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Accession 11-021,  Smithsonian Institution, Traveling Exhibition Service,  Exhibition Records, 1968-2010

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution, Traveling Exhibition Service
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: 1968-2010
Quantity: 10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 11-021
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records document the planning, execution, administration, and promotion of traveling exhibitions. Exhibitions include "African American Artists, 1880-1987: Selections from the Evans-Tibbs Collection;" "Africa's Legacy in Mexico: Photographs by Tony Gleaton;" "America's First Ladies;" "American Agriculture: A Continuing Revolution;" "Americanos: Latino Life in the United States;" "And the Band Played On;" "Antoin Sevruguin and the Persian Image;" "The Artistry of African Currency;" "Beyond Category: The Musical Genius of Duke Ellington;" "Black Presence in the Era of the American Revolution, 1770-1800;" "Children in Bondage: Photographs of Child Laborers by Lewis W. Hine;" "Corridos Sin Fronteras: A New World Ballad Tradition;" "Creativity and Resistance: Maroon Cultures in the Americas;" "Do It Yourself: Home Improvement in 20th-Century America;" "Exploring Garden Transformations, 1900-2000;" "Feast Your Eyes: The Unexpected Beauty of Vegetable Gardens;" "First Ladies: Political Role and Public Image;" "Field to Factory: Afro-American Migration, 1915-1940;" "Generations: Birth Rituals and the Roots of Becoming;" "Jack Tar - American: Profiles of Merchant Seafarers, 1783-1804;" "Jack Tar, American Navigator;" "Jazz Age in Paris: 1914-1940;" "July 1942: United We Stand;" "Just before the War: Urban American from 1935 to 1941 as Seen by Photographers of the Farm Security Administration;" "Latin Jazz: La Combinacion Perfecta;" "Lilliput, U.S.A., American Miniature Furnishings, 1840-1940;" "Long Road Up the Hill: Blacks in Congress, 1870-1983;" "Manuscripts of the American Revolution;" "Oliphant: Paintings and Cartoons;" "Out of Time: 20th-Century Designs for the Future;" "Picturing the Century: 100 Years of Photography from the National Archives;" "Played with Immense Success;" "Precious Legacy: Judaic Treasures from the Czechoslovak State Collections;" "Ride On! The Bicycle Exhibition;" "Rotten Truth about Garbage;" "Star Wars: The Magic of Myth;" "Star Wars: Art of the Starfighter;" "Subway: An Underground Exhibition;" "Suiting Everyone;" "These Rare Lands;" "Twenty Bicentennial Banners;" "Voyage: A Journey through Our Solar System;" "Wade in the Water: African-American Sacred Music Traditions;" "What Style Is It?;" and "Yesterday's Tomorrows: Past Visions of the American Future." Materials include correspondence, memoranda, press releases, press kits, photographs, slides, transparencies, scripts, itineraries, floor plans, checklists, clippings, budgets, proposals, brochures, notes, and other related records. Records are arranged by exhibition title (exhibition ID number) and date(s). Materials also include exhibitor contracts alphabetical by state, 1999-2005. Some materials are in electronic format.

Descriptive Entry

These records document the planning, execution, administration, and promotion of traveling exhibitions. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, press releases, press kits, photographs, slides, transparencies, scripts, itineraries, floor plans, checklists, clippings, budgets, proposals, brochures, notes, and other related records. Records are arranged by exhibition title (exhibition ID number) and date(s). Materials also include exhibitor contracts alphabetical by state, 1999-2005. Some materials are in electronic format.

