Exhibition Records, 1938-2007

Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact photos@si.edu.

Narrow Your Results


Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.


Consists of records documenting exhibition planning, development, and production activities in the Department of Paleobiology and, prior to 1963, the Department of Geology. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; proposals; budget summaries; agreements; scripts; news releases; labels; renovation information; committee reports and plans; hall tour information; guidelines documenting exhibit preparation, modernization, and condition; exhibition opening information; floor plans and drawings; photographs and slides; newspaper clippings; video recordings; and supporting documentation.


United States National Museum Department of Geology


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.


Chronologic and unarranged

Repository Loc.

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


  • 1938
  • 1938-2007

Restrictions & Rights

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


  • Natural history museums
  • Public relations
  • Geology
  • Education
  • Paleoontology
  • Committees
  • Exhibitions
  • Museums
  • Paleontology
  • Paleobiology
  • Museums--Educational aspects
  • Museums--Public relations
  • Museum curators
  • Museum exhibits


  • Manuscripts
  • Floor plans
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Clippings
  • Color transparencies
  • Videotapes
  • Drawings

Local number

SIA RS00269

Physical description

  • .5 cu. ft. processed holdings
  • 2 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
  • Oversize materials unprocessed holdings

Full Record

View Full Record