SIA Acc. 18-021, Smithsonian Institution Office of the Chief Information Officer, Administrative Records, 2002-2016

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This accession consists of approximately 91,636 email messages of Michael Peter Edson, Director for Web and New Media Strategy in the Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Chief Information Officer, February 2008-December 2015; Chief of Information Technology and New Media at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, August 2004-January 2008; and Head of Information Technology, Web, and New Media at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 1997-2003. Topics documented in this accession include administration, project development, strategic planning, outreach, and professional activities. The messages cover the period between March 2002 and January 2016. Also included in this accession are files from Edson's computer, including administrative documents, reports, meeting documents, notes, proposals, presentations, planning documents, statistics, memoranda, briefs, images, and related materials. Materials are in electronic format.


  • Edson, Michael Peter
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)


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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  • 2002
  • 2002-2016

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  • Public relations
  • Art museums
  • Social media
  • World Wide Web
  • Museums
  • Internet
  • Web sites
  • Information technology
  • Museums--Administration
  • Museums--Public relations


  • Electronic records
  • Collection descriptions
  • Electronic mail

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SIA Acc. 18-021

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