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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 09-148

National Air and Space Museum. Office of the Deputy Director

NASM Files, 1975-1979, 1987-1996

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: 1975-1979, 1987-1996
Quantity: 0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection: Accession 09-148
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Donald S. Lopez, Deputy Director, pertaining to the National Air and Space Museum (NASM). Lopez held various positions at NASM 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 in this accession include preparations for the opening of the National Air and Space Museum Building, planning for additional facilities, and research related to exhibitions. Materials include reports, clippings, site plans, concept drawings, public comments, photographs, research materials, and related materials.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Donald S. Lopez, Deputy Director, pertaining to the National Air and Space Museum (NASM). Lopez held various positions at NASM 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 in this accession include preparations for the opening of the National Air and Space Museum Building, planning for additional facilities, and research related to exhibitions. Materials include reports, clippings, site plans, concept drawings, public comments, photographs, research materials, and related materials.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-148, National Air and Space Museum. Office of the Deputy Director, NASM Files

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Container List

Box 1

Wilson Center Working Paper #8 - "The Air Force and Strategic Thought, 1945-1951" by David McIsaac (1979)

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Aircraft Ready for Exhibition, April 2, 1975

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Comments from Public, 1976

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Unidentified Photographs

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Nanking Research, c. 1991-1994

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Images from Japanese Attacks on China

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Rape of Nanking Clippings, 1994

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Project Inventory - Hellmuth, Obata, and Kassabaum, April 25, 1989

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NASM Inventory of Available Data - Hellmuth, Obata, and Kassabaum, April 26, 1989

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Museum Site Plans (Airport)

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Concept Drawing of Museum Interior

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Internal Publishing Guidelines and Policies, 1987-1996 (Accession 13-160)

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