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Peary-MacMillan Museum, 1951- .

Historical Records, 1951-
1 linear foot.
Catalog Number: 5.4.1

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Series Description:
This series consists of records relating to the development and creation of the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, as well as operating information from its earliest years. Correspondents include Donald B. and Miriam MacMillan, Marie Peary Stafford (daughter of Robert E. Peary), and Ian White, Museum Architect.
Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically.
General Note:
Restrictions: None.


Subject Files, 1973-
1 linear foot.
Catalog Number: 5.4.2

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Series Description:
Files related to the post-development period of the Arctic Museum, including donor information, monthly reports, president's reports and files of Museum Friends.
Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically.
General Note:
Restrictions: Closed for twenty years from date of creation.


Correspondence, 1987-
2 linear feet.
Catalog Number: 5.4.3

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Series Description:
Contains correspondence created by office of the Museum director, Susan Kaplan, including donor relation information and acquisition information.
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.
General Note:
Restrictions: Closed to researchers. Use requires prior approval of Museum director.


Reaccreditation Reports, 1992, 1998, 2007-
1 linear foot.
Catalog Number: 5.4.4

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Series Description:
Complete accreditation reports, including self-studies, photographs and all other supplementary materials, for the 1992, 1998, and 2007-2008 reaccreditations. The American Association of Museums subjects institutions nationwide to an intense reaccreditation process at least every ten years.
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.
General Note:
Restrictions: Closed to researchers. Use requires prior approval of Museum director.


Guest Registers, 1967-
2.25 linear feet.
Catalog Number: 5.4.5

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Series Description:
Guest registers log the names, addresses, and occasionally remarks by visitors to the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum.
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.
General Note:
Restrictions: Closed for twenty years from date of creation.


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