Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Tiffany, Michael Lee, 1960-1998
Michael Lee Tiffany Papers, circa 1982-1999
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.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Tiffany, Michael Lee, 1960-1998
- Smithsonian Institution
- National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Office of Exhibits
- National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Hall of Paleontology
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-202, Michael Lee Tiffany Papers