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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 11-064

National Museum of American History. Division of Work and Industry

Exhibition Records, 1992-2008

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American History. Division of Work and Industry
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: 1992-2008
Quantity: 9.69 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Collection: Accession 11-064
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of the records of Steven D. Lubar, Curator, documenting exhibition planning, development, and production in the Division of Work and Industry, and when that Division was known as the Division of the History of Technology. Also included are the records of Kathleen M. Kendrick, Project Curator and Research Assistant; and Lynn Chase, Project Manager for the exhibition "The Price of Freedom: Americans at War." The records document the following exhibitions of which some were proposed but never opened: "West Point in the Making of America, 1802-1918," "The Price of Freedom: Americans at War," "American Legacies," "Treasures of American History," "Spirit of America," and "Explore American History." Materials consist of correspondence, memoranda, and notes; exhibition proposals; planning and design information; scripts; budget summaries and fundraising information; contracts and agreements; press releases; loan information and object lists; meeting agendas and minutes; articles; education and programming information; lecture papers; exhibition brochures; floor plans and drawings; progress reports; book project information; photographs; and research material. Some materials are in electronic format.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of the records of Steven D. Lubar, Curator, documenting exhibition planning, development, and production in the Division of Work and Industry, and when that Division was known as the Division of the History of Technology. Also includes the records of Kathleen M. Kendrick, Project Curator and Research Assistant; and Lynn Chase, Project Manager for the exhibition The Price of Freedom: Americans at War. The records document the following exhibitions of which some were proposed but never opened: West Point in the Making of America, 1802-1918, The Price of Freedom: Americans at War, American Legacies, Treasures of American History, Spirit of America, and Explore American History. Materials consist of correspondence, memoranda, and notes; exhibition proposals; planning and design information; scripts; budget summaries and fundraising information; contracts and agreements; press releases; loan information and object lists; meeting agendas and minutes; articles; floor plans and design drawings; education and programming information; lecture papers; exhibition brochures; progress reports; book project information; photographs; and research material. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2024; Transferring office; 2/1/2011 memorandum, Johnstone to Jones; Contact reference staff for details.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-064, National Museum of American History. Division of Work and Industry, Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

West Point in the Making of America, 1802-1918

Object Data Printouts, c. 2001

Box 1 of 10

Final Script and Research on People Represented in Exhibition, 2002

Box 1 of 10

Exhibition Reference Lists, 2001

Box 1 of 10

Final Exhibit Budget, 2001

Box 1 of 10

Article on Exhibition in VRE "Commuter Weekly," 2002

Box 1 of 10

Educational Programs Aligned with Exhibition, 2002

Box 1 of 10

Summary of Requested Changes in Exhibition Design, 2002

Box 1 of 10

Audiovisual Components of Exhibition, 2002

Box 1 of 10

Brennan Photograph Collection, 2002

Box 1 of 10

West Point Exhibition Brochure, 2002

Box 1 of 10

Development of Exhibition Captions, 2002

Box 1 of 10

Donors and Credits List, 2002

Box 1 of 10

Visitor Comments, 2002

Box 1 of 10

World War I Documents Related to Mannequins in Exhibition, 2002

Box 1 of 10

List of Priority Images for Exhibition, 2002

Box 1 of 10

Exhibition Installation, 2002

Box 1 of 10

Photographs of Images used in Exhibition, 2002

Box 1 of 10

Object Loans for Exhibition, 2001-2002

Box 1 of 10

Receiving Report for Gatling gun Loaned for Exhibition, 2002

Box 1 of 10

List of Images used in Exhibition, 2002

Box 1 of 10

Object Loan from the National Imagery and Mapping Agency, 2002

Box 1 of 10

Lists of Objects used in Exhibition, 2002

Box 1 of 10

Object Disposition Record: Intramural Loan of Grant and Lee Surrender Chairs, 2002

