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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 562

Smithsonian Institution. Office of Facilities Planning and Engineering Services

Records, 1973-1980, with records dating from 1890

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution. Office of Facilities Planning and Engineering Services
Title: Records
Dates: 1973-1980, with records dating from 1890
Quantity: 3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection: Record Unit 562
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records consist of documents deemed to be of historical value by the Office of Facilities Planning and Engineering Services along with photographs, reports correspondence, contracts and blueprints documenting Smithsonian buildings and construction projects. The buildings documented include the Smithsonian Institution Building, the Arts and Industries Building, the Army Medical Museum, the Natural History Building, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the National Zoological Park, the Museum Support Facility at Silver Hill, the Adelaide Forbes Calhoun Property, the Merriwether Post Estate Hillwood, the Renwick Gallery, the Barney Studio House, the Freer Gallery, and the Old Patent Office Building. There is substantial documentation of efforts to provide parking on the mall. Photographs in the collection document a number of activities including the laying of the corner stone for the Natural History Building, the turning of the Joseph Henry statue, the removal of Greenough's statue of George Washington from the Smithsonian Institution Building, the 1970 fire in the American History Building and repairs and renovations of numerous interior spaces throughout the Smithsonian.

Historical Note

The Office of Facilities Planning and Engineering Services was established in 1973. Prior to that it was incorporated in the Buildings Management Department. Andrew F. Michaels directed the office until 1975 when Phillip K. Reiss became director and continued in that office through 1980.

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Descriptive Entry

These records consist of documents deemed to be of historical value by the Office of Facilities Planning and Engineering Services along with photographs, reports correspondence, contracts and blueprints documenting Smithsonian buildings and construction projects. The buildings documented include the Smithsonian Institution Building, the Arts and Industries Building, the Army Medical Museum, the Natural History Building, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the National Zoological Park, the Museum Support Facility at Silver Hill, the Adelaide Forbes Calhoun Property, the Merriwether Post Estate Hillwood, the Renwick Gallery, the Barney Studio House, the Freer Gallery, and the Old Patent Office Building. There is substantial documentation of efforts to provide parking on the mall. Photographs in the collection document a number of activities including the laying of the corner stone for the Natural History Building, the turning of the Joseph Henry statue, the removal of Greenough's statue of George Washington from the Smithsonian Institution Building, the 1970 fire in the American History Building and repairs and renovations of numerous interior spaces throughout the Smithsonian.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 562, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Facilities Planning and Engineering Services, Records

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Container List

Box 1

Blueprints pertaining to Army Medical Museum

Box 1 of 3

Blueprints pertaining to Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Box 1 of 3

Catalog of the Architectural Drawings of the Smithsonian Institution Building, 1840-1971

Box 1 of 3

Photographs of American College Theatre Festival tent on the mall, 1969

Box 1 of 3

Exterior and Interior photographs of Smithsonian Building

Box 1 of 3

Demolition of Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) Museum Building

Box 1 of 3

Garage: Record of Stable Supplies, 1902-1911

Box 1 of 3

Recommended Parking and Traffic Improvements, National Zoological Park (NZP), 1970

Box 1 of 3

A Study of Visitors to the Smithsonian, 1976

Box 1 of 3

Washington Mall Parking Facilities Feasibility Analysis, 1976

Box 1 of 3

Feasibility Study and Master Plan, Museum Depository and Support Facility, Silver Hill, Maryland, 1970

Box 1 of 3

Special Studies of Visitation, Transportation, and Parking for the museums on the mall, 1980.

Box 1 of 3

Photographs, turning of the Henry statue

Box 1 of 3

Photographs, interiors, Smithsonian Building, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), Barney Studio House

Box 1 of 3

Photographs, exterior and interior of Smithsonian Building

Box 1 of 3

Blueprints, Adelaide Forbes Calhoun Property, 1964

Box 1 of 3

Smithsonian Grounds, 1919

Box 1 of 3

Materials for Mall Site Reservation Hearings, 1974

Box 1 of 3

Museum Support Center, Costs and Reductions, 1980

Box 1 of 3

Bicentennial Transportation Study for the National Capital Area

Box 1 of 3

Smithsonian Visitor, 1969

Box 1 of 3

A Study of Visitors to the Smithsonian, 1976

Box 1 of 3

Arts & Industries Building Roof, 1980 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 3

Box 2

Arts & Industries Roof Study, July 1980

Box 2 of 3

Photographs, Smithsonian Institution Facilities

Box 2 of 3

Smithsonian Today, 1972

Box 2 of 3

Museum Support Facility, Initial Planning, Summary Report

Box 2 of 3

Survey of Buildings and Other Facilities, 1974

Box 2 of 3

Survey Toward a Master Plan for the United States Capitol, 1976

Box 2 of 3

Museum Support Facility Initial Planning Study, Final Report, 1975

Box 2 of 3

Parking Management Policies and Auto Control Zones, 1976

Box 2 of 3

Building Management Department, Representative Projects

Box 2 of 3

Hillwood (2 folders)

Box 2 of 3

Museum Support Center Architects-Engineers-Planners

Box 2 of 3

Washington Mall Parking Facilities Feasibility Analysis, 1971 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 3

Mall Parking Study Phase II

Box 2 of 3

Wilbur Smith Study (Parking), 1975

Box 2 of 3

Smithsonian Institution Building, Windows, 1956

Box 2 of 3

Feasibility Study for the Renovation and Improvement of the Original Smithsonian Institution Building

Box 2 of 3

Final Report of the Board of Inquiry convened to investigate the conditions and possible causes of a fire occurring in the Smithsonian Museum of History and Technology on September 30, 1970 (including photographs)

Box 2 of 3

Smithsonian Institution National Zoological Park, 1961, Master Plan

Box 2 of 3

Report of the National Zoological Park Commission, 1890

Box 2 of 3

Statutory History of the National Zoological Park

Box 2 of 3

Renwick Museum Renovation Contract Folder 15473, 1968 (Folder 1 of 4)

Box 2 of 3

Box 3

Renwick Museum Renovation Contract Folder 15473, 1968 (Folders 2-4 of 4)

Box 3 of 3

Renwick Restoration Specifications (4 folders)

Box 3 of 3

Smithsonian Institution Building, Renovation Project Directive, 1966

Box 3 of 3

Old Patent Office Building or Civil Service Building

Box 3 of 3

Specification for the Restoration and Renovation of the Arts and Industries Museum, 1973 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 3

Freer

Box 3 of 3

Freer Air Conditioning

Box 3 of 3

Right of Way, Silver Hill

Box 3 of 3

New Museum Building (Natural History Building), 1911

Box 3 of 3