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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 564

National Museum of Natural History. Office of Exhibits

Exhibition Records, 1974-1987, with related records from 1956

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of Natural History. Office of Exhibits
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: 1974-1987, with related records from 1956
Quantity: 2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection: Record Unit 564
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records consist primarily of scripts for NMNH permanent and temporary exhibitions. Also included are various reports on NMNH exhibitions, visitor surveys, and correspondence and memoranda concerning the preparation of background dioramas for the habitat groups hall in 1956.

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These records consist primarily of scripts for National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) permanent and temporary exhibitions. Also included are various reports on NMNH exhibitions, visitor surveys, and correspondence and memoranda concerning the preparation of background dioramas for the habitat groups hall in 1956.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 564, National Museum of Natural History. Office of Exhibits, Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

Exhibit Themes for the National Museum of Natural History, December 1986, by Laura Greenberg.

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Ecological Archaeology - Exhibit Outline, 1974.

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Hall 10. Dynamics of Evolution, 1978. Exhibit Scripts.

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Correspondence and memoranda regarding the painting of backgrounds for Habitat Groups (Hall 12), 1956.

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Conquest of Land/Flowering Plants, 1979 - Exhibit Scripts.

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Paleo Phase I. Conquest of Land/Flowering Plants, 1980.

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Paleo Phase II. 1980.

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Paleo Phase III. Early Life/Changing Earth, 1982.

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Paleo Phase IV. Mammals in the Spotlight, 1984. Exhibit Scripts.

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Hall 23. South America. A Continent and its Cultures, 1974.

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Bicentennial Hall. Our Changing Land, 1976.

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Hall 29. Structural Diversity, 1976.

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Hall 20. Moon Rocks, 1975.

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Splendors of Nature, 1977.

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Appendix 11 - Sets of 4 Diagnostic Profiles for Each Hall.

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Our Changing Land, 1976. Research Papers & Outlines.

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Box 2

Our Changing Land, 1976. Script & Theme Statement.

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Paleontology Hall - Theme Statement.

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Hall 26. Western Civilization, 1978. Exhibit Script.

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Hall 23. South America. A Continent and its Cultures, 1974.

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NMNH Studies - Miscellaneous reports on NMNH exhibits, reports on visitor surveys, etc. (2 folders)

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Memorandum of Understanding with Museum of American Indian, Heye Foundation.

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Hall of Geology, Gems and Minerals - Statement of Work.

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Exhibition Planning.

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Exhibition Planning - Long Range Plans.

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Memos.

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Management Agenda Report, March 1987.

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Long Term Planning Retreat.

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Miscellaneous.

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Final Long Range Plan.

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Earth Science Exhibits - Concepts, Designs and Procedures.

Box 2 of 2