Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
National Museum of American History. Department of Exhibits
Exhibition Records, circa 1955-1994
These records consist of architectural drawings of the National Museum of American History, mostly of its interior, and floor plans of exhibitions at the Museum. Some exhibition floor plans document the exhibitions Nation of Nations, Engines of Change, and Pain and Its Relief. In addition there are architectural proposals to the exhibition Land of Promise: American in the 19th Century, which never materialized. These records were maintained by Robert H. Norton, Chief of Exhibits Production, 1986-1994.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Norton, Robert H.
- Nation of Nations (Exhibition) (1976: Smithsonian Institution)
- Engines of Change: The American Industrial Revolution, 1790-1860 (Exhibition) (1986: Washington, D.C.)
- Land of Promise: America in the 19th Century (Proposed exhibition)
- Pain and Its Relief (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.)
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-166, National Museum of American History. Department of Exhibits, Exhibition Records