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Accession 07-043

National Portrait Gallery. Department of Design and Production

Master, Exhibition, and Project Drawings, 1984-1999

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Portrait Gallery. Department of Design and Production
Title: Master, Exhibition, and Project Drawings
Dates: 1984-1999
Quantity: 12.47 cu. ft. (28 blueprint storage boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Collection: Accession 07-043
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of master, exhibition, and project drawings created by the Dept. of Design and Production. The master drawings consist of drawings to which can be added those structures, details, etc. needed to generate specific exhibit or project drawings. These drawings are arranged numerically by gallery or room number and are filed first. The exhibition drawings consist of working drawings from which copies could be made and are filed alphabetically by name (in many cases the drawings are designated by the working title of the exhibit at the time or only by the artist's name). Lastly there are project drawings which consist of drawings for projects other than exhibits and include drawings for such things as pedestals and tie-backs, as well as drawings of storage spaces and the administrative suite. These drawings are filed alphabetically together with the exhibition drawings. Many of the drawings are of the Patent Office Building where the National Portrait Gallery is located. Materials include manuscripts, architectural drawings, floor plans, and black-and-white photographs.

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This accession consists of master, exhibition, and project drawings created by the Department of Design and Production. The master drawings consist of drawings to which can be added those structures, details, etc. needed to generate specific exhibit or project drawings. These drawings are arranged numerically by gallery or room number and are filed first. The exhibition drawings consist of working drawings from which copies could be made and are filed alphabetically by name (in many cases the drawings are designated by the working title of the exhibit at the time or only by the artist's name). Lastly there are project drawings which consist of drawings for projects other than exhibits and include drawings for such things as pedestals and tie-backs, as well as drawings of storage spaces and the administrative suite. These drawings are filed alphabetically together with the exhibition drawings. Many of the drawings are of the Patent Office Building where the National Portrait Gallery is located.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-043, National Portrait Gallery. Department of Design and Production, Master, Exhibition, and Project Drawings

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Container List

Box 1

121 Front Only (Master drawings)

Box 1 of 28

Box 2

Master Plans - entire building National Portrait Gallery (NPG)/National Museum of American Art (NMAA) (Master drawings)

Box 2 of 28

108 (Master drawings)

Box 2 of 28

Box 3

121 - Electrical Outlet Plan (Master drawings)

Box 3 of 28

121 - Front and Rear (Master drawings)

Box 3 of 28

121 - Typical Details (Master drawings)

Box 3 of 28

Box 4

121 - Rear Only (Master drawings)

Box 4 of 28

Box 5

121 - Front and Rear Perimeter Walls (Master drawings)

Box 5 of 28

Room 132 (Master drawings)

Box 5 of 28

Room 185 (Master drawings)

Box 5 of 28

1st Floor F St. Alcove (Master drawings)

Box 5 of 28

First Floor F Street Corridor Cornice/Fabric Detail (Master drawings)

Box 5 of 28

1st Floor 7th St. Alcove and F St. Corridor (Master drawings)

Box 5 of 28

1st Floor F St. Corridor (Master drawings)

Box 5 of 28

First Floor 9th Street Corridor (Master drawings)

Box 5 of 28

Box 6

Lobby - North, East, and West Walls (Master drawings)

Box 6 of 28

Hall of Presidents (Master drawings)

Box 6 of 28

2nd Floor Rotunda (Master drawings)

Box 6 of 28

202 and 203 (Master drawings)

Box 6 of 28

209 (Master drawings)

Box 6 of 28

210 (Master drawings)

Box 6 of 28

211 (Master drawings)

Box 6 of 28

Box 7

212 (Master drawings)

Box 7 of 28

213 (Master drawings)

Box 7 of 28

214 (Master drawings)

Box 7 of 28

215 (Master drawings)

Box 7 of 28

216 (Master drawings)

Box 7 of 28

217 (Master drawings)

Box 7 of 28

219 (Master drawings)

Box 7 of 28

2nd Floor F St. Corridor (Master drawings)

Box 7 of 28

Box 8

2nd Floor 7th St. Corridor (Master drawings)

Box 8 of 28

Third Floor Great Hall and Corridor (Master drawings)

Box 8 of 28

Mezzanine (Master drawings)

Box 8 of 28

Schematic Building Plan (Master drawings)

Box 8 of 28

Typical Base Plans - One Room Exhibit (Master drawings)

Box 8 of 28

Typical Base Plan - Two Room Exhibit (Master drawings)

