Exhibition Records, 1969-2017

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Consists of records documenting exhibition research, planning, development, production, upgrades, and maintenance within the Space History Department, previously known as the Space History Division, Department of Space History, Department of Space Science and Exploration, and the Department of Astronautics. Materials include correspondence, lists, memoranda, reports, charts, illustrations, and notes; proposals; contracts and agreements; budget summaries; fund raising; scripts; labels; reports; photographs; transparencies; negatives; slides; object information; audiovisual materials; newspaper clippings, pamplets, brochures, books, and catalogs; meeting agendas and minutes; floor plans and design drawings; audiotapes; presentations; transcripts; videodiscs; wireframes for interactives; and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.


  • National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Department of Space History
  • National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Space History Division
  • National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Space Science and Exploration Department
  • National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Department of Astronautics


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.


By exhibition and unarranged

Repository Loc.

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


  • 1969
  • 1969-2017


  • Columbus Quincentenary, 1992-1993
  • Education
  • Astronautical museums
  • Aeronautics
  • Exhibitions
  • Exploration
  • Museums
  • Space sciences
  • Aeronautical museums
  • Museum exhibits
  • Museum curators
  • Museums--Collection management
  • Museums--Educational aspects


Outer space


  • Manuscripts
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Color photographs
  • Floor plans
  • Color transparencies
  • Audiotapes
  • Videotapes
  • Floppy disks
  • Clippings
  • Pamphlets
  • Brochures
  • Exhibition catalogs
  • Electronic records
  • Videodiscs
  • Compact discs
  • Transcripts
  • Architectural drawings
  • Black-and-white negatives
  • Black-and-white transparencies
  • Color negatives
  • Books
  • Drawings
  • Illustrations

Local number

SIA RS00704

Physical description

  • 11.5 cu. ft. processed holdings
  • 21.71 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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