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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 621

National Museum of History and Technology. Office of the Director

Exhibition Records, 1957-1973

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of History and Technology. Office of the Director
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: 1957-1973
Quantity: 3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection: Record Unit 621
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records document the involvement of the Office of the Director in exhibition planning at the Museum of History and Technology from its creation in 1957 through its development into the National Museum of History in Technology. The Directors for this period were Frank A. Taylor, 1957-1965; John C. Ewers, 1965-1966; Robert P. Multhauf, 1966-1968; and Daniel J. Boorstin, 1969-1973.

These records contain information about planning exhibitions for a new Museum of History and Technology and their subsequent installation and modification. They track efforts to choose exhibition items, plan and construct exhibition halls, and prepare the building systems for operation. Records of the Director's activities with Smithsonian administrators and colleagues are also included.

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These records document the involvement of the Office of the Director in exhibition planning at the Museum of History and Technology (MHT) from its creation in 1957 through its development into the National Museum of History in Technology. The Directors for this period were Frank A. Taylor, 1957-1965; John C. Ewers, 1965-1966; Robert P. Multhauf, 1966-1968; and Daniel J. Boorstin, 1969-1973.

The records are chiefly concerned with planning exhibitions for a new Museum of History and Technology and their subsequent installation and modification. They track efforts to choose exhibition items, plan and construct exhibition halls, and prepare the building systems for operation. Records of the Director's dealings with Smithsonian administrators and colleagues are also included.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 621, National Museum of History and Technology. Office of the Director, Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

Memo to Mr. Warner from R. M. Vogel re: Change in Hydraulic Power Script, Hall of Heavy Machinery (1963)

Box 1 of 3

Memo to Mr. Taylor from Robert Vogel re: Machine Restoration (4/15/1951)

Box 1 of 3

List on Steam Turbines

Box 1 of 3

Memo to Hart from R. M. Vogel re: Halls of Heavy Machinery - Largest Items which May Not Have Been Previously Mentioned (1963)

Box 1 of 3

Pharmacy - Medical Measures

Box 1 of 3

Memo to Mr. Ewers (thru Mr. Bedini and Dr. Multhauf) re: Heavy Machinery (3/8/1963)

Box 1 of 3

Memo to Benjamin Lawless from John C. Ewers re: Heavy Machinery Hall Development (12/14/1961)

Box 1 of 3

Memo from Taylor (thru Bedini and Dr. Multhauf and Ewers) re: Heavy Machinery (4/9/1964)

Box 1 of 3

List of Specimens Requiring Refurbishing for Hall of Heavy Machinery (12/4/1962)

Box 1 of 3

Memo from Frank A. Taylor from John Ewers re: Development of Bill of Civil Engineering and Hall of Heavy Machinery (12/11/1961)

Box 1 of 3

Memo to Klinger (thru Lawless from Vogel) re: Evaporative Cooling Demonstration - Hall of Heavy Machinery (3/9/1963)

Box 1 of 3

Memo from Ewers (thru Bedini and Dr. Multhauf) re: Heavy Machine Specimens for the Growth of the United States (GOUS) Hall - Interim Use (2/25/1963)

Box 1 of 3

Memo from Ewers (thru Bedini and Dr. Multhauf to Robert Vogel) re: Opening of Civil Engineering Hall and Heavy Machinery Areas (5/11/1964)

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Floor Plans (11/2/1963)

Box 1 of 3

Heavy Machinery (The Internal Combustion Engine) (8/23/1963)

Box 1 of 3

Heavy Machinery - Smeaton's Experimental Waterwheel (no date)

Box 1 of 3

Heavy Machinery - Dentistry (Belt and Gear Driven Drill) (1966)

Box 1 of 3

Heavy Machinery - The Direct Acting Steam Pump (no date)

Box 1 of 3

Heavy Machinery - The Rotary Pump (no date)

Box 1 of 3

Heavy Machinery - Specimen Photos

Box 1 of 3

Heavy Machinery - Plan for Parson's Steam Turbine (3/24/1965)

Box 1 of 3

Heavy Machinery - Drawing of the Riedler Pelton Pump

Box 1 of 3

Heavy Machinery - Plans for the Waterwheel (12/1966)

Box 1 of 3

Memo to Mr. Taylor thru Bedini and Multhauf from Robert Vogel re: Riedler- Felton Pump (1/24/1962)

Box 1 of 3

Memo to Mr. Ewers thru Dr. Multhauf from R. M. Vogel re: Riedler Pumping Engine Exhibit (no date)

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Memo to Mr. Ewers thru Dr. Multhauf from R. M. Vogel re: Riedler Pumping Engine Exhibits

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Plan for Pit-Riedler Pump (no date)

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McCormick Turbine (9/12/1966)

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Boyden Turbine Runner

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Plan for the Impulse Turbine

