Historical Note

Dalton Dorr was the first Director of the Museum, appointed in 1892, 12 years after the elimination of the Managing Director of the Museum and School from the roster. Dorr had been Secretary since 1880 and Curator since 1887. Although he never held the titles of Director, Secretary, and Curator simultaneously, he presumably performed the duties of these three positions until 1899 when William Platt Pepper was elected Director. Dorr continued as Secretary and Curator until his death on February 26, 1901.