Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
National Museum of American Art. Office of Administrative Services
Administrative Records, 1983-1987
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.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Hartman-Cox Architects
- E. Verner Johnson and Associates
- Patent Office Building (Washington, D.C.)
- Post Office Building (Washington, D.C.)
- United States International Trade Commission
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-213, National Museum of American Art. Office of Administrative Services, Administrative Records