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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 05-180

National Museum of American History. Information Technology and Communications

Exhibition Records, 2001-2005

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American History. Information Technology and Communications
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: 2001-2005
Quantity: 5.07 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (3 16x20 boxes)
Collection: Accession 05-180
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of the records of David Kite Allison, which document his role as Project Director for the National Museum of American History exhibition "The Price of Freedom: Americans at War." Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; exhibition proposals, scripts, graphic illustrations, and installation photographs; budget summaries; reports; loan agreements; meeting minutes; evaluations; design submittals; and promotional information. Some materials are in electronic format.

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This accession consists of the records of David Kite Allison and document his role as Project Director for the National Museum of American History exhibition The Price of Freedom: Americans at War. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; exhibition proposals, scripts, graphic illustrations, and installation photographs; budget summaries; reports; loan agreements; meeting minutes; evaluations; design submittals; and promotional information.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-180, National Museum of American History. Information Technology and Communications, Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

Price of Freedom (POF): Behring Documents; includes copy of Smithsonian agreement with Mr. Kenneth Behring related to the exhibition, 2003

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POF: Design RFP Evaluations, 2002

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Technical Proposal for producing Price of Freedom, from Christopher Chadbourne & Associates, June 18, 2002

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The Price of Freedom Concept Design submittal, from Christopher Chadbourne & Associates, November 2002

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POF: Chadbourne Documents, 2003

Box 1 of 6

POF Meeting Notes/Kept by Project Assistant, Bekah Friedman - Volume I: January-August 2002

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POF Meeting Notes/Kept by Project Assistant, Bekah Friedman - Volume II: August 2002-May 2003

Box 1 of 6

POF Meeting Notes/Kept by Project Assistant, Bekah Friedman - Volume III: May 2003-September 2003

Box 1 of 6

POF Budget, 1/8/2003

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Sanders Draft, 12/31/2002

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Reader Comments on Initial Script, Spring 2003

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Civil War Intellectual Script Draft, 2/26/2003

Box 1 of 6

Cold War Intellectual Script Draft, 2/25/2003

Box 1 of 6

POF Object Lists, 2002

Box 1 of 6

Object Loan Agreements from NASM to NMAH, 12/2003

Box 1 of 6

Correspondence between Robin Reed and Brent Glass, 2003

Box 1 of 6

Arlington National Cemetery

Box 1 of 6

Advisory Group, 1/13/2003

Box 1 of 6

POF Writing Team, 2002

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Focus Group Reports, March 2003

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Medal of Honor, 2003

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POF Schedules, Notes, etc., 2002-2003

Box 1 of 6

Revolutionary War, 1st Script

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Eagle and Sword, a History of America's Military, first draft, and Entry/Yorktown script draft

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Civil War Master (draft script), 3/10/2003

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Exhibit Matrix, August 2003

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Academic Advisor Comments, 2003

Box 1 of 6

Box 2

Carson Walks-over-Ice Interview, 2004

Box 2 of 6

Presentation to Staff, 4/6/2004

Box 2 of 6

Regents' Briefing, 8/2004

Box 2 of 6

Study of NMAH Theater Spaces, 2003

Box 2 of 6

David Allison: POF My Views, Notes, 2003

Box 2 of 6

Little Bighorn Vertebrae Report, 2001

Box 2 of 6

"Give Me Liberty" Puppet Show Script, 2004

Box 2 of 6

Frank Mabante My View, 2004

Box 2 of 6

Chuck Carlock Artifacts, 2003

Box 2 of 6

America's Huey-091: Final Journey Home Presentation to NMAH, 2003

Box 2 of 6

POF Huey UH1, 2003

Box 2 of 6

Shadow of the Blade: Promotional Material, 2003

Box 2 of 6

Gold Star Mothers, 2003-2004

Box 2 of 6

POF Focus Groups, 2003

Box 2 of 6

American Presidency Visitors Studies, 2001

Box 2 of 6

Public Programs, 9/24/2004

Box 2 of 6

Voices Kiosks, 2003

Box 2 of 6

Casualties, 2004

Box 2 of 6

Guillermo Rumingan My View, 2003

Box 2 of 6

Interactive Brochure, 2004

Box 2 of 6

Camp Liberation Stories, 2004

Box 2 of 6

POF Exhibition Invitations, 2004

Box 2 of 6

Post-Opening Public Relations and Press

Box 2 of 6

Post Opening Comments, 2004

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POF Photographs taken by Rieger Imaging

Box 2 of 6

POF Script Review - Contains one example of the multiple script reviews made of the exhibition. (More complete scripts are available in the electronic records of the exhibition.)

