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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 02-100

National Museum of American History. Office of the Director

Subject Files, 1981-2001

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American History. Office of the Director
Title: Subject Files
Dates: 1981-2001
Quantity: 8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 02-100
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records documenting the activities of the Office of the Director and the daily administration of the National Museum of American History (NMAH), as well as material concerning Smithsonian issues during the tenures of Roger G. Kennedy and Spencer R. Crew. The records primarily include correspondence, memoranda, and general information pertaining to NMAH departments, divisions, research projects, budget, exhibitions, and special events. Also includes meeting minutes, NMAH mission statement, articles regarding the Museum, and conference information.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records documenting the activities of the Office of the Director and the daily administration of the National Museum of American History (NMAH), as well as material concerning Smithsonian issues during the tenures of Roger G. Kennedy and Spencer R. Crew. The records primarily include correspondence, memoranda, and general information pertaining to NMAH departments, divisions, reseach projects, budget, exhibitions, and special events. Also includes meeting minutes, NMAH mission statement, articles regarding the Museum, and conference information.

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Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2017; Transferring office; 20 March 1985 memorandum, Massa to Sengsourinh; Contact reference staff for details.

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This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.

Name

Subject

Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-100, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Subject Files

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Container List

Box 1

Cornell University, 1994

Box 1 of 8

Division of Photographic History, 1994

Box 1 of 8

Office of the Comptroller, 1994

Box 1 of 8

National Postal Museum, 1996

Box 1 of 8

Experiment on Education, 1994

Box 1 of 8

Awards, 1994

Box 1 of 8

Task Force Report on Promotion Opportunities for Women, 1993

Box 1 of 8

National Postal Museum (NPM): Collections Management, General, 1994

Box 1 of 8

CIS, FY1994

Box 1 of 8

CIS/Fund Raising: Eds, 1991

Box 1 of 8

IRM Task Force, 1993

Box 1 of 8

IRM Vision: Phase II, 1993

Box 1 of 8

IRM Executive Committee, 9/13/94-10/24/94

Box 1 of 8

IRM Vision Phase and Report, 1993

Box 1 of 8

Budget: Dee Working File, 1993

Box 1 of 8

Vision Executive Committee, 1993

Box 1 of 8

Budget: FY1994 [three folders]

Box 1 of 8

National Postal Museum, 1996

Box 1 of 8

Budget Impact Statistics, FY 1994

Box 1 of 8

Calls for Plans, FYs 1994-1998

Box 1 of 8

Fiscal Year Monthly Status Report, 1994

Box 1 of 8

Spending Plans, FY 1993

Box 1 of 8

Monthly Status Report, FY1993

Box 1 of 8

Budget Review Meeting, FY1993

Box 1 of 8

Planning Process, FYs 1991-1993

Box 1 of 8

Congressional Hearings, FY 1993

Box 1 of 8

Budget Review Meetings/Spending Plans, FY 1994

Box 1 of 8

Hearings/Budget, FY 1994

Box 1 of 8

Budget, FY 1993

Box 1 of 8

Box 2

Budget, FY 1993 [two folders]

Box 2 of 8

National Postal Museum, 1993

Box 2 of 8

Budget: Strategic Plan and Objectives, 1993-1997

Box 2 of 8

Social History, 1994

Box 2 of 8

Information Society, 1993

Box 2 of 8

Smithsonian Institution Libraries, 1993

Box 2 of 8

IRM Plan (current), 1994 [2 folders]

Box 2 of 8

Information Age Theater, 1993

Box 2 of 8

Latino Program, 1994

Box 2 of 8

Space, 1986

Box 2 of 8

Peat Marwick Audit for NMAH/NPM, 1993 [two folders]

Box 2 of 8

National Postal Museum, 1995

Box 2 of 8

Commission on the Future, 1994

Box 2 of 8

Correspondence (Non-SI [Smithsonian Institution]) V, 1994

Box 2 of 8

Office of the Comptroller, 1994

Box 2 of 8

Office of International Relations, 1994

Box 2 of 8

Embassy of Japan (Non-SI), 1990

Box 2 of 8

Mann, Nick, 1993

Box 2 of 8

Chiba Modern Industry and Science Museum, 1990

Box 2 of 8

Office of International Activities, 1986

Box 2 of 8

Office of International Activities, 1985-1986

Box 2 of 8

Office of International Activities, 1987

Box 2 of 8

VIP Visits, 1987-1989 [three folders]

