Architectural Records, c. 1967-1977

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Summary

Consists of records documenting additions and renovations to the house which served as the Museum of African Art and Frederick Douglass Institute of Negro Arts and History located in Washington, D.C. The museum was later joined the Smithsonian Institution and became the National Museum of African Art. The house, which served as the Museum's home until it became part of the Smithsonian Institution, was, at one time, owned by Frederick Douglass. Materials include architectural drawings, floor plans, and sketches, some with annotations.

Creator

National Museum of African Art (U.S.) Office of the Director

Subject

  • Douglass, Frederick 1817?-1895
  • Museum of African Art (U.S.)

Category

Series Level Description

Notes

  • For a history of the creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.
  • To view records that comprise this series, see the detailed list of accessions and/or record units below.

Organization

Unarranged

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

  • 1967
  • 1967-1977
  • c 1967-1977

Topic

  • Design
  • Historic buildings
  • Museum buildings
  • Conservation and restoration
  • Architecture
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Architectural design
  • Architecture--Conservation and restoration
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction

Form/Genre

  • Architectural drawings
  • Drawings
  • Floor plans
  • Sketches

Local number

SIA RS01456

Physical description

4 oversize folders unprocessed holdings