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Visitor Comments

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Place:
United States -- History
Date:
1996-2001
Descriptive Entry:
These records consist of visitor comment forms and correspondence regarding National Museum of American History (NMAH) exhibitions, artifacts, and various Museum-related matters. The material also includes outgoing correspondence from NMAH curators, historians, and administrative staff in response to visitor comments and opinions.
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-062, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Visitor Comments
Identifier:
Accession 02-062
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Subject Files

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director  Search this
Extent:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Clippings
Floor plans
Black-and-white photographs
Audiotapes
Place:
United States -- History
Date:
1981-2001
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the activities of the Office of the Director and the daily administration of the National Museum of American History (NMAH), as well as material concerning Smithsonian issues during the tenures of Roger G. Kennedy and Spencer R. Crew. The records primarily include correspondence, memoranda, and general information pertaining to NMAH departments, divisions, reseach projects, budget, exhibitions, and special events. Also includes meeting minutes, NMAH mission statement, articles regarding the Museum, and conference information.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2017; Transferring office; 20 March 1985 memorandum, Massa to Sengsourinh; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Floor plans
Black-and-white photographs
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-100, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Subject Files
Identifier:
Accession 02-100
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Subject Files

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director  Search this
Extent:
27 cu. ft. (27 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Place:
United States -- History
Date:
1992-1998
Descriptive Entry:
This accession includes records documenting the activities of the Office of the Director and the daily administration of the National Museum of American History (NMAH), as well as material concerning Smithsonian issues, during the tenure of Spencer R. Crew. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and general information pertaining to NMAH departments, divisions, exhibitions, budget, special events, collections, awards, research projects, committees, grants, accessibility, facility management, and educational programs. Also includes articles, visitor statistics, meeting minutes, and conference information.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 03-091, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Subject Files
Identifier:
Accession 03-091
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa03-091

Subject Files

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director  Search this
Extent:
2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Floppy disks
Electronic records
Place:
United States -- History
Date:
1993-2012
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the records of Brent D. Glass, Director of the National Museum of American History (NMAH), documenting museum administration issues, Smithsonian-related matters, and professional activities. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; budget summaries; fundraising information; NMAH board meeting agendas and minutes; information pertaining to advisory councils, conferences, special events, NMAH renovation planning, and exhibitions; reports; and supporting documentation. Some materials are in electronic format.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2028; Transferring office; 3/20/1985 memorandum, Massa to Sengsourinh; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
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Manuscripts
Compact discs
Floppy disks
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-245, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Subject Files
Identifier:
Accession 13-245
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa13-245

Subject Files

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Place:
United States -- History
Date:
1993-1994
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of task force reports created as part of strategic planning at the National Museum of American History (NMAH) during the tenure of Spencer R. Crew. The strategic planning process involved the creation of task forces that were charged with examining a variety of areas at NMAH : 20th century research and collecting, community studies, education, exhibits maintenance, music programs, new media, project management, research, collection information system, staff development, collections documentation standards, collections management procedures, exhibit review and approval process, exhibits upgrades, external affairs, and the public space reinstallation plan. Materials include reports.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-260, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Subject Files
Identifier:
Accession 13-260
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa13-260

Subject Files

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director  Search this
Extent:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Exhibition catalogs
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Date:
1994-1996, 2005-2006
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that document the American Association of Museums (AAM) reaccreditation process at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). Materials include briefing books for site visiting from AAM staff as well as supporting documentation compiled by NMAH. Some of the supporting documentation includes staff handbooks, collection management system records, budget and finance records, staff information, preservation and conservation records, exhibition records, publications information, building and facilities records, special event information, brochures, exhibition catalogs, educational materials, images, and other related documents.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2022; Transferring office; 3/20/1985 memorandum, Massa to Sengsourinh; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Museums -- Accreditation  Search this
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Museums -- Administration  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Exhibition catalogs
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-077, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Subject Files
Identifier:
Accession 18-077
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa18-077

Subject Files

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director  Search this
Extent:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
United States -- History
Date:
circa 1986-1991
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records which document the administrative affairs of the National Museum of American History (NMAH), Office of the Director. Materials include the outgoing and incoming correspondence and memoranda of Roger G. Kennedy, Director, and Douglas E. Evelyn, Deputy Director; records pertaining to budget agendas, collections management, curatorial activities, fundraising, special events, product licensing and development, exhibition research and planning publications, collection acquisitions, loan of museum objects, internships, minutes of meetings, department and division reports, and asbestos removal; and photographs of the Museum.
Topic:
Science museums  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Brochures
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 93-135, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Subject Files
Identifier:
Accession 93-135
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa93-135

