Office Memorandum 737, Use of "National" in titles for the Museum of Natural History and Museum of History and Technology

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Summary

Office Memorandum 737, issued by Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley on March 24, 1969, states that the Museum of Natural History and the Museum of History and Technology are now known at the National Museum of Natural History and the National Museum of History and Technology respectively. Acquisitions formerly accepted in the name of the U.S. National Museum will be accepted and acknowledged in the name of the NMNH or the NMHT. The buildings which house these bureaus are to be known as the Natural History Building and the History and Technology Building.

Subject

  • Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001
  • History and Technology Building
  • Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • United States National Museum
  • Natural History Building

Category

Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • Title 20, Education
  • Smithsonian Directives

Notes

Office Memoranda were later retitled Smithsonian Directives.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 190, Director General of Museums and Director, United States National Museum, circa 1921-1973, Record Unit 190, Box 26, Folder 2 (Documents)

Contact information

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

Date

03/24/1969

Topic

  • Museum buildings
  • Office Memoranda 737
  • Name Changes
  • Museums
  • Management
  • Smithsonian Directives
  • National Collections
  • Management--Museums

Physical description

Number of pages: 1; Page Numbers: 1

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