Box 1 of 3

Operation of the Woodard Hydraulic Turbine (12/1966)

Box 1 of 3

Memo to Fred G. Barwick thru Mr. Widder re: Approval for Requisition/PO #88874

Box 1 of 3

Exhibits - Heavy Machinery/Drawing of the Dutch Wind Driven Scoop Wheel

Box 1 of 3

Exhibits - Invoice from American Construction and Supply Co. re: PO #88874

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Exhibits - Description of the Rotary Pumps

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Exhibits Unit 51 - Chemical Refrigeration (9/30/1962)

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Exhibits Memo from Weiner to Robert Vogel re: Label for II-A-1, Refrigeration

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Exhibits - Picture of the Quimbly Screw Pump

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Exhibits - Designer's Copy of the Late Steam

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Heavy Machinery - Master's Refrigeration

Box 1 of 3

Heavy Machinery - Scale Drawing of Mechanical Refrigeration

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Heavy Machinery - Picture of American Improved Marine Engine

Box 1 of 3

Tapestry Alcove - Exhibits Modernization

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Heavy Machinery - Memo to Exhibit Editor and John Haase from Robert Vogel re: Script Heavy Machinery - Matter to be Added to Hall of Heavy Machinery (10/31/1966)

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Heavy Machinery - Memo to Benjamin Lawless from John C. Ewers re: Heavy Machinery Hall Development (12/14/1961)

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Heavy Machinery - Hall of Heavy Machinery - Pumping Section

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Heavy Machinery - Hall of Heavy Machinery - The Steam Turbine

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Heavy Machinery - Memo to Lawless thru Bedini, Multhauf and Ewers from Robert Vogel re: Things to be Attended to Hall of Civil Engineering and Heavy Machinery (1/8/1965)

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Heavy Machinery - Memo to Harry Hart thru Lawless from Robert H. Vogel re: Mounting of Busch Diesel Model, Hall of Heavy Machinery (5/28/1965)

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Heavy Machinery - Memo to Michaels from Robert H. Vogel re: Compressed Air Testing of Steam Engines (3/23/1966)

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Heavy Machinery - Memo to Ewers thru Multhauf, Boyle and Bedini from Robert Vogel re: Compressed Air Drive of Steam Engines (5/11/1965)

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Heavy Machinery - Editing and Printing Status (4/15/1965)

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Heavy Machinery - New Railings for Operating Engines

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Heavy Machinery - Development of Heavy Machinery Hall (12/12/1961)

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Heavy Machinery - Riedler Pumping Engine (10/11/1965)

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Heavy Machinery - Power and the Early Steam Engines

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Heavy Machinery - Index to Power Hall Exhibits

Box 1 of 3

Heavy Machinery - Memo to Taylor thru Fergusen, Multhauf, Ewers and Cudd from Robert Vogel re: Hall of Heavy Machinery (3/6/1960)

Box 1 of 3

Heavy Machinery - Delivery Receipt re: PO #67932 (12/26/1968)

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Heavy Machinery - Memo to Weiner from Robert Vogel re: Refrigeration Section

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Heavy Machinery - Memo to Lawless thru Bedini, Multhauf and Ewers from Robert Vogel re: Things to be Attended to - Halls of Civil Engineering and Heavy Machinery (1/8/1965)

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Heavy Machinery - Railing Footage

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Heavy Machinery - Memo to William Boyle thru Lawless and Ewers from Harry Hart re: I.R.T. Piston Assembly (6/10/1964)

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Heavy Machinery - Memo Anthony Wilding thru Lawless from Harry Hart re: Light Boxes Under PO #40614, Bondy Fixture Company (11/7/1963)

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Heavy Machinery - Memo to Frank Taylor thru Lawless and Ewers from Harry Hart re: Machine Bases (10/15/1963)

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Heavy Machinery - Letter to David L. Jansen from Harry Hart re: Data on Floor Slab (10/10/1963)

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Heavy Machinery - Memo to Frank Taylor thru Lawless re: Hall of Heavy Machinery Floor Loading (7/3/1963)

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Heavy Machinery - Memo to Robert Vogel from John Ewers re: Proposal to Open the West End of the Hall of Heavy Machinery on the Opening of the Building (10/7/1963)

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Heavy Machinery - The Vapor-Compression Principle

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Heavy Machinery - Schedule for Opening the Hall in Heavy Machinery

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Heavy Machinery - Picture of the Porter Allen Engine

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Heavy Machinery - Memo to George Weiner from Robert Vogel re: Label for Hall of Heavy Machinery (3/24/1964)

Box 1 of 3

Heavy Machinery - Letter to Lorton Correction Department from William Haase re: Exhaust Grating (10/13/1966)

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Heavy Machinery - Memo to Fred Barwick thru Brown, Widder, Lawless and Anglim From William Haase re: Compound Base and Nagle Engine Base PO #88446

