Exhibition and Program Records, 2004-2015

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This accession consists of records documenting the exhibition and program coordinating activities of the Office of Curatorial Affairs in regard to the planning, development, and production of the National Museum of American History exhibition "American Enterprise" and its companion book, "American Enterprise: A History of Business in America." The exhibition chronicles the development of United States from a small agricultural nation to one of the world's influential economies, and how the interaction of capitalism and democracy resulted in the continual remaking of American business and society. Staff represented in these records include project manager Andrew Heymann; design manager Stevan Fisher; collections manager Jane Fortune; and curators David Kite Allison, Peter Liebhold, Nancy E. Davis, and Kathleen Franz. The records, consisting of approximately 1,600 folders and 15,094 files, pertain to correspondence, memoranda, and notes; proposals; budget summaries; design development; scripts; meeting agendas and minutes; committees, symposiums, workshops, and special events; exhibition schedules; reports; contractual agreements; floor plans, drawings, and illustrations; grants; object lists; marketing; installation photographs; press releases; brochures; visitor surveys; fundraising; corporate sponsorship; and guidelines. Materials are in electronic format.


  • Heymann, Andrew
  • Fisher, Stevan
  • Allison, David K. 1950-
  • Liebhold, Peter
  • Fortune, Jane
  • Davis, Nancy E
  • Franz, Kathleen
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.)
  • American Enterprise (Exhibition) (2015- : Washington, D.C.)


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


  • 2004
  • 2004-2015

Restrictions & Rights

Restricted for 15 years; until Jan-01-2031. Records may contain personally identifiable information (PII) that is permanently restricted. Transferring office; 2/14/2017 memorandum, Johnstone to Klein; Contact reference staff for details


  • Economics
  • Congresses and conventions
  • Museums
  • History
  • Business enterprises
  • Capitalism
  • Public relations
  • Corporate sponsorship
  • Education
  • Exhibitions
  • Research grants
  • Fund raising
  • Special events
  • Contracts
  • Business
  • Museums--Educational aspects
  • Museums--Public relations
  • Museum curators
  • Museum exhibits
  • Capitalism--History
  • Economic conditions
  • Commerce


United States


  • Electronic records
  • Collection descriptions
  • Digital images

Local number

SIA Acc. 17-134

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