Sample Notebook

Box 2 of 6

Dick Kohn Script Review: Sections 2-3 (Note: Section 1 had no script to review)

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Dick Kohn Script Review: Section 4

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Dick Kohn Script Review: Section 5

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Dick Kohn Script Review: Section 6

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Dick Kohn Script Review: Sections 7-8

Box 2 of 6

Dick Kohn Script Review: Sections 9-10

Box 2 of 6

Selection of Production Graphics and Video (Archival set of production graphics DVDs from Rieger Imaging is stored with NMAH Graphics Production.)

Karen Carr: Graphic Illustrations and Maps (CD)

Box 2 of 6

History Channel Source Video (VHS): Battle Stations, Huey Helicopter, Air Armada

Box 2 of 6

In the Shadow of the Blade: Promotional Video (VHS) by Arrowhead Films

Box 2 of 6

Box 3

Databases and other electronic records

Medal of Honor Database Final

Box 3 of 6

Price of Freedom Medal of Honor Database V2

Box 3 of 6

Price of Freedom: Press Coverage (DVD)

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POF Installation Photos by Warren Ansley (CD), 2003-2004

Box 3 of 6

Price of Freedom: Walk Through with David Behring (CD), 2004

Box 3 of 6

Quicktime Movie, NBC News: Iraq Coverage (DVD)

Box 3 of 6

Audio Tape interview with Ann Wolcott, President of the Gold Star Mothers, 10/02/2003

Box 3 of 6

POF Artifacts and Images.fp5, Filemaker Database (password M1911-A), 1/28/2005 (CD)

Box 3 of 6

POF Artifacts and Images.fp5, Filemaker Database (password M1911-A), 3/5/2005 (CD)

Box 3 of 6

POF Teachers Manual, Exhibit Brochure, Web Banner Ads, Video Press Release (CD), 2004

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POF Exhibit Photographs (CD)

Box 3 of 6

POF Case Schedule, Case Typicals, Exhibition Workshop, Graphic Typicals, Graphic Schedule (5/19/2004), Artifacts Photography.fp5 (password freedom), and Label Text (word documents). Filemaker Databases (password M1795FL)

Box 3 of 6

Set of POF DVDs

POF Kinetic Mural, Left Screen

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POF Kinetic Mural, Middle Screen

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POF Kinetic Mural, Right Screen

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Puppet Show Audio and Captions

Box 3 of 6

Battle of Lexington

Box 3 of 6

War of Independence Voices

Box 3 of 6

Orientation Theater

Box 3 of 6

Mexican War Voices

Box 3 of 6

Civil War Frieze, Right Screen

Box 3 of 6

Civil War Frieze, Center Screen

Box 3 of 6

Civil War Frieze, Left Screen

Box 3 of 6

Civil War Voices

Box 3 of 6

World War I Silent Newsreel

Box 3 of 6

World War II Newsreel I

Box 3 of 6

World War II Newsreel II

Box 3 of 6

World War II Cartoons Go to War

Box 3 of 6

World War II Newsreel III

Box 3 of 6

World War II Newsreel IV

Box 3 of 6

World War II Voices

Box 3 of 6

USO Theater

Box 3 of 6

Living Room War

Box 3 of 6

Vietnam War Voices

Box 3 of 6

NBC News Iraq Video

Box 3 of 6

Medal of Honor Voices

Box 3 of 6

Final Theater Video

Box 3 of 6

Box 4

Drawings

35% Design Review, 410 Review, Christopher Chadbourne & Associates, January 2003

Box 4 of 6

EXHIBITS, 65% Design Intent, SD 410 Submittal, Christopher Chadbourne & Associates, August 1, 2003

Box 4 of 6

GRAPHICS, 65% Design Intent, SD 410 Submittal, Christopher Chadbourne & Associates, August 1, 2003

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EXHIBITS, 95% Design Intent, SD 410 Submittal, Christopher Chadbourne & Associates, September 22, 2003

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GRAPHICS, 95% Design Intent, SD 410 Submittal, Christopher Chadbourne & Associates, September 22, 2003

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Box 5

EXHIBITS, 100% Design Intent, SD 410 Submittal, Christopher Chadbourne & Associates, October 31, 2003

Box 5 of 6

POF Mechanicals 1 - final printouts of design intent for typical panels in the exhibition

Box 5 of 6

Box 6

POF Mechanicals 2

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Working "AD" (for addendum) drawings of exhibit sections. Used for final development of exhibition content development.

Section 2: Revolutionary War

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Section 3: Expansion

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Section 4: Civil War

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Section 5: World War I

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Section 6: World War II

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Section 7: Cold War

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Section 8: Vietnam

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Section 9: New American Role

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Section 10: Ultimate Sacrifice

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Graphics and Textiles Samples

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