Exhibition Records, 1948-2001

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Summary

Consists of records documenting general museum exhibition activities for specific exhibits and exhibit halls during the tenures of Directors Frank A. Taylor, 1958-1964; John Canfield Ewers, 1964-1965; Robert P. Multhauf, 1966-1968; Daniel J. Boorstin, 1969-1973; Brooke Hindle, 1974-1978; Roger G. Kennedy, 1979-1992; and Spencer R. Crew, 1992-2001. Records predating 1958 partially cover the administration of Remington Kellogg as Director of the United States National Museum, 1948-1962. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; photographs, slides, and negatives; blueprints; floor plans; exhibition proposals, schedules, scripts, and catalogs; newsletters; reports; grant and loan information; budget summaries; object lists; and planning files.

Creator

National Museum of American History (U.S.) Office of the Director

Subject

  • Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007
  • Multhauf, Robert P
  • Boorstin, Daniel J (Daniel Joseph) 1914-2004
  • Hindle, Brooke
  • Kennedy, Roger G
  • Ewers, John C (John Canfield) 1909-1997
  • Kellogg, Remington 1892-1969
  • Crew, Spencer R. 1949-
  • United States National Museum

Category

Series Level Description

Notes

  • 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.

Organization

Alphabetic and unarranged

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1948
  • 1948-2001

Restrictions & Rights

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

Topic

  • Historical museums
  • Science museums
  • African Americans

Form/Genre

  • Manuscripts
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Color photographs
  • Floor plans
  • Brochures
  • Black-and-white negatives
  • Black-and-white transparencies
  • Color negatives
  • Color transparencies

Local number

SIA RS00334

Physical description

  • 19.5 cu. ft. processed holdings
  • 3 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings