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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 18-146

National Museum of American History. Division of Engineering and Industry

Curatorial Records, 1952-1987

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American History. Division of Engineering and Industry
Title: Curatorial Records
Dates: 1952-1987
Quantity: 0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 18-146
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of the records of Robert M. Vogel, Curator, documenting his curatorial and professional activities in the Division of Engineering and Industry. Earlier records date back to when the division was known as the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), and when the museum was known as the National Museum of History and Technology and the Museum of History of Technology, respectively. The records document the collecting and production of civil engineering documentary films, some of which were shown to the general public at NMAH; cataloging of the Roebling Collection at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; a survey of New England textile mills; and the history of steam engines in America. Materials include correspondence, proposals, reports, budget summaries, photographs, and supporting documentation.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of the records of Robert M. Vogel, Curator, documenting his curatorial and professional activities in the Division of Engineering and Industry. Earlier records date back to when the division was known as the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), and when the museum was known as the National Museum of History and Technology and the Museum of History of Technology, respectively. The records document the collecting and production of civil engineering documentary films, some of which were shown to the general public at NMAH; cataloging of the Roebling Collection at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; a survey of New England textile mills; and the history of steam engines in America. Materials include correspondence, proposals, reports, budget summaries, photographs, and supporting documentation.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-146, National Museum of American History. Division of Engineering and Industry, Curatorial Records

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Container List

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Steam Engines, 1963-1964

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Civil Engineering Documentary Film Project, 1962-1987

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Roebling Collection Cataloging Project, 1952-1983

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New England Textile Mill Survey, 1967 (2 folders)

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