Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
National Air and Space Museum. Office of the Director
NASM Files, 1989-2009
This accession consists of records documenting the overall administration of the National Air and Space Museum during the tenures of Directors Martin Harwit, 1989-1995; Donald S. Lopez (Acting), 1995 and 1999; Donald Davenport Engen, 1996-1999; and John R. Dailey, 2000- . Some records were also created by Lopez in his role as Deputy Director, 1996-2008. Documented topics include the construction of the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, departmental affairs, exhibitions, concessions, budget, program reviews, filming proposals, staff meetings, visitor experiences, aircraft, and strategic planning. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, surveys, brochures, images, videos, presentations, meeting minutes, strategic plans, notes, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.
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.
- Harwit, Martin, 1931-
- Lopez, Donald S., 1923-2008
- Engen, Donald Davenport, 1924-1999
- Dailey, John R.
- Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
- Aeronautical museums
- Museum buildings
- Museum directors
- Museums -- Administration
- Astronautical museums
- Museum storage facilities
- Museum exhibits
- Concessions (Amusements, etc.)
- Museum finance
- Museum visitors
- Museums -- Collection management
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-139, National Air and Space Museum, Office of the Director, NASM Files