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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 18-273

National Air and Space Museum. Exhibits Design Department

Exhibition Records, 1971-2007

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Air and Space Museum. Exhibits Design Department
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: 1971-2007
Quantity: 6.5 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 18-273
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of a central set of scripts for new exhibitions, revisions to existing exhibitions, and proposed exhibitions at the National Air and Space Museum (NASM). Some records document NASM exhibits at the Arts and Industries building before the museum had its own building as well as exhibits at NASM's Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration, and Storage Facility. In addition to scripts, materials include memoranda, design mock-ups, interview transcripts, floor plans, background materials, and related materials.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of a central set of scripts for new exhibitions, revisions to existing exhibitions, and proposed exhibitions at the National Air and Space Museum (NASM). Some records document NASM exhibits at the Arts and Industries building before the museum had its own building as well as exhibits at NASM's Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration, and Storage Facility. In addition to scripts, materials include memoranda, design mock-ups, interview transcripts, floor plans, background materials, and related materials.

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Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2023; Transferring office; 11/2/2016 memorandum, Wright to Mowry; Contact reference staff for details.

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This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.

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Subject

Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-273, National Air and Space Museum. Exhibits Design Department, Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

Arts and Industries Building Exhibits, 1972-1973

Box 1 of 7

Arts and Industries Building - Air Traffic Control, 1972-1973

Box 1 of 7

Gallery 103 - Enola Gay, 1994-1995 (4 folders)

Box 1 of 7

Gallery 103 - Vertical Flight, 1975-1989 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 7

Gallery 105 - General Aviation, 1975-1982 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 7

Gallery 106 - Exhibition Flight, 1972-1980 (3 folders)

Box 1 of 7

Box 2

Gallery 107 - Life in the Universe, 1973-1977 (4 folders)

Box 2 of 7

Gallery 109 - Flight Testing, 1975-1982 (3 folders)

Box 2 of 7

Gallery 110 - Satellites (and Sounding Rockets), 1974-1979 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 7

Gallery 111 - Benefits from Flight, 1975-1977 (3 folders)

Box 2 of 7

Gallery 111 - Stars Gallery, 1981-1996 (folders 1-2 of 6)

Box 2 of 7

Box 3

Gallery 111 - Stars Gallery, 1981-1996 (folders 3-6 of 6)

Box 3 of 7

Gallery 113 - Rocketry and Space Flight, 1973-1998 (3 folders)

Box 3 of 7

Gallery 206 - Balloons and Airships, 1971-1984 (4 folders)

Box 3 of 7

Box 4

Gallery 208 - Pioneers of Flight Gallery, 1975-2007 (6 folders)

Box 4 of 7

Gallery 209 - World War I Aviation, 1972-1986 (2 folders)

Box 4 of 7

Gallery 209 - Where Next, Columbus?, 1985-2002 (3 folders)

Box 4 of 7

Gallery 211 - At the Controls: The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Looks at Cockpits (Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service), 2001

Box 4 of 7

Gallery 211 - Looping the Loop: Posters of Early Flight (Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service), 1999-2000

Box 4 of 7

Gallery 211 - Star Wars: The Magic of Myth, 1993-1998

Box 4 of 7

Box 5

Gallery 211 - Flights of Fancy: Photographs by Jacques-Henri Lartigue, 1994-1995

Box 5 of 7

Gallery 211 - Flight Time Barbie: Dolls from the Popular Culture Collection of the National Air and Space Museum, 1995

Box 5 of 7

Gallery 211 - "Blueprint for Space" from Collier's Magazine, 1992

Box 5 of 7

Gallery 211 - Aerial Inspirations: Silk Batiks by Mary Edna Fraser, 1993-1994

Box 5 of 7

Gallery 211 - Star Trek, 1991-1992

Box 5 of 7

Gallery 211 - Art of the Cosmic Age, 1991

Box 5 of 7

Gallery 211 - Drawings and Things by Rowland Emett, 1989

Box 5 of 7

Gallery 211 - Aeropittura Futurista: Images of Flight in Italian Art (1913-1942), 1989

