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Accession 11-207

National Air and Space Museum

NASM Historical Files, circa 1959-1973

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Air and Space Museum
Title: NASM Historical Files
Dates: circa 1959-1973
Quantity: 7 oversize folders.
Collection: Accession 11-207
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

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.

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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.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-207, National Air and Space Museum, NASM Historical Files

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Container List

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Folder 1

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Concept Drawings, undated
National Air and Space Museum (NASM) Floor Plans, undated
Spacesuit Exhibit Case, 1973
Goddard Memorabilia Case, 1970
Viewing Platform for Gemini Spacecraft, 1967
NASM Office Renovation - Arts and Industries Building, 1966
Apollo Exhibit, 1971

Folder 2

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Elevations and Floor Plans - A, C-F, 1959

Folder 3

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Elevations and Floor Plans - G-H, 1960

Folder 4

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Elevations and Floor Plans - I-J, 1960

Folder 5

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Elevations and Floor Plans, undated (labeled National Air Museum)

Folder 6

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Original Object Label - Curtiss JN4 D
Original Object Label - Voisin Airplane
Original Object Label - Original Langley Flying Machine (controversial version)
NASM Organizational Chart aligned to Smithsonian Institution Objectives

Folder 7

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Masters of Space by Philip S. Hopkins - Original Sketches, Text, and Photographs, c. 1963