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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 86-155

National Museum of American History. Department of Social and Cultural History

Exhibition Records, 1981-1985

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American History. Department of Social and Cultural History
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: 1981-1985
Quantity: 10.8 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (1 oversize folder)
Collection: Accession 86-155
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records that document research for the major permanent exhibition, "After the Revolution: Everyday Life in America, 1780-1800," which opened in 1985. Materials include scripts; contracted research reports by non-museum historians; graphics files for logos and stationery; public relations and educational training files; departmental chairman's files; administrative project files including budget and personnel records; lists of objects for the exhibition; project historian's files; drawings of early American houses and site plans; and artwork for logos and stationery.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records that document research for the major permanent exhibition in the museum, After the Revolution: Everyday Life in America, 1780-1800, which opened in 1985. Included are scripts; contracted research reports by non-museum historians; graphics files for logos and stationery; public relations and educational training files; departmental chairman's files; administrative project files, including budget and personnel records; lists of objects for the exhibition; project historian's files; drawings of early American houses and site plans; and artwork for logos and stationery.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 86-155, National Museum of American History. Department of Social and Cultural History, Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

Life in America Project (LIA) - Project Files

Introduction

Box 1 of 11

Object & Graphic Labels - Philadelphia Section

Box 1 of 11

Scripts, 1983 (7 folders)

Box 1 of 11

Scripts, September-December 1982

Box 1 of 11

Script Comments (2 folders)

Box 1 of 11

Box 2

Script Comments

Box 2 of 11

Final Script

Box 2 of 11

Miscellaneous Script Materials

Box 2 of 11

Script Raw Material (3 folders)

Box 2 of 11

Unordered Life in America Scripts (3 folders)

Box 2 of 11

Scripts

Box 2 of 11

Script Raw Material

Box 2 of 11

Box 3

Seneca Section

Box 3 of 11

Subject Areas

Afro-American

Box 3 of 11

A.M.E.

Box 3 of 11

Delaware Log House

Box 3 of 11

French-Louisiana

Box 3 of 11

Frontier

Box 3 of 11

Philadelphia (2 folders)

Box 3 of 11

Massachusetts Parlor

Box 3 of 11

Native Americans

Box 3 of 11

Iroquois

Box 3 of 11

Virginia Parlor

Box 3 of 11

Other Subjects

Box 3 of 11

Life in America Project - Contract Research Reports

Hill, Rick. The Nundawaono: The Seneca Nation of the Iroquois Confederacy in the 18th Century (August 15, 1982)

Box 3 of 11

Upton, Dell. The Virginia Parlor...A Report on the Henry Saunders House and Its Occupants (July 1, 1981) and supplementary materials (August 2, 1981) (2 folders)

Box 3 of 11

Upton, Dell. Architectural Survey of the Delaware Log House (June 1, 1982) and Appendix and Addenda (December 1982)

Box 3 of 11

Upton, Dell. Slave Housing in 18th Century Virginia... (July 31, 1982)

Box 3 of 11

Vlach, John. Afro-American Domestic Artifacts in 18th Century Virginia (August 15, 1982)

Box 3 of 11

Zimmer, Edward. A Study of the Origins of the Connecticut Valley Parlor or "Ignorance is Bliss" (September 1981) (2 folders)

Box 3 of 11

Box 4

Zimmer, Edward. Report on Selected Topics Pertaining to Samuel Colton (1727-1784), Merchant of Longmeadow, Massachusetts: House, Household Furnishings, Business Methods, 1776 Raid or "Five Easy Pieces" (August 1982) and Progress Report (August 1982) (3 folders)

Box 4 of 11

Life in America Project - Graphics Files

Graphics Log Sheets

Box 4 of 11

Graphics File: Delaware

Box 4 of 11

Graphics File: African American

Box 4 of 11

Graphics File: Virginia

Box 4 of 11

Graphics File: Seneca

Box 4 of 11

Graphics File: Massachusetts

Box 4 of 11

Graphics File: Philadelphia

Box 4 of 11

Graphics File: Conclusion

Box 4 of 11

Donald Sweig Chart

Box 4 of 11

Miscellaneous (3 folders)

Box 4 of 11

American Working Class History Project

Box 4 of 11

Requisitions for Photo Services

Box 4 of 11

Graphics Forms/Letters (2 folders)

Box 4 of 11

Vendor Files: Orders and Permissions (filed alphabetically by vendor)

Publisher Houser

Box 4 of 11

Academic Press, Inc.