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Heavy Machinery - Westinghouse Compound Engine

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Heavy Machinery - Memo to Harry Hart from Robert Vogel re: I.R.T. Piston (9/15/1964)

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Heavy Machinery - Memo to Weiner from Robert Vogel re: Label for II-A-1, Refrigeration (5/28/1963)

Box 1 of 3

Heavy Machinery - Letter to Vogel from William Shade re: General Motors Display at Smithsonian (6/16/1966)

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Heavy Machinery - Compressed-Air Refrigeration

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Heavy Machinery - Frick Ammonia Compressor

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Heavy Machinery - Memo to Benjamin Lawless from John Brown re: Minutes of Designer's Meeting (5/9/1966)

Box 1 of 3

Heavy Machinery - List from Ben Lawless to William Haase re: Work Remaining in the Hall of Machinery

Box 1 of 3

Heavy Machinery - Folder of Photographs and Floor Plans

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Heavy Machinery - Memo to Taylor thru Bedini, Multhauf and Ewers from Robert Vogel re: Compressed Air Requirements, Hall of Heavy Machinery (6/27/1963)

Box 1 of 3

Heavy Machinery - Memo to Exhibits Editors thru Bedini from Robert Vogel re: Label Revision, Hall of Heavy Machinery, Unit 29 (New Engine Replacing Original) (11/3/1963)

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Heavy Machinery - Letter to Daniel L. Hadley from Robert Vogel re: Water Wheel Models (7/6/1963)

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Heavy Machinery - Memo to Weiner from Robert Vogel re: Minor Corrections Hall of Heavy (HHM) Machinery (6/20/1963)

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Heavy Machinery - Memo to Weiner and Hart from Robert Vogel re: HHM, Late Steam and Early Steam (6/14/1963)

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Heavy Machinery - Memo to Benjamin Lawless from John C. Ewers re: Estimating Distribution of Loads of Heavy Machines in the Heavy Machinery Hall (7/26/1963)

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Heavy Machinery - Memo to Klinger thru Lawless cc: to Hart from Robert Vogel re: Compression, Expansion Demonstration, Hall of Heavy Machinery (Refrigeration Section) (3/9/1963)

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Heavy Machinery - (Unit 25A) Skinner "Universal Unaflow" Engine (10/11/1965)

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Heavy Machinery - Memo to Frank Taylor thru Ewers and Boyle from Ben Lawless re: Brick Bases for the Heavy Machinery Hall (5/16/1963)

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Heavy Machinery - Letter to C.J. White from Robert Widder re: Preparation of Detailed Designs for the Hall of Heavy Machinery (8/25/1961)

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Heavy Machinery - Hall of Dental History - American Dentistry from 1840-1950

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Heavy Machinery - Unit 29 - Otto "Silent" Gas Engine 1880 (11/10/1966)

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Heavy Machinery - Unit 42A - The Undershot (Current) Wheel

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Heavy Machinery - Otto and Lancer Atmospheric Gas Engine

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Heavy Machinery - Physics Unit 39-1 - Mirrors and Lenses in Ancient Times

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Heavy Machinery - Memo to Hart thru Bedini, Multhauf, Ewers and Taylor From Robert Vogel re: Gas Engine/Room Engine (11/2/1962)

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Heavy Machinery - Unit 42-47 - The Power of Water

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Heavy Machinery - Unit 41 - The Oil Machine

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Heavy Machinery - Memo to Fred Barwick thru Widder and Brown from William Haase re: Water Wheel Case

Box 1 of 3

Heavy Machinery - Letter to Smithsonian from Clark Enterprises re: Installation of Case Enclosure for Water Wheel (10/27/1966)

Box 1 of 3

Heavy Machinery - Memo to Vogel thru Brown, Virgo, Bedini and Cannon from William Haase re: New Case for the IRT Engine Model (3/26/1968)

Box 1 of 3

Heavy Machinery - Memo to Fred Barwick thru Brown, Widder, Lawless and Anglim from William Haase re: Water Wheel Model Display Case (11/7/1966)

Box 1 of 3

Heavy Machinery - Memo to Exhibits Editor thru Bedini from Robert Vogel re: Label revisions, Hall of Heavy Machinery, Unit 29 (New Engine Replacing Original) (11/3/1966)

Box 1 of 3

Heavy Machinery - Memo to William Clark from Harry Hart re: Additional Production Work (2/17/1965)

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Heavy Machinery - Request for Photographic Services (1965-1966)

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Heavy Machinery - Unit 32A - Ericsson Ot-Air Pumping Engine 1880 (4/21/1965)

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Heavy Machinery - Unit 32 (Revised) Hot Air Engine (9/30/1965)

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Heavy Machinery - Drawings, Photographs and Floor Plans for Exhibits

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Heavy Machinery - Drawings, Photographs for Physics Exhibits

