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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 18-213

National Museum of American Art. Office of Administrative Services

Administrative Records, 1983-1987

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American Art. Office of Administrative Services
Title: Administrative Records
Dates: 1983-1987
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection: Accession 18-213
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records that document the activities of the National Museum of American Art (NMAA) to have the General Post Office (GPO) Building transferred to the Smithsonian Institution. To determine how NMAA would be able to most appropriately use their space at the Patent Office Building and the General Post Office Building, the Smithsonian engaged the firm of E. Verner Johnson and Associates to make an assessment and propose recommendations. The records in this collection document the work that went into developing the concept for NMAA's use of the GPO Building. Using the Verner Johnson report as a starting point, Hartman-Cox Architects and Environmental Research Group were tasked to put together program requirements and a spatial analysis of the GPO building. As a point of note, many materials refer to the GPO building as the "ITC Building." At the time, the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) was the agency occupying the GPO Building. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, agendas and meeting minutes, budget records, floor plans, and clippings.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records that document the activities of the National Museum of American Art (NMAA) to have the General Post Office (GPO) Building transferred to the Smithsonian Institution. To determine how NMAA would be able to most appropriately use their space at the Patent Office Building and the General Post Office Building, the Smithsonian engaged the firm of E. Verner Johnson and Associates to make an assessment and propose recommendations. The records in this collection document the work that went into developing the concept for NMAA's use of the GPO Building. Using the Verner Johnson report as a starting point, Hartman-Cox Architects and Environmental Research Group were tasked to put together program requirements and a spatial analysis of the GPO building. As a point of note, many materials refer to the GPO building as the "ITC Building." At the time, the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) was the agency occupying the GPO Building. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, agendas and meeting minutes, budget records, floor plans, and clippings.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-213, National Museum of American Art. Office of Administrative Services, Administrative Records

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Container List

Box 1

GPO Building, April-September 1983

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GPO Building, August 1983-February 1984

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GPO Building - E. Verner Johnson and Associates - "Functional Space Use Study and Recommended Conceptual Plan - Smithsonian Institution Use of the General Post Office Building," Draft report, October 14, 1983

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GPO Building, October 1983-February 1984

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GPO Building, March-September 1984

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GPO Building - E. Verner Johnson and Associates - Revised final report, January 16, 1984

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GPO Building - E. Verner Johnson and Associates - Final report, April 17, 1984 (2 folders)

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GPO Building, October 1984

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GPO Building, November-December 1984

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GPO Building, January-November 1985

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GPO Building, December 1985

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GPO Building - Hartman-Cox Architects and Environmental Research Group, 1985-1987 (2 folders)

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