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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 17-227

National Museum of American History. Division of Information Technology and Society

Exhibition Records, 1967-2008

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American History. Division of Information Technology and Society
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: 1967-2008
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection: Accession 17-227
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of the records of Bernard S. Finn, Curator Emeritus of electricity collections, documenting exhibition planning, development, and production at the National Museum of American History, Division of Information Technology and Society. Earlier records date from when Finn was in the Division of Electricity and Modern Physics; the National Museum of History and Technology, Division of Electricity and Nuclear Energy; and when he worked on exhibitions at the Arts and Industries Building. Primarily documented are the following exhibitions: "1876: A Centennial Exhibition"; "Microelectronics"; "A New Look at Methods of Energy Conservation"; "Edison After Forty"; "Museums at the Smithsonian: 150 Years of Collecting"; "Edison and the Electrical Age: 100 Years"; and "Nation of Nations." Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; exhibition proposals; planning and design information; scripts; budget summaries; reports; meeting agendas and minutes; exhibition committee and seminar information; news releases; information about the Hall of Electricity and the Hall of American Science; photographs; floor plans; brochures; and supporting documentation.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of the records of Bernard S. Finn, Curator Emeritus of electricity collections, documenting exhibition planning, development, and production at the National Museum of American History, Division of Information Technology and Society. Earlier records date from when Finn was in the Division of Electricity and Modern Physics; the National Museum of History and Technology, Division of Electricity and Nuclear Energy; and when he worked on exhibitions at the Arts and Industries Building. Primarily documented are the following exhibitions: "1876: A Centennial Exhibition"; "Microelectronics"; "A New Look at Methods of Energy Conservation"; "Edison After Forty"; "Museums at the Smithsonian: 150 Years of Collecting"; "Edison and the Electrical Age: 100 Years"; and "A Nation of Nations."

Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; exhibition proposals; planning and design information; scripts; budget summaries; reports; meeting agendas and minutes; exhibition committee and seminar information; news releases; information about the Hall of Electricity and the Hall of American Science; photographs; floor plans; brochures; and supporting documentation.

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Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years. until Jan-01-2024; Transferring office; 6/14/2013 memorandum, Johnstone to Wallace; Contact reference staff for details.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-227, National Museum of American History. Division of Information Technology and Society, Exhibition Records

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Container List

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Schedule of Exhibitions, 1985-1993

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Exhibits Review Committee Meeting, 1989

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Exhibition Procedures, 1980-1990

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National Museum of American History: First Floor Plan, 1980-1981

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Roger Kennedy, 1979-1980

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Exhibits Seminar, 1968-1975

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Arts and Industries Building: "1876: A Centennial Exhibition," 1986

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Scott Mlyn, 1986

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Victor J. Danilov: Scientific Instrument Exhibition, 1983

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Jimmy Carter Inaugural Trust Traveling Exhibitions Proposal, 1986

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Edison and the Art of Invention, 1986-1987

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Industrial America Section, 1980

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Atom Bomb Exhibition Proposal, 1984

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Hall of American Science, 1974-1976

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History of Science Exhibition Proposal, 1973-1976

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"Microelectronics" Exhibition, 1984

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American Festival Project Description, 1992

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"A New Look at Methods of Energy Conservation" Exhibition, 1969-1971

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Bell Special Exhibit, 1967

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Fax Machine Exhibition Proposal, 1992-1995

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Tesla Exhibit Tentative Outline, 1991

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Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) Exhibit Panels

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"Edison After Forty" Exhibition: Design, 1992

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"Edison After Forty" Exhibition: Installation Photographs, 1994

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"Edison After Forty" Exhibition: Correspondence, 1994, 1997

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"Edison After Forty" Exhibition: Venues, 1997

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"Museums at the Smithsonian: 150 Years of Collecting" Exhibition (Arts and Industries Building), 1997

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Radar Exhibition Proposal, 1990-1993

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Elihu Thomson Exhibition Proposal, 1991-1992

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)/Smithsonian Microelectronics History Project, 1983-1984

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Arts and Industries Building: Old and New Exhibitions, 1995-1997

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"Edison and the Electrical Age: 100 Years" Exhibition: Script, 1979

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"Edison and the Electrical Age: 100 Years" Exhibition: Installation Photographs, 1979

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"A Nation of Nations" Exhibition, Amateur Radio Station NN3SI: Design, 1975

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"A Nation of Nations" Exhibition, Amateur Radio Station NN3SI: Press Releases, 1977-2008

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"A Nation of Nations" Exhibition, Amateur Radio Station NN3SI: General Information, 1977-2008

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"A Nation of Nations" Exhibition, Amateur Radio Station NN3SI: Meetings, 1975, 2000-2008

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"A Nation of Nations" Exhibition, Amateur Radio Station NN3SI: Photographs, circa 1990

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