Box 1 of 3

Hall of Physics - Unit 39 - 19th Century Optics

Box 1 of 3

Hall of Physics - Unit 3B - Robert Hare's Apparatus

Box 1 of 3

Hall of Physics - Unit 3A - Analytical Chemistry

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Hall of Physics - Unit 52 - Cryogenics

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Hall of Physics - Unit 40 - 19th Century Optics

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Hall of Physics - Unit 51 - Acoustics Demonstration

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Hall of Physics - Unit 35 - Knowledge of Light in the Time of Newton

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Hall of Physics - Unit 42 - Fitz Telescope Shop

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Hall of Physics - Unit 15- X-Ray Room

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Hall of Physics - Unit 19 - Medicine

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Box 2

Heavy Machinery - Memo to Mr. Weiner cc: to Harry Hart from Robert Vogel re: Modifications to Script: Halls of Heavy Machinery (2/27/1964)

Box 2 of 3

Heavy Machinery - Memo to Hart from Robert Vogel re: Hall of Heavy Machinery Boilers (2/7/1964)

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Heavy Machinery - Memo to Hart from Vogel re: Hall of Heavy Machinery -Boilers (2/1/1963)

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Heavy Machinery - Unit 14B - Watt's Diagram of Steam Pressure in Cylinder After Cutoff

Box 2 of 3

Heavy Machinery - Memo to Hart from Robert Vogel re: Diagrams Remaining to be Drawn by Exhibits, Hall of Heavy Machinery (5/16/1963)

Box 2 of 3

Heavy Machinery - Unit 12-1 (12A-12E-17) - Heavy Machinery - Steam Boilers

Box 2 of 3

Heavy Machinery - Memo to Hart and Weiner from Robert Vogel re: Labels for Free-Standing Exhibits, Hall of Heavy Machinery, Temporary Exhibit

Box 2 of 3

Heavy Machinery - Memo to Exhibits Editors (thru Cannon and Bedini) from Robert Vogel re: Additional Label for Graph, Boiler Exhibit, Hall of Heavy Machinery (12/8/1966)

Box 2 of 3

Heavy Machinery - Memo to Boyle thru Lawless from Fredrick L. Craig re: Completion of Drawing by David Lewis

Box 2 of 3

Heavy Machinery - Memo to Hart from Robert Vogel re: 1819 Holloway Steam Engine, Hall of Heavy Machinery, MHT (Cat. No. 319,405) (9/25/1961)

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Heavy Machinery - Unit 12-5 (Heavy Machinery - Boiler Auxiliaries

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Heavy Machinery - Memo to Gilbert Fedak from Benjamin W. Lawless re: Purchasing (2/24/1966)

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Heavy Machinery - Memo to Lawless from Fedak re: Purchasing (3/4/1966)

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Heavy Machinery - Memo to Weiner thru Hart from Robert Vogel re: Label 7-E-2, Early Steam, Hall of Heavy Machinery

Box 2 of 3

Heavy Machinery - Letter to Ben Lawless from Gordon Chadwick re: Inquiry on Status of Cases (2/27/1959)

Box 2 of 3

Heavy Machinery - Memo to Graphic Designers from Benjamin Lawless re: Exhibit Meeting 7/28/1960 (7/29/1960)

Box 2 of 3

Heavy Machinery - Memo to John Anglim from John C. Ewers re: Discussion of Exhibit Labels

Box 2 of 3

Smithsonian Manuals - Exhibits - Grievances and Formal Appeals, Sec. 415-1 and 415-4A(1) - Approved 4/12/1954, Revised 7/1/1962

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Smithsonian Manuals - Exhibits - Maintaining Discipline, Sec. 410-1, 410-2, approved 1/11/1962

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Smithsonian Manuals - Exhibits - Employee-Management Cooperation, Sec. 407-1, 407-2, Approved 6/27/1962

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Hall of Heavy Machinery - Letter to Ronald Elbert from Jane Stancato of Rand McNally and Company re: The Repairing of MM6944,12" Geo-Physical Globe (4/11/1963)

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Hall of Heavy Machinery - Label Printing Schedule from Connie Newkin to Ron

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Hall of Heavy Machinery - Purchase Order to the Hinzmann and Waldmann, Inc. N.Y., in the Amount of $2,175 (9/27/1962)

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Hall of Heavy Machinery - Purchase Order to Michaels Art Bronze Company, Inc., Covington, Kentucky, in the Amount of $59,647 (6/24/1958)

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Hall of Heavy Machinery - Procedures and Information Necessary to Commence Installation of an Exhibit

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Hall of Heavy Machinery - Memo to Graphic Designers from Benjamin Lawless re: Approval of Graphic Design (12/18/1959)

Box 2 of 3

Hall of Heavy Machinery - Memo to Benjamin Lawless and Designers, MHT Exhibits Laboratory thru Ewers from Carolyn Amundson (12/29/1959)

