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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 08-082

Smithsonian Institution. Office of Exhibits Central

Exhibition Records, 1966-2004

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution. Office of Exhibits Central
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: 1966-2004
Quantity: 4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 08-082
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records documenting exhibitions and other projects produced by the Office of Exhibits Central for other museums and units. Included in this accession are exhibitions and projects produced for the Smithsonian Institution, Keeper of the Castle; the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum; the Smithsonian Institution, Office of Design and Construction; the Smithsonian Institution, International Center, including the exhibitions "Pre-Hispanic Foods of Mexico" and "Elmina Castle Across the Centuries;" the Smithsonian Institution Archives; the Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education, including the exhibition "Santos: Substance and Soul;" the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center; the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, including the exhibition, "Vanishing Amphibians;" the Smithsonian Institution Women's Council; Smithsonian Associates, including the traveling exhibition "Artrain: Art in Celebration!;" the Smithsonian Institution, Office of Telecommunications; the Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Under Secretary; the National Postal Museum, including the exhibitions "Artistic License: The Duck Stamp Story" and "Roots of Rhythm: African American Musicians on Postage Stamp Art;" the National Zoological Park; the Center for African American History and Culture; the Smithsonian Institution Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center; Reading is Fundamental, inc.; the United States Department of State; and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, including the exhibitions "Burgess Shale: Evolution's Big Bang" and "Yesterday's Tomorrows: Past Visions of the American Future." Materials include scripts, label text, correspondence, memoranda, notes, concept outlines, budgets, design files, pamphlets, architectural drawings, floor plans, concept drawings, images, brochures, clippings, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.

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This accession consists of records documenting exhibitions and other projects produced by the Office of Exhibits Central for other museums and units. Included in this accession are exhibitions and projects produced for the Smithsonian Institution, Keeper of the Castle; the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum; the Smithsonian Institution, Office of Design and Construction; the Smithsonian Institution, International Center, including the exhibitions Pre-Hispanic Foods of Mexico and Elmina Castle Across the Centuries; the Smithsonian Institution Archives; the Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education, including the exhibition Santos: Substance and Soul; the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center; the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, including the exhibition, Vanishing Amphibians; the Smithsonian Institution Women's Council; Smithsonian Associates, including the traveling exhibition Artrain: Art in Celebration!; the Smithsonian Institution, Office of Telecommunications; the Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Under Secretary; the National Postal Museum, including the exhibitions Artistic License: The Duck Stamp Story and Roots of Rhythm: African American Musicians on Postage Stamp Art; the National Zoological Park; the Center for African American History and Culture; the Smithsonian Institution Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center; Reading is Fundamental, inc.; the United States Department of State; and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, including the exhibitions Burgess Shale: Evolution's Big Bang and Yesterday's Tomorrows: Past Visions of the American Future. Materials include scripts, label text, correspondence, memoranda, notes, concept outlines, budgets, design files, pamphlets, architectural drawings, floor plans, concept drawings, images, brochures, clippings, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Subject

Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-082, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Exhibits Central, Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

Castle, Keeper of

Exterior signs - Downing Urn, 1967-1985

Box 1 of 4

SI 125th Anniversary, 1971

Box 1 of 4

Smithson Crypt, 1973-1983

Box 1 of 4

Smithsonian Mace, 1966-1996

Box 1 of 4

Cooper-Hewitt

General, 1977-1985

Box 1 of 4

Design & Construction, Office of

Miscellaneous, 1980-1987

Box 1 of 4

International Center

International Center brochure, 1989

Box 1 of 4

Elmina Castle (Ghana) script, 1995

Box 1 of 4

Ghana project, 1992

Box 1 of 4

Ghana brochure, 1993

Box 1 of 4

Ghana interns, 1997

Box 1 of 4

Pre-Hispanic Foods of Mexico, 1990

Box 1 of 4

Smithsonian Archives

Microfilm Targets, 1982-1986

Box 1 of 4

Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education (SCMRE)

