SIA Acc. 13-055, Smithsonian Institution Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations, Project Files, 1991-2012

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This accession consists of records documenting construction and renovation projects at the National Zoological Park, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Anacostia Community Museum, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Capital Gallery Building, National Air and Space Museum, Freer Gallery of Art, National Portrait Gallery, National Museum of Natural History, Museum Support Center, Arts & Industries Building, Quadrangle Building, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution Building, National Museum of the American Indian, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, National Museum of American History, Renwick Gallery building, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, United States Patent Office building, Victor Building, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, L' Enfant Plaza, Smithsonian Institution Service Center, and the Garber Restoration and Storage Facility. Some of the records date back to when the Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations was known as the Office of Facilities Services. Materials consists of correspondence, memoranda, and notes; budget summaries; contracts and agreements; operation and maintenance manuals; project submittals, specifications, and modifications; revised proposals; employee logs; photographs; inspection checklists; contractor evaluations; floor plans and drawings; construction schedules; construction test results; reports; meeting agendas and minutes; product samples; and design information. Some materials are in electronic format.


  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
  • Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
  • Anacostia Community Museum
  • National Museum of African Art (U.S.)
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)
  • Capital Gallery Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Museum Support Center
  • Quadrangle Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.)
  • Renwick Gallery Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
  • Victor Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
  • Smithsonian Institution Service Center (Landover, Md.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Facilities Services
  • National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)
  • Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Patent Office Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • L' Enfant Plaza (Washington, D.C.)
  • National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration, and Storage Facility


  • Folder List in accession file.
  • Electronic List in accession file.
  • For a description of the record series of which these materials form a part, refer to the "Forms part of" above.



Repository Loc.

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


  • 1991
  • 1991-2012


  • Design
  • Museum buildings
  • Architecture
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Smithsonian buildings
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
  • Architectural design


  • Manuscripts
  • Collection descriptions
  • Compact discs
  • Electronic records
  • Floor plans
  • Drawings
  • Architectural drawings
  • Color photographs
  • Color negatives

Local number

SIA Acc. 13-055

Physical description

166.06 cu. ft. (100 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (149 blueprint storage boxes)

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