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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 00-085

National Museum of African Art. Office of the Director

Architectural Records, circa 1967-1977

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of African Art. Office of the Director
Title: Architectural Records
Dates: circa 1967-1977
Quantity: 4 oversize folders.
Collection: Accession 00-085
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records that document additions and renovations to the house which served as the Museum of African Art and Frederick Douglass Institute of Negro Arts and History located in the 300 block of A Street, NE, Washington, DC. This museum was later absorbed by the Smithsonian Institution and became the National Museum of African Art. The house,which served as the Museum's home until it was absorbed by the Smithsonian, was, at one time, owned by Frederick Douglass. Materials include architectural drawings and sketches, some with annotations.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records that document additions and renovations to the house which served as the Museum of African Art and Frederick Douglass Institute of Negro Arts and History located in the 300 block of A Street, NE, Washington, DC. This museum was later absorbed by the Smithsonian Institution and became the National Museum of African Art. The house,which served as the Museum's home until it was absorbed by the Smithsonian, was, at one time, owned by Frederick Douglass. Materials include architectural drawings and sketches, some with annotations.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-085, National Museum of African Art. Office of the Director, Architectural Records

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Container List

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Folder 1 (39 items):

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#3 North and West Elevations - Proposed Additions and Renovations to the Museum of African Art and Frederick Douglass Institute of Negro Arts and History (MAfA&FDINAH)
#4 Schedule of Interior Finishes - Proposed Additions and Renovations to the MAfA&FDINAH
#2 Second and Third Floors - Proposed Additions and Renovations to the MAfA&FDINAH
#1 Basement and Ground floors - Proposed Additions and Renovations to the MAfA&FDINAH
# 2 Second and Third Floors - Proposed Additions and Renovations to the MAfA&FDINAH
Plan of New Stair - Proposed Additions and Renovations to the MAfA&FDINAH
#9 Sanitary Drawings / Duct Fireproofing Detail - Proposed Additions and Renovations to the MAfA&FDINAH
#8 Second and Third Floors - Proposed Additions and Renovations to the MAfA&FDINAH
Plan of the Pantry - Sketch
Multiple exterior drawings - Appears to be one large drawing that has been copied in sections onto smaller sheets
Memorial Court Elevation - Scheme A
Memorial Court - West Elevation
MAfA&FDINAH - West Elevation
MAfA&FDINAH - North Elevation

Folder 2 (9 items):

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Site Plans - 3 sheets
Sheets 1-4 - Proposed Additions and Renovations to the MAfA&FDINAH
Museum Extension - 5 sheets
Sketch of Exterior of Extension - 1 sheet
Extension - Mechanical Drawings with annotations - 4 sheets
Extension - Mechanical and Electrical with annotations - 1 sheet
Extension - First and Second Floors Details with annotations - 2 sheets
Extension - First Floor Plan with annotations - 5 sheets
Exterior - sketch

Folder 3 (8 items):

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Sheets 1-4 - Proposed Additions and Renovations to the MAfA&FDINAH
Sheets 1-4 - Proposed Additions and Renovations to the MAfA&FDINAH
Exterior Elevation - 1 sheet
Courtyard Plans - 5 sheets

Folder 4 (8 items):

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Repairs - 1 sheet
Proposed Renovated Entrance and Vault for the MAfA&FDINAH - 2 sheets
New Stair - 1 sheet
Basement and Ground Floor with annotations - 1 sheet
#4 Partial Elevation - A Street - with annotations - 1 sheet
#1 Basement and Ground Floor with annotations - 1 sheet
#2 Second and Third Floors with annotations - 1 sheet