Exhibition Records, circa 1921-1922, 1947, 1956-1990 and undated

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Summary

Consists of records that document the planning, development, and installation of exhibitions within the Department of the History of Science and Technology. Materials include correspondence; memoranda; research files; images of artifacts and graphics that appeared in exhibitions; installation photographs and slides; exhibition blueprints; reports; label text; scripts; diagrams; drawings; floor plans; maps; audiotapes; and clippings. Staff represented in these records include Phillip W. Bishop, Head Curator; Edward C. Kendall, Curator; Charles O. Houston, Associate Curator; Carlene E. Stephens, Assistant Curator; Jon B. Eklund, Assistant Curator, 1968-1969, Associate Curator, 1970-1982, and Curator, 1983-1994; David K. Allison, Curator, 1987-1994; and Marie Mattson, Special Assistant to the Smithsonian's Secretary, 1989-1990.

Creator

National Museum of American History (U.S.) Department of the History of Science and Technology

Subject

  • Eklund, Jon B
  • Mattson, Marie
  • Allison, David Kite
  • Stephens, Carlene E. 1949-
  • Kendall, Edward C
  • Bishop, Philip W
  • Houston, Charles O (Charles Orville) 1918-2001

Category

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

  • Unarranged
  • Organized into subseries: 1) Jon B. Eklund's records, unarranged; 2) Marie Mattson's records, unarranged; 3) David K. Allison's records, chronologic/unarranged; 4) Graphic Notebooks; 5) Blueprints

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1921
  • 1921-1990
  • circa 1921-1922, 1947, 1956-1990 and undated

Topic

  • Information science
  • Technology
  • Science
  • Museums
  • History
  • Science--History
  • Technology--History
  • Museum exhibits

Form/Genre

  • Audiotapes
  • Floor plans
  • Exhibition catalogs
  • Clippings
  • Brochures
  • Architectural drawings
  • Manuscripts
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Maps
  • Drawings
  • Black-and-white negatives
  • Black-and-white transparencies
  • Color negatives
  • Color photographs
  • Color transparencies

Local number

SIA RS00291

Physical description

29.19 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings