Exhibition Records, 1930-2006

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Consists of records documenting the conceptualization, development, design, and execution of exhibitions as well as cancelled or rejected exhibitions. Materials include exhibition proposals; research files; correspondence; photographs and slides of objects; checklists; floor plans, elevations, and other drawings; scripts; label copy; publicity materials; press reviews; funding and budget records; catalogues and catalogue publication notes; bibliographies; planning and development files; meeting minutes; contracts; and signage and capability reports. Some materials are in electronic format.


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Repository Loc.

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


  • 1930
  • 1930-2006


  • Decoration and ornament
  • Art museums
  • Exhibitions
  • Decorative arts


  • Picture postcards
  • Clippings
  • Floppy disks
  • Catalogs
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Manuscripts
  • Floor plans
  • Architectural drawings
  • Color transparencies
  • Color photographs
  • Compact discs
  • Brochures
  • Color negatives
  • Drawings
  • Electronic records

Local number

SIA RS00870

Physical description

  • 37.06 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
  • 35.86 cu. ft. processed holdings

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