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Accession 96-028

Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction

Project Files, 1985-1995

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction
Title: Project Files
Dates: 1985-1995
Quantity: 20 cu. ft. (20 record storage boxes) (30 oversize folders)
Collection: Accession 96-028
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of project files for various renovation and construction projects within Smithsonian Institution buildings. Box 20 contains microfilms and microfiches of documents, and of 1165 blueprints and architectural drawings. Buildings and museums documented in this collection include: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution Building, Museum Support Center, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, National Museum of African Art, National Museum of American History (formerly the National Museum of History and Technology), Arts and Industries Building, Quadrangle Building, National Museum of the American Indian/George Gustav Heye Center, National Museum of Natural History, Silver Hill Facility/Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration, and Storage Facility, National Museum of American Art, National Portrait Gallery, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, the National Mall, Barney Studio House, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Renwick Gallery, L'Enfant Plaza offices, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Smithsonian Institution Service Center, S. Dillon Ripley Center, National Postal Museum, and miscellaneous locations.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of project files for various renovation and construction projects within Smithsonian Institution buildings. Box 20 contains microfilms and microfiches of documents, and of 1165 blueprints and architectural drawings. Buildings and museums documented in this collection include: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution Building, Museum Support Center, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, National Museum of African Art, National Museum of American History (formerly the National Museum of History and Technology), Arts and Industries Building, Quadrangle Building, National Museum of the American Indian/George Gustav Heye Center, National Museum of Natural History, Silver Hill Facility/Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration, and Storage Facility, National Museum of American Art, National Portrait Gallery, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, the National Mall, Barney Studio House, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Renwick Gallery, L'Enfant Plaza offices, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Smithsonian Institution Service Center, S. Dillon Ripley Center, National Postal Museum, and miscellaneous locations.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-028, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Project Files

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Container List

Box 1

913508 - National Air and Space Museum (NASM) - World War I, Gallery

Box 1 of 20

903519 - NASM - Mall Security lighting

Box 1 of 20

893506 - NASM - Electrical Reliability Improvements

Box 1 of 20

923211 - Smithsonian Institution Building (SIB) Asbestos Tile Removal B-30

Box 1 of 20

923508 - NASM - Restaurant Kitchen Exhaust Upgrade

Box 1 of 20

907102 - Museum Support Center (MSC) - Explosion Proof Room - E 1105

Box 1 of 20

916314 - Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (AMSG) - Ancient Japan Exhibit

Box 1 of 20

926302 - National Museum of African Art (NMAfA) - Recent Acquisitions: Contemporary African Art

Box 1 of 20

923021 - National Museum of American History (NMAH) - Vietnam Veterans Memorial Exhibit

Box 1 of 20

913008 - NMAH - Vietnam Veterans Memorials Exhibit

Box 1 of 20

923002 - NMAH - Music Rehearsal Hall

Box 1 of 20

913015 - NMAH - Renovation of Staff Cafeteria

Box 1 of 20

913019 - NMAH - American Encounters Exhibit

Box 1 of 20

913008 - NMAH - Asbestos Removal Room AB038 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 20

Box 2

C897109 - MSC - Conservation Analytical Laboratory (CAL) (2 folders)

Box 2 of 20

C897109 - MSC - CAL - Cost Estimates (2 folders)

Box 2 of 20

927102 - MSC - Building Wide Central Ventilation Retrofit

Box 2 of 20

883204 - Smithsonian Institution Building (SIB) - Office of Protection Services (OPS) Space Modification

Box 2 of 20

903003 - NMAH - Second Floor Kitchen

Box 2 of 20

913311 - Arts and Industries Building (A&I) - Guard Office and Control Room Renovation

Box 2 of 20

7663247 - South Quadrangle Building - Original Specification (4 folders)

Box 2 of 20

926333 - Quadrangle Building - Paint Spray Booth and Carpentry Shop

Box 2 of 20

927007 - Miscellaneous Locations - Newington Facility Ventilation and Intrusion Repairs

Box 2 of 20

913513 - NASM - Planter Joint Caulking

Box 2 of 20

Box 3

8735101/883511 - NASM - Third Floor/East Wing Modifications (6 folders)

Box 3 of 20

902001 - National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI)/George Gustav Heye Center (GGHC) - Asbestos Removal