Exhibitions include "African American Artists, 1880-1987: Selections from the Evans-Tibbs Collection," "Africa's Legacy in Mexico: Photographs by Tony Gleaton," "America's First Ladies," "American Agriculture: A Continuing Revolution," "Americanos: Latino Life in the United States," "And the Band Played On," "Antoin Sevruguin and the Persian Image," "The Artistry of African Currency," "Beyond Category: The Musical Genius of Duke Ellington," "Black Presence in the Era of the American Revolution, 1770-1800," "Children in Bondage: Photographs of Child Laborers by Lewis W. Hine," "Corridos Sin Fronteras: A New World Ballad Tradition," "Creativity and Resistance: Maroon Cultures in the Americas," "Do It Yourself: Home Improvement in 20th-Century America," "Exploring Garden Transformations, 1900-2000," "Feast Your Eyes: The Unexpected Beauty of Vegetable Gardens," "First Ladies: Political Role and Public Image," "Field to Factory: Afro-American Migration, 1915-1940," "Generations: Birth Rituals and the Roots of Becoming," "Jack Tar - American: Profiles of Merchant Seafarers, 1783-1804," "Jack Tar, American Navigator," "Jazz Age in Paris: 1914-1940," "July 1942: United We Stand," "Just before the War: Urban American from 1935 to 1941 as Seen by Photographers of the Farm Security Administration," "Latin Jazz: La Combinacion Perfecta," "Lilliput, U.S.A., American Miniature Furnishings, 1840-1940," "Long Road Up the Hill: Blacks in Congress, 1870-1983," "Manuscripts of the American Revolution," "Oliphant: Paintings and Cartoons," "Out of Time: 20th-Century Designs for the Future," "Picturing the Century: 100 Years of Photography from the National Archives," "Played with Immense Success," "Precious Legacy: Judaic Treasures from the Czechoslovak State Collections," "Ride On! The Bicycle Exhibition," "Rotten Truth about Garbage," "Star Wars: The Magic of Myth," "Star Wars: Art of the Starfighter," "Subway: An Underground Exhibition," "Suiting Everyone," "These Rare Lands," "Twenty Bicentennial Banners," "Voyage: A Journey through Our Solar System," "Wade in the Water: African-American Sacred Music Traditions," "What Style Is It?," and "Yesterday's Tomorrows: Past Visions of the American Future."

Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2026; Transferring office; 9/27/1984 memorandum, Glenn to Loar; Contact reference staff for details.

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Name

Subject

Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection

Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-021, Smithsonian Institution, Traveling Exhibition Service, Exhibition Records

Container List

Box 1

African-American Artists, 1880-1987: Selections from the Evans-Tibbs Collection (446), 1/1989-11/1992

Reprint (2 folders)

Box 1 of 10

Africa's Legacy in Mexico: Photographs by Tony Gleaton (756), 1/1993-6/1996

Africa's Legacy in Mexico

Box 1 of 10

America's First Ladies, n.d.

America's First Ladies, 1970s

Box 1 of 10

American Agriculture: A Continuing Revolution, 11/1975-11/1980

American Agriculture: A Continuing Revolution

Box 1 of 10

Americanos: Latino Life in the United States (59), 3/1999-8/2004

Americanos: Latino Life in the United States

Box 1 of 10

And the Band Played On, 12/1975-10/1979

And the Band Played On

Box 1 of 10

Antoin Sevruguin and the Persian Image (135), 10/2003-11/2005

Antoin Sevruguin and the Persian Image

Box 1 of 10

The Artistry of African Currency (113), 12/2001-4/2005

The Artistry of African Currency

Box 1 of 10

Beyond Category: The Musical Genius of Duke Ellington (710), 4/1993-12/1996

Beyond Category (4 folders)

Box 1 of 10

The Black Presence in the Era of the American Revolution, 1770-1800, 8/1974-12/1979

Black Presence in the Era of the American Revolution

Box 1 of 10

Children in Bondage: Photographs of Child Laborers by Lewis W. Hine, 1970s

Children in Bondage

Box 1 of 10

Corridos Sin Fronteras: A New World Ballad Tradition (84), 2/2002-1/2004

Corridos Sin Fronteras

Box 1 of 10

Creativity and Resistance: Maroon Cultures in the Americas (892), 3/1999-4/2002

Creativity and Resistance

Box 1 of 10

Do It Yourself: Home Improvement in 20th-Century America, 2003

Do It Yourself

Box 1 of 10

Exploring Garden Transformations, 1900-2000 (094), 9/2000-3/2005

Exploring Garden Transformations

Box 1 of 10

Feast Your Eyes: The Unexpected Beauty of Vegetable Gardens (127), 9/2002-3/2005

Feast Your Eyes

Box 1 of 10

Admat

Box 1 of 10

Publications

Box 1 of 10

Exhibition Layouts

Box 1 of 10

Photographic Files (3 folders) (includes electronic records)

Box 1 of 10

Finance

Box 1 of 10

Scheduling

Box 1 of 10

Copyrights

Box 1 of 10

Box 2

Memoranda of Understanding

Box 2 of 10

Script

Box 2 of 10

Exhibit

Box 2 of 10

First Ladies: Political Role and Public Image (131), 11/2003-2/2004

Extension Budget/Invoices

Box 2 of 10

Miscellaneous National Museum of American History (NMAH)

