Project Files, 1992-2013

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This accession consists of records documenting construction and renovation projects at the National Museum of American History; National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI); National Air and Space Museum (NASM); National Museum of Natural History; National Museum of African American History and Culture; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute; Anacostia Community Museum; Freer Gallery of Art; National Portrait Gallery; Arts and Industries Building; NASM Steven F. Udvar Hazy Center; Quadrangle Building; Smithsonian Institution Building; Smithsonian Environmental Research Center; Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory; NASM Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration, and Storage Facility; Museum Support Center; Capital Galley Building; Patent Office Building; Victor Building; Arthur M. Sackler Gallery; Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum; NMAI George Gustav Heye Center; Renwick Gallery building; Smithsonian Institution Service Center; National Zoological Park; National Museum of African Art; and the National Postal Museum. Some of the records date back to when the Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations was known as the Office of Facilities Services. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; budget summaries; contracts and agreements; operation and maintenance manuals; project submissions, 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 Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.)
  • National Museum of the American Indian (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.)
  • Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
  • Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
  • National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) George Gustav Heye Center
  • Renwick Gallery Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Service Center (Landover, Md.)
  • National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • National Museum of African Art (U.S.)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Facilities Services
  • National Postal Museum (U.S.)


  • 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


  • 1992
  • 1992-2013


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


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

Local number

SIA Acc. 14-001

Physical description

178.28 cu. ft. (74 record storage boxes) (237 blueprint storage boxes)

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