Exhibition Records, 1896-1983, 1991-1997, 2002-2010

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Summary

Consists of records documenting exhibition planning, development, and production in the Division of Medicine and Science. Earlier records date from when the Division of Medicine and Science was known as the Division of Electricity and Nuclear Energy, the Division of Electricity and Modern Physics, the Division of the History of Technology, and the Division of Engineering and Industry. Records predating 1938 were created and maintained by the Section of Steam Transportation and the Division of Engineering within the United States National Museum. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; scripts; charters; floor plans and architectural drawings; posters; drawings; proposals; brochures; budget summaries; object lists; meeting minutes; photocopies of articles and newspaper clippings; symposium literature; visitor comments; photographs and slides; and audiovisual materials. Some materials are in electronic format.

Subject

  • United States National Museum Division of Engineering
  • United States National Museum Section of Transportation and Civil Engineering
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Electricity and Nuclear Energy
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Electricity and Modern Physics
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of the History of Technology
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Engineering and Industry

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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

Chronologic and unarranged

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1896
  • 1896-2010
  • 1896-1983, 1991-1997, 2002-2010

Restrictions & Rights

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

Topic

  • Medicine
  • Nuclear energy
  • Electricity
  • Education
  • Technology
  • Science
  • Museums
  • History
  • Physics
  • Electricity--History
  • Physics--History
  • Museums--Educational aspects
  • Science--History
  • Museum curators
  • Medicine--History
  • Museum exhibits
  • Technology--History

Form/Genre

  • Manuscripts
  • Floor plans
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Color photographs
  • Clippings
  • Drawings
  • Posters
  • Electronic records
  • Compact discs
  • Digital versatile discs
  • Digital images
  • Color negatives
  • Brochures
  • Architectural drawings
  • Color transparencies

Local number

SIA RS00404

Physical description

  • 3 cu. ft. processed holdings
  • 4.69 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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