External Affairs Files, 1983-2012

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This accession consists of records documenting the tenure of W. Richard West, Director, 1990-2007, and Kevin Gover, Director, 2007- . Materials pertain to communications and meetings with external organizations, societies, and museums; government bureaus, agencies, and bodies; and media; as well document the appointment of West as director. Records include correspondence, memoranda, reports, brochures, photographs, videotapes, posters, proclamations, resolutions, and clippings.


  • West, W. Richard
  • Gover, Kevin 1955-


Series Level Description


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Repository Loc.

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


  • 1983
  • 1983-2012

Restrictions & Rights

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


  • Public relations
  • Historians
  • Museums
  • Resolutions, Legislative
  • Indians of North America
  • Museum directors
  • Museums--Public relations


  • Manuscripts
  • Brochures
  • Videotapes
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Clippings
  • Posters

Local number

SIA RS01171

Physical description

4.5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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