Santos exhibition, 2000

Box 1 of 4

Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center (SEEC)

Recognition plaque, 2001 (cancelled)

Box 1 of 4

Donor plaque, 1998

Box 1 of 4

Child care center plaque (SEEC logo), 1989

Box 1 of 4

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Barro Colorado Island visitor center exhibits, 1993-1996

Box 1 of 4

Vanishing Amphibians, 1998

Box 1 of 4

Smithsonian Women's Committee

Miscellaneous, 1993

Box 1 of 4

Smithsonian National Associates Program (SNAP) - 1991 Craft Show

Box 1 of 4

Smithsonian National Associates Program (SNAP) - 1992 Craft Show

Box 1 of 4

The Smithsonian Associates (TSA)

Artrain: Art in Celebration! (with SITES), 2000 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 4

Telecommunications

Smithsonian Productions - Peabody Award case, 1997

Box 1 of 4

Under Secretary, Office of the

Quadrangle displays, 1983-1985

Box 1 of 4

Quadrangle presentation book, 1979

Box 1 of 4

Box 2

National Postal Museum

Duck Stamps (Artistic License: The Duck Stamp Story), 1996-2004 - General

Box 2 of 4

Duck Stamps - Maintenance, 1999

Box 2 of 4

Duck Stamps, 2004 (includes electronic records)

Box 2 of 4

Duck Stamps

Box 2 of 4

Duck Stamps - Design File (5 folders)

Box 2 of 4

Duck Stamps - Design Memoranda (4 folders)

Box 2 of 4

Ford Gallery rendering, 2003

Box 2 of 4

Roots of Rhythm: African American Musicians on Postage Stamp Art, 2001

Box 2 of 4

National Zoological Park

Bats, 1990-1996

Box 2 of 4

Miscellaneous information file (Panda House, Zoo maps), 1974

Box 2 of 4

Center for African American History and Culture (CAAHC)

3 Generations / Resonant Forms (design file) 1998

Box 2 of 4

Box 3

Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center (VIARC )

Miscellaneous, 1971-1986

Box 3 of 4

Associates Court Membership Case in National Museum of Natural History, 1986-1988

Box 3 of 4

Hours pylons, 1987-1989

Box 3 of 4

Information desk at Smithsonian Instition Castle, 1997

Box 3 of 4

Kiosks, 1989

Box 3 of 4

Lamppost Letter Box, 1989

Box 3 of 4

Logo applications, 1985

Box 3 of 4

Mall Directories (Visitor information kiosks,) 1980-1985

Box 3 of 4

Mall Graphics, 1986-1987

Box 3 of 4

Mall Graphics (Jim Mahoney's files), 1985-1987

Box 3 of 4

Orientation Program sign, 1986

Box 3 of 4

SI Information Center, 1985-1990 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 4

VIARC exhibits poster, 1997

Box 3 of 4

VIARC desk at Arts & Industries Building, 1998

Box 3 of 4

Non-Smithsonian Clients

Reading Is Fundamental poster contest, 1986-1991

Box 3 of 4

State Department - Witness exhibition, 1999

Box 3 of 4

Box 4

Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES)

Burgess Shale: Evolution's Big Bang, 2001 - Script

Box 4 of 4

Burgess Shale - Miscellaneous

Box 4 of 4

Burgess Shale - Type

Box 4 of 4

Burgess Shale - Images

Box 4 of 4

Burgess Shale - Design File (MacIntyre)

Box 4 of 4

Burgess Shale - Design File

Box 4 of 4

Burgess Shale - Panel Design, 2000

Box 4 of 4

Yesterday's Tomorrows: Past Visions of the American Future, 2000 (2 folders)

Box 4 of 4

Yesterday's Tomorrows - Design File (2 folders)

Box 4 of 4

Yesterday's Tomorrows - Transparencies

Box 4 of 4