Box 2 of 10

Office of Government Relations (OGR)

Box 2 of 10

Loans

Box 2 of 10

Object Lists

Box 2 of 10

Bush Additions

Box 2 of 10

Preliminary

Box 2 of 10

Registrar

Box 2 of 10

Conservation

Box 2 of 10

Production Schedule

Box 2 of 10

Office of Exhibits Central (OEC)

Box 2 of 10

NMAH Staffing

Box 2 of 10

Publications

Box 2 of 10

Scheduling

Box 2 of 10

Purchase Orders

Box 2 of 10

Design PRD #1

Box 2 of 10

Videos

Box 2 of 10

Genine Tillotsen: Contractor

Box 2 of 10

Exhibit Drawings

Box 2 of 10

Budget

Box 2 of 10

Explus Financial

Box 2 of 10

Development

Box 2 of 10

Photograph Invoices

Box 2 of 10

Union Station Kansas City

Box 2 of 10

Script

Box 2 of 10

Heather Phillips

Box 2 of 10

Education

Box 2 of 10

Jimmy Carter Library and Museum, Atlanta

Box 2 of 10

Ohio Historical Society

Box 2 of 10

Pittsburgh Regional History Center

Box 2 of 10

Durham Western Heritage Museum, Omaha

Box 2 of 10

National Constitution Center, Philadelphia

Box 2 of 10

Missouri Historical Society

Box 2 of 10

The Women's Museum, Dallas

Box 2 of 10

New York Historical Society

Box 2 of 10

(From) Field to Factory (I, II): Afro-American Migration, 1915-1940 (362, 450), 1/1988-7/1992, 7/1988-1/1994

Field to Factory

Box 2 of 10

Generations: Birth Rituals and the Roots of Becoming (356), 1987

Book: Photographers, A-B

Box 2 of 10

Book: Photographers, C-H

Box 2 of 10

Book: Photographers, J-M

Box 2 of 10

Book: Photographers, N-T

Box 2 of 10

Book: Photographers, U-W

Box 2 of 10

Book: Miscellaneous

Box 2 of 10

Box 3

Book: Miscellaneous (2 folders)

Box 3 of 10

Book: Manuscript (2 folders)

Box 3 of 10

Jack Tar - American: Profiles of Merchant Seafarers, 1783-1804 or Jack Tar, American Navigator, 1975-1980

Jack Tar - American

Box 3 of 10

Jazz Age in Paris: 1914-1940 (002), 4/1997-7/2003

Jazz Age in Paris

Box 3 of 10

July 1942: United We Stand, 7/2003-10/2005

July 1942

Box 3 of 10

Just before the War: Urban American from 1935 to 1941 as Seen by Photographers of the Farm Security Administration, c. 1976

Just before the War

Box 3 of 10

Latin Jazz: La Combinacion Perfecta (85), 10/2002-8/2004

Images (2 folders)

Box 3 of 10

Script

Box 3 of 10

Book: Rejected Images from Photo Assist

Box 3 of 10

Book: Images (Unknown Significance)

Box 3 of 10

Book: Background Thesis

Box 3 of 10

Book: Chronicle Correspondence and Miscellaneous

Box 3 of 10

Book: Script

Box 3 of 10

Book: Contracts

Box 3 of 10

Book: Photograph Sources, A

Box 3 of 10

Book: Photograph Sources, B-C

Box 3 of 10

Book: Photograph Sources, D-F

Box 3 of 10

Box 4

Book: Photograph Sources, F-H

Box 4 of 10

Book: Photograph Sources, H

Box 4 of 10

Book: Photograph Sources, I-K

Box 4 of 10

Book: Photograph Sources, K

Box 4 of 10

Book: Photograph Sources, L-M

Box 4 of 10

Book: Photograph Sources, M-O

Box 4 of 10

Book: Photograph Sources, P-R

Box 4 of 10

Book: Photograph Sources, S

Box 4 of 10

Book: Photograph Sources, S-T

Box 4 of 10

Book: Photograph Sources, T-W

Box 4 of 10

Lilliput, U.S.A., American Miniature Furnishings, 1840-1940, c. 1977

Lilliput, USA

Box 4 of 10

(The) Long Road Up the Hill: Blacks in Congress, 1870-1983/1990 (275/659), 12/1985-4/1989 and 10/1991-11/1996

Long Road Up the Hill

Box 4 of 10

Manuscripts of the American Revolution, c. 1976

Manuscripts of the American Revolution (2 folders)

Box 4 of 10

Oliphant: Paintings and Cartoons, 1978

Oliphant: Paintings and Cartoons

Box 4 of 10

Out of Time: 20th-Century Designs for the Future (65), 11/2000-5/2003

Out of Time

Box 4 of 10

Picturing the Century: 100 Years of Photography from the National Archives (100), 5/2000-3/2004

Picturing the Century

Box 4 of 10

Played with Immense Success, 1970s (?)

