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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 09-301

National Air and Space Museum. Exhibits Design Division

Exhibition Records, 1972-2006

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Air and Space Museum. Exhibits Design Division
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: 1972-2006
Quantity: 4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 09-301
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records documenting the design of new exhibitions for display at the National Air and Space Museum as well as updates to existing exhibitions. The majority of the records were created and maintained by William Jacobs, Exhibits Designer. Exhibitions documented in this accession include "Where Next, Columbus?;" "Last Act: The Atomic Bomb and the End of World War II" (proposed); "Dream to Fly: Black Aviators and American Identity" (proposed); "Space Race;" "Air Transportation;" "Vertical Flight;" "Air Traffic Control;" "Business Wings;" "Flight Testing;" "How Things Fly;" "Looking at Earth;" "Explore the Universe;" "Rocketry and Spaceflight;" "Sea-Air Operations;" and "Exploring the Planets." Materials include correspondence, memoranda, budgets, conceptual sketches, scripts, installation images, images to be used in exhibitions, contracts, floor plans, elevations, brochures, meeting minutes, notes, clippings, and related materials.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records documenting the design of new exhibitions for display at the National Air and Space Museum as well as updates to existing exhibitions. The majority of the records were created and maintained by William Jacobs, Exhibits Designer. Exhibitions documented in this accession include Where Next, Columbus?; Last Act: The Atomic Bomb and the End of World War II (proposed), Dream to Fly: Black Aviators and American Identity (proposed); Space Race; Air Transportation; Vertical Flight; Air Traffic Control; Business Wings; Flight Testing; How Things Fly; Looking at Earth; Explore the Universe; Rocketry and Spaceflight; Sea-Air Operations; and Exploring the Planets. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, budgets, conceptual sketches, scripts, installation images, images to be used in exhibitions, contracts, floor plans, elevations, brochures, meeting minutes, notes, clippings, and related materials.

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Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2022; Transferring office; 9/29/2009 memorandum, Wright to Brennan; Contact reference staff for details.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-301, National Air and Space Museum. Exhibits Design Division, Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

Where Next, Columbus? - Project Manual, 1992 (3 folders)

Box 1 of 4

Last Act: The Atomic Bomb and the End of World War II - Exhibition Script, 10/28/1994 (4 folders)

Box 1 of 4

Enola Gay Exhibition, Section 100 - Photographs

Box 1 of 4

Enola Gay Exhibition, Section 200 - Photographs

Box 1 of 4

Enola Gay Exhibition, Section 500 - Photographs

Box 1 of 4

Enola Gay Exhibition, Section 600 - Photographs

Box 1 of 4

Dream to Fly: Black Aviators and American Identity (Proposed) - Gallery Plan, February 1999 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 4

Unidentified Installation Images, 1982

Box 1 of 4

Space Race - Graphic

Box 1 of 4

Space Race - Display Unlimited, Inc.

Box 1 of 4

Space Race - VIP Button, Plaque, Program Logos

Box 1 of 4

Space Race - Icons, Timeline, Images

Box 1 of 4

Space Race - BWC Photography

Box 1 of 4

Space Race - ASI, Inc., Type, Contract, Graphics

Box 1 of 4

Space Race - Small Artifacts

Box 1 of 4

Space Race - Technical Illustrations

Box 1 of 4

Space Race - Hubble Space Telescope Conversion

Box 1 of 4

Space Race - Spacesuit Mannequins

Box 1 of 4

Space Race - Perot Foundation Artifacts and Labels

Box 1 of 4

Space Race - Unit Sketches for Label Fit

Box 1 of 4

Space Race - Maps

Box 1 of 4

Space Race - Soviet Lunar Rocket

Box 1 of 4

Space Race - Multiple Docking Adaptor Removal

Box 1 of 4

Space Race - Russian Space Artifacts

Box 1 of 4

Space Race - Corona Spy Satellite

Box 1 of 4

Space Race - Existing Railings, Cases, Panels, etc., Gallery 114

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Space Race - Gallery 114 Hoist

