Restoration and Renovation Records, 1984-2006

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Consists of records documenting the Department of Design and Production's role in restoration and renovation projects at the National Portrait Gallery, in particular the renovation and enhancement of the Patent Office Building. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, notes, reports, meeting minutes, chronologic files, architectural drawings, floor plans, schematics, maps, drawings, color photographs, and black-and-white photographs.


  • Patent Office Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)


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Organized by subseries: 1) Miscellaneous Projects -- 2) Patent Office Building Renovation and Enhancement

Repository Loc.

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


  • 1984
  • 1984-2006


  • Museum buildings
  • Historic buildings
  • Conservation and restoration
  • Art museums
  • Architecture
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Portraits, American
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
  • Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration


  • Manuscripts
  • Architectural drawings
  • Drawings
  • Floor plans
  • Maps
  • Color photographs
  • Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA RS00698

Physical description

15.38 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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