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Hall of Heavy Machinery - Memo to Exhibit Designers and Graphic Designers from Benjamin W. Lawless re: Final Exhibit Report (4/8/1960)

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Hall of Heavy Machinery - Memo to Ben Lawless and Robert Widder from John Ewers re: Main Labels in Exhibits (5/11/1960)

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Hall of Heavy Machinery - Memo to Ben Lawless and Designers, MHT Exhibits Laboratory thru Ewers re: Unit Members for Bi-Monthly Reports (12/29/1959)

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Hall of Heavy Machinery - Numismatic VI-4, P.2-14, Louis XV

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Hall of Heavy Machinery - Unit 4, Rome - Fotoset Film Positives all Garamond

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Hall of Heavy Machinery - (Numismatic VI-3, P.1-10) View of Wittenberg in 1717

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Hall of Heavy Machinery - (Numismatic VI-4, P.1-34) Denomination from Names

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Hall of Heavy Machinery - Coin Denominations and their Origin, with Photographs P.1-46

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Hall of Heavy Machinery - Letter to Harry Hart from Adolf B. Bondy re: Removal of the Adapt-a-Strut System in the Textile Hall (12/31/1964)

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Textile - Special Exhibit- Color Patterns Applied to Fabric

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Textile - Memo to Exhibit Editor, thru Dr. Biship, Bedini and Anglim from Grace Rogers Cooper re: Textile Hall Exhibit (10/18/1967)

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Textile - Specifications for Case Nos. 9 and 10 - Hall of Textiles

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Textile - Replace of Last Portion of Copy 12F7-10 (10/19/1966)

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Textile - Memo to Bory and Lavorata from Ben Lawless re: Wood Trim Beneath Numismatics Cases (10/14/1960)

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Textile - Report, Prepared by Thomas F. Bright re: Automatic Quilt Control Mechanism

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Textile - Purchase Order for Pen Mac Nye in the Amount of $3,439.40

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Textile - Letter to Supply Division of the Smithsonian from Pen Mac Nye, R. L. Falge re: Coin Covers (7/8/1960)

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Textile - History of Money and Medalic Art

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Textile - Floor Plans and Blueprints of New Exhibits

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Textile - Unit 1N1, Part I - U.S. Navy Decoration

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Textile - Unit 2A - Heraldry, Unit 2A - Great Britain Decorations and Service Medals

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Textile - Unit 1A, Part I - Heraldry - U.S. Army and Air Force Decorations

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Textile - Unit 1A, Part II - Heraldry - U.S. Army and Air Force Service Medals

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Textile - Unit 1-N-2, Part II - Heraldry - International Recognition of U.S. Naval Scientists and Explorers

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Textile - Unit I, Heraldry - Orders of Knighthood

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Textile - Unit 1A - Heraldry - Robe of a Knight Grand Cross

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Textile - Unit 6A - Heraldry - Fleet Admiral Earnest J. King

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Textile - Unit 8A - Heraldry - Medal of Honor Winners (World War I)

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Textile - Unit 9-A, Heraldry - Presidential Medal of Freedom

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Textile - Unit 1-N3 - Heraldry - Gangway Headboard

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Textile - Prints from Design Magazine - May and June 1964

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Textile - Floor Plan for the Discovery Room and Colors for Unit (6/30/1970)

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Textile - Memo to Bory thru Bedini from Edwin A. Battison re: Vita-Aire Air Purifier (3/7/1963)

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Textile - Letter to Harry Hart from Vita-Aire re: Vita Aire Unit with Literature (11/15/1962)

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Textile - Memo to Benjamin Lawless from Silvio Bedini re: Label Changes for Growth of the U.S. (1/4/1968)

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Textile - Memo to Robert Multhauf thru Rowland, Bedini, Anglim and Lawless from Peter Welsh re: Ducks in GOUS Hall (7/26/1967)

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Textile - Memo to John White from Peter Welsh re: Security for Salem Hand Fire Engine (6/22/1967)

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Textile - Memo to Grace Cooper from Robert Multhauf re: Slater Spinning Frame and Your Memo of May 22, 1967 (5/26/1967)

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Textile - Memo to Multhauf thru Lawless, Widder, Anglim and Bedini from John W. Brown re: Required Structural and Case work Remaining in Halls II and III, GOUS (6/20/1966)

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Textile - Memo to all Designers from John Brown re: Budget Estimates for1968 (6/20/1966)

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Textile - General Procedure for Exhibits Design

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Textile - Memo to Bedini thru Widder, Lawless and Deborah Bretzfelder re: ADT Protection for the Growth of the United States Hall (2/20/1967)

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Textile - Anacostia Neighborhood Museum - Report Financial Record

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Textile - Article 45 - Prohibiting Discrimination by Reason of Race, Color, Religion or National Origin Against Persons Seeking or Utilizing Housing Units in the District of Columbia (1/20/1964)

