SIA Acc. 19-093, National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Culture and the Arts, Curatorial Records, 1999-2013

Close
Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact photos@si.edu.
Print

Narrow Your Results

Reset

Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.
 

Summary

This accession consists of the records of Gary Sturm, Curator Emeritus at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), and document his curatorial activities, the division's collections, presentations, professional interests, and publications while at NMAH and after he retired in 2009. Sturm started at the museum in 1975 as a clerk typist in the then National Museum of History and Technology, Division of Musical Instruments and moved from there to be a technical assistant, a museum technician, a museum specialist, a collections manager in what became the Division of Musical History, then Assistant Chair, and then on to become Assistant Chair for Special Projects in the Division of Cultural History, and lastly retiring as Chair of the Division of Music, Sports and Entertainment. He also served as the Executive Director of the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society. His primary interests lay in bowed stringed instruments, in particular violins. Materials include correspondence, collection records, budget records, grant proposals, publication records, presentations, images, and other related records. Materials are in electronic format.

Subject

  • Sturm, Gary
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Cultural History
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Music, Sports, and Entertainment
  • National Museum of History and Technology Division of Musical Instruments
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Musical History
  • Smithsonian Chamber Music Society

Notes

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

Organization

Unarranged

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

  • 1999
  • 1999-2013

Restrictions & Rights

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2029; Transferring office; 5/9/2007 memorandum, Johnstone to Hoover; Contact reference staff for details

Topic

  • Musical instruments
  • Museum finance
  • Bowed stringed instruments
  • Lectures and lecturing
  • Museums
  • Violins
  • Museum curators
  • Museums--Collection management
  • Museum publications
  • Violin

Form/Genre

  • Electronic records
  • Collection descriptions
  • Digital images

Local number

SIA Acc. 19-093

Full Record

View Full Record