Box 8 of 28

Typical Base Plan - Three Room Exhibit (Master drawings)

Box 8 of 28

Typical Base Plan - Four Room Exhibit (Master drawings)

Box 8 of 28

Typical 5 Room Plan (Master drawings)

Box 8 of 28

Typical Base Plan - 6 Room Exhibit (Master drawings)

Box 8 of 28

Box 9

1st Floor 7th and F St. Alcoves and 7th St. Corridor (Master drawings)

Box 9 of 28

Typical Gallery 121 1/2" Scale (Master drawings)

Box 9 of 28

Typical One Room Gallery 1" Scale (Master drawings)

Box 9 of 28

Square Footage Grid (Master drawings)

Box 9 of 28

Planning Calendar Grids (Master drawings)

Box 9 of 28

Courtyard Plan (Master drawings)

Box 9 of 28

NMAA G St. Corridor (Master drawings)

Box 9 of 28

Box 10

American Art Portrait Gallery (AAPG) Photo Lab Office Renovation (Project drawings)

Box 10 of 28

Administrative Suite (Project drawings)

Box 10 of 28

American Colonial Portraits - Gallery 121 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 10 of 28

Andrew Jackson Gallery 121 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 10 of 28

Armature Shop (Project drawings)

Box 10 of 28

Armstrong, Louis 108-118 and Hall (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 10 of 28

The Artist's Mother - Gallery 111, 112, and 113 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 10 of 28

Artist's Portraits - Gallery 121 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 10 of 28

Richard Avedon - Gallery 111, 112, and 113 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 10 of 28

B-21 Renovation (Project drawings)

Box 10 of 28

Box 11

Banner - Plans and Specifications (Project drawings)

Box 11 of 28

Banner Rigging System - Modifications (Project drawings)

Box 11 of 28

Beaux. Cecilia - Gallery 121 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 11 of 28

Brady, Matthew - Gallery 121 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 11 of 28

Bus Route Map (Project drawings)

Box 11 of 28

Caricatures - Gallery 121 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 11 of 28

Camera Portraits Gallery 108, 109, 112, 113, and Hall (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 11 of 28

Box 12

Cameron, Julia Margaret - Gallery 111, 112, and 113 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 12 of 28

Cartier-Bresson, Henri - Gallery 121 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 12 of 28

Civil War Era, The (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 12 of 28

Coatroom Renovation (Project drawings)

Box 12 of 28

Columbian Exposition - Gallery 121 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 12 of 28

Box 13

Conlan, Charles Martin - Gallery 113 (Immortals of Baseball) (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 13 of 28

Courtyard Benches (Project drawings)

Box 13 of 28

Covarrubias, Miguel - Gallery 121 Front (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 13 of 28

Crockett, Davy - Gallery 203 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 13 of 28

Davidson, Jo Gallery 219 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 13 of 28

Design and Production (P&D) Office - Relocation (Project drawings)

Box 13 of 28

Douglas, Frederick Galleries 111, 112, and 113 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 13 of 28

Box 14

Dust Collection System (Project drawings)

Box 14 of 28

Earl, Ralph - Gallery 121 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 14 of 28

Edourt Reinstallation - 1840's Lounge (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 14 of 28

1846 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 14 of 28

Faces on TIME (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 14 of 28

Facing the Light - Gallery 121 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 14 of 28

Family Portrait Prints - Gallery 113 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 14 of 28

Field, Erastus Salisbury - Gallery 121 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 14 of 28

Box 15

First Federal Congress Gallery 121 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 15 of 28

Five of Hearts Gallery 111, 112, and 113 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 15 of 28

Franklin and His Friends/ Hans Namoth (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 15 of 28

Box 16

Frazee, John - Gallery 121 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 16 of 28

George and Martha Washington, Installation - Rotunda (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 16 of 28

Goode Gallery 111-113 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 16 of 28

Graphics Production Office (Project drawings)

Box 16 of 28

Grant, Ulysses S. - Gallery 202 and 203 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 16 of 28

Group Portrait - Gallery 111, 112, 113 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 16 of 28

Box 17

Harding, Chester - Gallery 121 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 17 of 28

Harmon Collection - Galleries 111-113 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 17 of 28

Hemingway/Sorel - Gallery 108-113 and Hall (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 17 of 28

Hosokawa Family - Gallery 211 and 212 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 17 of 28

In Pursuit of the Butterfly (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 17 of 28

Box 18

Indian Peace Medals - Gallery 205-207 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 18 of 28

Irving Penn Gallery 121 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 18 of 28

