Subject Files, 1981-2019

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Consists of the subject files of the Office of the Director, during the tenures of James R. Buckler, 1972-1995; Nancy Bechtol 1995-2002; and Barbara Faust, Associate Director, 2004-2013, Director, 2014-2019. These materials document their work as director and their relationship with other offices and museums throughout the Smithsonian Institution, their involvement in special events, their work with professional associations, and their management of staff. In addition the materials document horticultural programs and activities, landscape design and architecture for the Smithsonian, and the implementation of policies and the creation of programs that fulfill the mission of the Smithsonian. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, presentations, press releases, grant proposals, organizational charts, workshop records, book reviews, brochures, pamphlets, images, video recordings, flyers, and architectural drawings. Some materials are in electronic format.


  • Bechtol, Nancy J
  • Buckler, James R
  • Faust, Barbara
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Facilities Management Horticulture Services Division Office of the Director
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Management and Reliability Horticulture Services Division


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Repository Loc.

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


  • 1981
  • 1981-2019

Restrictions & Rights

Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Records may contain personally identifiable information (PII) that is permanently restricted. Contact reference staff for details


  • Landscape architecture
  • Horticulture
  • Landscape design
  • Gardens


  • Manuscripts
  • Brochures
  • Pamphlets
  • Architectural drawings
  • Electronic records
  • Digital images
  • Video recordings

Local number

SIA RS00109

Physical description

2 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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