Box 2 of 8

Media International Corporation (MICO), c. 1991-1992

Box 2 of 8

MICO Biographies, 1991

Box 2 of 8

"American Festival" Project Budget, 1992

Box 2 of 8

NHK "American Festival" Television Program, 1993

Box 2 of 8

"American Festival" Correspondence, 1992 [two folders]

Box 2 of 8

Box 3

"American Festival" Correspondence, 1991 [two folders]

Box 3 of 8

"American Festival" Proposals, 1992

Box 3 of 8

Facilities Report for "American Life," 1992

Box 3 of 8

Feasibility Study Contact for "American Festival," 1992 [two folders]

Box 3 of 8

Meeting with Mr. Oki, March 31, 1992

Box 3 of 8

Meetings with MICO, July 22-24, 1992

Box 3 of 8

Letter of Intent for "American Festival" Program , 1992

Box 3 of 8

Office Space for "American Festival" Program, 1992

Box 3 of 8

Meeting Minutes of "American Festival" Team, 1992

Box 3 of 8

Meetings with MICO, December 6-10, 1991

Box 3 of 8

Meetings with MICO, April 24-30, 1991

Box 3 of 8

Cassette Tapes: Meetings with MICO, 1991 [four folders]

Box 3 of 8

Meetings with MICO in Japan, February 29 through March 11, 1992

Box 3 of 8

Performance Section of "American Festival," 1992

Box 3 of 8

Role of the Office of Sponsored Projects in "American Festival," 1991

Box 3 of 8

Overhead for "American Festival," 1990-1991

Box 3 of 8

Updates and Reports on "American Festival," 1992

Box 3 of 8

Travel Information for Trip to Japan, 1992

Box 3 of 8

Five-Year Prospectus Plan, 1990

Box 3 of 8

Jackson "Roman" Sarcophagus, 1985

Box 3 of 8

Jackson, Michael, 1991

Box 3 of 8

Articles on Japan

Box 3 of 8

Division of Musical History Projects of Interest to Japanese, 1989

Box 3 of 8

Jazz Orchestra, 1992-1994

Box 3 of 8

Fuji Sankei Communications International, Inc., 1989-1990

Box 3 of 8

Joint Partnership with Universities (general), 1993

Box 3 of 8

Joint Projects with George Washington University, 1992

Box 3 of 8

Joint Projects with the University of Maryland, 1993

Box 3 of 8

Johns Hopkins University, 1993

Box 3 of 8

Koppel, Jerry

Box 3 of 8

Katherine Coffey Award Committee, 1988-1990

Box 3 of 8

Leave for Scholarly Research, 1993-1994

Box 3 of 8

Legacy Resource Management Program: Project Proposal, 1992-1993

Box 3 of 8

Loesser and Main Stage, 1987

Box 3 of 8

Library of Congress, 1992

Box 3 of 8

NMAH Mission Statement

Box 3 of 8

NMAH Organizational Chart, 1993

Box 3 of 8

Management Council, 1989-1991

Box 3 of 8

Box 4

Management Meetings, 1989-1995 [two folders]

