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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 09-098

National Museum of American History. Office of Curatorial Affairs

Curatorial Records, 1993-2004

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American History. Office of Curatorial Affairs
Title: Curatorial Records
Dates: 1993-2004
Quantity: 2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 09-098
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession includes the records of James B. Gardner, Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes documenting exhibition planning, donor policy, collections, external relations, fund raising, and professional activities; meeting agendas and minutes; information about NMAH reorganization, staff appointments, and retreats; NMAH visitor comment forms; the correspondence and memoranda of Joyce Ramey, Special Assistant to the Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs; videotapes; and budget summaries. Also included is a significant amount of records pertaining to the Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation grant for the proposed NMAH exhibition, "The Spirit of America."

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of the records of James B. Gardner, Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes documenting exhibition planning, donor policy, collections, external relations, fund raising, and professional activities; meeting agendas and minutes; information about NMAH reorganization, staff appointments, and retreats; NMAH visitor comment forms; the correspondence and memoranda of Joyce Ramey, Special Assistant to the Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs; videotapes; and budget summaries. Also included is a significant amount of records pertaining to the Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation grant for the proposed NMAH exhibition, The Spirit of America.

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Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2020; Transferring office; 2/27/2009 memorandum, Johnstone to Henderson; Contact reference staff for details.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-098, National Museum of American History. Office of Curatorial Affairs, Curatorial Records

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Container List

Box 1

Office of Curatorial Affairs (OCA): Briefing Book for Brent Glass, 2002

Box 1 of 3

Office of Curatorial Affairs (OCA): Reorganization, 2001-2002

Box 1 of 3

NMAH Reorganization, 1994-1995

Box 1 of 3

Concepts for Behring, 2000

Box 1 of 3

Blueprint 2001

Box 1 of 3

Eagle Feathers, 1994-2000

Box 1 of 3

NMAH Board Collections Committee, 2002-2003

Box 1 of 3

Chair and Assistant Chair Appointments, 1999

Box 1 of 3

Visitor Comment Forms, 1997-2000

Box 1 of 3

Public Inquiries, 1997-2003

Box 1 of 3

Department of History (DOH) Reorganization, 2002-2004

Box 1 of 3

Donor Public Relations Policy, 1999-2001

Box 1 of 3

Mohammed Tapestry, 2000-2001

Box 1 of 3

Simulator, 2003

Box 1 of 3

Historical Resources Retreat, 1995

Box 1 of 3

Case Statement, 1999

Box 1 of 3

Sallie Mae, 2001

Box 1 of 3

James B. Gardner: Correspondence (general), 2000-2003

Box 1 of 3

Mellon Foundation, 2001

Box 1 of 3

Downsizing, 1993

Box 1 of 3

National Collections Program, 2002-2003

Box 1 of 3

Appointment as Acting Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs, 2000

Box 1 of 3

Organization of American Historians Meetings, 2002-2003

Box 1 of 3

Visitor Experiences at NMAH, 2002

Box 1 of 3

Communication Plan, 1997-1998

Box 1 of 3

Exhibition Planning, 1999-2001 (3 folders)

Box 1 of 3

1848/1998 Project

Box 1 of 3

Box 2

1848/1998 Project

Box 2 of 3

Korean War Exhibition, 2000

Box 2 of 3

Louisiana Purchase Exhibition, 2002

Box 2 of 3

Santo Pinhole, 1998-2000

Box 2 of 3

Capital Campaign and External Relations, 1999-2000

Box 2 of 3

Landmarks in American History Project, 1995-1998

Box 2 of 3

Hall of Achievement/Spirit of America Planning, 2000-2002 (3 folders)

Box 2 of 3

Box 3

Hall of Achievement/Spirit of America Planning, 2000-2002 (3 folders)

Box 3 of 3

Spirit of America Concept Meeting, 2001

Box 3 of 3

Wayne and Catherine Reynolds Donation, 2002-2003

Box 3 of 3

Achievement TV: "Mysteries of the Cosmos" and "The Power of Words" (2 VHS tapes)

Box 3 of 3