Records

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director  Search this
Extent:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Place:
United States -- History
Date:
circa 1972-1992
Descriptive Entry:
This accession documents the tenures of directors Daniel J. Boorstin (1969-1973), Brooke Hindle (1974-1978), and Roger G. Kennedy (1979-1992). The records consist mostly of Collections Committee records pertaining to purchases, loans, and gifts; minutes of meetings; insurance claims; budget, appropriations, and audit reports; inventories; product development and copyright regulations records; quarterly case files; records of loans to government agencies, acquisitions, donations, appraisals, and deaccessioning; annual reports; and exhibition files. Materials also include records of Douglas E. Evelyn, Deputy Director of the National Museum of American History that document planning for the Patent Model Traveling Exhibition. Some files also document proposals for The Papers of Robert Mills exhibition.
Topic:
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Models (Patents)  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-014, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Records
Identifier:
Accession 94-014
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Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa94-014

Subject Files

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director  Search this
Extent:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
United States -- History
Date:
circa 1989-1990
Descriptive Entry:
These records document the administrative activities of the National Museum of American History (NMAH). Materials include the outgoing and incoming correspondence and memoranda of Roger G. Kennedy, Director, 1980-1992, and Douglas E. Evelyn, Deputy Director, 1980-1991; records pertaining to budgetary and administrative affairs of NMAH departments and divisions; collections management; museum shops; the Native American Program; property inventories; the Research Opportunity Fund; special events; exhibition planning, research, and publications; asbestos removal at NMAH; fellowships and grants; NMAH restoration and renovation issues; and meetings. Records also contain Museum Programs performing arts photographs.
Topic:
Science museums  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Brochures
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-094, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Subject Files
Identifier:
Accession 94-094
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa94-094

Budget Records

Topic:
Report (Project on the Vietnam Generation)
Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director  Search this
Extent:
6.5 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
circa 1981-1991
Descriptive Entry:
These records document Office of the Director budgetary activities for the National Museum of American History (NMAH) during the tenure of Roger G. Kennedy. Materials include outgoing and incoming correspondence and memoranda pertaining to Federal and Trust Fund budget submissions, allocations, year-end requests, and final account balances; private gifts and grants; NMAH renovation and restoration; and Congressional hearings. These records also consist of Trust budget worksheets; quarterly budget reports; information on the Afro-American Artifacts Project, Vietnam Generation Project, and the M*A*S*H Traveling Exhibition; minutes of meetings; financial records concerning major NMAH exhibitions, such as "Field to Factory," "Life in America," and "Year of India;" and personnel files.
Topic:
Historical museums  Search this
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United States -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-077, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Budget Records
Identifier:
Accession 95-077
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa95-077

Subject Files

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director  Search this
Extent:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Place:
United States -- History
Date:
circa 1985-1992
Descriptive Entry:
These records document administrative activities in the National Museum of American History (NMAH). Materials include the outgoing and incoming correspondence and memoranda of Roger G. Kennedy, Director, 1980-1992; records pertaining to budgets, exhibition planning, and other administrative issues of the departments and divisions under NMAH; special program files; grant information; and minutes of meetings.
Topic:
Science museums  Search this
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Budget  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-072, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Subject Files
Identifier:
Accession 96-072
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa96-072

Records

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director  Search this
Extent:
6.5 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Books
Manuscripts
Place:
United States -- History
Date:
circa 1987-1992
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records which document administrative activities concerning departments and divisions in the National Museum of American History (NMAH), primarily during fiscal year 1992. Materials include the incoming and outgoing correspondence and memoranda of Roger G. Kennedy, Director, 1980-1992; information on budget planning, grants, publications, annual reports, and meetings with museum representatives and professional organizations; and special project files.
Topic:
Science museums  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Books
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-146, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Records
Identifier:
Accession 96-146
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa96-146

Subject Files

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director  Search this
Extent:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Manuscripts
Place:
United States -- History
Date:
circa 1991-1994
Descriptive Entry:
These records primarily document administrative activities of the National Museum of American History (NMAH) concerning NMAH departments, divisions, exhibitions, and special programs. Directors represented include Roger G. Kennedy (1979-1992), and Spencer R. Crew (Acting Director, 1992-1994; Director, 1994-2001). Materials include records pertaining to the First Ladies Gowns, Duke Ellington Collection, Women in Museums Network, and Hispanic Culture Working Committee; correspondence of the Director; information on NMAH exhibitions and research; and correspondence from non-Smithsonian professional organizations and/or businesses.
Topic:
Science museums  Search this
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First ladies  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 99-010, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Subject Files
Identifier:
Accession 99-010
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa99-010