Box 1 of 10

Marc Pachter Briefing on Exhibition, 2002

Box 1 of 10

Travis Panorama Roll used in Exhibition, 2002

Box 1 of 10

Photos & Film Information re: Graphics used in Exhibition, 2002

Box 1 of 10

Memoranda re: Exhibition Development, 2002

Box 1 of 10

Press Release, 2002

Box 1 of 10

Exhibition Script and Graphics List, 2002

Box 1 of 10

Notes from Exhibition Team Meetings, 2001-2002

Box 1 of 10

Textile Conservation, 2002

Box 1 of 10

Notes on Exhibition Video Elements, 2002

Box 1 of 10

Website Script, 2002

Box 1 of 10

The Price of Freedom: Americans at War

Arlington Cemetery, 2003

Box 1 of 10

Advisory Group Meetings, 2002-2003

Box 1 of 10

Archives Center (NMAH) Relocation, 2002

Box 1 of 10

Audience Studies, 2002-2005

Box 1 of 10

Audiovisuals: Boston Productions, 2004

Box 1 of 10

Audiovisuals: Hardware, 2004

Box 1 of 10

Audiovisuals (general), 2004

Box 1 of 10

Case Layouts, 2003

Box 1 of 10

Charter, 2002

Box 1 of 10

Christopher Chadbourne and Associates, Inc.: Budgets, 2003

Box 1 of 10

Christopher Chadbourne and Associates, Inc.: Design Contract (Phase I), 2002

Box 1 of 10

Christopher Chadbourne and Associates, Inc.: Design Contract (Phase II), 2003

Box 1 of 10

Box 2

Christopher Chadbourne and Associates, Inc.: Design Contract (Phase III), 2003-2005

Box 2 of 10

Conclusion: The Ultimate Sacrifice, Metal of Honor, 2003-2004

Box 2 of 10

Cast Figures Reference Materials (Karen Atta), 2004

Box 2 of 10

Credit Panel, 2005

Box 2 of 10

Design and Production: Fabrication, 2003-2004

Box 2 of 10

Design and Production: Pricing, 2004

Box 2 of 10

Design and Production: Outstanding Issues, 2004 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 10

Conservation, 2003-2004

Box 2 of 10

Demolition Proposal, 2003

Box 2 of 10

Dennis Earl Moore Productions, 2003-2004 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 10

Design: Architectural and Engineering Services, 2003

Box 2 of 10

Design-Build Contracting Strategy, 2001-2002

Box 2 of 10

Design Contract/Scope of Work, 2001-2002 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 10

Design Information, 2002-2004

Box 2 of 10

Design Meetings, 2002-2003

Box 2 of 10

Drawing Review Comments (35%), 2003

Box 2 of 10

Drawing Review Comments (65%, 95%, 100%), 2003

Box 2 of 10

Education, 2003-2004

Box 2 of 10

Exhibition Descriptions (Matrix), 2003

Box 2 of 10

Exhibition Staff background Information, 2002-2003

Box 2 of 10

Executive Summary, 2002

Box 2 of 10

Fundraising, 2004

Box 2 of 10

Fabricator Procurement, 2003 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 10

General Information, 2002

Box 2 of 10

Box 3

History Channel: Audiovisual Programs, 2003-3004

Box 3 of 10

History Channel: Watertown Productions, 2003-2004

Box 3 of 10

Illustrations and Graphics, 2004

Box 3 of 10

Kappa Publishing, 2004

Box 3 of 10

Labels and Script, 2003

Box 3 of 10

Mechanical Interactive, 2003

Box 3 of 10

Meeting Agendas and Minutes, 2002-2003

Box 3 of 10

Maintenance, 2004-2005

Box 3 of 10

National D-Day Museum, 2003

Box 3 of 10

Numbering Sections and Content Review, 2003

Box 3 of 10

Objects List, 2002-2003

Box 3 of 10

Opening Events, 2004

Box 3 of 10

Photography Projects, 2003-2004

Box 3 of 10

PowerPoint Presentation, c. 2003

Box 3 of 10

Props List, 2004

Box 3 of 10

Public Programs, 2004

Box 3 of 10

Publications, 2003-2005

Box 3 of 10

Publicity, 2004

Box 3 of 10

Punch List, 2004-2005

Box 3 of 10

Puppet Show, 2003-2004

Box 3 of 10

Pyramid Studios, 2003-2004

Box 3 of 10

Research, 2002

Box 3 of 10

Schedule, 2002-2003

Box 3 of 10

Scidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP, 2003-2004

Box 3 of 10

Script Review Comments, 2002-2004 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 10

