Subject Files, 1995-2018

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This accession consists of the records of National Museum of American History (NMAH) directors John Gray, Brent D. Glass, and Spencer R. Crew; acting director Marc Pachter; and interim director Susan Fruchter, documenting museum administration, exhibition development, renovation projects, collections management, fundraising, public outreach programs, and activities of the NMAH board. The records, consisting of approximately 1,850 folders and 21,565 files, pertain to correspondence, memoranda, and notes; meeting agendas and minutes; personnel management; budget summaries; NMAH strategic planning; contractual agreements; museum policies, guidelines, and bylaws; proposals; staff reports, biographies, and questionnaires; lectures and presentations; awards; monthly work calendars; conferences, symposiums, workshops, and special events; museum publications; exhibition planning, scripts, floor plans, and design; the Blue Ribbon Commission report on NMAH; audits; visitor comments; the Public Space Renewal Project; surveys; accessibility; disaster management; images; and statistics. Materials are in electronic format.


  • Gray, John
  • Glass, Brent D
  • Crew, Spencer R. 1949-
  • Pachter, Marc
  • Fruchter, Susan
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) Public Space Renewal Project
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) Museum Board
  • Blue Ribbon Commission on the National Museum of American History


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



Repository Loc.

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


  • 1995
  • 1995-2018

Restrictions & Rights

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2034. Records may contain personally identifiable information (PII) that is permanently restricted. Transferring office; 3/20/1985 memorandum, Massa to Sengsourinh; Contact reference staff for details


  • Architecture
  • Congresses and conventions
  • Committees
  • Museums
  • History
  • Auditing
  • Public relations
  • Budget process
  • Awards
  • Lectures and lecturing
  • Scientific surveys
  • Personnel management
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Fund raising
  • Special events
  • Contracts
  • Museums--Collection management
  • Museums--Public relations
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
  • Museum exhibits
  • Museum directors
  • Museum curators
  • Museum publications
  • Museums--Administration


United States


  • Electronic records
  • Collection descriptions
  • Digital images

Local number

SIA Acc. 19-119

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