Exhibition Records, 1912-1990

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Consists of records documenting exhibition planning and production in the Division of Armed Forces History, and before 1984, in the Division of Naval History and the Division of Military History. Materials include correspondence and memoranda; photographs of models and artifacts, installations, and special events; budget information; staff publications; proposals; scripts; research notes; blueprints and floor plans; public inquiries; information files; lecture papers; clippings; and films.


  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Naval History
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Military History


Series Level Description


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Repository Loc.

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


  • 1912
  • 1912-1990

Restrictions & Rights

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


  • Historical museums
  • Exhibitions
  • Naval history
  • Military
  • Military history


  • Posters
  • Manuscripts
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Architectural drawings
  • Sketches
  • Brochures
  • Clippings
  • Drawings
  • Maps
  • Books
  • Motion pictures (visual works)

Local number

SIA RS00428

Physical description

18 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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