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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 08-137

National Air and Space Museum. Office of the Deputy Director

NASM Files, 1972-2007

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Air and Space Museum. Office of the Deputy Director
Title: NASM Files
Dates: 1972-2007
Quantity: 2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 08-137
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Donald S. Lopez, Deputy Director, documenting the administration of the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) and outreach performed by Lopez on behalf of NASM. Lopez held various positions at the National Air and Space Museum beginning in 1972 and became Deputy Director in 1983. Lopez retired in 1990, but came back to the position of Deputy Director in 1996, a position which he held until his death in 2008. In between stints as Deputy Director, Lopez continued to be closely involved in the activities of the Office of the Director. Topics documented in this collection include facilities, special events, strategic planning, exhibitions (including various iterations of proposed Enola Gay exhibitions), budget, collection management, policies, visitors, public relations, and lectures and presentations given by Lopez. Some records document Lopez's participation on outside boards and committees. Some records were maintained by Lopez, but pre-date his NASM career. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, planning documents, agreements, images, meeting minutes, exhibition scripts, policies, brochures, educational materials, business proposals, handbooks, statistics, annual reports, presentations, and videos. Some materials are in electronic format.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Donald S. Lopez, Deputy Director, documenting the administration of the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) and outreach performed by Lopez on behalf of NASM. Lopez held various positions at the National Air and Space Museum beginning in 1972 and became Deputy Director in 1983. Lopez retired in 1990, but came back to the position of Deputy Director in 1996, a position which he held until his death in 2008. In between stints as Deputy Director, Lopez continued to be closely involved in the activities of the Office of the Director. Topics documented in this collection include facilities, special events, strategic planning, exhibitions (including various iterations of proposed Enola Gay exhibitions), budget, collection management, policies, visitors, public relations, and lectures and presentations given by Lopez. Some records document Lopez's participation on outside boards and committees. Some records were maintained by Lopez, but pre-date his NASM career. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, planning documents, agreements, images, meeting minutes, exhibition scripts, policies, brochures, educational materials, business proposals, handbooks, statistics, annual reports, presentations, and videos. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2023; Transferring office; 4/21/1988 conversation between Glenn and Thomas; Contact reference staff for details.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-137, National Air and Space Museum. Office of the Deputy Director, NASM Files

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Container List

Box 1

Booklet, New National Air and Space Museum (NASM) Design, 1964

Box 1 of 2

Reading/FYI, 2003-2005

Box 1 of 2

Veteran's Invites to the NASM museum at Dulles Airport, 2002-2003

Box 1 of 2

Mission Statement, 1996-1998

Box 1 of 2

Strategic Planning Time Study, 1996

Box 1 of 2

NAPA Six, 1996

Box 1 of 2

United States Air Force Museum Advisory Board Meeting Minutes, June 1, 2001

Box 1 of 2

NASM

Box 1 of 2

Organizational Charts and Dulles Management, 1998

Box 1 of 2

Major Initiatives, 2000

Box 1 of 2

Security Initiatives Committee, 2001

Box 1 of 2

Boeing 307 Restoration Agreement, 1995

Box 1 of 2

Historic Photographs (includes photos of the current NASM building being built, the Spirit of St. Louis arriving in D.C., and the former NASM buildings)

Box 1 of 2

Into The Teeth of the Tiger, Rights paperwork, 1996

Box 1 of 2

Budget and WARP, 2006

Box 1 of 2

Biography/Resumes, 1998-2004

Box 1 of 2

Into the Teeth of the Tiger, Correspondence, 1986

Box 1 of 2

Year-End Review, 2003

Box 1 of 2

Tours, Garber and Dulles Facilities

Box 1 of 2

Program Reviews, January 2001

Box 1 of 2

Technology Strategic Plans, January 2001

Box 1 of 2

Hallion, Museum Advisory Board, 2001

Box 1 of 2

Correspondence, 2003-2004

Box 1 of 2

History, Budget Justification, & Senate Hearing announcement, 1970-1972

Box 1 of 2

Memos, 2007

Box 1 of 2

Interview, 2003

Box 1 of 2

Tactical Plan Commitments, 2007

Box 1 of 2

Space Allotment and Organization, 2000-2007

Box 1 of 2

Docent Training, August 2004

Box 1 of 2

Yeager Dispute, 2006

Box 1 of 2

Photographs

Box 1 of 2

"The Last Act" Correspondence, 1994

Box 1 of 2

Rollout Day, 2003

Box 1 of 2

Taking Flights: Century of Wonder script and correspondence, 2002

Box 1 of 2

Collection Care paperwork

Box 1 of 2

Directory of Museums in the United States containing Aircraft, 1987

Box 1 of 2

NASM Aeronautics Division Collections Rationale, August 1998

Box 1 of 2

NASM Aircraft Collection Selection Rationale, September 1986

Box 1 of 2

NASM Space History Division Collections Rationale, July 2000

Box 1 of 2

Discovery Channel Frontiers of Flight video series correspondence, 1990-1991

Box 1 of 2

Brochures, 1984-1996

Box 1 of 2

Professional Accomplishments Evaluation Committee Reform Memo, 1996

Box 1 of 2

Photos and Slides, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Box 1 of 2

