Frank A. Taylor

ID: SIA2010-0495 and 83-2077

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1960s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 22A, Folder 52: Frank A. Taylor

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Summary

Historian Frank A. Taylor was named Director of the United States National Museum in 1962. Taylor began his career in 1922 as a Laboratory Apprentice in the Division of Mechanical Technology in the United States National Museum, now known as the Arts and Industries Building. He was curator of the Division of Engineering (1932-1948), head curator of the Department of Arts and Industries (1948-1955), Assistant Director of the United States National Museum (1955-1958), Director of the Museum of History and Technology (now the National Museum of American History) in 1958, Director of the United States National Museum (1962-1967) and Director General of Museums (1968-1971). Taylor was the chairman of the Exhibits Modernization Program in the 1950s and 1960s and was the founding director of what is now the National Museum of American History.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007
  • Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • United States National Museum Division of Mechanical Technology
  • Exhibits Modernization Program United States National Museum
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 22A, Folder 52: Frank A. Taylor

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1962

Restrictions

No restrictions

Topic

  • Curators
  • Personnel management
  • History of Science and Technology
  • Employees
  • Museums
  • Historians
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Museum directors
  • Curators
  • Museum curators
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees
  • Historians
  • History of Science and Technology

Place

Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

SIA2010-0495 and 83-2077

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Person; Medium: Photographic print

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