Played with Immense Success

Box 4 of 10

(The) Precious Legacy: Judaic Treasures from the Czechoslovak State Collections, c. 1983-1984

Book (6 folders)

Box 4 of 10

Box 5

Book

Box 5 of 10

Ride On! The Bicycle Exhibition, 1970s

Ride On!

Box 5 of 10

(The) Rotten Truth about Garbage (626), c. 1999

Rotten Truth

Box 5 of 10

Star Wars: The Magic of Myth (58), 9/1999-2/2003

Exhibition at National Air and Space Museum (NASM)

Box 5 of 10

Initial Correspondence about Exhibition

Box 5 of 10

Exhibition Tour Proposal

Box 5 of 10

Production Plan

Box 5 of 10

Letter of Intent - SITES and Lucasfilm

Box 5 of 10

Memorandum of Understanding, License Agreement

Box 5 of 10

Budget

Box 5 of 10

Contract: Smithsonian and Visible Interactive Corp.

Box 5 of 10

Ely Contract

Box 5 of 10

Contract

Box 5 of 10

Loan Agreement

Box 5 of 10

Loan Addendum, Powerhouse Museum Additions

Box 5 of 10

Insurance

Box 5 of 10

SITES Packet for Fundraising

Box 5 of 10

Promotion

Box 5 of 10

Marketing

Box 5 of 10

Sponsorship

Box 5 of 10

Lucas Licensing Invoice: Fairfax Network and Field Museum

Box 5 of 10

Lucas Licensing Invoice: San Diego Museum of Art

Box 5 of 10

Lucas Licensing Invoice: Toledo Museum of Art

Box 5 of 10

Lucas Licensing Invoice: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Box 5 of 10

Lucas Licensing Invoice: Powerhouse Museum

Box 5 of 10

Lucas Licensing Invoice: Brooklyn Museum of Art

Box 5 of 10

Lucas Licensing Invoice: Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Box 5 of 10

Exhibition Script: NASM and SITES

Box 5 of 10

Installation Photographs from NASM

Box 5 of 10

Object Images

Box 5 of 10

Installation Introduction

Box 5 of 10

Crate List

Box 5 of 10

Powerhouse Crate List

Box 5 of 10

Case Parts Nomenclature

Box 5 of 10

Flat Art Objects, Panels

Box 5 of 10

Graphic Panels

Box 5 of 10

Label List, Powerhouse Museum

Box 5 of 10

Podracer Model Installation Instructions

Box 5 of 10

Structural Display Industries, Inc.

Box 5 of 10

San Diego and Toledo De-installation

Box 5 of 10

Brooklyn Museum of Art Install and De-install

Box 5 of 10

Powerhouse Museum Exhibition Design

Box 5 of 10

Exhibit Floor Plans

Box 5 of 10

Box 6

Exhibition Reference Book

Box 6 of 10

OEC Correspondence

Box 6 of 10

Correspondence with Museums Interested in Exhibit

Box 6 of 10

Brooklyn Museum of Art Correspondence

Box 6 of 10

Chicago Field Museum Correspondence

Box 6 of 10

San Diego Museum of Art Correspondence

Box 6 of 10

Minneapolis Institute of Arts Correspondence

Box 6 of 10

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Correspondence

Box 6 of 10

Meeting Notes

Box 6 of 10

Letters from SITES Director

Box 6 of 10

Correspondence, Updates

Box 6 of 10

Darth Maul Costume

Box 6 of 10

Costumes - Queen Amidala, Anakin, Padme

Box 6 of 10

Mannequin Information

Box 6 of 10

Incident Reports

Box 6 of 10

Shipping

Box 6 of 10

Approvals for Conservation Treatment

Box 6 of 10

Objects Conservation

Box 6 of 10

Audio Visual

Box 6 of 10

International Movie Posters

Box 6 of 10

Powerhouse Museum Education

Box 6 of 10

Powerhouse Museum Interactive Holocron

Box 6 of 10

Powerhouse Interactives

Box 6 of 10

Lucasfilm History Project at Brooklyn Museum of Art

Box 6 of 10

Fairfax Network Distance Learning Program

Box 6 of 10

San Diego Retail Store

Box 6 of 10

Attendance Figures

Box 6 of 10

Media (2 folders)

