Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
National Air and Space Museum. Office of the Director
This accession consists of records documenting relations between the Director and Smithsonian Institution staff, professional colleagues, government officials, donors, and the general public. Records document the tenures of Directors Donald Davenport Engen, 1996-1999, and John R. Dailey, 2000- . Records also include the correspondence of Donald S. Lopez, Deputy Director, 1996-2008, and Acting Director, 1999. Materials include correspondence and enclosed materials such as brochures, clippings, images, and background information, as well as invitations.
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2025; Transferring office; 4/15/2011 memorandum, Wright to Frank; 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.
- Engen, Donald Davenport, 1924-1999
- Dailey, John R.
- Lopez, Donald S., 1923-2008
- Smithsonian Institution
- National Air and Space Museum (U.S.). Office of the Deputy Director
- Museum directors
- Aeronautical museums
- Astronautical museums
- Museums -- Public relations
- Fund raising
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-137, National Air and Space Museum, Office of the Director, Correspondence