D. J. Boorstin Named Director of NMHT

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Summary

Daniel J. Boorstin, a University of Chicago history professor, is appointed Director of the National Museum of History and Technology, now the National Museum of American History. He is Director until October of 1973 when he is appointed Senior Historian in the museum.

Subject

  • Boorstin, Daniel J (Daniel Joseph) 1914-
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Guide to Smithsonian Archives. Archives and Special Collections of the Smithsonian Institution Number 4. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1983, p. 97.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1970. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1970, p. 68.
  • Smithsonian Year, 1974. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1974, p. 170.

Contact information

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

Date

January, 1969

Topic

  • Appointments
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Museums
  • Resignations
  • Museum directors
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Place

Washington (D.C.)

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