SIA Acc. 19-222, National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Divisional Records, 1907-1994

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Summary

This accession consists of records that document collections management, research, and professional activities of curators in the Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, with earlier records dating back to when the division was known as the Division of Extractive Industries, the Division of Manufacturing, the Division of Agriculture and Mining, the Division of Agriculture and Forest Products, the Division of Manufactures and Heavy Industries, and the Division of Industrial Cooperation at the National Museum of American History, which, prior to 1980, was known as the National Museum of History and Technology and the Museum of History and Technology, respectively. Records that date to when the museum was part of the United States National Museum document curatorial activities in the Division of Crafts and Industries, the Division of Engineering, the Division of Mineral Technology, as well as the related sections of Organic Chemistry, Chemical Industries, Manufacturers, and Wood Technology. Some records also were created by the Division of Transportation, which pertain to the salvaging of the American Civil War ironclad warship "Cairo," and the Division of Textiles. Staff represented in these records include curators G. Terry Sharrer, John T. Schlebecker, John H. White, Frederick L. Lewton, and Howard Irving Chapelle; Philip W. Bishop, Curator, and Chairman of the Department of Arts and Manufacturers; associate curators John Nathan Hoffman, Charles O. Houston, and Edward C. Kendall; George de S. Canavarro, Assistant Curator, Section of Wood Technology; museum specialist William E. Geoghegan; Aida M. Doyle and Harry W. Rabinowitz, Aids in the Section of Organic Chemistry; C. C. Anderson, Aid, Section of Organic Industries; and Mrs. E. W. Rosson, Aid, Division of Textiles. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; budget summaries; reports; agreements; meeting agendas; statistics; grant information; policies and guidelines; conference and committee information; photographs, slides, and negatives; brochures; loan information; newspaper clippings; publications; postcards; and drawings.

Creator

National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Subject

  • Sharrer, G. Terry
  • Schlebecker, John T
  • White, John H. 1933-
  • Bishop, Philip W
  • Hoffman, John Nathan 1923-
  • Houston, Charles O (Charles Orville) 1918-2001
  • Kendall, Edward C
  • Lewton, Frederick L (Frederick Lewis) 1874-1959
  • Chapelle, Howard Irving
  • Canavarro, George de S
  • Geoghegan, William E
  • Doyle, Aida M
  • Rabinowitz, Harry W
  • Anderson, C. C
  • Rosson, Mrs. E. W
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Department of Arts and Manufactures
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Extractive Industries
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Manufacturing
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Agriculture and Mining
  • Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Agriculture and Forest Products
  • Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Manufactures and Heavy Industries
  • Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Industrial Cooperation
  • Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Transporation
  • United States National Museum Division of Crafts and Industries
  • United States National Museum Division of Engineering
  • United States National Museum Division of Textiles
  • United States National Museum Division of Mineral Technology
  • United States National Museum Section of Organic Chemistry
  • United States National Museum Section of Chemical Industries
  • United States National Museum Section of Manufacturers
  • United States National Museum Section of Wood Technology
  • National Museum of History and Technology
  • Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • United States National Museum

Notes

  • Folder List in accession file.
  • Electronic List in accession file.
  • 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

  • 1907
  • 1907-1994

Topic

  • Chemical industry
  • Loans
  • Congresses and conventions
  • Committees
  • Museums
  • Cairo (Ironclad)
  • History
  • Mining
  • Forest products
  • Mineral industries
  • Production engineering
  • Agriculture
  • Research grants
  • Museums--Collection management
  • Museum curators
  • Mining engineering
  • Mineral industries--History
  • Agriculture--History

Place

United States

Form/Genre

  • Manuscripts
  • Collection descriptions
  • Brochures
  • Clippings
  • Picture postcards
  • Drawings
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Color photographs
  • Black-and-white negatives
  • Color transparencies

Local number

SIA Acc. 19-222

Physical description

4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)