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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 95-027

Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Museum Programs

Museum Support Center Records, circa 1974-1987

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Museum Programs
Title: Museum Support Center Records
Dates: circa 1974-1987
Quantity: 27 cu. ft. (27 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 95-027
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists primarily of the files of W. Donald Duckworth and Catherine J. Kerby as Special Assistants to the Assistant Secretary for Museum Programs to coordinate the development and construction of the Museum Support Center (MSC). Materials include correspondence, memoranda, plans, blueprints, bids, fiscal records, shop drawings, meeting minutes and notes, publications, reports, and related materials. The bulk of the records concern the construction of cabinets and storage pods at MSC. Also included are materials concerning initial planning for MSC, congressional legislation concerning MSC, and the movement of NMNH collections to MSC. They also include files created by Paul N. Perrot.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists primarily of the files of W. Donald Duckworth and Catherine J. Kerby as Special Assistants to the Assistant Secretary for Museum Programs to coordinate the development and construction of the Museum Support Center (MSC). The records include correspondence, memoranda, plans, blueprints, bids, fiscal records, shop drawings, meeting minutes and notes, publications, reports, and related materials. Most of the records seem to concern the construction of cabinets and storage pods at MSC. Also included are materials concerning initial planning for MSC, congressional legislation concerning MSC, and the movement of National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) collections to MSC. They also include files created by Paul N. Perrot.

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Subject

Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-027, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for Museum Programs, Museum Support Center Records

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Container List

Box 1

Shop Drawings - W&W Steel

Box 1 of 27

Submittals and/or approvals (1, 2, & 3 of 9)

Box 1 of 27

Submittals and/or approvals (4, 5, & 6 of 9)

Box 1 of 27

Box 2

Submittals and/or approvals (7, 8, & 9 of 9)

Box 2 of 27

Log of submittals from Davis Corporation

Box 2 of 27

Materials regarding a claim by the Davis Corporation (8 folders)

Box 2 of 27

Box 3

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Box 3 of 27

Cabinet Pre-Reprocurement

Box 3 of 27

Davis Complaint (4 folders)

Box 3 of 27

List of Specs and Drawings - Museum Support Center (MSC)

Box 3 of 27

Smithsonian Institution (SI) - Interior Steel Chronology, 1985-1986

Box 3 of 27

Davis Complaint

Box 3 of 27

Construction Methods - Davis

Box 3 of 27

Metcalf to Davis Corporation

Box 3 of 27

Davis documents pulled from notebooks not given to reprocurement engineers

Box 3 of 27

Jamestown

Box 3 of 27

Floor Sealer

Box 3 of 27

Discussion and Meeting Notes

Box 3 of 27

Box 4

Documents copied by Davis from SI Archives

Box 4 of 27

Interior Steel/Davis Correspondence

Box 4 of 27

Planning documents, 1980-1982

Box 4 of 27

1982/1983? Apparently concerning storage equipment

Box 4 of 27

Davis claims

Box 4 of 27

Cabinet drawings

Box 4 of 27

Box 5

SI/General Services Administration (GSA) correspondence

Box 5 of 27

ISE correspondence to Davis (2 folders)

Box 5 of 27

Metcalf meeting notes (2 folders)

Box 5 of 27

Davis correspondence

Box 5 of 27

"Historical Summary of MSC Planning"

Box 5 of 27

General construction reprocurement

Box 5 of 27

GSA correspondence

Box 5 of 27

1984 comments, etc. on submissions; 1985 notes, compactor frames (2 folders)

Box 5 of 27

General construction reprocurement; minutes; personal notes (3 folders)

Box 5 of 27

Box 6

Q.C. Cabinet comments

Box 6 of 27

Entomology/Herbarium Cabinets

Box 6 of 27

General construction reprocurement - Metcalf/KCF correspondence

Box 6 of 27

C.S. equipment, Pods 1, 2, & 4. Grunley minutes (2 folders)