Box 4 of 11

American Antiquarian Society

Box 4 of 11

American Jewish Historical Society

Box 4 of 11

Atwater Kent Museum

Box 4 of 11

Box 5

Arno Press c/o Ayer Co.

Box 5 of 11

Baltimore Museum of Art

Box 5 of 11

John Carter Brown Library

Box 5 of 11

Foundation for Historical Christ Church, Inc.

Box 5 of 11

Delaware Art Museum

Box 5 of 11

Dietrich American Foundation

Box 5 of 11

Free Library of Philadelphia

Box 5 of 11

Cincinnati Historical Society

Box 5 of 11

Cleveland Museum of Art

Box 5 of 11

Connecticut Historical Society

Box 5 of 11

Fabian, Monroe

Box 5 of 11

Georgetown University Library Special Collections

Box 5 of 11

Gibbes Art Collection

Box 5 of 11

The Granger Collection

Box 5 of 11

Hammond-Hardwood House Association

Box 5 of 11

Hampshire County Probate Court

Box 5 of 11

Harper & Row

Box 5 of 11

Harvard College Library

Box 5 of 11

Harvard University Press

Box 5 of 11

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Box 5 of 11

Huntington Library

Box 5 of 11

Independence National Historical Park

Box 5 of 11

The Jamestown Foundation

Box 5 of 11

Johns Hopkins University Press

Box 5 of 11

Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.

Box 5 of 11

Lafayette College

Box 5 of 11

Library Company of Philadelphia

Box 5 of 11

Library of Congress

Box 5 of 11

Library of Congress Rare Book Division

Box 5 of 11

Library of Congress Map Division

Box 5 of 11

Litchfield Historical Society

Box 5 of 11

University of London Library

Box 5 of 11

Longmeadow Historical Society

Box 5 of 11

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Box 5 of 11

Maryland Historical Society

Box 5 of 11

Massachusetts Historical Society

Box 5 of 11

McCord Museum of Canadian Art - McGill University

Box 5 of 11

Merrimack Valley Textile Museum

Box 5 of 11

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Box 5 of 11

University of Michigan - William L. Clements Library

Box 5 of 11

Mikveh Israel Congregation

Box 5 of 11

Moravian Historical Society

Box 5 of 11

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Box 5 of 11

National Archives and Records Services

Box 5 of 11

National Gallery of Art

Box 5 of 11

National Museum of American Jewish History

Box 5 of 11

National Portrait Gallery

Box 5 of 11

New Haven Colony Historical Society

Box 5 of 11

New York Historical Society

Box 5 of 11

New York State Library, Albany

Box 5 of 11

University of North Carolina Press

Box 5 of 11

Pennsylvania Hospital

Box 5 of 11

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Box 5 of 11

New York Public Library (Schomberg Collection)

Box 5 of 11

Princeton University Library

Box 5 of 11

Princeton University Press

Box 5 of 11

Public Archives of Canada

Box 5 of 11

Quander, Rohulamin and Family

Box 5 of 11

Rhode Island Black Heritage Society

Box 5 of 11

Rochester Museum and Science Center

Box 5 of 11

Charles Scribners & Sons

Box 5 of 11

Stockbridge Library Association

Box 5 of 11

Sturbridge Village

Box 5 of 11

Sturtevant, William C.

