Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
National Air and Space Museum
NASM Historical Files, circa 1959-1973
This accession consists of records documenting architectural designs for the proposed National Air Museum (later the National Air and Space Museum) Building as well as for exhibitions and office spaces in both the National Air and Space Museum Building and the Arts and Industries Building. Materials include elevations, floor plans, concept drawings, details, and related architectural drawings. Also included are original sketches, text, and photographs for a history of space flight; original object labels; and an objective-based organizational chart.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- National Air Museum (U.S.)
- National Air and Space Museum Building (Washington, D.C.)
- Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)
- Museum exhibits
- Museum buildings
- Aeronautical museums
- Astronautical museums
- Architectural design
- Museum publications
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-207, National Air and Space Museum, NASM Historical Files