Exhibition Records, 1927, 1953-1991

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Summary

Consists of records documenting exhibition planning, development and production activities in the Division of Engineering and Industry, and when the division was known as the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, the Division of Engineering, and the Divisions of Mineral and Mechanical Technology. Some records also document exhibition planning for the Hall of Heavy Machinery, as well as the Arts and Industries Building. Curatorial staff represented in these materials include Robert P. Multhauf, Associate Curator of the Division of Engineering, 1954, and Curator, 1955-1957; Robert M. Vogel, Assistant Curator of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, 1958-1961, Associate Curator, 1962-1966, Curator, 1967-1985, and Curator of Engineering and Industry, 1986-1988; Eugene S. Ferguson, Curator, 1958-1960; Edwin A. Battison, Associate Curator of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, 1958-1969, Curator, 1970-1977, and Research Associate of Mechanisms, 1978-1980; Carl Weaver Mitman, Curator of Mineral and Mechanical Technology; Carlene E. Stephens, Museum Technician of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, 1974-1977, Museum Specialist, 1977-1983, Curator of Mechanisms, 1984-1985; and Curator of Engineering and Industry, 1986- ; and Steven D. Lubar, Curator of Engineering and Industry, 1987-1995. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; proposals; scripts; budget summaries; object lists; floor plans and drawings; design concepts; articles, newsletters, and clippings; photographs, contact sheets, and slides; and working blueprints of mechanical instruments. Some materials are in electronic format.

Creator

National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Engineering and Industry

Subject

  • Stephens, Carlene E. 1949-
  • Battison, Edwin A
  • Vogel, Robert M
  • Multhauf, Robert P
  • Ferguson, Eugene S
  • Mitman, Carl Weaver 1889-
  • Roebling, John Augustus 1806-1869
  • Lubar, Steven D
  • United States National Museum
  • Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) Department of the History of Science and Technology
  • Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) Hall of Heavy Machinery

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

Chronologic and unarranged

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1927
  • 1927-1991
  • 1927, 1953-1991

Restrictions & Rights

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

Topic

  • Industries
  • Engineering
  • Exhibitions
  • Museums
  • History
  • Cvil Engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Engineering--History
  • Industries--History
  • Civil engineering
  • Museum curators
  • Museum exhibits

Form/Genre

  • Drawings
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Manuscripts
  • Floor plans
  • Black-and-white transparencies
  • Black-and-white negatives
  • Color photographs
  • Color transparencies
  • Sketches
  • Exhibition catalogs
  • Clippings
  • Newsletters
  • Architectural drawings
  • Electronic records

Local number

SIA RS00381

Physical description

  • 6.81 cu. ft. processed holdings
  • 13.25 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings