernest W. Robischon was Assistant Director for Information and Education from about 1965 to 1971. Von Del Chamberlain headed a Division of Presentations and Education, 1976-1977. From about 1979 to 1982, Janet K. Wolfe and, in 1983, Patrica E. Johnston were chiefs, Education Services Division. From 1984 to 1988 an Associate Director for Research, Paul A. Hanle, was responsible for the Division. In 1989-1990 an Assistant Director for Interpretive Programs, James H. Sharp, was in charge. In 1993 Jacqueline Hicks Grazette became Assistant Director, Educational Services Division. She was succeeded by Nadya A. Makovenyi, Associate Director for the Exhibits and Public Services Department, 1996-1999. Paul D. Huffer succeeded her, 2000- .
  • For a history of the larger creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1965
  • 1965-

Topic

  • Aeronautics
  • Museums
  • Aeronautical museums

Form/Genre

Mixed archival materials

Local number

SIA AH00350