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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 17-232

National Museum of American History. Office of Curatorial Affairs

Exhibition and Program Records, 2005-2007

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American History. Office of Curatorial Affairs
Title: Exhibition and Program Records
Dates: 2005-2007
Quantity: 0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 17-232
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of the records of Kathleen M. Kendrick, Curator, documenting exhibition and program activities of the Office of Curatorial Affairs in regard to the planning, development, and production of the exhibition "Benjamin Franklin: A Revolutionary Role" at the National Museum of American History. The exhibition, in commemoration of Franklin's 300th birthday, examined his role as an American Revolution statesman. Displayed was the suit Franklin wore while on a diplomatic trip to Paris that resulted in the signing of the Treaty of Alliance in 1778; the walking cane presented to him during the trip; and the famous portrait of him by Joseph Duplessis, commissioned during his stay in Paris. Other staff represented in these records include James B. Gardner, Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs, and project managers Jeffrey L. Brodie and Nanci Edwards. Materials include correspondence; notes; exhibition proposal; planning and design information; budget summaries; information about fundraising, meetings, website development, publicity, loans, and special events; and drawings. Some materials are in electronic format.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of the records of Kathleen M. Kendrick, Curator, documenting exhibition and program activities of the Office of Curatorial Affairs in regard to the planning, development, and production of the exhibition "Benjamin Franklin: A Revolutionary Role" at the National Museum of American History. The exhibition, in commemoration of Franklin's 300th birthday, examined his role as an American Revolution statesman. Displayed was the suit Franklin wore while on a diplomatic trip to Paris that resulted in the signing of the Treaty of Alliance in 1778; the walking cane presented to him during the trip; and the famous portrait of him by Joseph Duplessis, commissioned during his stay in Paris. Other staff represented in these records include James B. Gardner, Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs, and project managers Jeffrey L. Brodie and Nanci Edwards.

Materials include correspondence; notes; exhibition proposal; planning and design information; budget summaries; information about fundraising, meetings, website development, publicity, loans, and special events; and drawings. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years. until Jan-01-2023; Transferring office; 4/17/2016 memorandum, Johnstone to Holland; Contact reference staff for details.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-232, National Museum of American History. Office of Curatorial Affairs, Exhibition and Program Records

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Container List

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Benjamin Franklin: A Revolutionary Role

Proposal to the Exhibit Planning Committee, 2005

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Budget Summaries, 2005

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Planning Information (general), 2005-2006

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Benjamin Franklin Suit: Conservation and Exhibit, 2005-2006 (includes electronic records)

Box 1 of 1

Design Development, 2005

Box 1 of 1

Exhibition Graphics, 2005 (includes electronic records)

Box 1 of 1

Script, 2005

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National Portrait Gallery: Benjamin Franklin Portrait Loan, 2005

Box 1 of 1

Massachusetts Historical Society: Benjamin Franklin Suit Loan and Display, 2005-2006

Box 1 of 1

Benjamin Franklin Cane, circa 2005 (includes electronic records)

Box 1 of 1

Exhibition Research, 2005-2006

Box 1 of 1

Lemelson Center: Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary Program, 2005-2007

Box 1 of 1

"Looking American: Benjamin Franklin's Suit" Program, 2005

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Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary Celebration Meeting, 2005

Box 1 of 1

Publicity, 2005-2006

Box 1 of 1

Smithsonian Magazine, 2005-2006

Box 1 of 1

Exhibition Website, 2005-2006

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