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Accession 06-164

National Museum of American History. Division of Community Life

Curatorial Records, 1968-1991

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American History. Division of Community Life
Title: Curatorial Records
Dates: 1968-1991
Quantity: 6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 06-164
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession includes the curatorial records of Carl H. Scheele during his tenure as Associate Curator in Charge and Curator in the Division of Postal History, 1964-1977; Curator in the Division of Community Life, 1978-1987; and as Curator Emeritus, 1987-1989. Materials primarily include correspondence, memoranda, and notes documenting professional activities, collections development, public affairs, postal history, and exhibition projects such as "A Nation of Nations" and "M*A*S*H: Building Up the Wounds." Records also include lecture papers; exhibition object logs, scripts, schedules, budget summaries, contracts, installation photographs; meeting minutes; reports; press releases; and articles.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of the curatorial records of Carl H. Scheele during his tenure as Associate Curator in Charge and Curator in the Division of Postal History, 1964-1977; Curator in the Division of Community Life, 1978-1987; and as Curator Emeritus, 1987-1989. Materials primarily include correspondence, memoranda, and notes documenting professional activities, collections development, public affairs, postal history, and exhibition projects such as Nation of Nations and M*A*S*H: Building Up the Wounds. Records also include lecture papers; exhibition object logs, scripts, schedules, budget summaries, contracts, installation photographs; meeting minutes; report; press releases; and articles.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-164, National Museum of American History. Division of Community Life, Curatorial Records

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Container List

Box 1

Correspondence

Carl H. Scheele: Correspondence (A-C), 1978-1987 (3 folders)

Box 1 of 6

Carl H. Scheele: Correspondence (D-F), 1978-1987

Box 1 of 6

Carl H. Scheele: Correspondence (G-I), 1978-1987 (3 folders)

Box 1 of 6

Carl H. Scheele: Correspondence (J-L), 1978-1987 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 6

Carl H. Scheele: Correspondence (M-O), 1978-1987 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 6

Carl H. Scheele: Correspondence (P-R), 1978-1987 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 6

Carl H. Scheele: Correspondence (S-V), 1978-1987 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 6