Security

Box 3 of 10

Subs Exhibition Takedown, 2002-2003

Box 3 of 10

Themes, 2003

Box 3 of 10

Threshold Lettering, 2004-2005 (includes electronic records)

Box 3 of 10

Title Testing, 2003-2004

Box 3 of 10

Secretary Reviews, 2003-2004

Box 3 of 10

Box 4

Turner Construction Company, 2004 (3 folders)

Box 4 of 10

Turner Construction Company: Contracts, 2003-2004 (2 folders)

Box 4 of 10

Turner Construction Company: Proposed Change Number, 2004-2005 (2 folders)

Box 4 of 10

Veterans Administration, 2003-2004

Box 4 of 10

Veterans Meetings, 2002-2003

Box 4 of 10

Website, 2002-2003

Box 4 of 10

Weekly Reports, 2002

Box 4 of 10

Worksheets and Content Information, 2002

Box 4 of 10

World War II Memorial Information, 2003

Box 4 of 10

American Legacies (Never Opened)

American Legacies: AARP/SITES, 1996-1998

Box 4 of 10

Exhibitions and Programs Committee, 1996-1998

Box 4 of 10

Overview of Exhibition, 1999

Box 4 of 10

Capital Campaign Case Statement, 1998

Box 4 of 10

Legacies Fundraising Booklet, 1998

Box 4 of 10

Elihu Rose Contribution, 1998

Box 4 of 10

Advanced Placement Program: History/SCEMS, 2000-2001

Box 4 of 10

Advanced Placement Program: History/Education, 1999-2000

Box 4 of 10

EPC Presentation Transparencies

Box 4 of 10

Conservation, 1998-1999

Box 4 of 10

Quotes for Identity Section,

Box 4 of 10

Quotations (general)

Box 4 of 10

Draft Script: Main Exhibit Label, 1999

Box 4 of 10

Script Versions (1 & 2): Revealing History through Artifacts, 1999

Box 4 of 10

Script Attachments, 1999

Box 4 of 10

Script Edits, 1999

Box 4 of 10

Steve Lubar: Correspondence re: Script, 1999

Box 4 of 10

Nancy McCoy: Script Comments, 1999

Box 4 of 10

Box 5

Alonzo Smith: Script Comments, 1999

Box 5 of 10

History of Technology: Script Comments, 1999

Box 5 of 10

Social History: Script Comments, 1999

Box 5 of 10

Advisor Comments (Round Two), 1999

Box 5 of 10

Visitor Testing (Round One), 1997

Box 5 of 10

Visitor Testing (Round Two), 1998-1999

Box 5 of 10

Script Reviews, 1999 (2 folders)

Box 5 of 10

Object Lists, 1997

Box 5 of 10

Object Lists, 1999

Box 5 of 10

Orientation Exhibit/Old Outlines, 1996-1997 (3 folders)