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Textile - Memo to Widder and Design Staff from William Clark re: Duties assigned to Mr. Eugene Behlem (2/7/1966)

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Textile - Memo to Richard Virgo from John W. Brown re: Confirmation of a Discussion with Virgo Concerning the Reassignment of Mr. Jerry Shelton (8/8/1969)

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Textile - Memo to Lawless and Anglim thru Widder from John Brown re: Mr. Clark's Memo of 2/7/1966 (2/15/1966)

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Textile - Request for Photographic Services - Negatives Attached

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Textile - Unit I - Textiles - Introductory Panel to Sewing Machine Exhibit

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Textile - Unit II - Textiles - Early Sewing Machine

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Textile - Unit III - Textiles - Early U.S. Patents

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Textile - Unit 5 - Textiles - The Treadle Machine of the 1860's

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Textile - Memo to Mr. Organ thru Bishop and Bedini from Grace R. Cooper re: Necessary Level of Relative Humidity to Demonstrate Looms and Other Implements in Exhibition Halls (8/8/1968)

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Textile - Memo to Andrews F. Michaels thru Brown from William Haase re: Modification to Textile Hall Canopy Area (7/6/1965)

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Textile - Specifications for Construction of the Textile Hall - Phase C

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Textile - Memo to Jean Shivers thru John Brown from William Haase re: Textile Hall, Phase 'B' Plans (11/28/1968)

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Textile - Letter to William Haase from Joe W. Clark, Sr. re: Modification to Ceiling Anemostats

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Textile - Memo to Bedini thru Bishop from Grace R. Cooper re: Hall of Textile Platform (10/1/1968)

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Textile - Memo to Bedini thru Bishop from Grace R. Cooper re: Textile Hall Opening (12/24/1968)

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Textile - Memo to Benjamin Lawless from Silvio Bedini re: Hall of Textile (8/21/1968)

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Textile - Memo to Bedini thru Lawless to Richard Virgo re: Reply to Grace Cooper's Memorandum of 5/18/68 - Textiles Hall (4/26/1968)

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Textile - Specifications for Five New Well Areas and One Door - Textile Hall

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Textile - Letter to Abner Byer from John V. Brown re: Job Contracted to Byer's Firm (5/24/1968)

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Textile - Memo to John Brown thru A.F. Michaels re: Textile Hall Phase B, Drawings and Specifications (4/3/1969)

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Textile - Letter to Fred C. Barwick from Robert B. McCarthy re: Textile Hall, Museum of History and Technology (11/27/1967)

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Hall of Health - Memo to John Widenes thru Cannon and John Anglim from Sami Hamarneh re: Making new Models for the Hall of Health (3/11/1968)

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Hall of Health - Unit One - The Transparent Woman

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Hall of Health - Unit 6 - Birth of a Baby (3/19/1968)

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Hall of Health - Unit 5 - Boy or Girl?

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Hall of Health - Hall of Health Floor Plans - (11/21/1966)

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Hall of Health - Photographic Oriental Symbols and Beliefs for Good Health

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Hall of Health - Endocrine System

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Hall of Health - Letter to Sami Hamarneh from Ruth H. Yakel re: Diabetes Exhibit (3/1/1968)

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Hall of Health - Letter to John Clendening from Roth H. Yakel re: Diet and Diabetes Exhibit (2/29/1968)

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Hall of Health - Memo to Clendening (thru Jackson) from Dr. Cannon re: Girl's Ping (6/16/1967)

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Hall of Health - Letter to Virginia Neilsen from John Clendening re: Sketches of the Diabetes Exhibit (11/30/1966)

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Hall of Health - Memo to Anglim thru Lawless, Widder and Brown from John Clendening re: Request Approval to Repair and Make Fiberglass Cases (12/12/1966)

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Hall of Health - Memo to Robert Perkins thru Widder and Lawless from John Clendening re: Rug Sample for the Health Hall

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Hall of Health - Memo to Robert Perkins thru John Brown re: Approval of SIF-7-2712 - Requisition 1030/1499/4311 (3/9/1967)

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Hall of Health - Letter to John Clendening from Virginia Nielsen re: Exhibit for the American Dietetic Association on Diabetes (11/16/1966)

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Hall of Health - Photographs for Exhibits for the Hall of Health

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Hall of Health - Schick Anatomical Chart

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Hall of Health - Model of Normal Human Ear

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Hall of Health - Reading List on Anatomy, Physiology and Health

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Hall of Health - Pharmacy in Prints Special

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Hall of Health - Corrected Floor Plan for Pharmacy in Prints

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Hall of Health - Unit 2 - The Embryo

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Hall of Health - Anatomy of the Human Ear

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Hall of Health - The Urinary System

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Hall of Health - Transparent Anatomical Manikin (Women)

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Hall of Health - Human Conception

