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Accession 94-123

National Museum of American History. Division of Political History

Exhibition Records, circa 1969-1985

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American History. Division of Political History
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: circa 1969-1985
Quantity: 2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 94-123
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records the primarily document Division of Political History planning for the Bicentennial exhibition "We the People," which opened at the National Museum of American History on June 4, 1975. The exhibition focused on the American people and their government since the late eighteenth century. It consisted of three major sections, based on President Abraham Lincoln's phrase: ". . . government of the people, by the people, and for the people." Materials include some correspondence of Margaret Brown Klapthor, Associate Curator, 1969-1970, Curator, 1971-1984, and Curator Emeritus, 1985- ; and Edith Mayo, Assistant Curator, 1976-1979, Associate Curator, 1980-1984, and Curator, 1985- ; exhibition proposals; scripts; production notes; installation blueprints; and photographs. Other records in this accession pertain to proposed exhibitions that never materialized, such as "Women in Sports" and "United States Social Welfare."

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This accession consists of records that document Division of Political History planning for the Bicentennial exhibition We the People, which opened at the National Museum of American History on June 4, 1975. The exhibition focused on the American people and their government since the late eighteenth century. It consisted of three major sections, based on President Abraham Lincoln's phrase: ". . . government of the people, by the people, and for the people." Materials include some correspondence of Margaret Brown Klapthor, Associate Curator, 1969-1970, Curator, 1971-1984, and Curator Emeritus, 1985- ; and Edith Mayo, Assistant Curator, 1976-1979, Associate Curator, 1980-1984, and Curator, 1985- ; exhibition proposals; scripts; production notes; installation blueprints; and photographs. Other records in this accession pertain to proposed exhibitions that never materialized, such as Women in Sports and United States Social Welfare.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-123, National Museum of American History. Division of Political History, Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

Women in Sports, 1981-1983; Women's Festival, 1983

Box 1 of 2

Hartmut Keil Proposal/United States Social Welfare, 1985

Box 1 of 2

George Mason University: Fiftieth Anniversary of Arts Project/WPA, 1984

Box 1 of 2

Possible Projects with Anacostia Museum/Black History, 1983

Box 1 of 2

Selma Black Vote, 1972-1974

Box 1 of 2

Vote Brochure, 1972

Box 1 of 2

Photographs Ordered for Hall and Booklet

Box 1 of 2

26th Amendment: Eighteen Year Old Right to Vote, 1971-1972

Box 1 of 2

Native American Indian Voting, 1970-1972

Box 1 of 2

Women Vote, 1969, 1972

Box 1 of 2

American Civil War Period: Soldier's Vote

Box 1 of 2

Vote Film Projects, 1973

Box 1 of 2

Exhibition: We the People; correspondence, 1978. Also includes photographs of the 1976 Presidential Forum

Box 1 of 2

Exhibition: We the People; photocopies of exhibition objects

Box 1 of 2

Vote Show Scripts and Proposal

Box 1 of 2

Photograph Shoot for Publication

Box 1 of 2

Exhibition: We the People; memoranda, 1975-1976

Box 1 of 2

Exhibition: We the People; production notes and case drawings

Box 1 of 2

Exhibition: We the People; correspondence, 1974

Box 1 of 2

Exhibition: We the People; notes, script, text, labels, and booklet

Box 1 of 2

Voting - Miscellaneous and General Information

Box 1 of 2

Exhibition: We the People; edited script and production notes

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

23rd Amendment: DC Votes

Box 2 of 2

24th Amendment: Poll Tax

Box 2 of 2

New Political History Hall

Box 2 of 2

Exhibition: We the People; scripts and notes (2 folders)

Box 2 of 2

Audiocassette - Tuesdays at the Smithsonian, Fall 1984: Women in Politics, Edith Mayo, October 23, 1984

Box 2 of 2