Biographical Files, c. 1927, 1937-2001 and undated

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Consists of records documenting biographical information about Smithsonian Institution staff. Staff covered in the files include regents, bureau directors, office heads, and various employees of interest. Occasional materials on docents, volunteers, and contributors to the museum collections are also included. Materials include newspaper clippings, journal articles, press releases, biographical sketches, announcements, notes, curricula vitae, photographs and negatives, and contact sheets.


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


  • 1927
  • 1927-2001
  • c 1927, 1937-2001 and undated


  • Museum docents
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Museums
  • Volunteer workers in museums
  • Museums--Employees
  • Museum directors
  • Museum curators
  • Biography


  • Manuscripts
  • Clippings
  • Color photographs
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Black-and-white negatives
  • Brochures

Local number

SIA RS01503

Physical description

  • 5 cu. ft. processed holdings
  • 4 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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