National Museum Building Construction Records, 1903-1911


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Consists of records documenting the construction of the 1911 National Museum Building (now the Natural History Building) from internal planning and contracts to construction details and costs.


United States National Museum Superintendent of Construction for the United States National Museum Building


Natural History Building (Washington, D.C.)


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.


Organized into subseries: Ledger-record of contracts-specifications-outgoing correspondence-orders issued for materials-incoming correspondence-proposals-daily reports-applications-contracts-steel work-drawings, blueprints, and floor plans

Repository Loc.

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


  • 1903
  • 1903-1911


  • Museums
  • Smithsonian buildings
  • Museums--Administration


  • Manuscripts
  • Architectural drawings
  • Floor plans

Local number

SIA RS00314

Physical description

25 cu. ft. processed holdings