Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
National Air and Space Museum. Office of the Deputy Director
NASM Files, 1975-1976, 1981-1992, 1998-2006
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Donald S. Lopez, Deputy Director, documenting the administration of the National Air and Space Museum (NASM). Lopez held various positions at the National Air and Space Museum beginning in 1972 and became Deputy Director in 1983. Lopez retired in 1990, but came back to the position of Deputy Director in 1996, a position which he held until his death in 2008. In between stints as Deputy Director, Lopez continued to be closely involved in the activities of the Office of the Director. The majority of the records document the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, development efforts, and NASM's National Board. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, agendas, meeting minutes, reports, information files, and related materials.
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2022; Transferring office; 4/21/1988 conversation between Glenn and Thomas; Contact reference staff for details.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Lopez, Donald S., 1923-2008
- National Air and Space Museum (U.S.). Office of the Director
- Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
- National Air and Space Museum (U.S.). National Board
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-251, National Air and Space Museum. Office of the Deputy Director, NASM Files