SIA Acc. 20-130, Mayr, Otto, Otto Mayr Papers, 1978-1979, 1990

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Summary

Otto Mayr is a mechanical engineer, historian of technology, curator, museum director and author. He received his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the Technical University of Munich in 1956. In 1964 he received his master's in science at the University of Rochester and in 1968 he obtained his Ph.D. from the Technical University of Munich. Mayr was appointed Curator of Mechanical and Civil Engineering in the Division of Engineering and Industry at National Museum of History and Technology (now National Museum of American History) in 1970. He went on to be chair of the Department of Science and Technology, 1976-1977, and then acting director of the museum from 1978-1979. In 1983 Mayr became the general director of the Deutsches Museum and served in that capacity until he retired in 1992. This accession consists of two volumes of images, invitations, news releases, brochures, and other related materials that were compiled to document the period of time when Otto Mayr was Acting Director of the National Museum of History and Technology (now National Museum of American History). In addition, there are images from Mayr's participation at the International Symposium of Science Museums in Future Society which took place at Sunkyong, South Korea.

Subject

  • Mayr, Otto
  • University of Rochester
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Engineering and Industry
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Department of Science and Technology
  • Technische Universität München
  • Deutsches Museum Bonn
  • Deutsches Museum (Germany)
  • International Symposium of Science Museums in Future Society (1990: South Korea)

Notes

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

Organization

Unarranged

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1978
  • 1978-1990
  • 1978-1979, 1990

Topic

  • Congresses and conventions
  • Museums
  • Museum curators
  • Museum directors

Place

Sunkyong (Korea)

Form/Genre

  • Brochures
  • Collection descriptions
  • Manuscripts
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Color photographs

Local number

SIA Acc. 20-130

Physical description

0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)

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