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Summary

The Museum of Natural History is renamed the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), and the Museum of History and Technology becomes the National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT). The museums are no longer part of an umbrella organization known as the United States National Museum.

Subject

  • Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • United States National Museum

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Smithsonian Institution Archives. Director General of Museums and Director, United States National Museum, circa 1921-1973, Record Unit 190, Box 26, Folder 2, Office Memorandum 737.
  • Guide to Smithsonian Archives. Archives and Special Collections of the Smithsonian Institution, Number 4. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1983, p. 22.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1969. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1969, p. 59.

Contact information

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

Date

March 24, 1969

Topic

  • Name Changes
  • Museums
  • Management
  • Reorganizations
  • Management--Museums

Place

Washington (D.C.)

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