Box 6 of 27

Grunley Submissions

Box 6 of 27

Shelving cabinets

Box 6 of 27

Herbarium Cabinets

Box 6 of 27

Drawer Cabinets

Box 6 of 27

Box 7

Herbarium/Entomology Cabinets

Box 7 of 27

Cabinet KCF correspondence

Box 7 of 27

ISE documents

Box 7 of 27

Fluor Daniel

Box 7 of 27

Specifications reviewed during preparation of reprocurement cabinet documents

Box 7 of 27

ISE Catalog, 1983

Box 7 of 27

Slabs, fumigants (MCORI -26)

Box 7 of 27

Cabinet reprocured during Fluor Daniel time

Box 7 of 27

Shelving cabinet solicitation (2 folders)

Box 7 of 27

Miscellaneous records regarding the construction of pods

Box 7 of 27

Box 8

Metcalf to GSA

Box 8 of 27

1982 documents

Box 8 of 27

Concrete Proposal

Box 8 of 27

Davis correspondence (2 folders)

Box 8 of 27

Notes and comments

Box 8 of 27

ISE to SI

Box 8 of 27

Notebook (Layouts and Anthropology Inventory)

Box 8 of 27

Specifications for Cabinets

Box 8 of 27

Legal (2 folders)

Box 8 of 27

CPA construction schedule, 1984 (oversize)

Box 8 of 27

Box 9

Files regarding SI contracts with Interior Steel and Davis Corporation for building storage equipment for MSC (21 folders)

Box 9 of 27

Box 10

Shelving, etc. Tests

Box 10 of 27

Use of wood for storage

Box 10 of 27

Schedules

Box 10 of 27

ESD - Budget, contract, C. S. Tennessee State, specs, adaptors (4 folders)

Box 10 of 27

Notebook (storage equipment) (3 folders)

Box 10 of 27

MSC - Tentatives

Box 10 of 27

Space Studies (3 folders)

Box 10 of 27

Project meetings

Box 10 of 27

Box 11

MSC - Review materials extracted from files

Box 11 of 27

Photographs of medals and renderings (MSC)

Box 11 of 27

Museum support facility initial plan

Box 11 of 27

Miscellaneous space studies (3 folders)

Box 11 of 27

KRH Contracts and Correspondence

Box 11 of 27

Cabinet Information during Fluor Daniel

Box 11 of 27

ISE Questionnaire

Box 11 of 27

Internal Memos

Box 11 of 27

Miscellaneous

Box 11 of 27

d'Ambrosio

Box 11 of 27

Cabinets and JT drawings

Box 11 of 27

Smithsonian reprocurement (2 folders)

Box 11 of 27

Kerby notes, book #1. RCPS: 225-281 (2 folders)

Box 11 of 27

Kerby notes, book #2

Box 11 of 27

CAL enclosure tests

Box 11 of 27

Box 12

Kerby notes, undated (2 folders)

Box 12 of 27

General construction reprocurement; GSA correspondence and government specs.

Box 12 of 27

Original claim filed by Davis (2 folders)

Box 12 of 27

Material regarding claim filed by Davis Corporation (4 folders)

Box 12 of 27

Storage systems

Box 12 of 27

1979

Box 12 of 27

Report for Regents re: storage equipment (1987)

Box 12 of 27

Requisition: prints from original drawings

Box 12 of 27

Office of Design and Construction - Botany

Box 12 of 27

Whole Pod

Box 12 of 27

Invertebrate Zoology

Box 12 of 27

Vertebrate Zoology

Box 12 of 27

SOSC

Box 12 of 27

Box 13

MSC move (7 folders)

Box 13 of 27

Moving expenses

Box 13 of 27

Kerby notes, book #1. RCDS 1-224. 3 volumes.

