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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 95-166

National Museum of American History. Department of Exhibits

Exhibition Records, circa 1955-1994

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American History. Department of Exhibits
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: circa 1955-1994
Quantity: 0.24 cu. ft. (4 oversize folders)
Collection: Accession 95-166
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

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.

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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.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-166, National Museum of American History. Department of Exhibits, Exhibition Records

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Container List

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Folder 1

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Museum of History and Technology (MHT): Elevator Details, 1959
National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT) second thru fifth floor plans, 1978
First Floor Barracks at Ft. Belvoir: interior dimensions, 1973
Transparency of lower level, first floor, second floor, and third floor of NMHT; no date
NMAH Fluorescent Fixtures Plan
NMAH Light Pipe, Overhead Access
MHT, Palm Court Drawing
"Ceremonial Court" - Preliminary floor plan, March 17, 1988
Ceremonial courts - Case/vitrine drawings, January 18, 1989
Museum Shop Feasibility Study, 1982
Flexible Display Unit in the Hall of Health, 1955
NMHT Electrical Floor Plan, 1980
NMAH Reinstallation Plans: first and second floors
NMHT Floor Plans, 1978
HVAC Implementation Phase III (Project no. 883018A), 1991
Calder Foundation Plan, 1968
NMAH Conference Room Drawing, 1984
NMAH Master Coordinator Plan, ca. 1985
Drawing (proposal) of a new cafeteria and theater at NMAH, 1984
A Nation of Nations floor plan, 1973

Folder 2

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Engines of Change floor plan, 1984
Field to Factory structural modifications, 1986
National Museum of American History (NMAH): Side view of Theatre Platform, elevation of railing, and graphic display for the exhibition Pain Through the Ages, 1983
NMAH, Life in America exhibition, 1985
NMHT, A Nation of Nations exhibition, 1975
Personal Legacy: The Healing of a Nation, 1992
The Clock Work Universe - Floor plan - Electrical, July 11, 1980

Folder 3

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Land of Promise: America in the 19th Century, 1993
Land of Promise: America in the 19th Century, 1994

Folder 4

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Land of Promise: America in the 19th Century - General Comments - Preliminary Design and Production Reviews, 1994
Land of Promise: America in the 19th Century - Electrical and display case lighting plan, 1994
Land of Promise: America in the 19th Century, 1992
Land of Promise: America in the 19th Century - Type specifications, 1993