Exhibition Records, 1963-2017

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Consists of records documenting the planning, design, fabrication, and installation of National Air Museum and National Air and Space Museum exhibitions in the Arts and Industries Building, the National Air and Space Museum Building which opened in 1976, and the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center which opened in 2003. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, policy statements, procedure lists, reviews, contracts, diagrams, proposals, scripts, floor plans, exhibition drawings, sketches, graphic design files, specifications, budgets, images, elevations, brochures, pamphlets, books, agreements, clippings, audiovisual materials, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.


  • National Air Museum (U.S.)
  • Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • National Air and Space Museum Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center


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


  • 1963
  • 1963-2017

Restrictions & Rights

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


  • Astronautical museums
  • Aeronautics
  • Exhibitions
  • Museums
  • Aeronautical museums


  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Floor plans
  • Drawings
  • Pamphlets
  • Clippings
  • Brochures
  • Color photographs
  • Black-and-white negatives
  • Color transparencies
  • Color negatives
  • Manuscripts
  • Sketches
  • Architectural drawings
  • Black-and-white transparencies
  • Electronic records
  • Digital versatile discs
  • Videotapes
  • Compact discs
  • Books
  • Audiotapes

Local number

SIA RS00714

Physical description

  • 15.02 cu. ft. processed holdings
  • 15 oversize folders processed holdings
  • 67.17 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
  • 19 oversize folders unprocessed holdings

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