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Accession 04-059

National Air and Space Museum. Exhibits Department

Exhibition Records, 1971-1994

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Air and Space Museum. Exhibits Department
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: 1971-1994
Quantity: 1.05 cu. ft. (4 oversize folders)
Collection: Accession 04-059
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records documenting exhibitions at the National Air and Space Museum as well as aeronautics and space exhibits at the Arts and Industries Building. Many of the records were created by John R. Clendening and Lucius E. Lomax, both designers for the Office of Exhibits Programs through 1974 and then the National Air and Space Museum. Exhibitions represented include "Air Traffic Control," the Apollo Lunar Module, the Stars Gallery, "Looking at Earth," "25 Years of Space Exploration," "Dr. Franklin's Window," and an exhibition on the preservation of the Wright Flyer. Materials include sketches of the exhibits or proposed exhibits, technical drawings, floor plans, photographs, and artwork used in the exhibitions.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records documenting exhibitions at the National Air and Space Museum as well as aeronautics and space exhibits at the Arts and Industries Building. Many of the records were created by John R. Clendening and Lucius E. Lomax, both designers for the Office of Exhibits Programs through 1974 and then the National Air and Space Museum. Exhibitions represented include Air Traffic Control, the Apollo Lunar Module, the Stars Gallery, Looking at Earth, 25 Years of Space Exploration, Dr. Franklin's Window, and an exhibition on the preservation of the Wright Flyer. Materials include sketches of the exhibits or proposed exhibits, technical drawings, floor plans, photographs, and artwork used in the exhibitions.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 04-059, National Air and Space Museum. Exhibits Department, Exhibition Records

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Container List

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Folder 1

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Pencil Sketch of DC-3 Cockpit and Model
Mixed Media Sketch for Giants of Air Transportation
Mixed Media Sketch of Time Shrinking Distance Display
Photograph and ink drawing of Airplane Interior (2 sheets)
Photograph of Airplane Forest Patrol Project Map
Pencil Sketch for Department of the Air Force Montage
Copy of National Air and Space Museum Floor Plan (western half of first floor only)
Copy of National Air and Space Museum Elevations, 1972
Proposed Building for Model Collection, Floor Plan, Elevations, and Section, done in pencil, 1987
Charcoal Portraits of Unknown Persons, possibly used for artwork (3 sheets)
Charcoal Portrait of Charles Walcott, possibly used for artwork
Charcoal Portrait of Woodrow Wilson, possibly used for artwork
Black and White Oversized Photograph of soldiers on a ship, possibly used for artwork

Folder 2

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Pencil sketch and copy of Apollo Lunar Lander (2 sheets)
Rotunda Floor Plan and Lunar Module Exhibition Panel, done in pencil, 1971
Apollo Photography Exhibit Floor Plan and Elevation, done in pencil, 1971
Life Support in Space and Health and Hygiene Exhibition Panels and Floor Plans, done in pencil, 1971
North Hall Floor Plan, done in pencil (2 sheets)
Drawing of Space Walk, done in pencil
Elevations of Sections and Panels for Mercury, Gemini IV, and Saturn V Displays, done in pencil
Colors for North Hall, done in pencil
Tentative Drawing of Garber Talking Head, done in pencil
North Hall Arrangement, done in pencil, 1971
Apollo Plaque Cases, done in pencil
Fallen Astronauts Case, done in pencil, 1972
Apollo Flag and Space Suit Cases, done in pencil, 1971
Arrangement of Apollo Specimens in the West Hall, done in pencil, 1971
Elevations and Panels for Lindbergh and Wright, done in pencil, 1972
Elevations of the North Hall, done in pencil
Elevations for Friendship 7 and Gemini IV Panels, done in pencil
Elevation for Saturn V, Freedom 7, and Apollo 11 Panels, done in pencil
Copies of Panels, Elevations, Floor Plans, and Details for Air Traffic Control Exhibit, 1973 (48 sheets)
Color Oversized Photographs of Air Traffic Control Exhibit (2 photographs)

Folder 3

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Mixed Media Sketches for Stars Gallery (15 sheets)
Mixed Media for Looking at Earth exhibition (9 sheets)
25 Years of Space Exploration, Floor Plan, done in pencil, 1982 (labeled Sheet 1-12)
25 Years of Space Exploration, Structural Details, done in pencil, 1982 (2 sheets, labeled Sheet 2 of 12 and Sheet 3 of 12)
25 Years of Space Exploration, Sections, Elevations, and Plans, done in pencil, 1982 (6 sheets, labeled Sheet 4 of 12 through Sheet 9 of 12)
25 Years of Space Exploration, Timeline, TV Back, and Logo Designs, done in pencil, 1982 (labeled Sheet 10 of 12)
25 Years of Space Exploration, Timeline and Banner Design, done in pencil, 1982 (labeled Sheet 11 of 12)
25 Years of Space Exploration, Pylons, done in pencil, (labeled Sheet 12 of 12)

Folder 4

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Mixed-Media Sketch for Plexiglass Trophy Model with Wright Flyer Fabric Insert
Trophy Case Details, done in pencil, 1978
Berlin Airlift in Air Transportation Gallery, Floor Plans, Elevations, and Details, done in pencil, 1984 (2 sheets)
The Flying Roosevelts, Elevation and Details, done in pencil, 1981
Preservation of Wright Flyer Exhibition, Elevations, Details, and Floor Plan, done in pencil, 1984 (6 sheets)
Color Polaroid Photographs of Dr. Franklin's Window (2 envelopes)
Mixed Media Sketch for Dr. Franklin's Window
Dr. Franklin's Window, Revision, done in pencil, 1983
Dr. Franklin's Window, Floor Plan, done in pencil, 1983 (labeled Sheet 1)
Dr. Franklin's Window, Entrance Area, done in pencil, 1983 (labeled Sheet 2)
Dr. Franklin's Window, Revised Entrance, done in pencil, 1983 (labeled Sheet 2R)
Dr. Franklin's Window, Structural Details, done in pencil, 1983 (labeled Sheet 3)
Dr. Franklin's Window, Balloonamania Unit, done in pencil, 1983 (labeled Sheet 3)
Dr. Franklin's Window, Balloon History Units, done in pencil, 1983 (4 sheets, labeled Sheet 4 through Sheet 7)
Dr. Franklin's Window, Puppet Theater, done in pencil, 1983 (labeled Sheet 8)
Dr. Franklin's Window, Balloon History Units, done in pencil, 1983 (2 sheets, labeled Sheet 10 and Sheet 11)
Dr. Franklin's Window, Unit 300 Details, done in pencil, 1983 (labeled Sheet 12)
Ink and watercolor sketch of Franklin, Jefferson, and 4 members of the Adams Family, possibly used for artwork in Dr. Franklin's Window
Mixed Media Drawings for Proposed Vietnam Exhibition (8 sheets)
Sketches for Proposed Vietnam Exhibition, done in pencil (3 sheets)
Details, Elevations, and Floor Plans for Proposed Vietnam Exhibition, done in felt-tip pen, 1994 (10 sheets)