Box 5 of 11

Syracuse University Press

Box 5 of 11

Robert Farris Thompson (Random House)

Box 5 of 11

Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission

Box 5 of 11

Virginia Museum of Fine Art

Box 5 of 11

Virginia State Library

Box 5 of 11

Wedgewood Museum

Box 5 of 11

Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine

Box 5 of 11

Wethersfield Historical Society

Box 5 of 11

Whiney Museum of Art

Box 5 of 11

Colonial Williamsburg

Box 5 of 11

Winterthur Museum and Gardens

Box 5 of 11

Yale University Art Gallery

Box 5 of 11

Yale University Library

Box 5 of 11

Life in America Project - Project Files - William S. Pretzer

Study Galleries

Box 5 of 11

Special Events/AAM (American Association of Museums)/OAH (Organization of American Historians)

Box 5 of 11

Publicity and Publications

Box 5 of 11

Evaluation

Box 5 of 11

Education

Box 5 of 11

C&G Study Gallery

Box 5 of 11

Docent Tour

Box 5 of 11

Publications, Exhibit Related

Box 5 of 11

Video Show

Box 5 of 11

Docent Training Material

Box 5 of 11

Performances, Demonstrations, etc.

Box 5 of 11

Video Show

Box 5 of 11

18th Century Conference

Box 5 of 11

Invitation Lists

Box 5 of 11

Bliss Research Articles

Box 5 of 11

Puppet Show

Box 5 of 11

Exhibit Review Committee

Box 5 of 11

Exhibits Review Processes

Box 5 of 11

18th Century LIA Budget, 1984-1985

Box 5 of 11

LIA Budget, FY 1983-1984

Box 5 of 11

Budget, LIA

Box 5 of 11

Box 6

LIA Design Issues

Box 6 of 11

Production Schedules

Box 6 of 11

Equipment & Supplies & Holding Area

Box 6 of 11

List of Graphics

Box 6 of 11

Conservation

Box 6 of 11

Acquisitions

Box 6 of 11

Childhood

Box 6 of 11

Color Photography, May 1984

Box 6 of 11

Photography Schedule

Box 6 of 11

Graphics

Box 6 of 11

Pennsylvania German

Box 6 of 11

Divisions

Ceramics & Glass

Box 6 of 11

Community Life

Box 6 of 11

Costume

Box 6 of 11

Graphic Arts

Box 6 of 11

Musical Instruments

Box 6 of 11

Domestic Life

Box 6 of 11

Extractive Industries

Box 6 of 11

Military History

Box 6 of 11

Political History

Box 6 of 11

Textiles

Box 6 of 11

Mechanisms

Box 6 of 11

Numismatics

Box 6 of 11

Medical Sciences

Box 6 of 11

Briscoe Loan

Box 6 of 11

Transportation

Box 6 of 11

Archives/Dibner/Warshaw

Box 6 of 11

Research on Henchman-Hancock-Lincoln Door

Box 6 of 11

Script, Version 2

Box 6 of 11

Miscellaneous Materials

Box 6 of 11

Period Room Objects

Box 6 of 11

Kennedy Version, February 25

Box 6 of 11

Miscellaneous Script Material

Box 6 of 11

Object Lists

Box 6 of 11

Contextual Panels

Box 6 of 11

Pretzer

Box 6 of 11

Longmeadow

Box 6 of 11

Bliss Parlor

Box 6 of 11

Longmeadow, Notes, Maps

Box 6 of 11

Eley Parlor

Box 6 of 11

Delaware Log House

Box 6 of 11

Philadelphia

Box 6 of 11

Photos of GW Objects

Box 6 of 11

Anne Peret

Box 6 of 11

Exhibit Notes

Box 6 of 11

Floor Plans

Box 6 of 11

Collecting

Box 6 of 11

19th Century Film Product

Box 6 of 11

Period Room Removal

Box 6 of 11

Black American Culture

Box 6 of 11

Contract Research

Box 6 of 11

19th Century Group

Box 6 of 11

Planning Process Meetings

Box 6 of 11

Meeting Announcements

Box 6 of 11

Jaffee Contract

Box 6 of 11

Scenes of a 1790 Tour Graphics Research

Box 6 of 11

Miller, NMAH (National Museum of American History) Registrar's List

Box 6 of 11

Box 7

Object List

Ceramics & Glass

Box 7 of 11

Community Life

Box 7 of 11

Costume

Box 7 of 11

Domestic Life

Box 7 of 11

Graphic Arts

Box 7 of 11

Musical Instruments

Box 7 of 11

Photography

Box 7 of 11

Political History

Box 7 of 11

Textile

Box 7 of 11

Rural Life

Box 7 of 11

Domesticity

Box 7 of 11

Stansell, "Sweatshops"