Box 3 of 20

906332 - Quadrangle - Art of Personal Objects

Box 3 of 20

926320 - Quadrangle - Sri Lanka Sculpture

Box 3 of 20

926314 - Quadrangle - Permanent Collection

Box 3 of 20

913204 - SIB Asbestos Abatement

Box 3 of 20

923102 - National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) - Asbestos Removal East Wing

Box 3 of 20

8730106A - NMAH - Basement Short-Term Upgrade Projects

Box 3 of 20

Box 4

8730122 - NMAH - Asbestos Abatement RM CB 067

Box 4 of 20

8530126 - NMAH - Conservation Laboratory Improvements

Box 4 of 20

923112 - NMNH - Vertebrae Paleontology Preparation Laboratory renovation

Box 4 of 20

913518 and 923511 - NASM - HVAC in Offices Above Gallery 211; and Library Reading Room HVAC Improvement

Box 4 of 20

923214 - SIB - Redesign and Replace Steam Station

Box 4 of 20

903803 - Silver Hill Facility (SHF) - Miscellaneous Electrical Repairs (3 folders)

Box 4 of 20

Box 5

7539139 - MSC - Calculations: HVAC, Electrical, Fire Protection (3 folders)

Box 5 of 20

913518 - NASM - HVAC in Offices Above Gallery 211 and Library Reading Room

Box 5 of 20

923511 - NASM - Library Reading Room HVAC Improvement

Box 5 of 20

8734123 - American Art and Portrait Gallery (AAPG) - Fire Protection Phase V (6 folders)

Box 5 of 20

883504A - NASM - Fire Protection Phase V (2 folders)

Box 5 of 20

883504 - NASM - Fire Protection Phase IV (2 folders)

Box 5 of 20

927002 - Miscellaneous Locations - Fullerton Warehouse Space Modifications

Box 5 of 20

927007 - Miscellaneous Locations - Newington Facility ventilation and Water Intrusion Repairs

Box 5 of 20

Box 6

883318 - A&I Restoration of Entry Stonework (4 folders)

Box 6 of 20

913411 - AAPG - Hazardous Waste Storage Room

Box 6 of 20

883501 - NASM - Miscellaneous HVAC Projects (2 folders)

Box 6 of 20

926335 - Quadrangle - Kongo Minkisi and Its New World

Box 6 of 20

907102 - MSC - Convert Room E1105 to All Explosion Proof Room

Box 6 of 20

8735101 - NASM - Third Floor East Wing Modifications

Box 6 of 20

903504 - NASM - Handicapped Accessibility Improvements (2 folders)

Box 6 of 20

916310 - Quadrangle - Purpose and Perfection

Box 6 of 20

913513 - NASM - Planter Joint Caulking

Box 6 of 20

926319 - Quadrangle - South Gallery Rotation

Box 6 of 20

926324 - Quadrangle - Modifications to Offices 2034, 2072, 2085

Box 6 of 20

926323 - Quadrangle - Lighting Track Installation

Box 6 of 20

Box 7

926331 - Quadrangle - Sackler Connecting Link

Box 7 of 20

926330 - Quadrangle - Sackler: "Joined Colors" Exhibit

Box 7 of 20

913802 - SHF - Improve Exhaust and Ventilation System, Building 13

Box 7 of 20

884502 - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG) - Courtyard Glass Replacement (2 folders)

Box 7 of 20

894505 - HMSG - Paint Spray Booth Modifications

Box 7 of 20

916313 - Quadrangle - Sackler exhibit: "Mesopotamian Art from the Louvre"

Box 7 of 20

914601 - Anacostia Neighborhood Museum (ANM) - Combined R&R Projects

Box 7 of 20

893506 - NASM - Electrical Improvements (3 folders)

Box 7 of 20

923515 - NASM - Restaurant Sanitary Sewer Repairs

Box 7 of 20

Box 8

903519 / 903015 / 903212 / 903322 - Mall Security Lighting for NASM, NMAH, SIB and A&I

Box 8 of 20

913508 - NASM - "World War I" Exhibit

Box 8 of 20

8670105 - National Mall - NASM Electrical Reliability Improvement Study

Box 8 of 20

883018A1 - NMAH - HVAC Implementation Phase III

Box 8 of 20

883018A2 - NMAH - HVAC Implementation Phase III

Box 8 of 20

883018 - NMAH - HVAC Implementation Phase II (4 folders)

Box 8 of 20

Box 9

916314 - Quadrangle - Sackler Exhibit "Ancient Japan"

