Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
National Museum of American History. Division of Cultural History
Curatorial Records, circa 1994-1997
This accession consists of records that document the acquisition of a bell to be hung in the north tower of the Smithsonian Building in 1996 during the 1996 celebration of the Smithsonian Institution sesquicentennial. The bell was manufactured by the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in London, England. David Shayt, a Museum Specialist in the Division of Cultural History, National Museum of American History, and W. David Todd, horologist in NMAH, were deeply engaged in planning for the bell's acquisition and installation. Materials include correspondence, photographs, and architectural drawings.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Shayt, David H.
- Todd, W. David
- Whitechapel Bell Foundry (London, England)
- Smithsonian Institution -- Anniversaries, etc.
- Smithsonian Institution 150th Birthday Party on the National Mall (1996: Washington, D.C.)
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-042, National Museum of American History. Division of Cultural History, Curatorial Records