Museum Support Center Records, 1973-1987

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Consists of records documenting the planning, construction, and equipping of the Museum Support Center, the major facility constructed in suburban Maryland to care for Smithsonian Institution collections. The Museum Support Center was built during the tenure of Paul N. Perrot, Assistant Secretary,1972-1983; and William N. Richards, Jr., Acting Assistant Secretary, 1983- 1986. The facility was occupied in 1983. Materials include architectural drawings, floor plans, notes, sketches, budget materials, and equipment files. Some records relating to the Center are also included in Record Series 725, Subject Files.


  • Perrot, Paul N
  • Richards, William N. Jr
  • Smithsonian Institution Museum Support 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.

Addl. KW Subjects

(SIA RS00725)



Repository Loc.

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


  • 1973
  • 1973-1987


  • Museum buildings
  • Engineering
  • Budget process
  • Architecture
  • Budget
  • Building


  • Architectural drawings
  • Drawings
  • Floor plans
  • Sketches

Local number

SIA RS00731

Physical description

27 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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