Box 9 of 20

926333 - Quadrangle - NMAfA Paint Spray Booth Replacement

Box 9 of 20

926314 - Quadrangle - NMAfA Permanent Gallery Renovation room 1130

Box 9 of 20

906332 - Quadrangle - NMAfA Exhibit "Art of the Personal Object"

Box 9 of 20

923021 - NMAH - Vietnam Veterans Exhibit

Box 9 of 20

923002 - NMAH - New Rehearsal Space

Box 9 of 20

923002 - NMAH - Music Rehearsal Hall

Box 9 of 20

913008 - NMAH - Asbestos Removal and Abatement Room AB038

Box 9 of 20

913015 - NMAH - Staff Cafeteria

Box 9 of 20

913019 - NMAH - "American Encounters" Exhibit

Box 9 of 20

883204 - SIB - OPS Space Modification (2 folders)

Box 9 of 20

923102 - NMNH - Asbestos Abatement East Wing Mechanical Rooms

Box 9 of 20

923112 - NMNH - Vertabrae Paleontology Preparation Laboratory

Box 9 of 20

923214 - SIB - Redesign and Replace Steam Station

Box 9 of 20

927102 - MSC - building Wide Ventilation Retrofit

Box 9 of 20

8730106 - NMAH - Basement Ventilation Study (Folders 1-2 of 4)

Box 9 of 20

Box 10

8730106 - NMAH - Basement Ventilation Study (Folders 3-4 of 4)

Box 10 of 20

8730106A - NMAH Basemen Short-Term Upgrade Projects (2 folders)

Box 10 of 20

8530126 - NMAH - Conservation Laboratory Improvements (4 folders)

Box 10 of 20

926319 - Quadrangle - South Gallery Renovation

Box 10 of 20

903504 - NASM - Handicapped Accessibility Improvements (6 folders)

Box 10 of 20

Box 11

913411 - AAPG - Hazardous Waste Storage Room Requirements

Box 11 of 20

8734123A - AAPG - File Protection Phase V

Box 11 of 20

924201 - Barney Studio House (BSH) - Asbestos Abatement

Box 11 of 20

926331 - Quadrangle - Sackler Gallery: Connecting Link

Box 11 of 20

926335 - Quadrangle - NMAfA Exhibit: "Kongo Minkisi and Its New World"

Box 11 of 20

926330 - Quadrangle - Sackler Gallery Exhibit "Joined Colors"

Box 11 of 20

926324 - Quadrangle - Sackler Gallery Modifications to Rooms 2034, 2067, 2072, 2085

Box 11 of 20

8734123 - AAPG - Fire Protection Phase IV

Box 11 of 20

926323 - Quadrangle - NMAfA - Installation of Lighting Tracks

Box 11 of 20

894505 - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG) - Paint Spray Booth Modifications

Box 11 of 20

Box 12

902002 - NMAI - Research Branch Addition

Box 12 of 20

934404 - Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) - Replace Cold Box refrigeration Systems

Box 12 of 20

913802 - Silver Hill Facility (SHF) / Paul Garber Facility (PGF) - Improved Exhaust System, building No. 13

Box 12 of 20

933809 - PGF - Emergency Repairs to Building No. 26 (4 folders)

Box 12 of 20

936301 - Quadrangle - Emergency Asbestos Removal at Sackler Gallery

Box 12 of 20

897109 - MSC - Cal Modifications (6 folders)

Box 12 of 20

Box 13

903803 - MSC - Miscellaneous Electrical Repairs

Box 13 of 20

883005 - NMAH - Security Lock replacement

Box 13 of 20

916311 - Quadrangle - Exhibit: "Indian Paintings and Drawings from the Collection of Howard Hodgkin"

Box 13 of 20

923323 - A&I - Asbestos Removal - North Tower Crawl Space

Box 13 of 20

8634140 - AAPG - Window Restoration Study

Box 13 of 20

883504 - NASM - Fire Protection Improvements Phase IV

Box 13 of 20

923515 - NASM - Restaurant Sanitary Sewer Repairs

Box 13 of 20

883501 - NASM - HVAC Projects (Cooling Tower and Roof Replacement) (6 folders)

Box 13 of 20

Box 14

905009 - Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) - Galeta Laboratory and Facilities (3 folders)

