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Accession 98-146,  Smithsonian's America/Japan Project,  Exhibition Records, circa 1991-1994

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian's America/Japan Project
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: circa 1991-1994
Quantity: 4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 98-146
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession includes records that document the creation of "The Smithsonian's America: An Exhibition on American History and Culture" for the American Festival Japan '94. Materials include correspondence with sponsors such as the Media International Corporation and the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, also known as NHK; staff memoranda; exhibition scripts; meeting minutes; reports; object specifications; fundraising information; contracts; installation blueprints; timelines; and staff photographs.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records that document the creation of "The Smithsonian's America: An Exhibition on American History and Culture" for the American Festival Japan '94. Materials include correspondence with sponsors such as the Media International Corporation and the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, also known as NHK; staff memoranda; exhibition scripts; meeting minutes; reports; object specifications; fundraising information; contracts; installation blueprints; timelines; and staff photographs.

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Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection

Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-146, Smithsonian's America/Japan Project, Exhibition Records

Container List

Box 1

Correspondence, 1991-1994

Box 1 of 4

Box 2

Correspondence, 1991-1994

Box 2 of 4

Videotape: Martin Luther King, Jr., "I Have a Dream" Speech (used in exhibition)

Box 2 of 4

Box 3

Meeting Minutes, 1992-1993 (3 folders)

Box 3 of 4

Timeline

Box 3 of 4

Section Report, 1992

Box 3 of 4

Media International Corporation (MICO)

Box 3 of 4

Overhead Agreements, 1992

Box 3 of 4

Export Licences, 1994

Box 3 of 4

NHK Filming, 1993

Box 3 of 4

Firearms, 1994

Box 3 of 4

Fundraising, 1993

Box 3 of 4

Letter of Intent

Box 3 of 4

Martin Luther King Video Rights, 1993

Box 3 of 4

Graphics

Box 3 of 4

Insurance (2 folders)

Box 3 of 4

Feasibility Study, 1992

Box 3 of 4

Perry Objects, 1993

Box 3 of 4

Music Festival

Box 3 of 4

Memoranda, 1991-1993

Box 3 of 4

MICO Draft Agreement, 1992

Box 3 of 4

Installation, 1994

Box 3 of 4

Catalog Text, 1994

Box 3 of 4

Exhibition Scripts and Plans, 1991

Box 3 of 4

Contracts

Box 3 of 4

Shipping Arrangements

Box 3 of 4

Museum Shops

Box 3 of 4

Collections Care Specifications, 1993

Box 3 of 4

Script Changes (6 folders)

Box 3 of 4

Exhibition Package, 1993 (5 folders)

Box 3 of 4

Script Reviews (4 folders)

Box 3 of 4

Box 4

Installation Blueprints

Box 4 of 4

Smithsonian's America Script: Text and Graphics (2 folders)

Box 4 of 4

NHK Correspondence, 1994

Box 4 of 4

Interim Report, 1992

Box 4 of 4

Smithsonian's America Script: By Sections

Box 4 of 4

Installation Script/Contract

Box 4 of 4

NHK/Smithsonian's America: Correspondence, c. 1993-1994

Box 4 of 4

Security Requirements, 1993

Box 4 of 4

Telephones, 1992

Box 4 of 4

Warehouse Facilities/Japan, 1992

Box 4 of 4

Final Contract, 1993

Box 4 of 4

Staff Photographs & Contact Sheets

Box 4 of 4

Press

Box 4 of 4

Exhibition Packet

Box 4 of 4

NMAH Asian/Hispanic Objects

Box 4 of 4

Videotape and Clip Reel: The Smithsonian's America

Box 4 of 4