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Accession 10-197

National Museum of American History. Office of the Deputy Director

Subject Files, 1987-1994

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American History. Office of the Deputy Director
Title: Subject Files
Dates: 1987-1994
Quantity: 1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 10-197
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of subject files created and maintained by Douglas E. Evelyn, Deputy Director, National Museum of American History (NMAH), 1980-1991. These records primarily document Evelyn's involvement with "The Common Agenda for History Museums," an initiative of the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) and NMAH that explored issues shared by all history museums across the United States. The focus of the program's efforts was on methods of identifying and maintaining vast collections of objects; investigating means to share information about them for research and exhibition purposes; strengthening the ties between academics interested in material culture and museums; and encouraging scholarship as an activity fundamental to museum practices. Also documented is Evelyn's work with AASLH on annual meetings, task forces, and seminars. Some materials date from after Evelyn was no longer Deputy Director. Materials include correspondence; memoranda; meeting agendas and minutes; reports; surveys; and clippings.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of subject files created and maintained by Douglas E. Evelyn, Deputy Director, National Museum of American History (NMAH), 1980-1991. These records primarily document Evelyn's involvement with "The Common Agenda for History Museums," an initiative of the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) and NMAH that explored issues shared by all history museums across the United States. The focus of the program's efforts was on methods of identifying and maintaining vast collections of objects; investigating means to share information about them for research and exhibition purposes; strengthening the ties between academics interested in material culture and museums; and encouraging scholarship as an activity fundamental to museum practices. Also documented is Evelyn's work with AASLH on annual meetings, task forces, and seminars. Some materials date from after Evelyn was no longer Deputy Director. Materials include correspondence; memoranda; meeting agendas and minutes; reports; surveys; and clippings.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-197, National Museum of American History. Office of the Deputy Director, Subject Files

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Container List

Box 1

The Common Agenda for History Museums (Common Agenda) - Meeting on Automation Concerns, June 5, 1989

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Common Agenda - Interdisciplinary Task Force, 1987-1989

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Common Agenda - Lists, 1990

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Common Agenda - Follow-up meeting, May 13, 1987

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Common Agenda - Governance and future, 1988-1989

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Common Agenda - Historical Collections Documentation Survey, 1989-1990

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Common Agenda - Interdisciplinary Task Force Conference Subcommittee, 1988

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Common Agenda - Interdisciplinary Task Force meeting, February 24-25, 1989

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Common Agenda - Advisory Committee, 1989-1990

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Common Agenda - Advisory Committee meeting, March 23, 1990

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Common Agenda - Advisory Committee meeting, September 4, 1990

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Common Agenda - Advisory Committee members, 1989-1991

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Common Agenda - Database Task Force, 1989-1991

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Common Agenda - Database Task Force report, 1987-1991

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Common Agenda - Database Task Force follow-up meeting, May 12, 1987

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Common Agenda - Correspondence, 1987-1991 (3 folders)

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Common Agenda - Interdisciplinary Task Force Subcommittee on Exhibit Evaluation, 1988

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Common Agenda - Steering Committee, 1989

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Common Agenda - Douglas E. Evelyn's meeting materials, 1987

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Common Agenda - Comments from Advisory Board members regarding project, 1990

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Common Agenda - Collecting for a New Century conference, 1991

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Common Agenda - Meeting materials, 1989-1991 (2 folders)

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American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) Annual Meeting - Rochester, New York, September 13-17, 1988

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AASLH - George Washington University - American Studies 50th Anniversary, 1988

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AASLH Annual Meeting, 1990

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AASLH - Headquarters - Nashville, Tennessee, 1988

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AASLH - Executive Committee, 1988-1989

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AASLH - Seminar for Historical Administration, 1988

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AASLH - Interdisciplinary Task Force - Subcommittee on 20th Century Collection, 1988-1989

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AASLH - Panel session - Miami, Florida, September 18, 1992

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National Museum of American History (NMAH) - Strategic plan, 1994

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NMAH - Project management information, 1991-1992

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