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Hall of Health - Jet-Age Surgery: Air Instruments (7/1968)

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Hall of Health - Fetal Circulation

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Hall of Health - Hall of Health Photographs

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Japanese Arts and Armor - Photographs, Drawing and Letters

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Japanese Arts and Armor - Floor Plans for Japanese Arts and Armor

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Hall of Musical Instruments - The Evaluation of Musical Instruments

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Hall of Musical Instruments - Letter to Barbara Bretzfelder from Edward McGill re: Lending SI Four Tapestries for Exhibition (1/15/1965)

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Hall of Musical Instruments - Exhibit Case Production Record

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Hall of Musical Instruments - Memo to Ann Karras from Ben Lawless re: Schedule for MHT Halls (1/29/58)

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Hall of Musical Instruments - Memo to Dr. Garvana from Frank A. Taylor re: Design of Hall for Musical Instruments (1/6/58)

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Hall of Musical Instruments - Musical Instruments - Exhibits Lists (4/22/1960)

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Hall of Musical Instruments - Letter to Ann Karras from Walker O. Cain re: Work on the Baroque Room (5/27/1960)

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Hall of Musical Instruments - Memo to Dr. Kellogg thru Hower, Lawless, Ewers and Taylor from Ann Karras re: Report on Visit to Cincinnati Art Museum and the Taft Museum (6/19/1958)

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Hall of Musical Instruments - Memo to Malcolm Watkins from John C. Ewers re: Musical Instrument Hall (6/4/1958)

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Hall of Musical Instruments - Memo to the File from John Ewers re: Musical Instrument Hall (6/2/1958)

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Hall of Musical Instruments - Memo to Ewers thru Garvan from Watkins re: Preliminary suggestion for Musical Instrument Hall (5/1/1958)

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Hall of Musical Instruments - Memo to Ann Karras from John Ewers re: Search for Pictorial Representation of Musical Instruments (6/22/1960)

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Hall of Musical Instruments - Memo to Taylor, Lawless and Ewers from Ann Karras re: Trip of 5/16/1960 to New York and New Haven

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Hall of Musical Instruments - Memo to Lawless from Karras re: Electrical Fixture Requirements, Musical Instrument Hall (1/22/1960)

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Hall of Musical Instruments - Memo to All Hall Designers from Ben Lawless re: Storage Space at Suitland (7/9/1958)

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Hall of Musical Instruments - Memo to Ben Lawless and Designer thru Ewers from Carolyn Amundson re: Unit Numbers for Bi-Monthly Reports (12/29/1959)

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Hall of Musical Instruments - Memo to Ben Lawless from Ann Karras re: Graphic Design Schedule, Hall of Musical Instruments

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Hall of Musical Instruments - Memo to Ben Lawless from Ann Karras re: Hall of Musical Instruments, Graphic Design (5/1/1961)

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Hall of Musical Instruments - Memo to Ben Lawless from Ann Karras re: Graphic Design Schedule, Hall of Musical Instruments (8/11/1960)

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Hall of Musical Instruments - Memo to Cynthia Adams from Ben Lawless re: Baroque Musical Hall (8/4/1961)

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Hall of Musical Instruments - Letter to Walker Cain from Ann Karras re: Baroque Room - Musical Hall (5/25/1960)

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Hall of Musical Instruments - Memo to Lawless from Ann Karras re: Electrical Fixture Requirements, Musical Instruments Hall (1/22/1960)

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Hall of Musical Instruments - Plans for the Musical Hall

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Hall of Coins - Request for Photographic Services for Arabia Felix Show (1972)

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Hall of Coins - Unit III - Arabic Felix Agriculture (3/1/1972)

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Hall of Coins - Memo to the Record from Mahoney re: Arabic Felix Opening (2/28/1972)

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Hall of Coins - The Arabic Felix Exhibit - Incense Exhibit

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Hall of Coins - Memo to Haase from Grace Cooper re: Quilt Case (10/9/1968)

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Hall of Coins - Memo to Barwick thru Brown, Widder, Lawless, Anglim, Bedini and Multhauf re: Approval of Transfer Services

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Hall of Coins - History of Money - Unit 3 - Historical and Artistical Evaluation of Greek Coinage

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Hall of Coins - History of Money - Unit 4 - Development of the Roman Coinage from 300 B.C. to 400 A.D.

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Hall of Coins - History of Money - Unit 5 - Coinage of the Byzantine Empire and the Migrant Populations

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Hall of Coins - Monetary History and Medalic Art - History of the Dollar- Case 9

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Hall of Coins - Monetary History and Medalic Art - The Revival of Gold, Case 7

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Hall of Coins - Monetary History and Medalic Art - The New World -Unit 10

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Hall of Coins - History of Money - Unit 6 - The Evolution of the Penny, A.D. 750 - 1400

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Hall of Coins - History of Money - Conspectus of the Evolution of the "Groat" (13th-17th Centuries)

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Hall of Coins - History of Money - Unit 7, The Revival of Goald (13th-18th Centuries)

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Hall of Coins - Monetary History and Medalic Art - Unit(?) - The First Coins

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Hall of Coins - Monetary History and Medalic Art - From Moneyless Civilization Toward Money Economy

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Hall of Coins - Monetary History and Medalic Art, Unit 4 - Development of the Roman Coinage from 300 B.C.-300 A.D.

