Exhibition Records, 1955-1994

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Summary

Consists of records documenting exhibition development, design and production, including proposals and narratives, scripts, schedules, graphic designs, construction contracts and specifications, floor plans, blueprints, schematic drawings, clippings, and photographs, as well as correspondence, memoranda, monthly progress reports, budget information, space planning, and meeting minutes. Records predating 1973 were created by the Office of Exhibits Programs, 1969-1973; and the Office of Exhibits, 1959-1968. Staff represented in these records include John E. Anglim, Chief and Director, 1957-1972; Benjamin W. Lawless, Assistant Director of the Museum for Design and Production, 1974-1976, and Assistant Director for Exhibits, 1977-1981; J. Michael Carrigan, Assistant Director for Exhibitions and Public Spaces, 1982- ; and Richard J. Nicastro, Deputy Assistant Director for Exhibitions and Public Spaces, 1985- .

Subject

  • Anglim, John E
  • Lawless, Benjamin W
  • Carrigan, J. Michael
  • Nicastro, Richard J
  • National Museum of American History Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) Office of Exhibits Programs
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) Office of Exhibits
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) Department of Exhibits

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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

Alphabetic and unarranged

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1957
  • 1957-1994
  • 1955-1994

Restrictions & Rights

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

Topic

  • Museums
  • Museum exhibits
  • Museum techniques

Form/Genre

  • Manuscripts
  • Floor plans
  • Drawings
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Architectural drawings
  • Brochures
  • Books
  • Posters
  • Clippings
  • Black-and-white negatives

Local number

SIA RS00510

Physical description

  • 35.43 cu. ft. processed holdings
  • 21.96 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
  • 148 Oversize drawings unprocessed holdings

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