Box 5 of 10

Artifacts Section Notes, 1998

Box 5 of 10

Museum Lecture, 1998

Box 5 of 10

Object Notes, 1999

Box 5 of 10

Exhibition Publications, c. 1999

Box 5 of 10

Section III Notes: Identity, 1998

Box 5 of 10

Essays re: American Values, 1997-1998

Box 5 of 10

KCF/SHG Incorporated and A&E Study, 1999

Box 5 of 10

Schedule and Budget Summary, 1998-2000

Box 5 of 10

Orientation Exhibition: Meeting with Children's Museum, 1997

Box 5 of 10

Orientation Exhibition: Consultants, 1996

Box 5 of 10

Comments from Advisors, 1997-1998

Box 5 of 10

Advisory Board: Letter and Lists, 1996-1998

Box 5 of 10

Staff Meeting Notes, 1996-1998

Box 5 of 10

American Legacies Book, 1999-2000

Box 5 of 10

Kathleen Kendrick e-mail re: American Legacies Book, 1999-2001

Box 5 of 10

Focus Group Surveys, 1997

Box 5 of 10

Box 6

Book Proposal, 1999

Box 6 of 10

Book Contract, 2000

Box 6 of 10

Book Project: Rowman & Littlefield, 2006-2007

Box 6 of 10

Book Project: Object Lists, 1997-1999

Box 6 of 10

Book Project: Marketing, 2001

Box 6 of 10

Book Project: Press Reviews, 2001-2002

Box 6 of 10

Book Project: Article, 2001

Box 6 of 10

Book Project: Press Conference, 2001

Box 6 of 10

Book Project: Correspondence, 2001

Box 6 of 10

Kathleen Kendrick: Presentation at the Organization of American Historians, 2002

Box 6 of 10

Collections Committee Conservation, 2002

Box 6 of 10

Orientation Exhibition Planning Group, 1995-1996 (3 folders)

Box 6 of 10

Steve Lubar: Exhibition Planning, 1995-2000 (7 folders)

Box 6 of 10

Steve Lubar: "Legacies" Book, 2000-2001

Box 6 of 10

KCF/SHG Incorporated: Schematic Submission, 1999

Box 6 of 10

Space and Design Drawings, 1999

Box 6 of 10

Treasure America Program, 2000

Box 6 of 10

Box 7

Treasures of American History

Reinstallation (Treasures II)/Exhibition Closing at NASM, 2006-2008

Box 7 of 10

Punch List, 2006-2007

Box 7 of 10

Smithsonian Business Ventures/Museum Shops, 2006-2007

Box 7 of 10

Meeting Agendas and Notes, 2005-2007

Box 7 of 10

Budget, Schedule and Location, 2005-2006

Box 7 of 10

Fundraising, 2005-2006

Box 7 of 10

Exhibition Reports to Director's Council, 2005

Box 7 of 10

IPAC Proposal, 2006

Box 7 of 10

Education and Programming, 2005-2007

Box 7 of 10

Visitor Testing Issues, 2005-2007

Box 7 of 10

Teachers of the Year Smithsonian Day, 2007

Box 7 of 10

Smithsonian on Demand Video, 2006-2007

Box 7 of 10

Public Relations, 2006-2007

Box 7 of 10

New Acquisitions Case, 2006-2008

Box 7 of 10

Exhibition Website Project, 2005-2007

Box 7 of 10

Script, 2006

Box 7 of 10

Design Concepts, 2005-2007

Box 7 of 10

Outline and Object List, 2005-2006

Box 7 of 10

Collections Management and Installation, 2005-2008

Box 7 of 10

NMAH Curatorial Staff Suggestions re: Specific Objects, 2005

Box 7 of 10

Object Lists and Ideas, 2005

Box 7 of 10

Graphics, 2005-2006

Box 7 of 10

Audiovisual, 2005-2007

Box 7 of 10

Treasures Book: Proposal and Correspondence, 2005-2006

Box 7 of 10

Treasures Book: Public Relations, 2006

Box 7 of 10

Box 8

Spirit of America (Never Opened)

Catherine Reynolds Support: Chronology of Events, 2003

Box 8 of 10

Exhibition Controversy, 2003

Box 8 of 10

Briefing Documents and Schedules, 2001-2002

Box 8 of 10

Budget, 2001

Box 8 of 10

Preliminary List of Individuals and Objects for the Exhibition, 2001

Box 8 of 10

Visitor Studies, 2001

Box 8 of 10

Weekly Meeting Agendas and Notes, 2001

Box 8 of 10

Concept Development, 2001-2002

Box 8 of 10

Correspondence (general), 2001

Box 8 of 10

Story Development Workshop, 2001

Box 8 of 10

Explore American History (Never Opened)

