Dockstader Becomes Director of MAI

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Summary

Frederick J. Dockstader becomes the Director of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation in New York City. He was the Assistant Director of the Museum from 1955 to 1960. Dockstader is director of the Museum until 1975 when he is forced to resign after a New York State investigation into charges of mismanagement of the Museum.

Subject

  • Dockstader, Frederick J
  • National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) George Gustav Heye Center
  • National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Who's Who in America, 1975-1975. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, Inc., 1974, p. 812.
  • Braun, Arbara. "Cowboys and Indians, the History and Fate of the Museum of the American Indian." The Village Voice. 8 April 1986, p. 31.

Contact information

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

Date

1960

Topic

  • Historians
  • Museums
  • Indians of North America--Museums

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