Box 7 of 11

Design

Box 7 of 11

Object List Research Notes

Box 7 of 11

Current Script & Statements & Agendas

Box 7 of 11

Previous Versions

Box 7 of 11

Conceptual Meetings, Fall 1982

Box 7 of 11

Lists of Objects on Exhibit in Bliss House, Delaware Log House, Dole House, and Virginia Parlor

Box 7 of 11

Hall of Everyday Life in the American Past (HELAP) Bibliography

Box 7 of 11

First Lady's Fellowship

Box 7 of 11

First & Second Floor Planning

Box 7 of 11

Acting (2 folders)

Box 7 of 11

Wood Exhibit (Telltale Tools)

Box 7 of 11

Shomer

Box 7 of 11

New England Begins: The 17th Century (model for mass-produced more academic-type publication)

Box 7 of 11

Other Projects - William S. Pretzer

A&I Building

Box 7 of 11

Colloquium Series

Box 7 of 11

Inst. for Social History

Box 7 of 11

Handtool Collection

Box 7 of 11

Data Processing/Interactive Devices

Box 7 of 11

Bookstore

Box 7 of 11

"Materials" Exhibit: Eklund

Box 7 of 11

Documents Center

Box 7 of 11

Felton, Anacostia Museum

Box 7 of 11

French-Louisiana

Box 7 of 11

Urban Crafts

Box 7 of 11

Transportation

Box 7 of 11

Yorktown

Box 7 of 11

Guidebook

Box 7 of 11

Kulik Article, Decter Article

Box 7 of 11

19th Century HELAP

Box 7 of 11

19th Century LIA Budget

Box 7 of 11

Project Management

Box 7 of 11

Rubman, "Black American Culture"

Box 7 of 11

Black Management

Box 7 of 11

Box 8

Life in America Project - Administrative Files - Elizabeth Wroughton

HELAP Space Allocations

Box 8 of 11

HELAP Notes on Meetings

Box 8 of 11

HELAP Budget

O.C.S. Statements

Box 8 of 11

Budget Data - 18th Century

Box 8 of 11

Ruffins - Trust Money

Box 8 of 11

Purchases (Office)

Box 8 of 11

FY 1984 Journals

Box 8 of 11

Contracts - General Information

Box 8 of 11

FY 1984 Contracts

Box 8 of 11

Petty Cash Vouchers (2 folders)

Box 8 of 11

Shipping Services Costs

Box 8 of 11

HELAP Personnel

Training Forms - LIA Staff

Box 8 of 11

Volunteers

Box 8 of 11

Sara Chase

Box 8 of 11

Cober, Alan

Box 8 of 11

Rick Hill

Box 8 of 11

John Michael Vlach

Box 8 of 11

Mary Ellen Munley

Box 8 of 11

Dell Upton

Box 8 of 11

Edward F. Zimmer

Box 8 of 11

Shomer Zwelling

Box 8 of 11

Miscellaneous C.V.s

Box 8 of 11

LIA New York, NY Trip

Box 8 of 11

LIA Charleston, South Carolina, Trip

Box 8 of 11

Project Trip - Flowerdew Hundred

Box 8 of 11

LIA Baltimore Trip

Box 8 of 11

LIA Staff Boston Trip

Box 8 of 11

Travel Miscellaneous

Box 8 of 11

Travel - Clough

Box 8 of 11

Travel

Box 8 of 11

Travel - Kulik

Box 8 of 11

Travel - Pretzer

Box 8 of 11

Travel - Ruffins

Box 8 of 11

Vlach Research

Box 8 of 11

Sweig, Donald

Box 8 of 11

George H.J. Abrams

Box 8 of 11

Abrams Review

Box 8 of 11

Rick Hill Research

Box 8 of 11

Upton Research

Box 8 of 11

Alfred F. Young

Box 8 of 11

Zimmer Contract

Box 8 of 11

Michael Zuckerman

Box 8 of 11

The Past in Your Future A/V

Box 8 of 11

Research Contracts, 1983 (2 folders)