Box 4 of 8

Mezzanine Feasibility Study, 1992

Box 4 of 8

McIntyre, Darryl, 1991

Box 4 of 8

Mikimoto Pearl House, 1991-1992

Box 4 of 8

Minority Hearing, 1991-1992

Box 4 of 8

Correspondence, 1985-1986

Box 4 of 8

Mobile Outreach Van Proposal, 1989

Box 4 of 8

Monumental Core Task Force, 1991

Box 4 of 8

Museum Articles, 1991

Box 4 of 8

Japanese American National Museum, 1992

Box 4 of 8

Museum of Presidents, 1986

Box 4 of 8

Museum of the American Indian, 1987-1991

Box 4 of 8

European Museums, 1985

Box 4 of 8

Non-Profit Museums, 1985

Box 4 of 8

Foreign Museums

Box 4 of 8

Montreal Musee de la Civilisation, Quebec, 1985

Box 4 of 8

Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums, Annual Meeting, 1990

Box 4 of 8

Society of American Archivists, 1991

Box 4 of 8

Historical Administrations Program, Eastern Illinois University

Box 4 of 8

Museum Research, 1988-1990

Box 4 of 8

Music-related Projects, 1991

Box 4 of 8

Museum Reference Center, 1995

Box 4 of 8

New England Museum, Annual Meeting, 1985

Box 4 of 8

NMAH 30th Anniversary, 1994

Box 4 of 8

NMAH 25th Anniversary, 1989

Box 4 of 8

National Center for Non-Profit Boards, 1991

Box 4 of 8

National Center for the Study of History, 1988-1990

Box 4 of 8

New Orleans Jazz Center, 1991-1993

Box 4 of 8

NMAH Organizational Chart, 1993

Box 4 of 8

Peat Marwick Audit, 1994

Box 4 of 8

NMAH Pendulum, 1995

Box 4 of 8

Peter Pan Video Proposals, 1981

Box 4 of 8

Presidential Reception Suite, 1990

Box 4 of 8

Project Management Workshop, Ron Becker, 1985

Box 4 of 8

Program Review Briefings, 1991

Box 4 of 8

Product, Development, and Licensing, 1990-1994

Box 4 of 8

Report on Project Management/Division Tech Corporation, 1991

Box 4 of 8

Project Management Steering Committee, 1994

Box 4 of 8

Project Managers Meeting, 1987-1993

Box 4 of 8

Project Management Meetings, 1991

Box 4 of 8

Psychology Exhibition, 1987-1990

Box 4 of 8

Publications Needs Survey, 1988

Box 4 of 8

Public Programs Evaluation, 1989

Box 4 of 8

Recorded Music, 1991

Box 4 of 8

Regents Newsletter, 1985-1989

Box 4 of 8

Retreat: Management, October 9, 1992

Box 4 of 8

[Roger Kennedy] RK's Projects (TV, radio, literacy), 1991

Box 4 of 8

RK's Response to Public Inquiries, 1991

Box 4 of 8

Research, 1991

Box 4 of 8

Renwick Gallery Exhibitions, 1985

Box 4 of 8

Robert A. Brooks Awards, 1994

Box 4 of 8

R&R, FY 1993

Box 4 of 8

R&R, FY 1995

Box 4 of 8

Quilts, 1993-1995

Box 4 of 8

R&R, FY 1992

Box 4 of 8

Box 5

R&R, FY 1997

Box 5 of 8

R&R, FY 1994

Box 5 of 8

R&R, FY 1996

Box 5 of 8

R&R, FY 1997-2001

Box 5 of 8

Sadik, Marvin, 1987-1989

Box 5 of 8

National Numismatics Collection (NNC), Executive Director Search

Box 5 of 8

NNC Working File, 1990-1991

Box 5 of 8

Security for NNC, 1990-1992

Box 5 of 8

NNC (general), 1987-1992

Box 5 of 8

NNC: Master Plan Work, 1983-1990

Box 5 of 8

Security for the National Philatelic Collection (NPC), 1982-1987

Box 5 of 8

NPC: Master Plan, 1989-1992

Box 5 of 8

Armed Forces History: Master Plan Work, 1989

Box 5 of 8

Medical Sciences Master Plan, 1989

Box 5 of 8

SI Libraries and Archives, 1990

Box 5 of 8

SI Libraries: Automated Circulation of Library Materials, 1988

Box 5 of 8

SI Media Projects, 1989-1990

Box 5 of 8

SI Wide Facility Inventory and Strategic Plan, 1990

Box 5 of 8

SI Women's Committee, 1991-1992

Box 5 of 8

SI Reorganization, 1991-1993

Box 5 of 8

Smithson Shop, 1989-1996

Box 5 of 8

Smithsonian Council Meeting, 1993

Box 5 of 8

Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) Committee, 1986-1988

Box 5 of 8

Smithsonian Council, 1992

Box 5 of 8

Smithsonian Council Meeting, 1994

Box 5 of 8

Smithsonian Council Meeting, 1991

Box 5 of 8

Smithsonian Council Meeting, 1990

Box 5 of 8

Smithsonian Council Meeting, 1989

Box 5 of 8

Smithsonian Institution Archives Council, 1990

Box 5 of 8

Center for the Study of Material Culture/Dorothy Washburn, 1987

Box 5 of 8

Smithsonian Video Activities, 1988

Box 5 of 8

Smithsonian Material Culture Group, 1993

Box 5 of 8

Alternative Format Exhibitions/SITES, 1990

Box 5 of 8

Shopping Mall Exhibitions, 1989

Box 5 of 8

Southeast Federal Center project

Box 5 of 8

Space (general), 1985

Box 5 of 8

NMAH Space:

