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Summary

President Jimmy Carter signs legislation changing the name of the National Museum of History and Technology to the National Museum of American History, and the National Collection of Fine Arts to the National Museum of American Art (which is now the Smithsonian American Art Museum).

Subject

  • Carter, Jimmy 1924-
  • National Collection of Fine Arts)
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • United States President
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • The Annual Report for 1980 gives the date as October 14. Kloss states that an Act of Congress officially renames the National Collection of Fine Arts.
  • Guide to Smithsonian Archives. Archives and Special Collections of the Smithsonian Institution, Number 4. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1983, p. 97, 115-16.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1981. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1982, p. 343.
  • Kloss, William. Treasures from the National Museum of American Art. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1985, p. 14.
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7098, "S. Dillon Ripley Chronology."

Contact information

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

Date

October 13, 1980

Topic

  • Name Changes
  • Major Events in Smithsonian History
  • Legislation

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