Exhibition Records, 1915-2014, 2020-2023

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Summary

Consists of records documenting exhibition planning, development and production in the Division of Work and Industry, and when the division was known as the Division of the History of Technology, the Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the Division of Extractive Industries, the Division of Manufacturing, the Division of Mechanisms, the Division of Agriculture and Mining, the Division of Agriculture and Forest Products, the Division of Industrial Cooperation, the Division of Mineral Technology, and the related sections of Organic Chemistry and Chemical Industries. Some records also document the exhibition activities of the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, the Division of Transporation, and the Division of Engineering. Staff represented in these records include curators Jeffrey K. Stine, Steven D. Lubar; Pete Daniel, Paul F. Johnson, Paula J. Johnson; Bernard S. Finn, Edwin A. Battison, Carlene E. Stephens, Robert C. Post, William L. Withuhn, Philip W. Bishop, John T. Schlebecker, Robert M. Vogel, John H. White, and Frank A. Taylor; associate curator John N. Hoffman; assistant curator G. Terry Sharrer; exhibit coordinator Claudine Klose; museum specialists William E. Worthington, Jr., and Margaret Vining; project historian Michael Harrison; project curator and research assistant Kathleen M. Kendrick; project manager Lynn Chase; industrial specialist Lowell L. Henkel; project director Eleanor Boyne; project designer Ann Rossilli; and aid Aida M. Doyle, Section of Organic Chemistry. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; proposals; budget summaries; contracts and agreements; production schedules; scripts; object checklists; museum loan information; floor plans; design development plans; photographs, slides, and negatives; catalogs, pamphlets, and brochures; newspaper clippings; opening invitations; design layouts; speech papers; meeting agendas and minutes; publications; reports; committee, conference, and seminar information; videotapes; audiotapes; comment cards; drawings; and ephemera. Some materials are in electronic format.

Subject

  • Stine, Jeffrey K
  • Worthington, William E. 1948-
  • Lubar, Steven D
  • Daniel, Pete
  • Johnston, Paul Forsythe 1950-
  • Harrison, Michael
  • Johnson, Paula J. 1954-
  • Finn, Bernard S. 1932-
  • Vining, Margaret
  • Chase, Lynn
  • Kendrick, Kathleen M
  • Battison, Edwin A
  • Stephens, Carlene E. 1949-
  • Post, Robert C
  • Withuhn, William L
  • Bishop, Philip W
  • Schlebecker, John T
  • Vogel, Robert M
  • White, John H. 1933-
  • Hoffman, John Nathan
  • Klose, Claudine
  • Sharrer, G. Terry
  • Henkel, Lowell L
  • Doyle, Aida M
  • Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007
  • Boyne, Eleanor
  • Rossilli, Ann
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of the History of Technology
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Mechanisms
  • Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Extractive Industries
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Manufacturing
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Agriculture and Mining
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Agriculture and Forest Products
  • Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Industrial Cooperation
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Transportation
  • United States National Museum Division of Mineral Technology
  • United States National Museum Section of Organic Chemistry
  • United States National Museum Section of Chemical Industries
  • United States National Museum Division of Engineering

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

Alphabetic and unarranged

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1915
  • 1915-2023
  • 1915-2014, 2020-2023

Restrictions & Rights

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

Topic

  • Traveling exhibitions
  • Iron
  • History
  • Petroleum industry
  • Textiles
  • Mining
  • Nuclear energy
  • Electricity
  • Technology
  • Scientific apparatus and instruments
  • Education
  • Coal
  • Agriculture
  • Rubber
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Contracts
  • Navigation
  • Congresses and conventions
  • Committees
  • Museums
  • Steel
  • Clocks and watches
  • Military education
  • Forest products
  • Museum loans
  • Technology--History
  • Museum exhibits
  • Agriculture--History
  • Navigation--History
  • Electricity--History
  • Mining engineering
  • Petroleum
  • Museums--Educational aspects
  • Speeches, addresses, etc
  • Textile fabrics
  • Museum curators

Form/Genre

  • Video recordings
  • Color photographs
  • Black-and-white negatives
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Clippings
  • Brochures
  • Manuscripts
  • Color transparencies
  • Drawings
  • Floor plans
  • Compact discs
  • Audiotapes
  • Newspapers
  • Books
  • Picture postcards
  • Exhibition catalogs
  • Digital versatile discs
  • Artifacts
  • Color negatives
  • Electronic records
  • Ephemera
  • Pamphlets
  • Digital images
  • Floppy disks

Local number

SIA RS00388

Physical description

59.63 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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