Box 13 of 27

MSC concrete proposal

Box 13 of 27

Box 14

Specifications for pods and storage equipment 1982 (2 folders)

Box 14 of 27

Specifications for pods and storage equipment 1983 (2 folders)

Box 14 of 27

Specifications for pods and storage equipment March 1983 submission (2 folders)

Box 14 of 27

Pre final submission March 1983 (2 folders)

Box 14 of 27

Pre final comments

Box 14 of 27

Hardware

Box 14 of 27

Comments

Box 14 of 27

MSC - Articles and news

Box 14 of 27

MSC - Environmental impact, 1977-1980

Box 14 of 27

MSC Brochure

Box 14 of 27

MSC Signage

Box 14 of 27

Box 15

Collection Inventory

Box 15 of 27

MSC Management

Box 15 of 27

Conservation Training Committee

Box 15 of 27

MSC - Heye Foundation Collection

Box 15 of 27

MSC Libraries

Box 15 of 27

MSC Management

Box 15 of 27

MSC - Kulig letter and announcement

Box 15 of 27

MSC - Miscellaneous

Box 15 of 27

MSC - Memoranda, 1982-1984

Box 15 of 27

MSC - Project Schedules

Box 15 of 27

MSC - Land Acquisition

Box 15 of 27

Planning Committee (National Capital Planning Commission)

Box 15 of 27

Unidentified (4 folders)

Box 15 of 27

Pods 1, 2, 4

Box 15 of 27

Personnel, MSC

Box 15 of 27

MSC Space Allocations

Box 15 of 27

MSC Special Conditions

Box 15 of 27

X-Ray Facilities

Box 15 of 27

Fume hoods

Box 15 of 27

Construction - MSC

Box 15 of 27

Box 16

MSC - Post Bid Cost Reductions

Box 16 of 27

Budget Info FY 1980

Box 16 of 27

Prince George's County Relations

Box 16 of 27

Energy and Related Resources Conservation

Box 16 of 27

Assistant Secretary Museum Programs, 1978

Box 16 of 27

MSC Hearings of March 6, 1979

Box 16 of 27

MSC - Finance

Box 16 of 27

MSC - Building Management

Box 16 of 27

Miscellaneous files of Paul Perrot (3 folders)

Box 16 of 27

MSC - Metcalf and Associates, 1979

Box 16 of 27

Unidentified (5 folders)

Box 16 of 27

Compactors

Box 16 of 27

Case and drawers

Box 16 of 27

Collection storage equipment

Box 16 of 27

MSC - Art in Architecture

Box 16 of 27

MSC - Materials extracted from files

Box 16 of 27

Notebook containing documents regarding the history of MSC

Box 16 of 27

MSC working drawings

Box 16 of 27

Box 17

MSC - Cost Revisions, 1980

Box 17 of 27

MSC - Fiscal and Programmatic Reevaluation, 1980

Box 17 of 27

Program Reports, 1978-1983

Box 17 of 27

MSC - Concept Documents

Box 17 of 27

MSC - Move

Box 17 of 27

MSC - SI-GSA Relationship

Box 17 of 27

Miscellaneous files of Donald Duckworth (8 folders)

Box 17 of 27

Box 18

Miscellaneous files of Duckworth

Box 18 of 27

MSC furnishings and equipment (2 folders)

Box 18 of 27

MSC - Senate, 1977-1980

Box 18 of 27

MSC - Value Management, 1979

Box 18 of 27

MSC - Cost Management Report

Box 18 of 27

MSC -House of Representatives, 1974-1981

Box 18 of 27

MSC - Fumigation

Box 18 of 27

MSC - Planning, 1981

Box 18 of 27

MSC - Program of Requirements

Box 18 of 27

A/E Proposals

Box 18 of 27

Miscellaneous

Box 18 of 27

Working Drawings, MSC

Box 18 of 27

MSC - Program Planning - I

Box 18 of 27

Box 19

MSC - Cooper and Lybrand Report, 1975

Box 19 of 27

MSC - Memoranda, 1977-1981

Box 19 of 27

MSC - Mid Point Review - working drawings

Box 19 of 27

Shop Drawings

Box 19 of 27

MSC - Program Planning - II

Box 19 of 27

MSC - Program Planning - III

Box 19 of 27

MSC - Program Planning - IV

Box 19 of 27

MSC - Advanced Planning, Firm Selection, 1975

Box 19 of 27

MSC - Punch List

Box 19 of 27

Box 20

MSC - Specifications - Dormstetter/Steubing, April 8, 1983

Box 20 of 27

MSC - Specifications - Zng/Angle, April 8, 1983

Box 20 of 27

MSC - Specifications - Andrews, April 8, 1983

Box 20 of 27

MSC - Specifications - Kerby, April 8, 1983

Box 20 of 27

MSC - Specifications, April 29, 1983 (3 folders)

