Exhibition Records, 1926-1979

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Consists of records documenting exhibition planning, development and production in the Division of Extractive Industries and its predecessors, as well as the related sections of Chemical Industries and Agricultural Industries in the United States National Building. Earlier records date back to when the National Museum of History and Technology was known as the Museum of History and Technology. Staff represented include curators John T. Schlebecker and Phillip W. Bishop; associate curator Edward C. Kendall; consultant Carl A. Rishell; museum specialists G. Terry Sharrer and Abraham Richards; and museum technicians Robert G. Walther and Thomas R. Wessel. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; scripts; floor plans; news relseases, pamphlets; photographs and slides; illustrations; drawings; and supporting documentation.


  • Rishell, Carl A
  • Kendall, Edward C
  • Schlebecker, John T
  • Bishop, Philip W
  • Sharrer, G. Terry
  • Richards, Abraham
  • Walther, R. G (Robert G.)
  • Wessel, Thomas R
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Agriculture and Mining
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Manufacturing
  • Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Agriculture and Forest Products
  • United States National Museum Section of Chemical Industries
  • United States National Museum Section of Agricultural Industries


Series Level Description


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Chronologic and unarranged

Repository Loc.

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


  • 1926
  • 1926-1979


  • Mining
  • Chemical industry
  • Forest products
  • Nuclear energy
  • Mineral industries
  • Education
  • Production engineering
  • Agriculture
  • Museums
  • History
  • Mining engineering
  • Mineral industries--History
  • Agriculture--History
  • Museums--Educational aspects
  • Agricultural machinery
  • Museum curators
  • Museum exhibits


  • Manuscripts
  • Pamphlets
  • Floor plans
  • Drawings
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Color transparencies
  • Illustrations

Local number

SIA RS00397

Physical description

  • 2 cu. ft. processed holdings
  • .50 cu.ft. unprocessed holdings

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