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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 17-255

National Museum of Natural History. Office of Facilities Operations

Space and Facilities Files, 1960, 1971-2000

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of Natural History. Office of Facilities Operations
Title: Space and Facilities Files
Dates: 1960, 1971-2000
Quantity: 3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 17-255
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of images of facilities and collections maintained by the National Museum of Natural History. Images primarily depict the Natural History Building and the Museum Support Center and document the moving and storage of collections. Some images document staff, events, or equipment. Photographic materials include prints, slides, and negatives. Materials also include floor plans, budgets, and reports.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of images of facilities and collections maintained by the National Museum of Natural History. Images primarily depict the Natural History Building and the Museum Support Center and document the moving and storage of collections. Some images document staff, events, or equipment. Photographic materials include prints, slides, and negatives. Materials also include floor plans, budgets, and reports.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-255, National Museum of Natural History. Office of Facilities Operations, Space and Facilities Files

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Container List

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Binder 1: Building, staff, and collections, circa 1983 (photographs)

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Binder 1: Collections and equipment, 1983, 1991-1992, 1996-1997 (slides)

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Binder 1: Collections and equipment, 1991-1992, 1996-1997 (images from slides)

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Binder 1: Paleo move crew (photographs)

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Binder 1: Collections, 1997 (photographs)

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Binder 1: Museum Support Center move staff, 1998

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Binder 1: Catherine Kerby retirement, 1999 (photographs)

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Binder 1: Collections and equipment, 1999 (photographs)

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Binder 1: Smithsonian Oceanographic Sorting Center first move to pods (negatives)

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Binder 1: Whale cradles and skulls, 1997 (negatives)

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Binder 1: Catherine Kerby retirement, 1999 (negatives)

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Binder 1: Collections move and events, 1998-2000 (slides)

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Binder 2: Natural History Building collections storage - Division of Fishes and wet collections, 1983-1984 (slides)

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Binder 2: Natural History Building collections storage - Anthropology, 1978-1980, 1982-1984 (negatives, photographs, slides)

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Binder 2: Natural History Building collections storage - Botany, Entomology, Paleobiology, Mineral Sciences, 1978, 1983-1984 (photographs, slides)

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Binder 2: Natural History Building collections storage - Vertebrate Zoology, 1978, 1980-1983, 1985-1986 (photographs, slides)

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Binder 2: Natural History Building collections storage - Regular exhibits, 1975, 1977-1985, 1987 (slides)

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Binder 2: Natural History Building collections storage - Collections inventory, 1983 (slides)

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Binder 2: Natural History Building collections storage - Field research, scientists, 1960, 1971, 1974-1976, 1978-1981, 1983-1984, 1987, 1989, 1991 (slides)

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Binder 3: Anthropology move, 1983-1986, 1988-1992, 1996 (slides) (4 folders)

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Binder 4: Building 26 - Pre-storm, 1989 (photographs)

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Binder 4: Building 26 - Post-storm, 1992, 1994-1995 (photographs, slides) (3 folders)

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Binder 5: Miscellaneous dry collections move (also includes miscellaneous events), 1983-1984, 1987-1993, 1995-1997 (slides) (4 folders)

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Binder 6: Move - Anthropology, 1988-1989, 1994-1995 (photographs) (2 folders)

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Binder 6: Move - Botany (photographs)

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Binder 6: Move - Entomology (photographs)

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Binder 6: Move - Invertebrate Zoology (photographs)

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Binder 6: Move - Mineral Sciences (photographs)

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Binder 6: Move - Paleobiology, 1988 (photographs)

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Binder 6: Move - Vertebrate Zoology, 1985, 1988, 1996 (photographs)

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Binder 6: Move - National Museum of American History (photographs)

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Binder 7: Move - Wet collections, 1982, 1984-1985, 1987-1988 (slides)

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Binder 8: Phil Angle retirement, 1999 (photographs)

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Binder 8: Natural History Building rotunda, 1980-1981 (slides)

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Binder 8: Buildings - Washington Monument, Capitol, Smithsonian museums, 1977-1984 (slides)

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Binder 8: Floor plans, 1982 (slides)