Box 1 of 4

Box 2

Space Race - Concept Design, 10/1995

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Space Race - Floor Plan

Box 2 of 4

Space Race - Films

Box 2 of 4

Space Race - Concept Design/Image File

Box 2 of 4

Space Race - Detail Sketches

Box 2 of 4

Space Race - Public Programs

Box 2 of 4

Space Race - Special Events/Opening

Box 2 of 4

Space Race - Script Review, 10/30/1995

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Space Race - Budget

Box 2 of 4

Space Race - Smithsonian Directive 410 Review

Box 2 of 4

Space Race - Schedule

Box 2 of 4

Space Race - Conservation

Box 2 of 4

Space Race - Travel to Russia

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Space Race - Spacesuit Case Canopies

Box 2 of 4

Space Race, 1997 (4 folders)

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Space Race - Drawings, 12/17/1996

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Space Race - Installation Photographs, 1997 (Accession 19-030)

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Gallery 100, 1987-1996

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Gallery 102 - Air Transportation, 1975-1980

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Gallery 102 - General, 1998-2002

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Gallery 102 - National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), 6/1997

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Gallery 103 - Vertical Flight, 1983-1987

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Box 3

Gallery 103 - General, 1993-1997

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Gallery 103 - Air Traffic Control, 1985

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Gallery 103 - Solar Challenger, 1981-1982

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Gallery 104 - American Helicopter Society, 1993

Box 3 of 4

Gallery 104 - Arado, 1993

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Gallery 104 - Women in Flight, 1996-1997

Box 3 of 4

Gallery 104 - Focus on Flight Art Contest, 1988

Box 3 of 4

Gallery 104 - General, 1995-2001

Box 3 of 4

Gallery 105 - Dream to Fly

Box 3 of 4

Gallery 105 - Divided Skies

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Gallery 105 - Business Wings, 1998-1999

Box 3 of 4

Gallery 106 - Jet Aviation, 1997

Box 3 of 4

Gallery 106 - General, 1998-2004

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Gallery 107 - General, 1990-1998

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Gallery 108 - Keith Ferris, 2002

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Gallery 108 - Welcome Center and Voyager, 1990-1991

Box 3 of 4

Gallery 108 - General

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Gallery 109 - Flight Testing, 1977-1982

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Gallery 109 - How Things Fly, 1995 (Accession 13-303)

Box 3 of 4

Gallery 109 - How Things Fly, 1997-2006

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Gallery 110 - Administrators of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 1982-1983

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Gallery 110 - Looking at Earth, 1997

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Gallery 110 - General, 1987-1993

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Gallery 111 - Explore the Universe, 2000

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Gallery 111 - Stars, 1984-1992

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Gallery 113 - Rocketry, 2001

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Gallery 114 - Space Anniversaries, 1986

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Gallery 114 - Defense Intelligence Agency Art Exhibit, 1998-1999

Box 3 of 4

Gallery 114 - General, 1990-1996

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Planetarium Wall - Andreas Nottebohm, 1986-1989

Box 3 of 4

Planetarium Wall - Comet Quest, 1984

Box 3 of 4

Gallery 203 - Sea-Air Operations, 1997-2005

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Gallery 205 - General, 1984-1992

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Gallery 206 - General, 1972-1982

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Gallery 207 - Venus, 1997

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Gallery 207 - Exploring the Planets, 1982-2000

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Gallery 208 - Finch, 1997

Box 3 of 4

Box 4

Gallery 208 - Fossett Gondola, 1997-2002

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Gallery 208 - General, 1989-1995

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Gallery 209 - Apollo to the Moon, Guggenheim Wall

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Gallery 209 - General, 1995-2003

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Gallery 211 - Fire and Ice: A History of Comets in Art, 1985

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Gallery 211 - Movietone News (Proposed), 1985

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Gallery 211 - Fraser Batik, 1994-1995

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Gallery 211 - General, 1982-2002

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Star Trek, 1991

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Vietnam Exhibit, 1993-1995

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Dream to Fly: Black Aviators and American Identity, 1998-2002

Box 4 of 4

Living and Working in Space (Proposed), 1986

Box 4 of 4

Gossamer Condor, 1996

Box 4 of 4

Wright Flyer - Installation Photographs, circa 1976-1978 (Accession 19-030)

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