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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 91-096

Dibner Library Keeper of Rare Books

Records, circa 1974-1987

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Dibner Library Keeper of Rare Books
Title: Records
Dates: circa 1974-1987
Quantity: 2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 91-096
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records document the activities of Silvio A. Bedini, Keeper of Rare Books, 1977-1987. Prior to his appointment with the Dibner Library, Silvio A. Bedini held the positions of Assistant Director (1965-1972) and Deputy Director (1972-1978) within the National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT). He accepted the post as Special Assistant to the Director of Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL), as Keeper of Rare Books at the Dibner Library, when still a Deputy Director for NMHT. Upon relinquishing his title as Deputy Director in 1978, Bedini remained on the Dibner Library staff another nine years until his retirement. Materials include photographs, photocopies of articles, personal papers, magazine publications, brochures, correspondence, memoranda, layout drawings of the Dibner Library, newspaper clippings, SIL committee rosters, exhibit project information, and minutes of meetings.

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These records document the activities of Silvio A. Bedini, Keeper of Rare Books, 1977-1987. Prior to his appointment with the Dibner Library, Silvio A. Bedini held the positions of Assistant Director (1965-1972) and Deputy Director (1972-1978) within the National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT). He accepted the post as Special Assistant to the Director of Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL), as Keeper of Rare Books at the Dibner Library, when still a Deputy Director for NMHT. Upon relinquishing his title as Deputy Director in 1978, Bedini remained on the Dibner Library staff another nine years until his retirement. This accession includes photographs, photocopies of articles, personal papers, magazine publications, brochures, correspondence, memoranda, layout drawings of the Dibner Library, newspaper clippings, SIL committee rosters, exhibit project information, and minutes of meetings.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 91-096, Dibner Library Keeper of Rare Books, Records

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Container List

Box 1

Acquisitions

Box 1 of 2

Articles

Box 1 of 2

Burndy Library (2 folders)

Box 1 of 2

Correspondence

Box 1 of 2

Carrousel, Dentzel - Correspondence

Box 1 of 2

Dibner Accessions

Box 1 of 2

Dibner Article

Box 1 of 2

Dibner Gift

Box 1 of 2

Dibner Bookplates

Box 1 of 2

Dibner Festschrift

Box 1 of 2

Dibner Gallery Exhibits

Box 1 of 2

Dibner Projects

Box 1 of 2

Dibner Purchase

Box 1 of 2

Dibner - Heralds of Science

Box 1 of 2

Friends of the Library

Box 1 of 2

Gilfillan Collection

Box 1 of 2

Loans

Box 1 of 2

Maloy, Dr. Robert

Box 1 of 2

Miscellaneous

Box 1 of 2

Newsletter

Box 1 of 2

Perrot, Paul N. - Correspondence

Box 1 of 2

Physical Installation

Box 1 of 2

Potential Acquisitions

Box 1 of 2

Quadrangle

Box 1 of 2

Rare Books - NMHT Books

Box 1 of 2

Rare Books Fellowships

Box 1 of 2

Rare Books Library

Box 1 of 2

Rare Books - NMHT Manuscripts

Box 1 of 2

Rare Books - Philosophy

Box 1 of 2

Rare Books - Publications

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

Rare Books - SI Collections

Box 2 of 2

Rare Books - Status Report

Box 2 of 2

Richards Collection

Box 2 of 2

SIL Dibner Reports (2 folders)

Box 2 of 2

SIL Memos from R. M. Maloy

Box 2 of 2

SIL Occasional Papers (also miscellaneous)

Box 2 of 2

SIL Publications/Exhibit Committee

Box 2 of 2

Staff

Box 2 of 2