Carl H. Scheele: Correspondence (W-Z), 1978-1987

Box 1 of 6

Correspondence re: Education, 1977-1979

Box 1 of 6

Correspondence re: Entertainment, 1976-1979

Box 1 of 6

Box 2

Complaints and Critics, 1976-1979

Box 2 of 6

Collections Development

"Annie" Dress: Gatchell and Neufeld, LTD, 1984

Box 2 of 6

Audio Equipment, 1982-1985

Box 2 of 6

Sound and Visual Archives/Metzner, 1983

Box 2 of 6

Baryshnikov/Kriegsman, 1983

Box 2 of 6

Baseball Objects: Division of Community Life Collection, 1984

Box 2 of 6

Johnny Bench, 1983

Box 2 of 6

Edger Bergen/Charlie McCarthy, 1978-1980

Box 2 of 6

Jack Bethard: San Francisco Music Collection, 1983

Box 2 of 6

Rick Crandall: Coin Operated Music and Slot Machines

Box 2 of 6

Robert Crozer: Proposed Sale of Television Commercials, 1978

Box 2 of 6

S. Newman Darby: Original Sailboard, 1980

Box 2 of 6

Roger Fisher: Alvine Krauss Collection, 1982

Box 2 of 6

Roller Coaster Car, 1978

Box 2 of 6

Richard Flint, 1978-1983

Box 2 of 6

Eddie Evans, 1980-1983

Box 2 of 6

Joseph Grenga, 1983

Box 2 of 6

Mike Goldman, 1979-1980

Box 2 of 6

Benny Goodman and David A. De Turk, 1983-1984

Box 2 of 6

Dennis Hair: Houston Police Museum, 1982

Box 2 of 6

John Fesperman, 1979

Box 2 of 6

Jon Freshour, 1979

Box 2 of 6

William Hinterleiter: Ice Skating, 1978-1979

Box 2 of 6

International Sports Hall of Fame, 1977

Box 2 of 6

Soda Fountain, 1980

Box 2 of 6

Ice Cream Soda Fountain: Basic Documents, 1980-1981

Box 2 of 6

India Special Exhibition, 1983

Box 2 of 6

Aditi: The Festival of India and SI, 1984

Box 2 of 6

Silvia Fine Kaye Collection, 1980

Box 2 of 6

W. T. Kirkeby

Box 2 of 6

Leading Ladies Film, 1982

Box 2 of 6

Carl Lude and Mother: Original Gibson Girl Vaudeville Act, 1980

Box 2 of 6

McDonald's Exhibition, 1984

Box 2 of 6

Earl Moore, 1984

Box 2 of 6

Marc Okkonen: Baseball Uniform Research, 1984

Box 2 of 6

United States Olympic Committee, 1978-1979

Box 2 of 6

Dudley B. Perkins, Jr.: Records and Photographs of Entertainers, 1978

Box 2 of 6

J. W. Pennington, 1979

Box 2 of 6

Mark Pickford Estate, 1979-1981

Box 2 of 6

Richard Placek: Plaster Figure of Charlie McCarthy, 1980

Box 2 of 6

Players Club Library, 1980

Box 2 of 6

Popluar Songs Recording Project, 1982-1983

Box 2 of 6

Public Programs, 1985

Box 2 of 6

Puppet Exhibition, 1986

Box 2 of 6

Alan Austin/Roger Kennedy: Radio Drama Festival, 1982

Box 2 of 6

Barbara Riley: Museum of Man (Canada), 1984

Box 2 of 6

Citizen Kane (movie), 1980

Box 2 of 6

San Antonio Circus Collection, 1983-1984

Box 2 of 6

Dolores Smith: Medicine Show, 1979

Box 2 of 6

Jerry Smith: Tom Mix Pistol, 1979-1980

Box 2 of 6

Burton Spiller: Pepsi Cola Dispenser, 1979

Box 2 of 6

James McCabe: Soda Fountain History, 1984

Box 2 of 6

Sports, 1976-1980

Box 2 of 6

Dick Beahrs: Sports Illustrated, 1978-1982

Box 2 of 6

Sportsmen of the Year, 1980

Box 2 of 6

Carl E. Stotz: Little League Baseball, 1981

Box 2 of 6

Dodging Car, 1978

Box 2 of 6

Rudy Vallee Collection, 1986

Box 2 of 6

Collections Development (Potential Donations)

