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American Museum of Natural History. Department of Public Instruction

 Organization

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

American Museum of Natural History Department of Public Health exhibits papers, 1914-1916

 Collection
Identifier: DR 055A
Scope and Contents The papers in this collection include letters to and from its first curator, Dr. Charles Edward Amory Winslow, letters to and from other employees of the Department of Public Health, and related documents concerned mainly with creating permanent exhibits in the new department. The exhibits and the letters make clear that the focus of the new department was on the involvement of the citizens of New York City in their own health, a focus which was a ground breaking effort for its time. Exhibits...

Department of Public Instruction correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: DR 047
Scope and Contents The archive is arranged in two boxes of 42 consecutively numbered folders, covering the years 1903-1908 (with one exception: a letter dated 1909 in folder 39). It comprises correspondence, administrative paperwork, and other documents regarding the following: (1) planning, scheduling, and ticketing for school and public lectures and for the development and delivery of circulating collections for classroom use; (2) correspondence and orders from the Department to...

American Museum of Natural History Department of Public Instruction outreach and communication

 Collection
Identifier: DR 055
Scope and Contents This collection represents six years (1906 to 1912) in the life of the Department of Public Education (at that time, the Department of Public Instruction). The collection includes letters to and from its Curator, George H. Sherwood, and various documents concerning the Department’s Nature Study Collection and visits to the Museum by schoolchildren.