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Hall of Coins - Monetary History and Medalic Art - Unit 3 - Historic and Artistical Evolution of Greek Coinage

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Hall of Coins - Monetary History and Medalic Art, Unit 6- The Penny A.D.750-1400

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Hall of Coins - Memo to Wilding thru Lawless from Harry Hart re: Covering for Panel in Hall of Numismatics (7/26/1960)

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Hall of Coins - Memo to Boyle thru Lawless from Harry Hart re: Coin Containers Ordered from Pan-Mac-Nye (7/22/1960)

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Hall of Coins - Memo to Wilding thru Lawless from Harry Hart re: Coin Protector (5/26/1960)

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Hall of Coins - Memo to Taylor thru Lawless, Anglim, Ewers and Michaels from Harry Hart re: Design for Semi-Automatic Display Case (6/9/1960)

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Hall of Coins - Memo to Taylor thru Anglim and Ewers from Ben Lawless re: Status of Numismatics Hall (Renovation) as of October 1, 1960 (5/13/1960)

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Hall of Health - Man and His Health (Unit 4) Photographs

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Hall of Health - Letter from Elizabeth Lundy to Deborah Bretzfelder re: visit to Hinsdale Health Museum' s - Brain Exhibit (2/19/1969)

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Hall of Health - Five Photographs of DNA Cells

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Exhibits - The Anacostia Neighborhood Museum

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Exhibits - The Growth of the United States (1640-1851)

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Exhibits - Blueprints and Floor Plans

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Hall of Textiles - Knitting Unit

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Hall of Textiles - Embroidery

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Hall of Textiles - Dyes and Dyeing

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Hall of Textiles - Lace

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Hall of Textiles - Memo to Lawless from Grace Rogers re: Screens for Sampler Cases (11/13/1957)

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Textile Hall - Renovation of the Textile Hall

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Textile Hall - Memo to Boyle thru Anglim from Ben Lawless re: Textile Gallery Light Diffusers (5/4/1959)

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Textile Hall - Memo to Boyle thru Lawless from Thaddeus McDowell re: Inspection of Textile Gallery (5/6/1959)

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Textile Hall - Memo to the Record from Harry T. Wooley re: Meeting Held in Textile Hall - Changes in Textile Hall and Gallery (1/24/1958)

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Textile Hall - Memo to Bory from Grace Rogers re: Textile Hall (2/16/1959)

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Textile Hall - Memo to Taylor from Grace Rogers re: Two Planes In South Hall, A&I Building (9/10/1957)

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Textile Hall - Memo to Boyle thru Lawless from Thaddeus McDowell re: Textile Hall Gallery Latent Defect of Panels (6/3/1959)

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Textile Hall - Textile Hall II (Textile in the Colonies)

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Textile Hall - Letter to Mr. B. Lawless from McDorman and Brannock Bronze Company re: Textile Cases 9 and 10 (6/3/1957)

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Textile Hall - Table of Requirement for Hall of Textile

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Textile Hall - A Piece of Aluminum - EPCO Baguetta .032 Aluminum, 20% open Jay Harper Company, 101 Park Avenue, NYC

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Textile Hall - Purchase Order in the Amount of $44.14 to Jasarah Enterprise, Chicago, Ill.

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Textile Hall - Letter to Robert Vogel from Boucher-Lewis Precision Models, Inc. re: Proposal for Models A&B

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Textile Hall - Drawing for Sewing Machine Display

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Textile Hall - Standard Form 33 - Invitation, Bed, and Award (Supply Contract) for the Sew Machine Display

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Textile Hall - Memo to Andrew F. Michaels thru Brown, Widder and Lawless re: Modification of Textile Hall Canopy Area (7/7/1965)

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Textile Hall - Memo to File from John Ewers re: Design of Quilt Case

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Textile Hall - Memo to Miss Rogers from Ben Lawless re: Addendum to Memo of 4/19/1957 (4/22/1957)

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Textile Hall - Shipping Order From Renzmann and Waldmann, Inc., to the Smithsonian Institution Hall of Textile

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Textile Hall - Letter to Thaddeus McDowell from Robert McCarthy re: Minutes of Inspection Trip Made by Mr. Lawless (4/13/1959)

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Textile Hall - Letter to Ben Lawless from Robert McCarthy re: Automatic Quilt Case at Hinzmann and Waldman (4/15/1959) (4/15/1959)

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