1st Floor, 1988

Box 5 of 8

Fullerton

Box 5 of 8

Long-Range Planning, 1986

Box 5 of 8

Museum Support Center (MSC) Status Reports, 1986

Box 5 of 8

Silver Hill, Building 17, 1995-1996

Box 5 of 8

Master Plan, 1985-1990

Box 5 of 8

M. Morris's Staging and Storage Committee, 1985-1990

Box 5 of 8

Non-Collection Storage, 1985

Box 5 of 8

Box 6

Storage Space, 1987-1988

Box 6 of 8

Office Space, 1987-1992

Box 6 of 8

Springfield Public Forums, 1991

Box 6 of 8

Stamp Show, 1991-1993

Box 6 of 8

Stand Alone System, 1994-1995

Box 6 of 8

Lifetime Achievement Awards, 1996

Box 6 of 8

"Go Forth and Serve"/NMAH Young Interpreters Program/Smithsonian Exhibition Fund (SEF), 1992-1994

Box 6 of 8

Storage Space at Silver Hill, 1985-1994

Box 6 of 8

Silver Hill Master Plan, 1989

Box 6 of 8

Study Group Proposal, (Schneider), 1991

Box 6 of 8

Staffing/WKYR Ceilings, 1987-1988

Box 6 of 8

Storage Space at Dulles, 1988-1990

Box 6 of 8

Suitland Master Plan, 1989-1994

Box 6 of 8

Administrative Issue, 1990

Box 6 of 8

1016 Project, 1992-1993

Box 6 of 8

Turnow, David, 1993-1994

Box 6 of 8

Thrift Commission Building, 1991

Box 6 of 8

Takashi, Yuzo, 1991-1992

Box 6 of 8

Team Building, 1992

Box 6 of 8

The Historical Society of WDC, 1992

Box 6 of 8

Task Force on Sponsorship and Recognition, 1986

Box 6 of 8

"Search for Life," 1991

Box 6 of 8

Third Floor Mezzanine Project, 1985-1994

Box 6 of 8

Third Floor Reinstallation, 1987-1992

Box 6 of 8

Third International Festival of Miniature, 1988

Box 6 of 8

Textile Lab Construction, 1992

Box 6 of 8

Time Museum: Prospective Purchase, 1986

Box 6 of 8

Toyota Motor Corporation, 1990

Box 6 of 8

Treasure Hunters, 1990

Box 6 of 8

U.S. Diplomatic History Exhibition, 1987

Box 6 of 8

Vermont Studio Center, 1991

Box 6 of 8

Tramposch, Bill, 1991

Box 6 of 8

Video Disc Technologies, 1984-1986

Box 6 of 8

Videotape Documentation of NMAH Exhibitions, 1988-1989

Box 6 of 8

Turner (Camen) Unit, 1991

Box 6 of 8

21st Century Limited Project, Working File, 1991-1993

Box 6 of 8

21st Century Limited Project, 1991-1992

Box 6 of 8

Wagner, Sherry, 1990-1991

Box 6 of 8

Wallace Foundation Project, 1992-1994

Box 6 of 8

Walter Landor Collection, 1986-1987

Box 6 of 8

Columbia Project, 1988

Box 6 of 8

Western Museum Association Conference, 1990

Box 6 of 8

Wilkes Exhibition Participation/NMAH, 1985

Box 6 of 8

Box 7

Work Schedules, 1992

Box 7 of 8

Youth Alive, 1991

Box 7 of 8

Miscellaneous Expenses, 1985

Box 7 of 8

Brown, Richard: Administrative intern, 1988-1991

Box 7 of 8

VIP Visits, 1990-1992 [three folders]

