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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 19-098

National Museum of American History. Division of Political History

Curatorial Records, 1977-2015

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American History. Division of Political History
Title: Curatorial Records
Dates: 1977-2015
Quantity: 2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 19-098
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of the records of William L. Bird, Curator, documenting his curatorial and professional activities in the Division of Political History. Earlier records date back to when the division was known as the Division of Politics and Reform, the Division of Social History, and when it was part of the Department of Social and Cultural History at the National Museum of American History, which, prior to 1980, was known as the National Museum of History and Technology. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; information pertaining to professional societies, conferences, symposiums, and colloquiums; Bird's lecture papers, articles, and book reviews; press releases; newspaper clippings; collection management information; awards; book reviews in regard to Bird's publications; photographs and negatives; brochures; and a drawing. Some materials are in electronic format.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of the records of William L. Bird, Curator, documenting his curatorial and professional activities in the Division of Political History. Earlier records date back to when the division was known as the Division of Politics and Reform, the Division of Social History, and when it was part of the Department of Social and Cultural History at the National Museum of American History, which, prior to 1980, was known as the National Museum of History and Technology. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; information pertaining to professional societies, conferences, symposiums, and colloquiums; Bird's lecture papers, articles, and book reviews; press releases; newspaper clippings; collection management information; awards; book reviews in regard to Bird's publications; photographs and negatives; brochures; and a drawing. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-098, National Museum of American History. Division of Political History, Curatorial Records

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Container List

Box 1

William L. Bird, Jr.: Curriculum Vitae

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William L. Bird, Jr.: Articles and Book Reviews, 1983-2008

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William L. Bird, Jr.: Awards, 1995

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Professional Accomplishments Evaluation Committee, 1990-2003

Box 1 of 2

Georgetown University Graduate Honors Convocation, 1985

Box 1 of 2

Publications and Press Releases regarding William L. Bird, Jr., 1989-2009

Box 1 of 2

Hagley Museum and Library, 1984-1992

Box 1 of 2

Muskingum College, 1987

Box 1 of 2

Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research Fellowship, 1985-1987

Box 1 of 2

"Mr. Smithson's Legacy: Education and the Public Good" Conference, 1996

Box 1 of 2

Lecture Announcements, circa 1997-2003

Box 1 of 2

Business History Conference (Palo Alto, California), 1999-2000

Box 1 of 2

Society for the History of Technology Conference (Los Vegas, Nevada), 2006

Box 1 of 2

An Evening with General Electric Theater, 2010

Box 1 of 2

Political Machines Symposium, 2012

Box 1 of 2

Lemelson Center Symposiums, 1997, 2012

Box 1 of 2

Blog Projects, circa 2004-2011

Box 1 of 2

American Material Culture Seminar, 2002

Box 1 of 2

Marilyn Bedgood, 2000-2002

Box 1 of 2

Edward L. Bernays, 1982-1986

Box 1 of 2

Organization of American Historians, 1987

Box 1 of 2

Publications Correspondence, 1981-2008 (3 folders)

Box 1 of 2

Department of Social and Cultural History, 1993

Box 1 of 2

Incoming Correspondence, 1977-2015 and undated (4 folders)

Box 1 of 2

Outgoing Correspondence, 1983-1990 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 2

National Museum of American History (NMAH) Colloquium Lectures, 1988-2013 (includes electronic records)

Box 1 of 2

Society for Cinema Studies Conference Lecture, 1989-1990

Box 1 of 2

Ike's America Conference Lecture, 1990

Box 1 of 2

Hagley Seminar in Business, Technology and Society Lecture, 1993

Box 1 of 2

University of Westminster Symposium Lecture, 1996

Box 1 of 2

University of Delaware Lecture, 1997

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Franklin Pierce University [?] Lecture, 1998

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Roosevelt Bear Hunt Lecture (Tallulah, Louisiana), 2001

Box 1 of 2

"Vote! The Machinery of Democracy" Yale University Alumni Lecture, 2002

Box 1 of 2

George Mason University Visual Culture Symposium Lecture, 2003

Box 1 of 2

Political Campaign Memorabilia Lecture, 2004 (includes electronic records)

Box 1 of 2

American Historical Association Lecture, 2004

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Annual Meeting of the Cosmos Club Historic Preservation Foundation Lecture, 2005

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Association for Museum History Annual Conference Lecture, 2005

Box 1 of 2

Bowling Green State University Annual Conference on Holidays, Rituals, Festival, Celebration, and Public Display Lecture, 2007 (includes electronic records)

Box 1 of 2

"Paint by Number" Lectures, 2007 (electronic records)

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

Historical Society of Pennsylvania Lecture, 2007

Box 2 of 2

National Associates Lecture, 2007

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Notes for Gallery Lecture, 2007

Box 2 of 2

Smithsonian Forum on Material Culture Meeting Lecture, 2009

Box 2 of 2

Smithsonian Associates "Presidential Campaign Collecting for the Smithsonian" Lecture, 2008

Box 2 of 2

NMAH Historical Presidential Campaign Collection Lecture (Fort Belvoir, Virginia), 2008 (includes electronic records)

Box 2 of 2

Smithsonian Week in Long Beach Lecture, 2008 (includes electronic records)

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Smithsonian Folklife Festival: "Souvenir on the Mall" Lecture, 2010

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"A Pocketful of Dreams" Fundraising Lecture (Bisbee, Arizona), 2010

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NMAH Docents "America's Doll House" Lecture, 2010

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Maryland Institute College of Art Lecture, 2010 (includes electronic records)

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University of Notre Dame "The Triumphal Souvenir" Lecture, 2010

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Seventh Annual Americana Living Archives Lecture, 2011

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Secretary Clough Lunch Lecture, 2011

Box 2 of 2

"Thirst for Stuff" Lecture, 2012

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"Pax Americana" Opening Reception Announcement, 2012

Box 2 of 2

Smithsonian Regents Lecture, 2012

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Smithsonian Associates "Holidays on Display" Lecture, 2012

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Smithsonian Associates "Every Man a Rembrandt: The Paint by Number Phenomenon" Lecture, 2013

Box 2 of 2

Warner Theater Souvenir Nation Lecture, 2013

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Smithsonian Libraries Lecture, 2013

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Smithsonian Exhibits Share Fair Lecture, 2013

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Great Falls Public Library Souvenir Lecture, 2014

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Golden Glow Lecture, 2014

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NMAH Donors Lecture, 2014

Box 2 of 2

Warner Theater Collections Lecture, 2014

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Warner Theater Book Process Lecture, 2014

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Division of Political History Audiovisual Collection, 1981

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Division of Political History Collecting Plans, 1986-1992

Box 2 of 2

Tony Schwartz Collection, 1981-1983

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Kanter Political Commercial Archives, 1980-1992 (4 folders)

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Art Wood Cartoon and Comic Art Collection, 1984-1985

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Political Convention Memorabilia Collecting, 1983-2012

Box 2 of 2

Meet the Press Collection, 1977-2011

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Book reviews for Design for Victory: World War II Posters on the American Home Front, 1998-1999

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Book reviews for Better Living: Advertising, Media, and the New Vocabulary of Business Leadership, 1999-2000

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Book reviews for Paint by Number: The How-to Craze that Swept the Nation, 2001-2002

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Photographs of William L. Bird., Jr.

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