National Museum Building Commission Records, 1879-1882

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Summary

Consists of records documenting the construction of the 1881 National Museum Building (now the Arts and Industries Building). Materials include fiscal records, specifications, bids and contracts, correspondence with the architects, and records of the Building Commission itself, including minutes of meetings.

Creator

National Museum Building Commission

Subject

Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)

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

Organized into subseries: Vouchers submitted for payment, including payrolls--specifications, bids and contracts--outgoing correspondence--incoming correspondence-- minutes of meetings of the Commission--ledgers--plans, specifications, and contracts--drawings, plans, and sketches

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1879
  • 1879-1882

Topic

  • Museums
  • Smithsonian buildings
  • Museums--Administration

Form/Genre

  • Manuscripts
  • Architectural drawings
  • Sketches

Local number

SIA RS00311

Physical description

5.72 cu. ft. processed holdings