Box 20 of 27

General comments on final submission, April 22, 1983 (Kerby) (2 folders)

Box 20 of 27

MSC 1981 (Perrot) (4 Folders)

Box 20 of 27

MSC cornerstone

Box 20 of 27

MSC space memo

Box 20 of 27

MSC sprinkler system

Box 20 of 27

Gas chromaeograph/mass spec.

Box 20 of 27

Box 21

General correspondence and memoranda re: MSC, 1979-1980 (Perrot) (13 folders)

Box 21 of 27

Specifications for Pods and Storage equipment - pre-final submissions, February 22, 1983 (6 folders)

Box 21 of 27

Box 22

CS equipment pods 1, 2, 4 (2 folders)

Box 22 of 27

Clarification on collections storage system, February 24, 1986

Box 22 of 27

CS equipment 1, 2, 4 (2 folders)

Box 22 of 27

Reprocurement Specifications, General Construction (Pre-Grunley) (8 folders)

Box 22 of 27

Box 23

Reprocurement 99% submitted

Box 23 of 27

Miscellaneous Specifications for Pods and Storage Equipment (4 folders)

Box 23 of 27

Cathy Kerby Notes and Memos, 1980-1983

Box 23 of 27

Kerby miscellaneous (2 folders)

Box 23 of 27

FMC

Box 23 of 27

Undated

Box 23 of 27

Storage

Box 23 of 27

Specifications April 29, 1983

Box 23 of 27

Box 24

Miscellaneous Specifications (6 folders)

Box 24 of 27

Files mostly concerning planning for the movement of National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) collections to MSC, c. 1980-1984 (5 folders)

Box 24 of 27

Move documents by division (3 folders)

Box 24 of 27

Architectural Renderings (3 folders)

Box 24 of 27

Box 25

MSC Operational Funds

Box 25 of 27

Equipment Funds (5 folders)

Box 25 of 27

Miscellaneous procurement (2 folders)

Box 25 of 27

Material handling and storage for MSC by FMC

Box 25 of 27

HVAC (3 folders)

Box 25 of 27

FY 1983 procurement (2 folders)

Box 25 of 27

Move news

Box 25 of 27

Pod 3

Box 25 of 27

Pod 4

Box 25 of 27

Potential Needs

Box 25 of 27

Disposition

Box 25 of 27

MSC building management

Box 25 of 27

Clarke vacuum cleaners

Box 25 of 27

Copies

Box 25 of 27

Received?

Box 25 of 27

Untitled (2 folders)

Box 25 of 27

Space

Box 25 of 27

Box 26

Miscellaneous procurement records for MSC equipment, 1983-1984 (9 folders)

Box 26 of 27

FMC storage concept project

Box 26 of 27

MSC storage equipment

Box 26 of 27

Equipment

Box 26 of 27

Hallowell

Box 26 of 27

Data, fixed shelves

Box 26 of 27

FY 1983 Procurement (4 folders)

Box 26 of 27

Box 27

1984 Funds MSC - Anthropology Invertebrate Zoology (2 folders)

Box 27 of 27

1980 MSC

Box 27 of 27

1979-1980 MSC

Box 27 of 27

MSC and space planning, 1978

Box 27 of 27

1978 MSC and Programmatic Space/Equipment requirements

Box 27 of 27

MSC tentative floor plans

Box 27 of 27

Miscellaneous procurement records (4 folders)

Box 27 of 27

Pre-1977 MSC planning

Box 27 of 27

MSC move - plans and implementation

Box 27 of 27

Miscellaneous items (sinks), 1982-1983

Box 27 of 27

MSC storage equipment, 1983

Box 27 of 27

Dry storage equipment

Box 27 of 27

Architectural renderings

Box 27 of 27