SIA Acc. 20-134, National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of the History of Technology, Curatorial Records, 1904-2005

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Summary

This accession consists of records that document collections management, research, and professional activities of curators in the Division of the History of Technology, 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 Agriculture and Natural Resources, 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 Mineral Technology, as well as the related sections of Organic Chemistry and Manufacturers. Staff represented in these records include curators G. Terry Sharrer, John T. Schlebecker, Frederick L. Lewton, Howard Irving Chapelle, Pete Daniel, Paula J. Johnson, Carl Weaver Mitman, and Chester Garfield Gilbert; Philip W. Bishop, Curator, and Chairman of the Department of Arts and Manufacturers; associate curators John Nathan Hoffman, Charles O. Houston, Edward C. Kendall, and Samuel S. Wyer; museum specialists Robert G. Walther and Thomas R. Wessel; aids Aida M. Doyle, Section of Organic Chemistry, and Mrs. E. W. Rosson, Division of Textiles; and collections manager Francis D. Roche. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; proposals; grant information; reports; speech papers; publications; photographs and negatives; conference, symposium, and committee information; press releases; brochures; and drawings.

Subject

  • Sharrer, G. Terry
  • Schlebecker, John T
  • Lewton, Frederick L (Frederick Lewis) 1874-1959
  • Chapelle, Howard Irving
  • Daniel, Pete
  • Johnson, Paula J. 1954-
  • Mitman, Carl Weaver 1889-
  • Gilbert, Chester Garfield
  • Bishop, Philip W
  • Hoffman, John Nathan 1923-
  • Houston, Charles O (Charles Orville) 1918-2001
  • Kendall, Edward C
  • Walther, R. G (Robert G.)
  • Wessel, Thomas R
  • Doyle, Aida M
  • Rosson, Mrs. E. W
  • Roche, Francis D
  • 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
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Manufactures and Heavy Industries
  • Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Industrial Cooperation
  • United States National Museum Division of Mineral Technology
  • United States National Museum Division of Textiles
  • United States National Museum Section of Organic Chemistry
  • United States National Museum Section of Manufacturers
  • 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

  • 1904
  • 1904-2005

Restrictions & Rights

Restricted for 15 years; until Jan-01-2021. Copyrighted material in Box 3 (Mineral Technology: Myles Salt Company, 1916; and John N. Hoffman: "Study of Surface Mine Refuse Fires," Pennsylvania State College, 1949-1950); see finding aid. Transferring office; 5/8/1997 memorandum, Johnstone to Langley; Contact reference staff for details

Topic

  • Congresses and conventions
  • Chemical engineering
  • Committees
  • Museums
  • Iron
  • History
  • Steel
  • Mining
  • Forest products
  • Mineral industries
  • Production engineering
  • Coal
  • Agriculture
  • Research grants
  • Museums--Collection management
  • Museum curators
  • Mining engineering
  • Mineral industries--History
  • Agricultural machinery
  • Agriculture--History
  • Speeches, addresses, etc

Place

United States

Form/Genre

  • Manuscripts
  • Collection descriptions
  • Brochures
  • Drawings
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Black-and-white negatives

Local number

SIA Acc. 20-134

Physical description

2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)

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