Box 6 of 10

Star Wars: The Magic of Myth

Box 6 of 10

Star Wars: Art of the Starfighter (108), 4/2001-10/2002

Exhibitor Kit

Box 6 of 10

Installation Instructions

Box 6 of 10

Crate List

Box 6 of 10

Exhibition Proposal

Box 6 of 10

Initial Correspondence

Box 6 of 10

Correspondence

Box 6 of 10

Loan Agreement

Box 6 of 10

Exhibition Design

Box 6 of 10

Text Panel Script

Box 6 of 10

Institution Applications

Box 6 of 10

Budget

Box 6 of 10

Crating Contract

Box 6 of 10

Certificate of Insurance

Box 6 of 10

Shipping

Box 6 of 10

Invoices

Box 6 of 10

Music Fee License

Box 6 of 10

Lucasfilm Licensing Invoice

Box 6 of 10

Box 7

Education Materials

Box 7 of 10

Public Relations

Box 7 of 10

Promotional Materials

Box 7 of 10

Museum Store

Box 7 of 10

Subway: An Underground Exhibition, 1978

Subway: An Underground Exhibition (3 folders)

Box 7 of 10

Suiting Everyone, 1976

Suiting Everyone

Box 7 of 10

These Rare Lands (64), 1/2000-12/2003

These Rare Lands

Box 7 of 10

Twenty Bicentennial Banners, c. 1976-1978

Twenty Bicentennial Banners

Box 7 of 10

Voyage: A Journey through Our Solar System, 2000-2010

Voyage (6 folders)

Box 7 of 10

Contracts

Box 7 of 10

Wade in the Water: African-American Sacred Music Traditions, II (878/88), 10/1996-2/2003

Main Street Design

Box 7 of 10

Bernice J. Reagon Correspondence

Box 7 of 10

Memorandum of Understanding/NMAH Notes

Box 7 of 10

SITES Management Notes

Box 7 of 10

Funding - Sponsorship

Box 7 of 10

General Information

Box 7 of 10

Budget

Box 7 of 10

Wade in the Water - Designs

Box 7 of 10

Graphics and Music Permissions

Box 7 of 10

Installation Images

Box 7 of 10

Registrar, Miscellaneous

Box 7 of 10

Links Collaboration

Box 7 of 10

Receipts of Delivery

Box 7 of 10

Proposals

Box 7 of 10

Exhibition Book and Brochures

Box 7 of 10

Explus Setup Instructions

Box 7 of 10

Explus Records

Box 7 of 10

Box 8

Educational Resources

Box 8 of 10

Scriptwriter Contacts and Correspondence

Box 8 of 10

Itinerary

Box 8 of 10

Scheduling

Box 8 of 10

Miscellaneous Invoices

Box 8 of 10

Public Relations

Box 8 of 10

Advance Material

Box 8 of 10

Transparencies (5 folders)

Box 8 of 10

What Style Is It? (314/538), 11/1987-12/1992

What Style Is It?

Box 8 of 10

Yesterday's Tomorrows: Past Visions of the American Future (50), 3/2001-12/2002

Yesterday's Tomorrows (5 folders)

Box 8 of 10

Director of Exhibits

Exhibit Department Budgets, FY 2006

Box 8 of 10

Departmental Budgets, FY 2007-2008; Spending Plans, 2008

Box 8 of 10

Program Review, 2008

Box 8 of 10

Program Review, 2007

Box 8 of 10

SITES

Smithsonian Logo, 1998 (publications)

Box 8 of 10

SITELINE, 1995/1996 (publications)

Box 8 of 10

SITES Exhibitor Contracts

California-Indiana, 2000-2005 (4 folders)

Box 8 of 10

Box 9

California-Indiana, 2000-2005 (13 folders)

Box 9 of 10

Iowa-New York, 1999-2003 (4 folders)

Box 9 of 10

Box 10

Iowa-New York, 1999-2003 (14 folders)

Box 10 of 10