Project Files, circa 1930-2018

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Consists of project files documenting renovation and construction activities of Smithsonian museums and facilities, with earlier records dating from when Smithsonian Facilities was known as the Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations, the Office of Facilities Services, the Office of Facilities Planning and Engineering Services, and the Office of Design and Construction. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; submittals, specifications, and amendments; manuals; contracts and agreements; construction schedules; presentation information; meeting agendas and minutes; blueprints, floor plans, and drawings; employee logs; construction site preparation information; manuals; newspapers and clippings; videotapes; design information; budget summaries; proposals; daily and monthly progress reports and feasibility studies; test results; product samples; litigation information; and photographs. Some materials are in electronic format.


  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Facilities Services
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Facilities Planning and Engineering Services
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Design and Construction
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations


Series Level Description


  • To view records that comprise this series, see the detailed list of accessions and/or record units below.
  • For a history of the creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.

Addl. KW Subjects

  • (SIA RS00605) Currency
  • (SIA RS00119) The Rosenberry Garden (Darien, Connecticut)
  • (SIA RS01513) Kranz, Sheldon



Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1930
  • 1930-2018
  • circa 1930-2018

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  • Museum buildings
  • Design
  • Architecture
  • Equipment
  • Lectures and lecturing
  • Litigation
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Smithsonian buildings
  • Contracts
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
  • Architectural design
  • Building--Equipment and supplies


  • Manuscripts
  • Architectural drawings
  • Drawings
  • Floor plans
  • Compact discs
  • Floppy disks
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Black-and-white transparencies
  • Color transparencies
  • Color photographs
  • Digital versatile discs
  • Color negatives
  • Videotapes
  • Artifacts
  • Black-and-white negatives
  • Clippings
  • Sketches
  • Microfiche
  • Microfilms
  • Electronic records
  • Newspapers

Local number

SIA RS01143

Physical description

3738.70 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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