Finding Aid - Contains Digitized Material

Reference Request

* required
Please succinctly provide us with any information pertinent to your inquiry. If you are writing to us about a research request, provide as much detail as possible about the collections in which you are interested (including collection numbers, box numbers, and folder titles).
(if known)

The Smithsonian Institution Archives is using Constant Contact, a third-party contact management software vendor, to manage contacts and send eNewsletters. Please be advised that Constant Contact's Privacy Statement and Terms and Conditions apply to your use of these services. The Smithsonian Institution Archives has access to your name and email address which is subject to our privacy statement.

Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 96-021

National Museum of American History. Department of Exhibits

Exhibition Records, circa 1959-1993

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 1959-1993
Quantity: 40 oversize folders.
Collection: Accession 96-021
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of architectural blueprints of the National Museum of American History (NMAH), mostly of its interior, plus original exhibition floor plans of the Museum. Some of the floor plans date as early as 1959, when exhibition halls were being conceived for what was then called the Museum of History and Technology. The floor plans are to NMAH exhibitions such as "Men and Women" (1988), "Changing American Farmland" (1980), and "After the Revolution: Everyday Life in America" (1976). These files were maintained by Robert H. Norton, Chief of Exhibits Production, 1986-1994.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of architectural blueprints of the National Museum of American History (NMAH), mostly of its interior, plus original exhibition floor plans of the Museum. Some of the floor plans date as early as 1959, when exhibition halls were being conceived for what was then called the Museum of History and Technology. The floor plans are to NMAH exhibitions such as Men and Women (1988), Changing American Farmland (1980), and After the Revolution: Everyday Life in America (1976). These files were maintained by Robert H. Norton, Chief of Exhibits Production, 1986-1994.

Top of Page

Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-021, National Museum of American History. Department of Exhibits, Exhibition Records

Top of Page

Container List

Oversize

Folder 1 Various Exhibits

Oversize

Folder 2 We the People

Oversize

Folder 3 Pain

Oversize

Folder 4 G. W. Show

Oversize

Folder 5 Building Brooklyn Bridge

Oversize

Folder 6 The Naming of America

Oversize

Folder 7

Oversize
Reaching Rural America
Southeastern Potteries
Standard Time
Al Jolson Case
Celestial Images
Rural Electrification

Folder 8 New & Different

Oversize

Folder 9 Various Exhibits

Oversize

Folder 10 At Home on the Road

Oversize

Folder 11 Presidents: The Perpetual Campaign

Oversize

Folder 12

Oversize
Changing American Farmland
The American Festival
Life in America
Right to Vote

Folder 13

Oversize
A Material World
Hollywood: Legend & Reality
Women in Science

Folder 14 Tool Hall

Oversize

Folder 15

Oversize
Person to Person
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: The Intimate Presidency

Folder 16

Oversize
The Legacy Endures
Heralds of Science

Folder 17 Various Exhibits

Oversize

Folder 18

Oversize
Engines of Change
Iron & Steel

Folder 19 Petroleum

Oversize

Folder 20

Oversize
Historic Americans Hall
Postal History Hall
Philately Hall

Folder 21

Oversize
Flags
Airborne! The First Fifty Years
Trees of Christmas
Images of Labor

Folder 22

Oversize
Kiva, Cross, and Crown at Pecos Pueblo
About Faces: Ceramic Vessels in the South
The Search for Life

Folder 23

Oversize
American Pressed Glass Tablewares
Harmonicas
History as Seen From
Workers World

Folder 24

Oversize
A Joyful Noise
Exhibit Offices, Third Floor

Folder 25 Hands on History

Oversize

Folder 26 Museum of History and Technology - McKim, Mead & White Drawings

Oversize

Folder 27

Oversize
Physical Science Hall
Ice Cream Parlor

Folder 28

Oversize
First Ladies Hall
Hall of 18th and 19th Century Furnishings

Folder 29 Growth of America

Oversize

Folder 30 Various Exhibits

Oversize

Folder 31 First Ladies Hall/The White House

Oversize

Folder 32

Oversize
Ceremonial Court
Fire Damage Restoration

Folder 33 Men & Women

Oversize

Folder 34

Oversize
Special Exhibits Hall
Discover Graphics
Eleanor Roosevelt
Nuclear Energy

Folder 35

Oversize
Sundial Exhibit
Underwater History
Ellington

Folder 37 A Nation of Nations: An Exhibit on the American People

Oversize

Folder 38 A Nation of Nations: An Exhibit on the American People

Oversize

Folder 39 First Ladies Hall/The White House

Oversize

Folder 40 Various Exhibits

Oversize