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Accession 05-085,  National Museum of American History, Division of Engineering and Industry,  Exhibition Records, 1927, 1953-1987

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American History, Division of Engineering and Industry
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: 1927, 1953-1987
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection: Accession 05-085
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of the exhibition records of Robert M. Vogel during his tenure as Assistant Curator, 1958-1961, Associate Curator, 1962-1966, and Curator, 1967-1985, of the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering; and as Curator of the Division of Engineering and Industry, 1986- . Also included are records that date to the Division of Engineering, prior to 1957, and the correspondence and exhibition files of Carl Weaver Mitman, Curator of the Divisions of Mineral and Mechanical Technology at the United States National Museum. The records document early and ongoing planning for the Hall of Civil Engineering and the Hall of Heavy Machinery at the National Museum of American History, and the installation of the Power Hall at the Arts & Industries Building. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; scripts; agreements; floor plans; exhibition proposals and planning information; design concepts; blueprints of mechanical instruments; photographs; drawings; object lists; and articles.

Descriptive Entry

This accession includes the exhibition records of Robert M. Vogel during his tenure as Assistant Curator, 1958-1961, Associate Curator, 1962-1966, and Curator, 1967-1985, of the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering; and as Curator of the Division of Engineering and Industry, 1986- . The accession also includes some records that date to the Division of Engineering, prior to 1957, and the correspondence and exhibition files of Carl Weaver Mitman, Curator of the Divisions of Mineral and Mechanical Technology at the United States National Museum. The records document early and ongoing planning for the Hall of Civil Engineering and the Hall of Heavy Machinery at the National Museum of American History, and the installation of the Power Hall at the Arts & Industries Building.

Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; scripts; agreements; floor plans; exhibition proposals and planning information; design concepts; blueprints of mechanical instruments; photographs; drawings; object lists; and articles.

Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-085, National Museum of American History, Division of Engineering and Industry, Exhibition Records

Container List

Box 1

Hydraulic Power and Pumping, April 1963

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Hall of Heavy Machinery (Units 27-41), 1963-1964

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Late Steam Power, June 1963

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Power and the Early Steam Engines and Boilers, 1964

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Refrigeration Section, 1965-1967, 1976, 1987

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Compressed Air Drive, 1963-1967 (2 folders)

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Hall of Heavy Machinery: General Information, 1963-1964

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Internal Combustion, 1963

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Restoration of Machinery, 1962-1964

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Millwrighting, 1958-1966

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Drive Shaft and Pulley Assemblies (in storage)

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Hall of Power Machinery, 1963, 1970

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Hall of Civil Engineering, 1959-1964

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Hall of Heavy Machinery: Script, 1963

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Hall of Heavy Machinery: General Information, 1963-1972 (2 folders)

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Hall of Civil Engineering: General Information, 1964-1973

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Hall of Civil Engineering: Photographs (2 folders)

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Exhibition Floor Plans, 1959-1966

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Hall of Civil Engineering: Original Script, June 1958

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Hall of Heavy Machinery: Early Script

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Refrigeration Section, 1962-1967

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Special Exhibition: The Textile Industry, March-July, 1972

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Power Hall Reconstruction Plan, 1955-1957

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Power Hall Reconstruction Plan, 1954-1955

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Power Hall Reconstruction Plan, 1953

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Power Hall Reconstruction Plan, 1927

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Hall Script for Docents, 1970

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Hall of Power Machinery: Photographs

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Hall of Civil Engineering: Scripts, 1958-1964 (2 folders)

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Piping Gasoline Engine Bases, 1965

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Power Hall: Photographs of David Thomas, 1984

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Power Hall: Photographs of Donald Kreckow, 1971

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Hall of Heavy Machinery: Photograph of Riedler Pump with Pelton Wheel, June 1970

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Power Hall: Exhibition Photographs and Negatives (2 folders)

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