Collections Planning Records, 2002-2010

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Consists of records documenting collections development planning at the National Museum of American History as well as across museums at the Smithsonian Institution. The records were created and maintained by James B. Gardner during his tenure at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), first as the Associate Director for History, Department of History; and then as the Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs, Office of Curatorial Affairs; and lastly as Senior Scholar, Office of the Director. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, collections plans, presentations, and other related materials.


  • Gardner, James B. 1950-
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) Office of Curatorial Affairs Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) Dept. of History Associate Director for History
  • Smithsonian Institution Administration


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Repository Loc.

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


  • 2002
  • 2002-2010


  • Museums
  • Museums--Collection management
  • Museums--Administration



Local number

SIA RS00619

Physical description

1 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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