Box 14 of 20

8732104 - SIB - Utility Systems Study, Volume 1 of 2

Box 14 of 20

8732104 - SIB - Utility Systems Study, Volume 2 of 2

Box 14 of 20

927000 - National Mall - Perimeter Door Survey

Box 14 of 20

883018A - NMAH - HVAC Implementation Phase 3 (5 folders)

Box 14 of 20

883401 - AAPG - Waterproofing and Detection System (Folders 1-5 of 8)

Box 14 of 20

Box 15

883401 - AAPG - Waterproofing and Detection System (Folders 6-8 of 8)

Box 15 of 20

883018A - NMAH - HVAC Implementation Phase 3 (Folders 1-3 of 4)

Box 15 of 20

Box 16

883018A - NMAH - HVAC Implementation Phase 3 (Folder 4 of 4)

Box 16 of 20

8736108 - Renwick Gallery - Replace Spray Coils (2 folders)

Box 16 of 20

Box 17

883318 - A&I - Restoration Arched Entrance

Box 17 of 20

883018 - NMAH - HVAC Implementation Phase II (6 folders)

Box 17 of 20

Box 18

913407 - AAPG - Museum Shop Expansion/Renovation

Box 18 of 20

914404 - SERC - General Repairs, Phase I

Box 18 of 20

914405A - SERC - General Repairs, Phase II

Box 18 of 20

934402 - SERC - Dormitory Ceiling Asbestos Abatement

Box 18 of 20

914408 - SERC - Roof Replacement

Box 18 of 20

84502 - HMSG - Courtyard Glass and Gasket Replacement

Box 18 of 20

893408 - AAPG - Exhaust System Modification (3 folders)

Box 18 of 20

Box 19

883417 - AAPG - Perimeter Fence and Courtyard Repairs (6 folders)

Box 19 of 20

894503 - HMSG - Fire Protection Improvements

Box 19 of 20

913422 - AAPG - Gallery 121 (Arnold Newman)

Box 19 of 20

Box 20

Microfilm and microfiche of documentation found in Boxes 1-19 and of 1165 blueprints and architectural drawings.

Box 20 of 20
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Folder 1

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903311B - A&I - Experimental Gallery Museum Shop Drawings
894519 - HMSG - Convert Health Unit to Offices
906316 - Quadrangle - Facility Management Office
923107 - NMNH - Travel Office Renovation
903211 - OGC Renovation 4th floor
893105 - NMNH - Checkroom Improvements

Folder 2

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903314 - A&I - Office of Horticulture, Room 2282 Alterations
8438102 - SHF - Building 19 Reconstruction/Renovation
903302 - A&I - Museum Shop Office
897509 - L'Enfant Plaza Offices - Smithsonian Institution Press Inner Wall (470 East)
900007 - Miscellaneous Locations - Consolidation of Grounds Management Division Space
913303 - A&I - Redesign Information Desk
916325 - Quadrangle - Degenerate Art/SITES
887005 - Miscellaneous Locations - Emergency Power Upgrade (Five Buildings)

Folder 3

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923214 - SIB - Redesign and Replace Steam Station
923126 - NMNH - Museum Shop Modification
887005C - Anacostia Museum - Emergency System Power Upgrade
883123 - NMNH - Executive Conference Room

Folder 4 896306 - Quadrangle - Caribbean Festival Arts

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Folder 5

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Museum of History and Technology - Elevators 1, 2, 3, 5 and 9
R893113 - NMNH - Chiller Plant Relocation
903701 - Freer Gallery of Art (FGA) - Auditorium Renovation

Folder 6

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11B-09007 - South Quadrangle - Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott
11B-08981 - South Quadrangle - Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott

Folder 7 11B-08981 - South Quadrangle - Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott

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Folder 8 South Quadrangle

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Folders 9-12 8663247 - South Quadrangle

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Folders 13-14 South Quadrangle

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Folder 15 R8451103B - Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) / Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory - Access Road and Base Camp

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Folder 16

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905803 - Cooper-Hewitt Museum - Fox House - Boiler Plant and First Floor Renovation
915811 - Cooper-Hewitt Museum - Miller - Fox House Measured Drawings
R8451103A - Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory - Access Road and Base Camp

Folder 17

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905003 - STRI - Renovation of Buildings 401 and 362, Tupper Center, Ancon, Puerto Rico
905005 - STRI - Research Vessel
905008 - STRI - Galeta Lab and Facilities

Folder 18

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913016 - NMAH - Science in American Life
947004 - Smithsonian Institution Service Center (SISC) - Material Management Branch (MMB) Office Renovation

