Project Files, 1963-2016

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This accession consists of records documenting construction and renovation projects at the Smithsonian Institution Building; National Museum of Natural History; National Museum of American History; Museum Support Center (previously known as the Conservation Resource Center); Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory; National Postal Museum; Renwick Gallery; National Air and Space Museum (NASM); NASM Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center; Anacostia Community Museum; NASM Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration, and Storage Facility; Arthur M. Sackler Gallery; Quadrangle Building; Freer Gallery of Art; Arts and Industries Building; National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI); Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (previously Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum); Smithsonian American Art Museum; Capital Gallery Building; National Museum of African American History and Culture; NMAI George Gustav Heye Center; Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute; Smithsonian Institution Libraries; Smithsonian Institution Service Center; National Zoological Park; National Museum of African Art; Smithsonian Environmental Research Center; Victor Building; National Portrait Gallery; and NMAI Cultural Resources Center. Earlier records date back to when Smithsonian Facilities was known as the Office of Design and Construction and the Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations, respectively. Also included are Office of Safety, Health and Environmental Management records pertaining to project inspections and related matters. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; budget summaries; reports and feasibility studies; project submissions, specifications, and planning information; floor plans; drawings; contracts and agreements; committee information; project inspection checklists; meeting agendas and minutes; training information; operation and maintenance manuals; brochures; newspapers and clippings; construction schedules; photographs, slides, and negatives; and design information. Some materials are in electronic format.


  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Design and Construction
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Museum Support Center
  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
  • National Postal Museum (U.S.)
  • Renwick Gallery
  • Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
  • Anacostia Community Museum
  • National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration, and Storage Facility
  • Quadrangle Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)
  • Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
  • Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)
  • National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) George Gustav Heye Center
  • National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) Cultural Resources Center
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
  • Smithsonian Institution Libraries
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Safety, Health, and Environmental Management
  • Smithsonian Institution Service Center (Landover, Md.)
  • National Museum of African Art (U.S.)
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
  • Victor Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Capital Gallery Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
  • National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)
  • Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)


  • Box 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


  • 1963
  • 1963-2016


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


  • Manuscripts
  • Collection descriptions
  • Brochures
  • Newspapers
  • Clippings
  • Compact discs
  • Digital versatile discs
  • Floppy disks
  • Electronic records
  • Architectural drawings
  • Floor plans
  • Drawings
  • Color photographs
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Black-and-white negatives
  • Color transparencies

Local number

SIA Acc. 17-006

Physical description

150.25 cu. ft. (84 record storage boxes) (149 blueprint storage boxes) (1 16x20 box)

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