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Binder 8: Buildings - Smithsonian museums, Capitol, Washington Monument, Mall, 1977-1978, 1980-1983, 1985 (photographs, slides)

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Binder 8: Garber, 1983 (photographs, slides)

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Binder 8: Miscellaneous - Smithsonian Secretaries, staff, publications, collections, 1981-1982, 1984 (slides)

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Binder 8: Natural History Building - Penthouse, window replacement (photographs)

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Binder 8: Natural History Building - East and West Court projects, 1989, 1992, 1994 (photographs, slides)

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Binder 8: Natural History Building - Government shutdown, October 1990 (photographs, negatives)

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Binder 9: Natural History Building, 1989 (negatives)

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Binder 9: Natural History Building, 1987 (photographs, negatives)

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Binder 9: Natural History Building, 1986 (photographs, negatives, slides)

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Binder 9: Natural History Building, 1985 (photographs, negatives, slide)

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Binder 9: Natural History Building, 1980s (slides)

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Binder 10: National Museum of Natural History, Research and Collections - Status of Collections, 1980 (memoranda, photographs)

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Binder 10: National Museum of Natural History, Research and Collections - Status Report, 1972-1973

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Binder 10: National Museum of Natural History, Research and Collections - Status Report, 1972-1973 - Center for National and International Cooperation in Science (photographs)

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Binder 10: National Museum of Natural History, Research and Collections - Status Report, 1972-1973 - Center for World-wide Scientific Studies (photographs)

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Binder 10: National Museum of Natural History, Research and Collections - Status Report, 1972-1973 - Center for Fundamental Research in All Areas of the Natural Sciences (photographs)

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Binder 10: National Museum of Natural History, Research and Collections - Status Report, 1972-1973 - Center for the Conservation, Preservation, and Study of the National Collections (photographs)

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Binder 10: National Museum of Natural History, Research and Collections - Status of Collections, 1971 - General information

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Binder 10: National Museum of Natural History, Research and Collections - Status of Collections, 1971 - Current shortages (photographs)

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Binder 10: National Museum of Natural History, Research and Collections - Status of Collections, 1971 - Proposed increases (budget, photographs)

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Binder 10: National Museum of Natural History, Research and Collections - Status of Collections, 1971 - Duplicates (budget, photographs)

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Binder 11: Museum Support Center construction, 1983 (slides)

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Binder 11: Collections management - Storage, data, 1981, 1983 (slides)

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Binder 12: Natural History Building and Museum Support Center - Buildings, storage, 1989 (photographs)

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Binder 12: Natural History Building and Museum Support Center - Events, 1985, 1987, 1996 (photographs)

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Binder 13: Building 25 - 2.1.1-2.4.19, 1996-1997 (photographs, slides)

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Binder 14: Museum Support Center - 3.1.1-3.32.13, 1978-1984 (slides) (2 folders)

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Binder 15: Natural History Building - East Court, 1992 (slides)

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Binder 16: Natural History Building - East Court, 1994 (slides)

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Binder 17: National Museum of Natural History - Collections storage (photographs)

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Binder 18: National Museum of Natural History - Status of Collections, 1972 (photographs)

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Binder 19: National Museum of Natural History - Budget Support Book, 1973 (photographs)

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Museum Support Center - Collections storage, building, 1989 (photographs)

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Natural History Building, Anthropology Collections - North and east attics, E-525, fourth floor rotunda balcony; Museum Support Center, circa 1984 (photographs)

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Collections - Anthropology, Natural History Building east basement; Baskets, Natural History Building attic; Animals, Natural History Building west attic skylight; National Museum of American History collections (photographs)

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Museum Support Center - Pod 3, mechanical areas (photographs, negatives)

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Museum Support Center - A1200, Pod 3; Natural History Building third floor (photographs)

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Museum Support Center (photographs)

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"A Carnival of Ideas," American Association of Museums, 1999

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Moving Small Articulated Skeletons

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Prefabricated and Custom Pallets

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Paleobiology Move: Shipping and Storage Solutions

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Transportation of Collections

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Support for Whale Skulls

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