Subject Files

Topic:
Star-Spangled Banner
Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director  Search this
Extent:
28.5 cu. ft. (28 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Books
Clippings
Manuscripts
Drawings
Place:
United States -- History
Date:
1958-1997
Descriptive Entry:
These records document the administrative activities of the National Museum of American History (NMAH), Office of the Director, concerning NMAH departments, divisions, exhibitions, and special events, primarily during fiscal years 1993-1994, although some records date back to when the museum was named the National Museum of History and Technology. Directors represented in these records include Frank A. Taylor (1958-1964), John Canfield Ewers (1964-1965), Robert P. Multhauf (1966-1968), Daniel J. Boorstin (1969-1973), Brooke Hindle (1974-1978), Roger G. Kennedy (1979-1992), and Spencer R. Crew (Acting Director, 1992-1994, Director, 1994-2001). This accession consists of records pertaining to the Star Spangled Banner Project, Latino Conference, and National Postal Museum; NMAH exhibition planning and research information for the various Halls; correspondence of the Director; and collections information.
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Historical museums  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Books
Clippings
Manuscripts
Drawings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 99-152, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Subject Files
Identifier:
Accession 99-152
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa99-152

Subject Files

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director  Search this
Extent:
103.51 cu. ft. (100 record storage boxes) (1 12x17 box) (7 tube boxes) (oversize materials)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
Place:
United States -- History
Date:
circa 1945-1987 and related records, 1920-1930
Descriptive Entry:
These records document the tenures of Frank A. Taylor, John C. Ewers, and Robert P. Multhauf as Directors of the Museum of History and Technology (NMHT); of Daniel J. Boorstin, Brooke Hindle, and Roger G. Kennedy as Directors of the National Museum of History and Technology; and of Roger G. Kennedy as Director of the National Museum of American History (NMAH). Most of the records document the period from 1960 to 1986, although pre-1958 records document the work of Alexander Wetmore and A. Remington Kellogg as Directors of a predecessor organization, the United States National Museum.

Records document activities of the Office of the Director and the daily internal administration of NMAH but also include a few records concerning general Smithsonian issues.

Records include correspondence and memoranda with educational institutions, government agencies, professional associations, scholars, domestic and foreign museums, and NMAH curators concerning cooperative programs with other organizations; special events in the NMAH, including fundraising activities, lecture series, and musical events; NMAH policies; organization and planning of the Museum; publication of curators' research; acquisition of objects for the national collections; exhibits; security; blueprints, floor plans, and photographs of the Museum's facilities; exhibition records, including photographs, blueprints, floor plans, and a small number of scripts; and files, including memoranda and reports, concerning the Museum's relationship with other Smithsonian bureaus, offices, and the central administration.
Historical Note:
The creation of the Museum of History and Technology (MHT) within the United States National Museum on July 1, 1957, gathered the historical collections under one museum. In 1969 MHT was renamed the National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT), and on October 3, 1980, it became the National Museum of American History (NMAH).
Topic:
Science museums  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 334, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Subject Files
Identifier:
Record Unit 334
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0334

Subject Files

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director  Search this
Extent:
33 cu. ft. (33 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Floor plans
Black-and-white photographs
Illustrations
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Place:
United States -- History
Date:
circa 1982-1988
Descriptive Entry:
These records document the tenure of Roger G. Kennedy, director, NMHT, 1979-1980, and director, NMAH, 1980-1992, as well as some of the work of Douglas E. Evelyn, deputy director. The records concern activities of the Office of the Director and the administration of NMAH. Of special note are records regarding the conclusion in 1982 of the collections inventory mandated by Congress in 1979 and the 1983 beginning of work on the first major renovation of exhibition spaces since 1964.

These records include correspondence and memoranda with educational institutions, government agencies, professional associations, scholars, domestic and foreign museums, and NMAH curators concerning programs with other organizations; special events held at NMAH, including lecture series and fundraising; policies and planning for NMAH operations; the acquisition of objects for the national collections; and exhibition records, including floor plans, sketches, blueprints, and scripts.
Historical Note:
The National Museum of American History (NMAH) was created on October 3, 1980, from the former National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT).
Topic:
Science museums  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Floor plans
Black-and-white photographs
Illustrations
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 583, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Subject Files
Identifier:
Record Unit 583
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0583

Box 1

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-062, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Visitor Comments
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Visitor Comments
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa02-062-refidd1e196

Box 2

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-062, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Visitor Comments
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Visitor Comments
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa02-062-refidd1e351

Box 20

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 03-091, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Subject Files
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Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa03-091-refidd1e10485

Box 21

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 03-091, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Subject Files
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Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa03-091-refidd1e11175

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