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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 17-095

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

Exhibition Records, circa 1957-1987

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: circa 1957-1987
Quantity: 3.07 cu. ft. (5 blueprint storage boxes) (1 16x20 box) (4 oversize folders)
Collection: Accession 17-095
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records documenting exhibition programs created by the Division of Information Technology and Society at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), previously known as the Museum of History and Technology (MHT), 1957-1969, and the National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT), 1969-1980. A significant portion of the materials concern the planning of three proposed exhibition halls: the Hall of Physics and Astronomy, the Hall of Chemistry, and the Hall of Materials. Additional materials include architectural drawings of the Museum of History and Technology and the Arts and Industries Building. Additional exhibitions documented within the accession include: "Daum: One Hundred Years of Glass and Crystal" and "Aspects of Arts and Science." Materials include manuscripts; architectural drawings and floor plans; posters; sketches; and other related materials.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records documenting exhibition programs created by the Division of Information Technology and Society at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), previously known as the Museum of History and Technology (MHT), 1957-1969, and the National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT), 1969-1980. A significant portion of the materials concern the planning of three proposed exhibition halls: the Hall of Physics and Astronomy, the Hall of Chemistry, and the Hall of Materials. Additional materials include architectural drawings of the Museum of History and Technology and the Arts and Industries Building. Additional exhibitions documented within the accession include: "Daum: One Hundred Years of Glass and Crystal" and "Aspects of Arts and Science." Materials include manuscripts; architectural drawings and floor plans; posters; sketches; and other related materials.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-095, National Museum of American History. Division of Information Technology and Society, Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

Museum of History and Technology (MHT), Architectural Drawings, 1959-1960

Box 1 of 6

Boxes 2-3

MHT, Hall of Chemistry, Architectural Drawings, 1956-1959, 1961

Boxes 2-3 of 6

Boxes 4-5

MHT, Hall of Physics and Astronomy and Hall of Materials, Architectural Drawings, 1957-1959, 1965, 1972, 1976

Boxes 4-5 of 6

Box 6

MHT, Hall of Physics, Exhibition Panels, 1960

Box 6 of 6

National Museum of American History (NMAH), "Online: The Emerging Information Age," October 1987

Box 6 of 6

NMAH, "The Information Revolution," Preliminary Intent Review, May 1987

Box 6 of 6

MHT, Architectural Drawings and Floor Plans, 1960-1961

Box 6 of 6
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Folder 1 Architectural Drawings and Floor Plans, 1958

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Folder 2 Exhibition and Gallery Drawings, 1959

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Folder 3 Exhibition and Gallery Drawings, 1969

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Folder 4 Exhibition Posters, 1978-1979

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