Box 8 of 11

Box 9

Research Contracts, 1981-1983 (6 folders)

Box 9 of 11

Vitas and Data - Education Specialist (2 folders)

Box 9 of 11

Interns

Kelly, Kathleen

Box 9 of 11

Ann Peret

Box 9 of 11

Victoria Philips

Box 9 of 11

Betty Schwartz

Box 9 of 11

Fox, Jessica

Box 9 of 11

Archambeaull, John

Box 9 of 11

Wei-li-ye

Box 9 of 11

Museum of American History Fellows

Box 9 of 11

Allgaier, Karen

Box 9 of 11

Intern Information

Box 9 of 11

Interns Programs

Box 9 of 11

McQuaide, Caitlan

Box 9 of 11

Kevin Baldwin

Box 9 of 11

HELAP Exhibit Data

Acquisitions - 18th Century

Box 9 of 11

African-Americans - 18th Century

Box 9 of 11

Architectural Findings

Box 9 of 11

Buyin' Freedom (2 folders)

Box 9 of 11

18th Century Conference, 1984

Box 9 of 11

Correspondence

Box 9 of 11

Designers - 18th Century Posters, etc.

Box 9 of 11

Dismantling HELAP

Box 9 of 11

Exhibits - How to Procedures

Box 9 of 11

Exhibit Projections

Box 9 of 11

Graphics Research

Box 9 of 11

Information Packets - LIA Book of Objects

Box 9 of 11

Intramural L/T

Box 9 of 11

Life in America

Box 9 of 11

Office of Design & Construction and Life in America

Box 9 of 11

Product Development

Box 9 of 11

Opening Events

Box 9 of 11

Performances - 18th Century

Box 9 of 11

Box 10

Production - The Tully Tool Show

Box 10 of 11

Photo Requests

Box 10 of 11

Los Angeles Progression Schedule

Box 10 of 11

18th Century - Publications

Box 10 of 11

Purposes and Plans - LIA

Box 10 of 11

After the Revolution - LIA

Box 10 of 11

Script Comments

Box 10 of 11

18th Century Staging Area

Box 10 of 11

HELAP - Setup

Box 10 of 11

Study Galleries

Box 10 of 11

Museum Visits - "Sessions"

Box 10 of 11

Inventory - Furniture/Equipment

Box 10 of 11

Staffing Needs & Related Projects

Box 10 of 11

"Remembering You" Archives

Box 10 of 11

Reading Files, 1981-1985 (5 folders)

Box 10 of 11

Life in America - Chairman's Office Files

1981

Box 10 of 11

1982

Box 10 of 11

1983

Box 10 of 11

1984 (2 folders)

Box 10 of 11

Box 11

1985

Box 11 of 11

Comcorps File

Box 11 of 11
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Upton, Dell. Architectural Survey of the Delaware Log House (June 1, 1982). Drawing "Delaware Log House," dated May 1982

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Upton, Dell. Slave Housing in 18th Century Virginia... (July 31, 1982). Two drawings of Tuckahoe, Goochland County, VA plantation (site plan and slave quarter C). Original drawings of slave quarter plans made for above report.

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Upton, Dell. The Virginia Parlor...A Report on the Henry Saunders House... (August 2, 1981). Drawings of the Henry Saunders house. Documents relating to the Saunders family (inventories, wills, etc.)

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Zimmer, Edward. "Ignorance Is Bliss" and "Five Easy pieces" (1981 and 1982). Xerographic copies of early New England maps, showing area of Colton family in Longmeadow, Massachusetts

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Logos and stationery camera-ready artwork

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