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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 18-166

National Museum of American History. Division of Cultural History

Exhibition Records, 1976-1997

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American History. Division of Cultural History
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: 1976-1997
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection: Accession 18-166
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of the records of Ellen Roney Hughes, Museum Specialist, which document the planning, development, production activities, and various other matters for the exhibitions "Superman: Many Lives, Many Worlds," "Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Major League Baseball," "Puppets and Things on Strings," "Nation of Nations," "Sports Feelings: U.S./Soviet Sports Photography," and "Sports and Songs in America, 1840-1940" at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), as well as for "Smithsonian's America: An Exhibition of American History and Culture" in Chiba (Chiba-Shi), Japan. A two-day symposium, "The Superhero in America," was produced in conjunction with "Superman: Many Lives, Many Worlds," which became a traveling exhibition as well. Earlier records date back to when Hughes was in the Division of Community Life at NMAH, and when the museum was known as the National Museum of History and Technology. Also represented in these records are curators Carl H. Steele and Bernard S. Finn. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; proposals; budget summaries; contracts and agreements; scripts; object lists; symposium information; press clippings and news releases; floor plans; loan information; visitor comments; installation photographs; a press kit; and brochures.

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This accession consists of the records of Ellen Roney Hughes, Museum Specialist, which document the planning, development, production activities, and various other matters for the exhibitions Superman: Many Lives, Many Worlds, Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Major League Baseball, Puppets and Things on Strings, A Nation of Nations, Sports Feelings: U.S./Soviet Sports Photography, and Sports and Songs in America, 1840-1940 at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), as well as for Smithsonian's America: An Exhibition of American History and Culture in Chiba (Chiba-Shi), Japan. A two-day symposium, "The Superhero in America," was produced in conjunction with Superman: Many Lives, Many Worlds, which became a traveling exhibition as well. Earlier records date back to when Hughes was in the Division of Community Life at NMAH, and when the museum was known as the National Museum of History and Technology. Also represented in these records are curators Carl H. Steele and Bernard S. Finn. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; proposals; budget summaries; contracts and agreements; scripts; object lists; symposium information; press clippings and news releases; floor plans; loan information; visitor comments; installation photographs; a press kit; and brochures.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-166, National Museum of American History. Division of Cultural History, Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

Superman: Many Lives, Many Worlds

Correspondence, 1986-1990

Box 1 of 1

Object Lists, 1986-1988

Box 1 of 1

Press Clippings, 1987-1988 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 1

Scripts, 1987-1988

Box 1 of 1

Budget, 1987

Box 1 of 1

Agreements, 1987

Box 1 of 1

Brochure, 1987

Box 1 of 1

News Release, 1987

Box 1 of 1

Visitor Comments, 1987-1988

Box 1 of 1

Installation Photographs, 1988

Box 1 of 1

Floor Plans, 1987

Box 1 of 1

Loans, 1987-1989

Box 1 of 1

Traveling Exhibition Planning, 1988-1989

Box 1 of 1

"The Superhero in America" Symposium, 1986-1987

Box 1 of 1

Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Major League Baseball

Visitor Comments, 1997 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 1

Puppets and Things on Strings

Installation Photographs, 1980

Box 1 of 1

A Nation of Nations

Scripts, 1976 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 1

Sports Feelings: U.S./Soviet Sports Photography

Press Kit, 1988

Box 1 of 1

Smithsonian's America

Planning Information, 1994

Box 1 of 1

Video Production, 1994 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 1

Audio Selection, 1994

Box 1 of 1

Sports and Songs in America, 1840-1940

Proposal, 1991

Box 1 of 1

Correspondence, 1991

Box 1 of 1

Planning Information, 1991

Box 1 of 1