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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 18-214

National Air and Space Museum. Space History Division

Exhibition Records, 1981-2002

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Air and Space Museum. Space History Division
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: 1981-2002
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection: Accession 18-214
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of the records of Allan A. Needell, Curator, documenting planning, development, and production activities for the exhibitions "Space Race," "Looking at Earth," "Lunar Exploration Vehicles," "Explore the Universe," "Exploring the Planets," "Apollo to the Moon," "Where Next, Columbus?" "Space Hall," "Satellites (and Sounding Rockets)," and "Milestones of Flight" at the National Air and Space Museum, including revisions to some of the exhibitions. The original working title for the exhibition "Looking at Earth" was "Satellites Looking at Earth." Also consists of a small amount of curatorial records pertaining to collections management, commemorative programs for the twenty-fifth anniversary of Mariner 2, and publications. Earlier records date from when the Space History Division, prior to 1987, was known as the Department of Space Science and Exploration, and as the Department of Space History from 1987 to 1997. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; proposals; meeting agendas and minutes; budget summaries; scripts; object checklists; photographs; a press kit; floor plans and design drawings; and press releases.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of the records of Allan A. Needell, Curator, documenting planning, development, and production activities for the exhibitions Space Race, Looking at Earth, Lunar Exploration Vehicles, Explore the Universe, Exploring the Planets, Apollo to the Moon, Where Next, Columbus?, Space Hall, Satellites (and Sounding Rockets), and Milestones of Flight at the National Air and Space Museum, including revisions to some of the exhibitions. The original working title for the exhibition Looking at Earth was Satellites Looking at Earth. Also consists of a small amount of curatorial records pertaining to collections management, commemorative programs for the twenty-fifth anniversary of Mariner 2, and publications. Earlier records date from when the Space History Division, prior to 1987, was known as the Department of Space Science and Exploration, and as the Department of Space History from 1987 to 1997. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; proposals; meeting agendas and minutes; budget summaries; scripts; object checklists; photographs; a press kit; floor plans and design drawings; and press releases.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-214, National Air and Space Museum. Space History Division, Exhibition Records

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Container List

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Space Race Exhibition: Planning Information, 1991-1996

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Space Race Exhibition: Correspondence, 1991-1997

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Space Race Exhibition: Scripts, 1993-1996

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Space Race Exhibition: Floor Plans and Design Drawings, 1996

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Space Race Exhibition: Press Kit, 1997

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Space Hall Exhibition: Rocket Labels, 1985

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Alan B. Shepard Golf Club, 1999

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Milestones of Flight Exhibition: Viking Lander Redesign, 1981

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Milestones of Flight Exhibition Revisions, 1983-1996 (2 folders)

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)/National Air and Space Museum (NASM) Revolving Exhibition Proposal, 1989

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Satellites Looking at Earth Exhibition, 1981-1983

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Satellites (and Sounding Rockets) Exhibition: Closeout Planning, 1983-1984

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Exploring the Planets Exhibition Revisions, 1990-1991

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Lunar Exploration Vehicles Exhibition, 1986-1987

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Explore the Universe Exhibition, 2000-2001

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Mercury Spacecraft Freedom 7, 1998

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Where Next, Columbus? Exhibition: Closeout Status, 2002

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Clementine Engineering Model, 2001-2002

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TRW, Inc., Signage Review, 2001

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Exploring the Planets Exhibition Gallery: Comets, 1982-1985

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Infrared Astronomical Satellite Concept Script, 1985-1986

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Lunar Lander Upgrade Label Script, 1992

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European Space Agency Science Exhibition, 1989

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Lunar Module Interactive, 1999

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Apollo to the Moon Exhibition: Stuart A. Rossa, 1996

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Apollo to the Moon Exhibition: Administrators of NASA, 1982-1987

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Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the Mariner 2 Mission, 1987

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John L. Heilbron, 1986-1994

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Thomas S. Kuhn, 1987

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