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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 04-060

Smithsonian Institution. Office of Exhibits Programs

Exhibition Records, circa 1960-1971

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution. Office of Exhibits Programs
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: circa 1960-1971
Quantity: 0.28 cu. ft. (1 half document box) (1 oversize folder)
Collection: Accession 04-060
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of drawings documenting early exhibitions at the Museum of History and Technology, including the Hall of Tools, the Hall of Vehicles, and the Hall of Medical Sciences. Some displays for the Hall of Medical Sciences were first exhibited in the Arts and Industries Building. A few materials document an exhibition on Congo hairstyles at the National Museum of Natural History and an unidentified special exhibition. Most materials were created by John R. Clendening, Designer, Office of Exhibits Programs. Materials include color and black and white original sketches of exhibition cases, objects, and displays as well as artwork related to the exhibitions.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of drawings documenting early exhibitions at the Museum of History and Technology, including the Hall of Tools, the Hall of Vehicles, and the Halls of Medical Sciences. Some displays for the Halls of Medical Sciences were first exhibited in the Arts and Industries Building. A few materials document an exhibition on Congo hairstyles at the National Museum of Natural History and an unidentified special exhibition. Most materials were created by John R. Clendening, Designer, Office of Exhibits Programs. Materials include color and black and white original sketches of exhibition cases, objects, and displays as well as artwork related to the exhibitions.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 04-060, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Exhibits Programs, Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

Medicine Chests - Unit 4 (Medical and Dental) - Arts and Industries Building

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Hall of Tools - Units 5a and 5b (Wheelwright's Tools)

Box 1 of 1

Hall of Tools - Unit 5c (Blacksmith's Tools)

Box 1 of 1

Hall of Tools - Unit 5c (Blacksmith's Tools) - Back Side

Box 1 of 1

Hall of Tools - Unit 5e-1 (Woodworking Tools)

Box 1 of 1

Hall of Tools - Unit 5e-2 (Woodworking Tools)

Box 1 of 1

Hall of Tools - Unit 9a (The Lathe)

Box 1 of 1

Hall of Tools - Unit 9c (Screw-Cutting Lathe)

Box 1 of 1

Hall of Tools - Unit 11 (Planing)

Box 1 of 1

Drawings for Exhibits 13 (X-Ray, Gas Tube Era), 22 (Discovery of Anesthesia), 28 (Mechanical Hearts), and 31 (Spectacles)

Box 1 of 1

Drawing for Bloodletting Exhibit

Box 1 of 1
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Mixed Media Sketches for the Hall of Vehicles (6 sheets)

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Watercolor of royalty driving towards castle in horse carriage, possibly for a special exhibition

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Pencil sketch of two drummers, possibly for the African Cultures Hall, National Museum of Natural History

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Artwork for Congo Hair Styles display, Case 23B, Hall #7 (African Cultures Hall?), National Museum of Natural History

Oversize