Isamu Noguchi Gallery 111, 112, and 113 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 18 of 28

Kasebier Gallery 108 and 109 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 18 of 28

Box 19

LaChaise, Gaston - Gallery 121 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 19 of 28

Legacy of Light: Polaroid Portraits Gallery 111, 112, and 113 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 19 of 28

Lavern Benches (Project drawings)

Box 19 of 28

Lincoln's Contemporaries Gallery 203 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 19 of 28

Lobby Renovation - Gallery 1st Floor (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 19 of 28

Box 20

Marisol/Leibovitz Exhibit (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 20 of 28

Marshall, George (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 20 of 28

Metropolitan Opera - Gallery 121 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 20 of 28

Multiple Personalities Gallery 121 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 20 of 28

NMAA Granite Gallery (Project drawings)

Box 20 of 28

Newman, Arnold - Gallery 121 Rear (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 20 of 28

Box 21

North Capitol St. Storage Area (Project drawings)

Box 21 of 28

NPG London Gallery 108, 109, 111, 112 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 21 of 28

NPG Posters - Gallery 121 Front (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 21 of 28

NPG Temporary Theater (Project drawings)

Box 21 of 28

Old Hickory Gallery 121 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 21 of 28

Box 22

On The Air Gallery 121 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 22 of 28

Paine, Thomas - Gallery 1st Floor 7th Street Alcove (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 22 of 28

Passages - Gallery 111-112-113 (Project drawings)

Box 22 of 28

Patent Office History - Gallery 111-112 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 22 of 28

Pedestals (modern) - Permanent Collection (Project drawings)

Box 22 of 28

Box 23

Pedestals (traditional) - Permanent Collection (Project drawings)

Box 23 of 28

Perlman - Major - Gallery 121 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 23 of 28

Photo Treasures - Gallery 108 and 109 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 23 of 28

Portico Lighting (Project drawings)

Box 23 of 28

Portraits from Gripsholm (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 23 of 28

Box 24

Portrait of the Law Gallery 121 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 24 of 28

Presidential Exhibit Oliphant - Gallery 203 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 24 of 28

Presidents on Time Gallery 203 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 24 of 28

Presidential Photographs 203 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 24 of 28

Presidential Portraits of G. Washington (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 24 of 28

Rebels: Poets and Painters of the 1950's (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 24 of 28

Red, Hot, and Blue 121 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 24 of 28

Box 25

Reinstallation of Hall of Presidents - Gallery 2nd Floor (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 25 of 28

Rembrandt Peale Gallery 121 - Front and Rear (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 25 of 28

Reporting the War (WWII) Gallery 121 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 25 of 28

Restaurant - Patent Pending (Project drawings)

Box 25 of 28

Restaurant - Portico (Project drawings)

Box 25 of 28

Box 26

Return to Albion - Gallery 121 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 26 of 28

Robeson, Paul - Gallery 108-113 and Hall (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 26 of 28

Roosevelt and Halsman Exhibitions - Gallery 121 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 26 of 28

St. Memin Gallery 108 and 109 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 26 of 28

Sipprell, Clara - Gallery 113 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 26 of 28

Spirit of Party - Gallery 202 and 203 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 26 of 28

Storage Spaces - Basement (Project drawings)

Box 26 of 28

Then and Now (Hong Kong) (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 26 of 28

Box 27

Tie-backs (Hall of Pres.) (Project drawings)

Box 27 of 28

Time and World War II (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 27 of 28

TIME: Athletes and Heroes Gallery 203 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 27 of 28

Time - Man of the Year - Gallery 203 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 27 of 28

To Color America - Gallery 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, and Corridor (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 27 of 28

To the President - Gallery 203 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 27 of 28

Box 28

20th Century Self Portraits - Gallery 121 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 28 of 28

Warhol, Andy - Gallery 113 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 28 of 28

Washington, Augustus - Gallery 203 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 28 of 28

Washington Print Exhibition - Gallery 111, 112, 113 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 28 of 28

Washington, Reinstallation - Gallery 202 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 28 of 28

West, William Edward Gallery 121 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 28 of 28

Wharton, Edith (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 28 of 28

Winslow Gallery 108-109 (also Goode) (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 28 of 28

Women on Time - Gallery 108 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 28 of 28

Wright, Joseph - Gallery 203 (Exhibition working drawings)

Box 28 of 28
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Camera Ready Art/Miscellaneous reference drawings (originally located after "121 Front Only" in box 1) (2 folders)

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