Project Files, circa 1930-2010

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This accession consists of project files documenting renovation and repair projects in museums and offices throughout the Smithsonian Institution such as the National Museum of the American Indian, Arts & Industries Building, National Museum of Natural History, National Museum of American History, National Zoological Park, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Smithsonian Business Ventures, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Post Office Building, National Air and Space Museum, Renwick Gallery building, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Freer Gallery of Art, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution Building, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, and Quadrangle Building. Project files on microfiche and aperture cards date from when the Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations was known as the Office of Facilities Services, the Office of Facilities Planning and Engineering Services, and the Office of Design and Construction. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; budget summaries; contracts and agreements; manuals; submittals; specifications; photographs; floor plans; construction schedules; modifications; test results, daily and monthly progress reports; product samples; employee logs; and meeting minutes. Some materials are in electronic format.


  • National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.)
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
  • Smithsonian Business Ventures
  • Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
  • Post Office Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Renwick Gallery Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
  • National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Cooper-Hewitt Museum
  • Quadrangle Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Facilities Services
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Facilities Planning and Engineering Services
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Design and Construction


  • 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


  • 1930
  • 1930-2010
  • circa 1930-2010


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


  • Manuscripts
  • Collection descriptions
  • Compact discs
  • Architectural drawings
  • Drawings
  • Floor plans
  • Sketches
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Color photographs
  • Microfiche
  • Microfilms

Local number

SIA Acc. 09-200

Physical description

190.68 cu. ft. (159 record storage boxes) (72 blueprint storage tubes)

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