Preliminary Exhibition Concept (Brent Glass/Kenneth Behring), 2007

Box 8 of 10

Meeting with Kenneth Behring, 2007

Box 8 of 10

Design: Christopher Chadbourne and Associates, Inc., Master Plan, 2007

Box 8 of 10

Design: Christopher Chadbourne and Associates, Inc., Meeting, 2007

Box 8 of 10

Design: Pre-Concept and Concept, 2006-2007

Box 8 of 10

Design Meeting (July 9th), 2007

Box 8 of 10

Design Meeting (June 14th), 2007

Box 8 of 10

Design Meeting (May 10th), 2007

Box 8 of 10

Kenneth Behring and Board Notes, 2006-2007

Box 8 of 10

Advisory Group, 2006-2007

Box 8 of 10

IPAC Proposal, 2006-2007

Box 8 of 10

Team Correspondence re: Meetings, 2006-2007

Box 8 of 10

Budget and Schedule, 2006

Box 8 of 10

Visitor Testing, 2006-2007

Box 8 of 10

Exhibition Title, 2007

Box 8 of 10

Declaration of Independence (Stopping Point), 2007

Box 8 of 10

Edison's Laboratory at Menlo Park (Stopping Point), 2007

Box 8 of 10

The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (Stopping Point), 2007

Box 8 of 10

The Great Depression/New Deal (Stopping Point), 2007

Box 8 of 10

Content Ideas and Event-Based Stopping Points, 2007

Box 8 of 10

Alcove Artifacts (1600-1800), 2007

Box 8 of 10

Object Ideas and Lists, 2006-2007

Box 8 of 10

Events Timeline, 2007

Box 8 of 10

Progress Report, 2006

Box 8 of 10

Proposals, 2006-2007

Box 8 of 10

Interpretive Plan (Goals and Requirements), 2006

Box 8 of 10

Concept Notes, c. 2006

Box 8 of 10

Box 9

Research: "American Dream" Articles, 2005

Box 9 of 10

Research: "Growth of the United States" Exhibition, 2006

Box 9 of 10

Research: "Everyday Life in the American Past" Exhibition, c. 2006

Box 9 of 10

Research: Levittown House, 2006-2007

Box 9 of 10

Research: Religion Exhibition Ideas, 2005

Box 9 of 10

Concept Proposal A: Land and Place, 2005

Box 9 of 10

Concept Proposal B: Peopling of America, 2005

Box 9 of 10

Concept Proposal C: American Dreams (Thematic), 2005

Box 9 of 10

Concept Proposal D: Chronology/Timeline with American Dreams Themes, 2006

Box 9 of 10

Concept Proposal E: American Dreams/American Dreamers (Bio), 2006

Box 9 of 10

Work Group Meeting Notes, 2005

Box 9 of 10

America's Stories Exhibition Team/Behring Gift, 2002-2004

Box 9 of 10

America's Stories Exhibition Team: Concept Statement and Description, 2004-2005

Box 9 of 10

NMAH Introductory Exhibition: Ideas and Recommendations, 1999-2006

Box 9 of 10

Kenneth E. Behring Hall: America's Stories Exhibition Planning, 2002-2003

Box 9 of 10

Planning Group Readings, 1992-2003

Box 9 of 10

Creation of the "America's Stories" Exhibition Team, 2003

Box 9 of 10

Correspondence/Proposals re: "America's Stories" and "American Legacies," 2001

Box 9 of 10

Explore American History: Revised Concept, 2006-2007

Box 9 of 10

Box 10

West Point in the Making of America: Illustrated Script, 2002

Box 10 of 10

West Point in the Making of America: Floor Plan, 2002

Box 10 of 10

American Legacies: Design Drawings, c. 1999

Box 10 of 10

American Legacies: Floor Plan, 1999

Box 10 of 10

American Legacies: Script Labels Layout and Edit, c. 1999 (3 folders)

Box 10 of 10