George Brown Goode and the Smithsonian Museums: A National Museum of Cultural History
Describes George Brown Goode's early life and education, early career as an exhibit specialist designing exhibits for world's fairs and expositions, relationship with Spencer Baird, and appointment as assistant secretary in charge of the U. S. National Museum. Also includes a short history of the USNM and its collections; Goode's exhibition methodology, museological ideas, and influence on museum administration and exhibition policies worldwide; and the direction the Smithsonian museums have taken since Goode's death.
Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography
Volume consists of a series of essays by Alexander on major figures in the history of museums, such as Sir Hans Sloane and G. Brown Goode.
Museum Masters: Their Museums and Their Influence (Book)
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Page numbers: 277-309