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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 04-129

National Museum of American History. Division of the History of Technology

Exhibition Records, 1977-2003

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American History. Division of the History of Technology
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: 1977-2003
Quantity: 3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 04-129
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of the records of Steven D. Lubar, Curator, which document the following permanent, temporary, and traveling exhibitions at the National Museum of American History (NMAH): "A Material World," "The Price of Freedom," "Fast Attacks and Boomers: Submarines in the Cold War" (2000), "The Family Car," "Between a Rock and a Hard Place: A History of American Sweatshops, 1820-Present," "World War II: Sharing Memories," "The Smithsonian's America: An Exhibition of American History and Culture," and "Who's in Charge: Workers and Managers in the United States." Also included are records pertaining to proposed exhibitions that were never created, as well as planning information for a new Hall of Armed Forces History at NMAH. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; exhibition proposals and planning information; scripts; budget summaries; agreements; meeting agendas and minutes; project reports; brochures; exhibition design and installation information; press releases, newspaper clippings, and articles; production timelines; floor plans; photographs and slides of exhibitions and objects; advisory committee, educational programs, and special events information; and research material.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of the records of Steven D. Lubar, Curator, which document the following permanent, temporary, and traveling exhibitions at the National Museum of American History (NMAH): A Material World, The Price of Freedom, Fast Attacks and Boomers: Submarines in the Cold War (2000), The Family Car, Between a Rock and a Hard Place: A History of American Sweatshops, 1820-Present, World War II: Sharing Memories, The Smithsonian's America: An Exhibition of American History and Culture, and Who's in Charge: Workers and Managers in the United States. Also includes records pertaining to proposed exhibitions that were never created, as well as planning information for a new Hall of Armed Forces History at NMAH.

Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; exhibition proposals and planning information; scripts; budget summaries; agreements; meeting agendas and minutes; project reports; brochures; exhibition design and installation information; press releases, newspaper clippings, and articles; production timelines; floor plans; photographs and slides of exhibitions and objects; advisory committee, educational programs, and special events information; and research material.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 04-129, National Museum of American History. Division of the History of Technology, Exhibition Records

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Container List

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NMAH Exhibition Planning: First Floor, 1983-1989

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Automation Madness: Boys and Their Toys Proposed Exhibition (David Noble): Notes, 1984

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Automation Madness: Boys and Their Toys Proposed Exhibition: Scripts, 1984

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Automation Madness: Boys and Their Toys Proposed Exhibition: Correspondence, 1977-1984

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A Material World Exhibition: Early Planning, 1984

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A Material World Exhibition: Schedule and Budget, 1985-1987

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A Material World Exhibition: Advisory Committee, 1987

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A Material World Exhibition: Script, 1987

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A Material World Exhibition: News Release, 1987

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A Material World Exhibition: Education Programs, 1987

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A Material World Exhibition: Curatorial and Management, 1984-1986 (2 folders)

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A Material World Exhibition: Don Garlits Dragster, 1987

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A Material World Exhibition: Pendulum Discussion, 1987

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Military History: Armed Forces Hall Controversy, 1996-1997 (2 folders)

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Military History: Correspondence, 1995, 1998-2000

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Military History: Exhibition Planning, 1999

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Behring Military History Exhibit, 2001

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The Price of Freedom Exhibition: Early Planning, 2002-2003 (2 folders)

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The Price of Freedom Exhibition: Concept Design, 2002

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Fast Attacks and Boomers: Submarines in the Cold War Exhibition: Early Planning, 1998-2001 (2 folders)

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Fast Attacks and Boomers: Submarines in the Cold War Exhibition: Graphic Design Layout, 1999 (Oversize)

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Clocks, Capitalism and Culture Exhibition: Proposal (Carlene Stephens), 1986

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Technology and the Constitution: Historical Perspectives Exhibition: Proposal, 1986-1987

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Proposal for Computer Modeling of Historic Machines, 1984

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The Family Car Exhibition (general), 1997 (2 folders)

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The Family Car Exhibition: Proposal, 1997

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The Family Car Exhibition: Banner, 1997

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The Family Car Exhibition: Brochure, 1997

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The Family Car Exhibition: Budget, 1997

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The Family Car Exhibition: Cars, Objects, and Props, 1997

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The Family Car Exhibition: Charter/EPC, 1997

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The Family Car Exhibition: Design, 1997

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The Family Car Exhibition: Evaluation, 1997

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The Family Car Exhibition: Education Programs, 1997

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The Family Car Exhibition: Meetings, 1997

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The Family Car Exhibition: Music, 1997 (2 folders)

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The Family Car Exhibition: Donors, 1997

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The Family Car Exhibition: Photographs, 1997 (2 folders)

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The Family Car Exhibition: Press, 1997

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The Family Car Exhibition: Script, 1997

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The Family Car Exhibition: Background Research, 1997

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The Family Car Exhibition: Thank You Notices, 1997

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The Family Car Exhibition: Timeline, 1997

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The Family Car Exhibition: Video

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Kenneth Behring Achievers Exhibition, 2001

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The Spirit of America Exhibition (Reynolds): Project Description, 2001

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Blue Ribbon Commission, 2001-2002

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place: A History of American Sweatshops, 1820-Present Exhibition: Planning, 1997-1998 (2 folders)

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The Smithsonian's America: An Exhibition of American History and Culture Exhibition (Japan): English Version Catalog, 1994

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The Smithsonian's America: An Exhibition of American History and Culture Exhibition (Japan): Exhibition Description, 1994

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The Smithsonian's America: An Exhibition of American History and Culture Exhibition (Japan): West & Frontier Section Notes, 1994

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The Smithsonian's America: An Exhibition of American History and Culture Exhibition (Japan): Notes (general)

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The Smithsonian's America: An Exhibition of American History and Culture Exhibition (Japan): Script, 1993-1994 (3 folders)

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The Smithsonian's America: An Exhibition of American History and Culture Exhibition (Japan): Agreement, 1993

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The Smithsonian's America: An Exhibition of American History and Culture Exhibition (Japan): Japanese Contacts, 1994

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The Smithsonian's America: An Exhibition of American History and Culture Exhibition (Japan): Public Relations, 1993-1994

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The Smithsonian's America: An Exhibition of American History and Culture Exhibition (Japan): Project Team Members, 1993

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The Smithsonian's America: An Exhibition of American History and Culture Exhibition (Japan): Creative Multimedia Corporation/CD-ROM Project, 1994 (2 folders)

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The Smithsonian's America: An Exhibition of American History and Culture Exhibition (Japan): Design Concepts, 1994

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The Smithsonian's America: An Exhibition of American History and Culture Exhibition (Japan): Commodore Perry Section, 1993-1994 (2 folders)

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The Smithsonian's America: An Exhibition of American History and Culture Exhibition (Japan): Slides, 1994

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The Smithsonian's America: An Exhibition of American History and Culture Exhibition (Japan): Photographs of Objects, 1994 (5 folders)

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World War II: Sharing Memories Exhibition, 1995 (3 folders)

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World War II: Sharing Memories Exhibition: Photographs, 1995

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NMAH Work Interest Group, 1987

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Who's in Charge? Workers and Managers in the United States, 1800-Present Traveling Exhibition, 1990

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Work and Worth: Low Paid Labor in the United States Exhibition, 1993-1994

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Work Case of the Month re: Exhibitions, 1987-1989 (2 folders)

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