Special Exhibition Records, 1978-2007

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Consists of records documenting special exhibitions and traveling exhibitions produced or hosted at the National Museum of Natural History. Materials include memoranda and correspondence; press releases; clippings; object lists; proposals; scripts and outlines; installation and object photographs, negatives, and slides; floor plans; architectural drawings; brochures; budgets and funding information; reports; sketches and drawings of portions of the exhibition; checklists; exhibition catalogs; graphic elements; videos; maps; ephemera; and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.


Series Level Description


  • To view records that comprise this series, see the detailed list of accessions and/or record units below.
  • For a history of the creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.


By exhibition and unarranged

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1978
  • 1978-2007

Restrictions & Rights

Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details


  • Natural history museums
  • Traveling exhibitions
  • Exhibitions


  • Manuscripts
  • Clippings
  • Brochures
  • Color photographs
  • Color negatives
  • Color transparencies
  • Posters
  • Floor plans
  • Floppy disks
  • Pamphlets
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Electronic records
  • Black-and-white negatives
  • Compact discs
  • Architectural drawings
  • Black-and-white transparencies
  • Drawings
  • Sketches
  • Exhibition catalogs
  • Digital images
  • Digital versatile discs
  • Maps
  • Videotapes
  • Video recordings

Local number

SIA RS00027

Physical description

  • 62.53 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
  • 2.98 cu. ft. oversize materials unprocessed holdings

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