SIA Acc. 15-195, National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of the Director, Correspondence, 2003-2012

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This accession consists of the email of Cristián Samper, Director (2003-2012), which documents his administration of the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) and when he served as Acting Secretary (March 2007-June 2008) of the Smithsonian Institution. The account consists of approximately 200,000 email messages including correspondence pertaining to budget reviews; contracts and agreements; Board of Regents; reports; personnel; research grants; exhibitions; project proposals; awards; meetings; NMNH Board of Trustees; committees, symposiums, and workshops; surveys; strategic planning; collections management; NMNH renovation issues; fellowships; policies and guidelines; special museum tours; educational programs; press briefings; museum publications; information technology; interviews; speeches; ethics; Freedom of Information Act; audits; and donations. Materials are in electronic format.


  • Samper, Cristián
  • Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Board of Trustees
  • United States Freedom of Information Act
  • Smithsonian Institution Administration


For a description of the record series of which these materials form a part, refer to the "Forms part of" above.



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  • 2003
  • 2003-2012

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  • Committees
  • Strategic planning
  • Employees
  • Museums
  • Information technology
  • Auditing
  • Museum buildings
  • Museum finance
  • Ethics
  • Public relations
  • Awards
  • Scientific surveys
  • Education
  • Personnel management
  • Research grants
  • Budget
  • Gifts
  • Smithsonian buildings
  • Contracts
  • Museums--Collection management
  • Museums--Public relations
  • Speeches, addresses, etc
  • Museum publications
  • Museums--Educational aspects
  • Museum exhibits
  • Museums--Employees
  • Museum directors
  • Museums--Administration


  • Electronic mail
  • Collection descriptions
  • Electronic records

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SIA Acc. 15-195

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