Exhibition Records, circa 1983-1994 and undated

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These records document the planning, development, and installation of major, pan-divisional exhibitions created at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). Materials include correspondence; memoranda; research files; exhibition proposals and scripts; meeting minutes; photographs, slides, negatives, and contact sheets of subjects and objects in exhibitions; and audiotape recordings. Project Directors and Managers represented in these records include Lonn Taylor, Assistant Director for Public Programs, 1985-1994, Historian in the Division of Social History, 1994- ; and Harold A. Closter, Production Director, 1983-1986, Program Manager, 1987-1990, and Deputy Assistant Director, 1991-1995 in the Department of Public Programs.


  • Closter, Harold A
  • Taylor, Lonn 1940-


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Organized into subseries: 1) Lonn Taylor's records, unarranged; 2) Harold Closter's records, unarranged; 3) Rayna Green's records, unarranged; 4) Richard Ahlborn's records, unarranged; 5) Howard Morrison's records, unarranged; 6) Hank Grasso's records, numeric/unarranged; 7) Lisa Falk's records, alphabetic/unarranged; 8) Susan Ostroff's records, unarranged; 9) Howard Bass's records, numeric/unarranged

Repository Loc.

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


  • 1983
  • 1983-1994
  • circa 1983-1994 and undated


  • Historical museums
  • Exhibitions
  • Science museums


  • Audiotapes
  • Electronic records
  • Manuscripts
  • Clippings
  • Brochures
  • Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA RS00327

Physical description

27 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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