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Accession 02-186,  Smithsonian Institution, Traveling Exhibition Service,  Exhibition Records, circa 1986-2001

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution, Traveling Exhibition Service
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: circa 1986-2001
Quantity: 4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 02-186
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records that document the organization, design, and promotion of exhibits. Major traveling exhibitions represented include "Fred E. Miller: Photographer of the Crows," "Kids Bridge," "Millennium Messages," "An Ocean Apart: Contemporary Vietnamese Art from the United States and Vietnam," and "VanDerZee Photographer (1886-1983)." The last box contains records documenting proposed exhibitions that were never realized or were carried through to completion but did not travel. These records were retained because they raised specific issues with regard to the process for selection or rejection of proposed exhibitions. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, planning documents, exhibit proposals, research notes and materials, letters of agreement, floor plans, releases, itineraries, contracts, exhibition booking agreements and contracts, object loan agreements, packing instructions, budgets, object lists, label copy, press releases, press kits, catalogues and other published materials, education kits, videos, a CD ROM, scripts, label copy, condition reports, clippings, and installation and object photographs, and slides. Some materials are in electronic format.

Descriptive Entry

These records document the organization, design, and promotion of exhibits. Major traveling exhibitions represented include "Fred E. Miller: Photographer of the Crows," "Kids Bridge," "Millennium Messages," "An Ocean Apart: Contemporary Vietnamese Art from the United States and Vietnam," and "VanDerZee Photographer (1886-1983)." The last box contains records documenting proposed exhibitions that were never realized or were carried through to completion but did not travel. These records were retained because they raised specific issues with regard to the process for selection or rejection of proposed exhibitions.

Materials include correspondence, memoranda, planning documents, exhibit proposals, research notes and materials, letters of agreement, floor plans, releases, itineraries, contracts, exhibition booking agreements and contracts, object loan agreements, packing instructions, budgets, object lists, label copy, press releases, press kits, catalogues and other published materials, education kits, videos, CD Rom, scripts, label copy, condition reports, clippings, and installation and object photographs, and slides.

Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2017; Transferring office; 9/27/1984 memorandum, Glenn to Loar; Contact reference staff for details.

This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.

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Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection

Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-186, Smithsonian Institution, Traveling Exhibition Service, Exhibition Records

Container List

Box 1

American Glass (0035), 9/1996 - 11/2000

Box 1 of 4

Capturing the Spirit (578), 11/1991 - 10/1994

Box 1 of 4

Constance Stuart Larrabee: World War II Photo Journal (582), 5/1990 - 5/1995

Box 1 of 4

Contrasts: Forty Years of Change and Continuity (457), 9/1990 - 5/1994

Box 1 of 4

Dreams and Traditions: 300 Years of British and Irish Painting from the Collection of the Ulster Museum (883), 5/1997 - 8/1998

Box 1 of 4

Exotic Illusions: Art, Romance and the Marketplace (806), 4/1997 - 9/1998

Box 1 of 4

Fred E. Miller: Photographer of the Crows (version I) (701), 2/1993 - 9/1995

Box 1 of 4

Fred E. Miller: Photographer of the Crows (version II) (889), 11/1995 - 11/1997

Box 1 of 4

Full Deck Art Quilts (875), 3/1995 - 11/1999

Box 1 of 4

(The) Kids Bridge (758) - includes 2 videotapes, 9/1992 - 7/1997

Box 1 of 4

Box 2

(The) Kids Bridge (758) continued, 9/1992 - 7/1997

Box 2 of 4

Louis Armstrong: A Cultural Legacy (849), 9/1994 - 12/1996

Box 2 of 4

Millennium Messages (075), 11/1999 - 01/2001

Box 2 of 4

New Horizons: American Painting 1840-1910 (276), 1986 - 1988

Box 2 of 4

(An) Ocean Apart: Contemporary Vietnamese Art from the United States and Vietnam (672), 9/1995 - 8/1997

Box 2 of 4

Box 3

(An) Ocean Apart: Contemporary Vietnamese Art from the United States and Vietnam (672) continued, 9/1995 - 8/1997

Box 3 of 4

Ocean Planet (850), 4/1995 - 1/1999

Box 3 of 4

(The) Prairie Schoolhouse: A Photo Essay (890), 2/1996 - 2/2000

Box 3 of 4

Quadrangle Project/Mural (SI only) (no #), 1980 - 1987

Box 3 of 4

(The) Real McCoy: African-American Invention and Innovation (458), 7/1991 - 7/1993