Box 7 of 8

Evelyn Parking Permit, 1988-1991

Box 7 of 8

Sloane Boyd and Amory Cable/Wesleyan University, January 8-19, 1989

Box 7 of 8

Vinkoletsky, Ilya, 1988

Box 7 of 8

General Information on NMAH Employment Opportunities, 1988-1989

Box 7 of 8

Wesleyan University (Dee's file), 1989-1991

Box 7 of 8

Internet Activities, 1991

Box 7 of 8

Internet Activities, 1990

Box 7 of 8

Patent Office Building Inquiries, 1988-1990

Box 7 of 8

Robert Mills Papers in the Archives Center, 1990

Box 7 of 8

Cultural Alliance, 1990-1991

Box 7 of 8

Cultural Alliance: Major Institutions, Membership Committee, 1991

Box 7 of 8

American Association of Museums (AAM), 1990-1994

Box 7 of 8

AAM Accreditation, 1990

Box 7 of 8

AAM Code of Ethics, 1990

Box 7 of 8

AAM Agenda Conference, 1987

Box 7 of 8

American Association for State and Local History, 1994-1996

Box 7 of 8

AAM Annual Meeting, 1985

Box 7 of 8

"1876 Exhibit" Takedown, 1989-1991

Box 7 of 8

Arts & Industries Building, "1876 Exhibit," 1986-1988

Box 7 of 8

Afro-American History Conference, "Race and Ethnicity Relations," 1993-1994

Box 7 of 8

Afro-American Index Project, 1990

Box 7 of 8

Acoustiguide/Barbara Tomcich, 1991

Box 7 of 8

Afro-American Index Publication, 1988-1989

Box 7 of 8

African American Cultural Evidence, 1988-1990

Box 7 of 8

American Red Cross Museum, 1991

Box 7 of 8

Archives Center Development, 1985

Box 7 of 8

Articles, Newspapers, Magazines, 1987-1988

Box 7 of 8

Anacostia Museum, 1988

Box 7 of 8

ASA/CAAS International Convention, 1987

Box 7 of 8

Association of American Culture Executives, 1988

Box 7 of 8

"Atom Smashers" Exhibition, 1987

Box 7 of 8

Attic Window Proposal/David Allison, 1994

Box 7 of 8

Audio Visual, 1985

Box 7 of 8

Audit (Inventory), 1989-1991

Box 7 of 8

Automation Plan for NMAH, FY 1986

Box 7 of 8

Axelrod, Herbert R., 1987

Box 7 of 8

"Awe" Proposal, 1985

Box 7 of 8

Berlin, Irving, 1990

Box 7 of 8

Trademark and Copyright Law Association, 1987

Box 7 of 8

Bertin, Maggie, 1995

Box 7 of 8

Bicentennial of the Patent System, 1989

Box 7 of 8

Berendt, Robert S.

Box 7 of 8

Bretos, Miguel, 1994-1996

Box 7 of 8

Boolstin Space, 1987

Box 7 of 8

Brown Bag Lunches, 1989-1990

Box 7 of 8

Bunch, Lonnie, "Fighting the Good Fight: Museums in the Age of Uncertainty"

Box 7 of 8

New Financial Management System, 1990

Box 7 of 8

Planning Advisory Group (PAG) Base Realignment, 1989

Box 7 of 8

Meeting on Strategic Planning, June 9, 1989

Box 7 of 8

Phase II PAG report, 1990

Box 7 of 8

PAG Phase II:

Call for Plans, 1990

Box 7 of 8

Focus Group Meetings (general), 1990-1991

Box 7 of 8

PAG Recommendations for Initial Review, 1993-1996

Box 7 of 8

Business Management Focus Group, 1990

Box 7 of 8

Collections Management Focus Group, 1990

Box 7 of 8

Cultural Pluralism Focus Group, 1990

Box 7 of 8

Education Focus Group. 1990-1991

Box 7 of 8

Marketing Focus Group, 1990

Box 7 of 8

Focus Group Meeting: "National Role of the Smithsonian," 1990

Box 7 of 8

Research Focus Group, 1990-1991

Box 7 of 8

Box 8

Education Subcommittee, 1991

Box 8 of 8

Cultural Pluralism Subcommittee, 1990-1991

Box 8 of 8

PAG Phase II:

General Information File, 1990

Box 8 of 8

Comments on the Planning Process, 1990

Box 8 of 8

Issue Ranking, 1990

Box 8 of 8

Reports and Recommendations, 1990

Box 8 of 8

Background Information, 1990

Box 8 of 8

Comment on FY 1992 Pool Mark-up Process, 1990

Box 8 of 8

PAG Budget Mark-up, 1990

Box 8 of 8

PAG Wrap-up Report, 1990

Box 8 of 8

PAG Phase II: The Small Office Syndrome, 1990

Box 8 of 8

Base Analysis, 1990

Box 8 of 8

Impact Statements, FY 1990

Box 8 of 8

Situation Analysis (Planning Our Museum), 1990

Box 8 of 8

Budget, FY 1995 [four folders]

Box 8 of 8