SIA Acc. 97-068, Washburn, Wilcomb E, Wilcomb E. Washburn Papers, 1951-1996

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Summary

Wilcomb E. Washburn pursued an active career as a scholar, the greater part of it as a curator and office head at the Smithsonian Institution. His work began with study of early American history, the history of exploration in North America, and Indian-White relations. His interests expanded into American studies, museums and cultural institutions, and multicultural approaches to historical study. His papers exhibit a lively interest in political, social, and cultural issues present in the wider culture during his career, both professional and cultural. Finally, there are some records here documenting Washburn's education and military service.

Subject

Washburn, Wilcomb E

Notes

Folder List in accession file.

Organization

By subject

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1951
  • 1951-1996

Topic

  • Social history
  • Museums
  • History

Place

United States

Form/Genre

  • Brochures
  • Collection descriptions
  • Clippings
  • Manuscripts
  • Maps
  • Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA Acc. 97-068

Physical description

31.5 cu. ft. (31 record storage boxes) (1 document box)

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