Folder 19

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913704 - Freer Gallery of Art (FGA) - Museum Sales Shop
R893113 - NMNH - Chiller Plant Relocation

Folder 20 R893113 - NMNH - Chiller Plant Relocation

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Folder 21

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913509 - NASM - Secondary Power Distribution Improvements
943012 - NMAH - SI Library New Furniture Installation
947503 - L'Enfant Plaza Offices - Modifications to Sponsored Projects
R913107 - NMNH - Exhibit Halls, 16, 24 and 25

Folder 22

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8637102 - FGA - North Vestibule Doors
904514 - HMSG - Restroom Renovation - 4th floor
8734123 - AAPG - Fire Protection, Phase 5
R894508 - HMSG - Lower Level Gallery
923515 - NASM - Restaurant Sanitary Sewer Improvements
R903506 - NASM - Fire Protection Phase 6 and 7
R914405A - SERC - General Repairs - Phase 2
R914405 - SERC - General Repairs - Phase 1

Folder 23

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R883510 - NASM - Public restroom Modifications
R83504 - NASM - Fire Protection Phase IV
927007 - National Mall - Museum Shops Distribution Center - Newington Facility Ventilation and Water Intrusion Repair
893803 - SHF - Garber Facility - Office of Plant Services (OPlantS) Metro Support building

Folder 24

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926333 - Sackler Paint Booth / Carpenter Shop repairs
R913123 - NMNH - Extension of Fire Detection and Suppression
883314H - A&I - Miscellaneous Space Modifications - Public Corridors
937503 - L'Enfant Plaza Offices - Office of Equal Employment and Minority Affairs (OEEMA) - Space Modifications
8632107 - SIB - Visitor Center
903003 - NMAH - Kitchen 2nd Floor
925807 - Cooper-Hewitt - Map Exhibition
R913514 - NASM - Fire Protection System in Ramsey Room 3159
903518 - NASM - Where Next Columbus? - Gallery 209

Folder 25

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893205 - SIB - Control Room Renovation
935802 - Cooper-Hewitt - Czech Cubism
883314H - A&I - Miscellaneous Space Modifications - Public Corridors
R8635112 / R865134 - NASM - Fire Protection Phase II / III
R8631121 - NMNH - Fire Protection Phases 12 and 13
R874503 - HMSG - Fire Protection Improvements
887005 - AAPG - Emergency System Power Upgrade Phase B
R914405A - SERC - General Repairs Phase 2

Folder 26

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R9144054 - SERC - General Repairs Phase 1
913407 - National Museum of American Art (NMAA) - Renovation and Expansion of Museum Shop
R84502 / R84503 - HMSG - Court Glass and Gaskets / Miscellaneous HVAC Projects
887005 - SIB - Emergency System Power Upgrades Phase A

Folder 27

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8770118 - SHF - Garber Facility - Card Reader Design
887005 - SIB - Installation of Outdoor Pool and Retention Wall at Southeast Moat Area
926302 - Quadrangle - S. Dillon Ripley Center - Space Study for Quincentenary Program
893506 - NASM - Electrical Reliability Improvements
927007 - National Mall - Museum Shops Distribution Center - Newington Facility Ventilation and Water Intrusion Repairs
8338116 - Silver Hill - New Buildings 25A and 26A, Enclosure Building 1A
C897109 - MSC - Modifications to CAL

Folder 28

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8470108 - National Postal Museum
8332116 - SIB - Alterations to Rooms 113, 124
8663000 - Quadrangle Project - Miscellaneous Offices
8135131 - NASM - Smoke Detection Annunciation at Guards' Control Room
893311 - A&I - Modifications to OPS
933006 - NMAH - Mannequin Storage Units
923209 - SIB - Room 406-B Bookshelves
923208 - SIB - Room 407 Bookshelves
936307 - NMAfA - new Computer Room
936312 - NMAfA - Education Department Reorganization
8663104 - South Quadrangle - Inaugural Exhibit
896321 - Sackler Gallery - Yokohama, Prints from 19th Century Japan

Folder 29

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896322 - Sackler Gallery - The Arts of China
8532108 - SIB - Fire Protection Improvements Phase V
896307 - Sackler Gallery - Timur and the Princely Vision
8632107 - SIB - Visitor Center

Folder 30 8632107 - SIB - Visitor Center

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