• Heye, George G (George Gustav) 1874-1957
  • Levine, Tamara R
  • Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation
  • National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) George Gustav Heye Center Finance Office


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.
  • E-mail, Tamara R. Levine to James A. Steed March 3, 2005
  • National Museum of the American Indian, Organizational Chart, 2009-2014, 2018
  • National Museum of the American Indian magazine, "Tami Levine," Page 48, Summer 2016 issue,, accessed April 4, 2022
  • In 1976 the Office of the Attorney General, State of New York, was involved in an investigation of the operations of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, a private foundation created by the late George Gustav Heye. As part of that effort a staff person was hired to collaborate with the State's auditors in setting up a finance office for the Museum. The aim of the office was to create and administer financial controls for the Museum's funds. The office continued in existence when the Museum of the American Indian became, by a 1989 Act of Congress, the National Museum of the American Indian. In or around 2009 the office was renamed the Office of Administration and Finance. It reports to the Office of the Director, George Gustave Heye Center. Due to a museum reorganization it appears that the office was abolished in or around 2016. The first and only head of the office was Tamara R. Levine, serving 1976-circa 2016.
  • For a history of the larger creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.

Repository Loc.

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


  • 1976
  • 1976-2016
  • 1976-circa 2016


  • Museum finance
  • Historians
  • Museums
  • Indians of North America--Museums


Mixed archival materials

Local number

SIA AH00402

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