Box 3 of 4

Remaking America: New Uses, Old Places (365), 10/1986 - 12/1991

Box 3 of 4

Santa Fe Trail: Photographs by Joan Myers (343), 9/1986 - 12/1989

Box 3 of 4

Savory Suppers and Fashionable Feasts: Dining in Victorian America (348), 2/1987 - 7/1989

Box 3 of 4

Saynday was Coming Along: Drawings by Silverhorn (panel version) (697), 4/1992 - 6/1996

Box 3 of 4

Seeds of Change (SITES panel version) (693, 709, 865), 1/1992 - 11/1995

Box 3 of 4

Songs of My People (version III) (828), 2/1993 - 7/1997

Box 3 of 4

Arrangement: Exhibition title (exhibition ID number), date(s)

Box 3 of 4

Southern Africa 1936-1949: Constance Stuart Larrabee Photographs (076), 10/2000 - 01/2002

Box 3 of 4

Steichen and his Men: A Photographic Portrait of World War II (403), 10/1988 - 12/1993

Box 3 of 4

To Color America: The Portraits of Winold Reiss (579), 4/1991 - 12/1994

Box 3 of 4

Tongass: Alaska's Magnificent Rainforest (874), 4/1994 - 01/1999

Box 3 of 4

Tracks in the Sky (361), 3/1988 - 5/1991

Box 3 of 4

Training the Hand and Eye: American Drawings from the Cooper-Hewitt Museum (451), 9/1989 - 10/1990

Box 3 of 4

Try This On: A History of Clothing, Gender and Power (808), 11/1994 - 6/1997

Box 3 of 4

Two Eagles/Dos Aguilas: A Natural History of the Mexican-American Boundary (662), 10/1993 - 2/1997

Box 3 of 4

Under the Sun: An Outdoor Exhibition of Light (066) (SI only), 1999 - 2000

Box 3 of 4

VanDerZee Photographer (1886-1983) (861), 5/1995 - 1/1999

Box 3 of 4

Victorian Gardens: A Horticultural Extravaganza (384), 5/1988 - 9/1993

Box 3 of 4

View from Space: American Astronaut Photography, 1962-1972 (459), 7/1989 - 10/1993

Box 3 of 4

Voyages and Visions: Nineteenth-Century European Images of the Middle East from the Victoria and Albert Museum (752), 10/1995 - 2/1997

Box 3 of 4

What Style is It? (538), 11/1987 - 12/1992

Box 3 of 4

Whispered Silences: Japanese American Detention Camps, 50 Years Later (Joan Myers Photographs) (898), 01/1996 - 2/2000

Box 3 of 4

Who's In Charge: Workers and Managers in the United States (721), 8/1992 - 3/1996

Box 3 of 4

Box 4

Exhibitions that were cancelled or never realized

Altered States: Alcohol and Other Drugs in America (757), ca. 1994

Box 4 of 4

Art of Discovery: Scientists' Books/Artists' Books (96-0885), ca. 1994

Box 4 of 4

Coral Reefs of the Caribbean: An Ecosystem in Crisis (043), ca. 1998

Box 4 of 4

Game Face: What Does a Woman Athlete Look Like?, ca. 1999 includes videotape and CD Rom (copyrighted material)

Box 4 of 4

Information Age (640), ca. 1990

Box 4 of 4

Jewels of Lalique, ca. 1997

Box 4 of 4

Kamuy: Spirit of the Ainu, ca. 1997

Box 4 of 4

Matchsafes (0112), ca. 2000

Box 4 of 4

Mexican Panoramas: A 19th Century View, ca. 1998

Box 4 of 4

Paint by Number, ca. 2001

Box 4 of 4

Photographing History: Fred J. Maroon and the Nixon Years 1970-1974 (101), ca. 2000

Box 4 of 4

Revolution, Life, and Labor: Soviet Relations 1918-1985, ca. 1994

Box 4 of 4

Rosebud Sioux: A People in Transition (441), ca. 1988

Box 4 of 4

(The) Rotten Truth about Garbage, ca. 1999

Box 4 of 4

Seeing Japan (617), ca. 1992

Box 4 of 4

Stonehenge Observed (391), ca. 1987

Box 4 of 4

Stories from Life: The Photography of Horace Bristol, ca. 1996

Box 4 of 4

Stormy Weather (877), ca. 1995

Box 4 of 4