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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 04-069

National Museum of American History. Division of Social History

Exhibition Records, 1986-2002

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American History. Division of Social History
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: 1986-2002
Quantity: 4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 04-069
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of the records of William L. Bird, Jr., Curator, and documents the exhibitions "Paint by Number: Accounting for Taste in the 1950s" and "American Television from the Fair to the Family, 1939-1989." Materials include correspondence and memoranda with individuals, professional organizations, universities, businesses, and museums; notes; exhibition proposals, scripts, installation floor plans, and design information; articles and newspaper clippings; production books; specimen listings; photographs of exhibition opening; budget summaries; and survey information. Some materials are in electronic format.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of the records of William L. Bird, Jr., Curator, documenting the exhibitions Paint by Number: Accounting for Taste in the 1950s and American Television from the Fair to the Family, 1939-1989. Materials include correspondence and memoranda with individuals, professional organizations, universities, businesses, and museums; notes; exhibition proposals, scripts, installation floor plan, and design information; articles and newspaper clippings; production books; specimen listings; photographs of exhibition opening; budget summaries; and survey information. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 04-069, National Museum of American History. Division of Social History, Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

Paint by Number: Accounting for Taste in the 1950s

Correspondence (general), 1994-1999

Box 1 of 4

Correspondence (general), 2000 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 4

Correspondence (general), 2001

Box 1 of 4

Dick Hess: Correspondence, 1999

Box 1 of 4

Dan Robbins: Correspondence, 1997-2000 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 4

Dan Robbins: Texas Country Report (videotape), 1999

Box 1 of 4

Dan Robbins: "Whatever Happened to Paint-by-Numbers?"

Box 1 of 4

Museum Ludwig, 1999-2000

Box 1 of 4

Larry Rubin: Correspondence, 1999

Box 1 of 4

Larry Rubin: Correspondence, 2000

Box 1 of 4

Edward Derwent: Correspondence, 1999-2000

Box 1 of 4

Craft House International, 1999-2000

Box 1 of 4

Trey Speegle: Correspondence, 1999-2000

Box 1 of 4

Sonnabend Gallery, 1999-2001

Box 1 of 4

John Donofrio: Correspondence, 2000

Box 1 of 4

Ford Motor Company, 2000

Box 1 of 4

John Mersky: Correspondence, 2000

Box 1 of 4

Peggy Grant: Correspondence, 2000

Box 1 of 4

Mr. & Mrs. Bastian: Correspondence, 2000

Box 1 of 4

Gregory Brackens: Correspondence, 2000

Box 1 of 4

Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum, 2000-2001

Box 1 of 4

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, 2000-2001

Box 1 of 4

Bridgewater, Lustberg and Blumenfeld Gallery, 2000-2001

Box 1 of 4

Jamie Owen: Correspondence, 2000

Box 1 of 4

Mary Caffery Stephens: Correspondence, 2000

Box 1 of 4

The Andy Warhol Museum, 2000-2001

Box 1 of 4

Memoranda, 1999 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 4

Box 2

Memoranda, 2000

Box 2 of 4

Memoranda, 2001-2002

Box 2 of 4

Komar and Melamid, 1999

Box 2 of 4

Doering Surveys, 2000

Box 2 of 4

Survey Excerpts (cassette tape), 2000

Box 2 of 4

Exhibition Proposal, 1999-2001

Box 2 of 4

Proposals: Correspondence, 1999-2001

Box 2 of 4

Proposals: Exhibition Banner and Floor Plan, 2000-2001

Box 2 of 4

Proposals: Exhibition Book, 2000

Box 2 of 4

Visual Material: Exhibition Installation, Opening, and Special Events, 2001

Box 2 of 4

Photographs: Exhibition Opening, 2001 (8 folders)

Box 2 of 4

Photographs of Historic Items (includes negatives) (3 folders)

Box 2 of 4

Articles and Newspaper Clippings re: Exhibition, 1999-2001 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 4

Exhibition Design and Planning: Specimen Listing, Label Examples, 2001

Box 2 of 4

Script (two copies), 2001

Box 2 of 4

Production Book: Title, Section 1.2

Box 2 of 4

Production Book: Sections 1.3-1.6

Box 2 of 4

Production Book: Sections 2.1-2.3

Box 2 of 4

Production Book: Sections 2.4-2.5

Box 2 of 4

Production Book: Sections 3-4 (epilogue)

Box 2 of 4

Box 3

Exhibition Material: Unused for Final Production (9 folders)

Box 3 of 4

American Television from the Fair to the Family, 1939-1989

Correspondence (general), 1988-1990

Box 3 of 4

Nielson Media Research, 1986-1988

Box 3 of 4

NBC, 1987

Box 3 of 4

Arnold Chase: Correspondence, 1988-1989

Box 3 of 4

Anthony Evangelista: Correspondence, 1988

Box 3 of 4

The New Yorker, 1988

Box 3 of 4

Syracuse University, 1988

Box 3 of 4

Milwaukee Conference re: Television, 1988

Box 3 of 4

Proposals: Budget and Object List, 1988-1989

Box 3 of 4

Visual Material: Special Events, 1989

Box 3 of 4

Design: American Dreams Video, 1989 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 4

Articles and Newspaper Clippings, 1988-1989 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 4

Videotape: Television News Clips re: Exhibition, 1989

Box 3 of 4

Box 4

Script (two copies), 1989 (2 folders)

Box 4 of 4

50 Years of Television (cassette tape)

Box 4 of 4

Production Book: Introduction, Section 1.1

Box 4 of 4

Production Book: Sections 1.2-1.3

Box 4 of 4

Production Book: Section 2

Box 4 of 4

Production Book: Section 3

Box 4 of 4

Production Book: Sections 4.1-4.2

Box 4 of 4

Production Book: Sections 4.4-4.5

Box 4 of 4

Production Book: Sections 5.1-5.2

Box 4 of 4

Production Book: Sections 5.3-5.4

Box 4 of 4

Exhibition Material: Unused for Final Production (2 folders)

Box 4 of 4