Museum of History and Technology and Museum of Natural History Created from USNM
The United States National Museum is split into two administrative subdivisions: the Museum of History and Technology [departments of Science and Technology, Arts and Industries, Civil History, and Armed Forces History] and the Museum of Natural History [departments of anthropology, zoology, botany, geology]. Under this new organizational setup, the old department of engineering and industries, and the department of history are abolished.
Chronology of Smithsonian History
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
July 1, 1957