Agency history, 1987-1989

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  • Duff, Brian
  • American Association of Museums
  • National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Office of the Deputy Director


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.
  • Record unit 357, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 1988
  • Smithsonian Annals, 1987-1990
  • The Office of Special Projects seems to have existed from 1987 through 1989, reporting to the Museum's Deputy Director. One of the office's principal responsibilities was to coordinate a self-study that the National Air and Space Museum undertook in 1988 while seeking accreditation from the American Association of Museums. The office head was Brian Duff.
  • For a history of the larger creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.

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


  • 1987
  • 1987-1989


  • Aeronautics
  • Museums
  • Aeronautical museums


Mixed archival materials

Local number

SIA AH00355

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