Significant Gift Acquisitions, 1981-1982

Box 2 of 6

Collections Survey/Assessment, 1972-1981

Box 2 of 6

Information List re: Object Monetary Evaluations

Box 2 of 6

Robert Abbott: Disney Documents, 1985

Box 2 of 6

Wendell Adkins: Edison Phono, 1986

Box 2 of 6

Arthur Adler: Walt Disney Garage, 1983

Box 2 of 6

The Kids on the Block, 1985

Box 2 of 6

Richard E. Ahlborn: Division Collections, 1985

Box 2 of 6

Robert J. Albo, 1982

Box 2 of 6

Richard Beahrs, 1986

Box 2 of 6

M*A*S*H Teddy Bear, 1984

Box 2 of 6

Gloria Blackwell: Barber Shop, South Carolina

Box 2 of 6

Boot Hill Museum, Dodge City/Medicine Show Wagons, 1982-1983

Box 2 of 6

Peter Brosnan: Ten Commandments Excavation, 1983-1984

Box 2 of 6

Ken Burk, 1986

Box 2 of 6

Cleveland Projects, 1980

Box 2 of 6

Sydney Cohn: Autographed Baseballs, 1984

Box 2 of 6

Comics, 1983

Box 2 of 6

Rick Creandall: Coin Operated Music Machines, 1984

Box 2 of 6

Jim Davis, 1984

Box 2 of 6

Elizabeth Crawley, 1988

Box 2 of 6

Diners, 1986-1991

Box 2 of 6

Disney Camera, 1987

Box 2 of 6

Disney Channel: The New Leave it to Beaver, 1985

Box 2 of 6

Ed Dodd, 1985

Box 2 of 6

Marc Eberhardt: Phonograph Records, 1983

Box 2 of 6

Barbara Eden, 1985

Box 2 of 6

Frontier Museum: Maurice Chevalier's Straw Hat, 1982-1984

Box 2 of 6

Pat Geiger: Elvia Presley Exhibit, 1980-1986

Box 2 of 6

Frank Gillespie: Soda Fountains, 1986

Box 2 of 6

Jackie Gleason, 1985

Box 2 of 6

Robert Schmidt: Arthur Godfrey Items, 1983

Box 2 of 6

Otto Grant: Tony Pastor Collection, 1982-1984

Box 2 of 6

Dennis Hair: Houston Police, 1983-1984

Box 2 of 6

John Henson: Radio Records, 1979

Box 2 of 6

Hobby Articles

Box 2 of 6

Hill & Knowlton: Baskin Robbins Ice Cream, 1985

Box 2 of 6

Hillerich & Bradsby Company, Inc., 1981

Box 2 of 6

Howard Hubbard: Mexican Border Vets, 1984

Box 2 of 6

International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, 1984

Box 2 of 6

Jones and Hare, 1983

Box 2 of 6

Labor Day History, 1973

Box 2 of 6

Larry Lauria: Animation, 1985

Box 2 of 6

Howard Schoenbaum Ted Lewis Memorabilia, 1982

Box 2 of 6

Max Liebman Estate, 1981

Box 2 of 6

Little House on the Prairie, 1983

Box 2 of 6

Little Tavern

Box 2 of 6

Joe Louis Papers (microfilm), 1984

Box 2 of 6

Lucas Film LTD, 1983

Box 2 of 6

Douglas Lumpkin: Rhythm & Blues, Doo Wopp, and Rock n' Roll Collection, 1984

Box 2 of 6

Robert Boyle: Miller Lite Beer Ads

Box 2 of 6

Eugene Magner, 1979-1984

Box 2 of 6

McDonald's, 1983

Box 2 of 6

Molly Madson: Western Music Donation, 1984

Box 2 of 6

Philip Sills: Cartoons, 1984

Box 2 of 6

Special Olympics, 1983-1985

Box 2 of 6

Barbara Oleksiw: Sporting News, 1983-1985

Box 2 of 6

Marion Stokes: Phonorecord, 1983

Box 2 of 6

Strong Museum/Dick Flint, 1983

Box 2 of 6

Shirley Temple Black

Box 2 of 6

Carl P. Thorpe, 1983-1985

Box 2 of 6

Box 3

Cyrus Trobbe Collection, 1985-1986

Box 3 of 6

Ernest Trova, 1983

Box 3 of 6

Phonorecords List

Box 3 of 6

Wayne Wissner: Theater Drops and Flats, 1983-1985

Box 3 of 6

Charles H. Zierdt: Phonorecords, 1982-1983

Box 3 of 6

Dan Barone/Dewey Michaels: Buffalo Palace, 1980

Box 3 of 6

Richard M. Bueschel, 1987

Box 3 of 6

Gordon Dean: Soda Fountain Equipment, 1983

Box 3 of 6

Marc G. Eberhardt: Phonorecords, 1983

Box 3 of 6

Ferris Wheel

Box 3 of 6

Willow Grove Lanes (Pennsylvania): Flag Sign, 1983

Box 3 of 6

Bob Garon: Public Relations, 1979

Box 3 of 6

Larry Hagman, 1984

Box 3 of 6

Bill Haley, 1981

Box 3 of 6

Hoosier Hot Shots, 1977-1982

Box 3 of 6

Ronald V. Kramer: Edison Cylinders, 1983

Box 3 of 6

Jacob Davis/Intamin, Inc.: Free Fall Ride, 1983

Box 3 of 6

James Kleefeld: Magic Collection, 1981

Box 3 of 6

Terry L. Meier: Movie Poster Collection, 1983

Box 3 of 6

Mexican Border Veterans, Inc., 1983-1987

Box 3 of 6

Melrose Diner, 1987

Box 3 of 6

Hickey's Diner, 1986

Box 3 of 6

The Love Boat, 1986

Box 3 of 6

New England Sports Museum (Boston), 1987

Box 3 of 6

John H. Mitchell: National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, 1982

