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Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 18-202

Tiffany, Michael Lee, 1960-1998

Michael Lee Tiffany Papers, circa 1982-1999

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Tiffany, Michael Lee, 1960-1998
Title: Michael Lee Tiffany Papers
Dates: circa 1982-1999
Quantity: 0.40 cu. ft. (1 half document box) (1 oversize folder)
Collection: Accession 18-202
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of the personal papers of Michael Lee Tiffany. Tiffany combined his studies in geology and paleontology with his skill in the visual arts to work as an exhibits designer and fossil preparator for several museums. Tiffany served at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), Office of Exhibits, from 1982 through 1987 where he was involved in the reorganization of the Hall of Paleontology. During this time, he also contributed drawings to several other design and installation projects throughout the Smithsonian Institution. In 1984, Tiffany submitted an entry to the NMNH's Diamond Jubilee poster contest which was subsequently selected as the winner. Materials include Tiffany's original hand-drawn poster entry and award letter; several bookmarks which he helped design; photographs of Tiffany working at NMNH and receiving his poster award; and copies of his resumes and obituaries.

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This accession consists of the personal papers of Michael Lee Tiffany. Tiffany combined his studies in geology and paleontology with his skill in the visual arts to work as an exhibits designer and fossil preparator for several museums. Tiffany served at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), Office of Exhibits, from 1982 through 1987 where he was involved in the reorganization of the Hall of Paleontology. During this time, he also contributed drawings to several other design and installation projects throughout the Smithsonian Institution. In 1984, Tiffany submitted an entry to the NMNH's Diamond Jubilee poster contest and was subsequently selected as the winner. Materials include Tiffany's original hand-drawn poster entry and award letter; several bookmarks which he helped design; photographs of Tiffany working at NMNH and receiving his poster award; and copies of his resumes and obituaries.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-202, Michael Lee Tiffany Papers

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Container List

Box 1

Diamond Jubilee Poster Award Letter from NMNH Director Richard Fiske, October 16, 1984

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Michael Tiffany Resumes

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Bookmarks Distributed by the Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center - Drawings by Michael Tiffany and Text by Wyn Damon, circa 1985

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Photographs of Michael Tiffany while working at NMNH and receiving award for poster, circa 1982-1987

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Michael Tiffany Obituaries - Bozeman Daily Chronicle and Bay Area Reporter, 1999

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Original Poster submitted by Michael Tiffany to the NMNH Diamond Jubilee poster contest, 1984

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