Director's Records, 1979-2009

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Consists of records documenting the administration of the Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center and its relations with other Smithsonian offices and museums as well as the local tourist industry during the tenures of Mary Grace Potter, Director, 1975-2000, and Katherine Neill Ridgley, Director, 2002-2010. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, statistics, meeting minutes, newsletters, clippings, presentation notes, videos, organizational charts, and related materials.


  • Potter, Mary Grace
  • Ridgley, Katherine Neill


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Repository Loc.

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


  • 1979
  • 1979-2009

Restrictions & Rights

Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details


  • Visitors' centers
  • Museums
  • Museums--Administration


  • Clippings
  • Video recordings
  • Manuscripts
  • Newsletters

Local number

SIA RS01088

Physical description

19 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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