Box 3 of 6

Robert Norvet: Saloon Doors, 1987

Box 3 of 6

Reva O'Neill: Phonorecords, 1981

Box 3 of 6

Dick Pearson: Little League Baseball History, 1987

Box 3 of 6

James Powell: Radio Premiums, 1982

Box 3 of 6

Dora Lee Haynes: Quota International, 1981-1982

Box 3 of 6

RKO Negotiations: Exhibition and Money, 1983

Box 3 of 6

Nancy Rexford: Cohasset Costumes, 1987

Box 3 of 6

Magic/Charles Reynolds, 1982-1984

Box 3 of 6

Ken Richardson: IRI Sprinkler Head Collection, 1980

Box 3 of 6

Jimmie Rogers

Box 3 of 6

Buddy Roger: Mary Pickford Collection, 1983

Box 3 of 6

Donn Rogosin, 1984

Box 3 of 6

Edwin A. Rowlands: Autographed Memorabilia, 1983

Box 3 of 6

Willard Scott, 1983

Box 3 of 6

Paul Serff, 1986

Box 3 of 6

Sharon Robinson, 1983

Box 3 of 6

Showtime, 1985

Box 3 of 6

Arthur Shulman: TV Guide Collection Photograph Collection, 1984

Box 3 of 6

David Schwartz: Soda Fountains, 1986

Box 3 of 6

Nancy Glauberman: Showtime/The Movie Channel, 1986

Box 3 of 6

Robert Shurr, 1985

Box 3 of 6

Robert Montague: Special Olympics, 1983-1984

Box 3 of 6

David Shayt: Musical Saws, 1986

Box 3 of 6

Chris Steele: Penny Scales, 1985

Box 3 of 6

Geoffrey Thompson: Rollar Coaster Car (England), 1985

Box 3 of 6

Chrystine Jones: United States Equestrian Team, Inc., 1984

Box 3 of 6

Ole Hamann, 1976

Box 3 of 6

Everett Utterback: Satchel Paige/Field and Track, 1984

Box 3 of 6

Jerry Vogel: Sheet Music, 1981

Box 3 of 6

Lawrence Welk, 1981

Box 3 of 6

Emerson Wetzel: Phonorecords, 1985

Box 3 of 6

Toni Zody: Barry Manilow Arizona Fan Club, 1985

Box 3 of 6

20th Century Collecting, 1985-1987

Box 3 of 6

National Museum of History and Techonology/National Museum of American History - Public Affairs

Department of Public Affairs: Programs, 1978

Box 3 of 6

Folklife Festival, 1978

Box 3 of 6

National of Nations Radio Program, 1978

Box 3 of 6

Bandstand and Spring Celebration, 1978

Box 3 of 6

Oscar Series, 1978

Box 3 of 6

Bing Crosby Film Series, 1975-1978

Box 3 of 6

Victor Herbert Evening, 1978

Box 3 of 6

Lack-of-Visitors Survey, 1976

Box 3 of 6

Notes on Revolution Posts, 1968

Box 3 of 6

Smithsonian Associate Program, 1975

Box 3 of 6

Museum Interpretation Seminar, 1978

Box 3 of 6

Roger Kennedy: Museum Projects, 1979-1982

Box 3 of 6

Spring Celebration/R. Flint, 1980

Box 3 of 6

USO Project, 1980-1981

Box 3 of 6

Fourth of July Celebration, 1981

Box 3 of 6

National Museum of American History (NMAH) Exhibitions, 1982-1983

Box 3 of 6

Big Apple Circus, 1982

Box 3 of 6

Musical Instruments Committee, 1978-1982

Box 3 of 6

International Society for Japanese Philately, 1981-1982

Box 3 of 6

Curators Association, 1984

Box 3 of 6

Mary Dyer Projects, 1982

Box 3 of 6

Publicity Policy, 1984

Box 3 of 6

Staff Publications, 1983-1984

Box 3 of 6

Palm Courts and Salons, 1984-1985

Box 3 of 6

Smithsonian World/WETA TV Series, 1982-1985

Box 3 of 6

Smithsonian Workshop Series, 1984

Box 3 of 6

Camera 3: Irving Berlin, 1986

Box 3 of 6

Recording Projects, 1986-1987

Box 3 of 6

Tocqueville Program, 1986

Box 3 of 6

New Exhibitions Committee, 1978 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 6