Minorities in NASM, 1981

Box 1 of 2

Smithsonian Institution (SI) Collections Management Policy, 1983

Box 1 of 2

30th Anniversary Invitation and Program, 2006

Box 1 of 2

NASM Use of Garber Facility

Box 1 of 2

Destiny in Space, a Teacher's Guide, 1994

Box 1 of 2

Office of Protection Services Recommendations, 2002

Box 1 of 2

Garber Draft and Correspondence, 1998

Box 1 of 2

Advisory Board Meeting, May 28, 1997

Box 1 of 2

Revisionism Gone Wrong: Analysis of the Enola Gay Controversy, Part I, March 1994-December 1996

Box 1 of 2

Revisionism Gone Wrong: Analysis of the Enola Gay Controversy, Part II, March 1994-December 1996

Box 1 of 2

"The Nation's Hanger" NASM 25 Years On, 2001

Box 1 of 2

NASM Five-Year Plan, 1983-1988

Box 1 of 2

Memos, 1992

Box 1 of 2

Flight Material Collection Inventory Correspondence, 1996

Box 1 of 2

Motion Simulator and IMAX Proposals, 1996

Box 1 of 2

X-14B Correspondence, 1973-1982

Box 1 of 2

Memos, 1996

Box 1 of 2

Civil Disobedience/Public Protest, 1996

Box 1 of 2

Informal Reports, 1989-1994

Box 1 of 2

Introduction on the Elements of "The Military Planning Process," February 2001

Box 1 of 2

NASM Transportation Study (by George Mason University), September 2003

Box 1 of 2

NASM FY 2004 Tactical Plan

Box 1 of 2

NASM Board, 2005

Box 1 of 2

NASM FY 2007 Accomplishments

Box 1 of 2

Explainers Program Handbook, 1995

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NASM Visitor Services, 2005

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Box 2

NASM Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Transition Plan, June 2002

Box 2 of 2

Exhibit Guidelines, Label Scripts/Films/Computer Interactives, 1993

Box 2 of 2

Visits to NASM Demographic Characteristics, 1988

Box 2 of 2

SI Collection Statistics, 1994

Box 2 of 2

NASM Aircraft Collection Rationale, September 1989

Box 2 of 2

Department of Space History NASM Collection Rationale, March 1991

Box 2 of 2

SI War Background Studies, #20, "China," 1944

Box 2 of 2

NASM Annual Reports, 1948-1951

Box 2 of 2

NASM Annual Reports, 1952-1969

Box 2 of 2

"The Last Act" exhibition label script (3 folders)

Box 2 of 2

PowerPoint text for Society for Experimental Test Pilots (SETP)

Box 2 of 2

NASM Draft Tactical Plan, FY 2002-2007 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 2

The Enola Gay Affair and World War II photocopies

Box 2 of 2

World War II photographs

Box 2 of 2

Garber & Lopez stories, Channel 9 News (video cassette)

Box 2 of 2

PowerPoint Presentation on Donald Lopez, 2005 (electronic records)

Box 2 of 2

Udvar-Hazy Center Background & Business Case, 2002 (electronic records)

Box 2 of 2

Gillespie Field, San Diego, Speer Field, September 2004 (electronic records)

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Lindbergh Lecture (electronic records)

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Udvar-Hazy Center Press Day Photographs, December 2003 (electronic records)

Box 2 of 2

China PowerPoint Presentation, 2004 (electronic records)

Box 2 of 2

July Presentation, 2006 (electronic records)

Box 2 of 2

Daso Centennial Celebration Presentation, April 2004 (electronic records)

Box 2 of 2

Lopez, Hazy Center Presentation, 2004 (electronic records)

Box 2 of 2

Caption and Picbook 2 (electronic records)

Box 2 of 2

NASM Orientation Film, July 2004 (electronic records)

Box 2 of 2

Visit to NASM/Hazy and Roger Sant, October 17, 2003 (electronic records)

Box 2 of 2

Official Guide to NASM, SI Press, 2002 (electronic records)

Box 2 of 2

Garber Facility on Channel 9 news (electronic records)

Box 2 of 2

Presentations and video on Udvar-Hazy Center (electronic records)

Box 2 of 2

Hazy PowerPoint, June 4, 2004 (electronic records)

Box 2 of 2

Discovery Communications Video Series, 1992 (Accession 09-160)

Box 2 of 2