Exhibition Records, 1971-1993

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Consists of records documenting exhibition planning, development, and production activities in the Division of Community Life at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), and when NMAH was known as the National Museum of History and Technology. Staff represented in these records include curators Carl H. Scheele and Richard E. Ahlborn, and museum specialist Ellen Roney Hughes. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; scripts; budget summaries; production schedules; contracts; exhibition installation and opening photographs; press releases and newspaper clippings; meeting minutes; object lists and loan information; articles; conservation and special program information; motion picture film; design drawings; construction specifications and floor plans; and exhibition catalogue planning records.


  • Scheele, Carl H
  • Ahlborn, Richard E
  • Hughes, Ellen Roney
  • National Museum of History and Technology


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Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1971
  • 1971-1993


  • Social history
  • Museum loans
  • Exhibitions
  • Museums
  • Contracts
  • Museum exhibits
  • Museum curators


  • Brochures
  • Manuscripts
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Color photographs
  • Color transparencies
  • Compact discs
  • Clippings
  • Drawings
  • Motion pictures (visual works)

Local number

SIA RS01308

Physical description

6.5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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