Exhibition Ideas, 1977

Box 3 of 6

Exhibits Advisory Panel, 1979

Box 3 of 6

Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), Hollywood Exhibition, 1982

Box 3 of 6

The Nation's Attic (exhibition), 1979

Box 3 of 6

Anacostia/Black History, 1977

Box 3 of 6

Dead Exhibition Ideas, 1980

Box 3 of 6

United State Holocaust Memorial Council, 1979-1982

Box 3 of 6

Exhibition Projects

Case of the Month Schedule, 1982

Box 3 of 6

Country Western Music, 1982-1983

Box 3 of 6

Headsville (West Virginia) Post Office Store, 1980

Box 3 of 6

Herbert Collins: Red Cross Exhibition, 1981

Box 3 of 6

ABC Wide World of Sports, 1981

Box 3 of 6

Sports Research Writing

Box 3 of 6

Box 4

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) Exhibition Script, 1981

Box 4 of 6

Ice Cream Parlor, 1981-1982

Box 4 of 6

Dick Flint Projects, 1981-1982

Box 4 of 6

20th Century Exhibition, 1981-9182

Box 4 of 6

The Hart House, 1980

Box 4 of 6

The Hart House: Reader's Digest, 1982-1983 (2 folders)

Box 4 of 6

Jackie Robinson Exhibition, 1987

Box 4 of 6

The Time Machine: New Concept, 1981-1983

Box 4 of 6

Time Machine (general), 1981-1983

Box 4 of 6

The Time Machine (general), 1983

Box 4 of 6

Time Machine: Script, 1982

Box 4 of 6

Time Machine: Staff Comments, 1982

Box 4 of 6

19th Century America Project, 1985

Box 4 of 6

Nation of Nations: Budget, 1974-1976 (3 folders)

Box 4 of 6

Nation of Nations: Contracts, 1973-1977 (2 folders)

Box 4 of 6

Nation of Nations: Associated Builders Contracts, 1974-1975

Box 4 of 6

Nation of Nations: Chermayeff & Geismar Contracts, 1972-1976 (2 folders)

Box 4 of 6

Nation of Nations: George Watson Contract, 1974-1975

Box 4 of 6

Nation of Nations: Howard Brandston Lighting Design, Inc., Contract, 1976-1977

Box 4 of 6

Nation of Nations: Lynch Exhibits, 1975-1976

Box 4 of 6

Nation of Nations: Fiber Optic Maps, 1975-1976

Box 4 of 6

Nation of Nations: Scheele Travel Reports, 1973-1976

Box 4 of 6

Nation of Nations: Photographs, c. 1974

Box 4 of 6

Nation of Nations: Collections Management, 1975-1988

Box 4 of 6

Nation of Nations: Schedules

Box 4 of 6

Box 5

Nation of Nations: Objects Outgoing Log, 1974-1976

Box 5 of 6

Nation of Nations: Accounting Log, 1975

Box 5 of 6

Nation of Nations: Accounting Log, 1976-1977

Box 5 of 6

Nation of Nations: Notes (general)

Box 5 of 6

Nation of Nations: Field Notes, 1973-1974

Box 5 of 6

Nation of Nations: Field Notes, 1974-1975

Box 5 of 6

Nation of Nations: Objects Log (Section 1)

Box 5 of 6

Nation of Nations: Objects Log (Section 2)

Box 5 of 6

Nation of Nations: Objects Log (Section 3)

Box 5 of 6

Nation of Nations: Objects Log (Section 4)

Box 5 of 6

Postal History Records

Carl H. Scheele: Correspondence, 1969-1972

Box 5 of 6

Carl H. Scheele: Lectures, c. 1972

Box 5 of 6

Exhibition Information, 1971

Box 5 of 6

Smithsonian Magazine Articles, 1972

Box 5 of 6

Postal History: General Information

Box 5 of 6

Box 6

Carl H. Scheele: Research Notes to Postal History Books

Box 6 of 6