Program Files, 2000-2009

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This accession consists of approximately 400 email messages of W. Richard West, Director, 1990-2007. These records document the administration of the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). Topics documented in this accession include the NMAI Board of Trustees, distinguished visitors, personnel, the National Museum of the American Indian Building in Washington, D.C., the George Gustave Heye Center in New York, N.Y., development, and external affairs. This accession includes only those messages residing in West's "Inbox," including email received and sent email that he forwarded to himself or on which he copied himself. This accession does not include email filed into other folders. West's email account was not immediately closed upon his departure. All materials are in electronic format.


  • West, W. Richard
  • National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) George Gustav Heye Center
  • National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) Board of Trustees
  • National Museum of the American Indian Building (Washington, D.C.)


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Repository Loc.

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


  • 2000
  • 2000-2009

Restrictions & Rights

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2025. Records may contain personally identifiable information (PII) that is permanently restricted; Transferring office; 9/7/2010 memorandum, Wright to File; Contact reference staff for details


  • Public relations
  • Email
  • Historians
  • Personnel management
  • Museums
  • Fund raising
  • Indians of North America--Museums
  • Museum directors
  • Museum visitors
  • Museums--Public relations
  • Electronic mail messages


  • Electronic mail
  • Collection descriptions
  • Electronic records

Local number

SIA Acc. 10-035

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