Project Files, 1984-2014

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This accession consists of records documenting construction and renovation projects at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI); Patent Office Building; Smithsonian Environmental Research Center; Museum Support Center; National Air and Space Museum (NASM); National Museum of American History; National Museum of Natural History; National Postal Museum; Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; Arts and Industries Building; Smithsonian Institution Building; Anacostia Community Museum; Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute; NASM, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center; Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; National Zoological Park; Victor Building; Capital Gallery Building; L'Enfant Plaza; NMAI George Gustav Heye Center; National Museum of African American History and Culture; Smithsonian American Art Museum; Freer Gallery of Art; Quadrangle Building; and the NASM Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration, and Storage Facility. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; budget summaries; reports and feasibility studies; project submissions, specifications, and planning information; floor plans and drawings; contracts; and design information.


  • National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.)
  • National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)
  • National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)
  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
  • Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
  • Anacostia Community Museum
  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Quadrangle Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
  • Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
  • National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration, and Storage Facility
  • Smithsonian Institution Museum Support Center
  • Capital Gallery Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Patent Office Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Victor Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
  • National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) George Gustav Heye Center
  • Renwick Gallery Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • National Postal Museum (U.S.)
  • L'Enfant Plaza (Washington, D.C.)
  • Cooper-Hewitt Museum


  • Box 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


  • 1984
  • 1984-2014


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


  • Manuscripts
  • Collection descriptions
  • Architectural drawings
  • Drawings
  • Floor plans

Local number

SIA Acc. 15-002

Physical description

144.29 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (315 blueprint storage boxes) (1 16x20 box)

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