Subject Files, 2002-2009

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This accession consists of approximately 1,000 email messages of David L. Evans, Under Secretary for Science, 2002-2007. Evans also served as Acting Director for the National Zoological Park from January-September 2005. These records document the overall administration of science museums, programs, and research centers at the Smithsonian Institution. Topics documented in this accession include external affairs, meeting preparation, funding, major contracts, facilities, collection objects, exhibitions, special events, distinguished visitors, and personnel. This accession includes only those messages residing in Evans' "Inbox," including email received, email on which he was copied, and sent email on which he copied himself. This accession does not include messages filed into other folders. Evans' email account was not immediately closed upon his departure. All materials are in electronic format.


  • Evans, David L. 1945-
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.) Office of the Director


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


  • 2002
  • 2002-2009

Restrictions & Rights

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2025. Records may contain personally identifiable information (PII) that is permanently restricted; Transferring office; 7/24/2002 memorandum, Johnstone to Reid; Contact reference staff for details


  • Museum buildings
  • Museum finance
  • Public relations
  • Email
  • Personnel management
  • Exhibitions
  • Museums
  • Science museums
  • Research institutes
  • Special events
  • Museum directors
  • Museum visitors
  • Museums--Administration
  • Museums--Collection management
  • Museums--Public relations
  • Electronic mail messages


  • Electronic mail
  • Collection descriptions
  • Electronic records

Local number

SIA Acc. 10-030

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