Summary

Consists of records documenting the administration of the Museum Conservation Institute, which was previously known as the Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education and the Conservation Analytical Laboratory respectively; during the tenures of Charles Olin, 1966-1967; Robert M. Organ, 1968-1983; Alan Postlethwaite, Acting Director, 1983-1984; Lambertus Van Zelst, 1985-2003; and Robert J. Koestler, 2004- . Also documented is the unit's involvement in professional organizations. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, guidelines, grant proposals, meeting agendas and minutes, organizational charts, strategic plans, presentations, staff lists, clippings, statutes, regulations, rules of procedure, publications, data, and images.

Subject

  • Organ, R. M
  • Van Zelst, Lambertus
  • Koestler, Robert J (Robert John) 1950-
  • Postlethwaite, Alan W. 1924-2014
  • Olin, Charles
  • Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education
  • Smithsonian Institution Conservation Analytical Laboratory

Category

Series Level Description

Notes

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Organization

Unarranged and chronologic

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1959
  • 1959-2014

Topic

  • Conservation and restoration
  • Preservation of materials
  • Materials
  • Materials--Conservation and restoration

Form/Genre

  • Manuscripts
  • Clippings
  • Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA RS01139

Physical description

6 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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