Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
National Air and Space Museum. Office of the Director
Development Records, 1996-2009
This accession consists of records documenting fund raising; donations and loans of objects; relations with donors and other supporters of the museum and the construction of the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center; partnerships with other institutions and corporations; and general outreach. Records were created by Directors Donald Davenport Engen, 1996-1999, and John R. Dailey, 2000- , as well as Donald S. Lopez, Deputy Director, 1996-2008, and Acting Director, 1999. Materials include correspondence, agreements, background materials, talking points, and images. Some materials are in electronic format.
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2025; Transferring office; 4/21/2011 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
- Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
- National Air and Space Museum (U.S.). Office of the Deputy Director
- Fund raising
- Museum directors
- Museums -- Collection management
- Museum storage facilities
- Museums -- Public relations
- Museum buildings
- Astronautical museums
- Aeronautical museums
- Museum finance
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-138, National Air and Space Museum, Office of the Director, Development Records