Architecture and Construction Records, 1949, 1971-1977, 1983, c. 1998-2005

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This series contains records documenting the various aspects of the planning and contruction of various buildings housing the National Air and Space Museum (formerly known as the National Air Museum) and its collections, including the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, images, reports, contract bids, slides, architectural drawings, floor plans, sketches, concept drawings, elevations, site plans, brochures, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.


  • National Air Museum (U.S.)
  • Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center


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Repository Loc.

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


  • 1949
  • 1949-2005
  • 1949, 1971-1977, 1983, c 1998-2005


  • Museum buildings
  • Aeronautics
  • Museums
  • Museum architecture
  • Construction projects
  • Aeronautical museums


  • Black-and-white transparencies
  • Color transparencies
  • Architectural drawings
  • Floor plans
  • Sketches
  • Compact discs
  • Electronic images
  • Manuscripts
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Drawings
  • Color photographs
  • Electronic records
  • Floppy disks
  • Digital images
  • Brochures
  • Color negatives

Local number

SIA RS00236

Physical description

  • 53 cu. ft. processed holdings
  • 6.75 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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