Box 5 of 7

Gallery 211 - Horizons: Paintings and Drawings by Robert Taylor, 1987

Box 5 of 7

Gallery 211 - Into the Sunlit Splendor: The Aviation Art of William S. Phillips, 1986

Box 5 of 7

Gallery 211 - Earth Views, 1984-1986

Box 5 of 7

Gallery 211 - Fire and Ice: A History of Comets in Art, 1983-1986

Box 5 of 7

Gallery 211 - The Art of Robert McCall, 1984

Box 5 of 7

Gallery 211 - At Home in the Sky: The Aviation Art of Frank Wootton, 1983

Box 5 of 7

Galleries 211 and 108 - The Artist and the Space Shuttle, 1982

Box 5 of 7

Gallery 211 - Assignment: Aviation (Stuart M. Speiser), 1979-1981

Box 5 of 7

Gallery 211 - The S. S. (Space Ship) Pussiewillow II, 1980-1987

Box 5 of 7

Gallery 211 - Our Beautiful Earth: The View from Air and Space, 1978-1979

Box 5 of 7

Gallery 211 - Flight and the Arts Gallery, 1975-1985

Box 5 of 7

Gallery 211 - Art (Other Galleries), 1982

Box 5 of 7

Gallery 213 - Flight Technology, 1975-1978 (2 folders)

Box 5 of 7

Gallery 213 - Beyond the Limits: Flight Enters the Computer Age, 1985-1998 (folders 1-3 of 5)

Box 5 of 7

Box 6

Gallery 213 - Beyond the Limits: Flight Enters the Computer Age, 1985-1998 (folders 4-5 of 5)

Box 6 of 7

Proposed ("Dead") Exhibits, 1981-2006 (3 folders)

Box 6 of 7

Small Exhibits - Voyage: A Journey Through Our Solar System, 2000

Box 6 of 7

Small Exhibits - Lockheed YF-12A Model, Secretary Small's Office, September 2000

Box 6 of 7

Small Exhibits - Flight Simulators, 2000

Box 6 of 7

Small Exhibits - R. G. Smith: The Old Master of the Sky, 2000

Box 6 of 7

Small Exhibits - Craftsmanship and Detail: Exhibit Model, 1997

Box 6 of 7

Small Exhibits - Mars Pathfinder Landing Site Panorama, 1997-1998

Box 6 of 7

Small Exhibits - Smithsonian Coins in Space, 1996

Box 6 of 7

Small Exhibits - Wings of Freedom: Aircraft of the United States Air Force, 1996

Box 6 of 7

Small Exhibits - The United States Air Force Collection, 1996

Box 6 of 7

Small Exhibits - The Violent Universe, 1995

Box 6 of 7

Small Exhibits - Monitoring Amazonia from Space, 1993

Box 6 of 7

Small Exhibits - NASM Archives Exhibits, 1992-1996

Box 6 of 7

Small Exhibits - The Gulf War: Air Power in Operation Desert Storm, 1991

Box 6 of 7

Small Exhibits - Hindenburg Model, 1990

Box 6 of 7

Small Exhibits - World Aerobatic Championship Trophies, 1989

Box 6 of 7

Small Exhibits - Magellan Venus Probe Video, 1990

Box 6 of 7

Small Exhibits - Neptune Encounter with the Voyager, 1989

Box 6 of 7

Small Exhibits - Model Aircraft, 1986-1987

Box 6 of 7

Small Exhibits - QN: The Time Traveler, 1986

Box 6 of 7

Small Exhibits - Second Great International Paper Airplane Contest Winners, 1985

Box 6 of 7

Small Exhibits - Space Tools, 1985

Box 6 of 7

Small Exhibits - Preservation of the Wright Flyer, 1984-1985

Box 6 of 7

Small Exhibits - Aerial Firefighting, 1984-1985

Box 6 of 7

Small Exhibits - Bookcover Paintings by John Amendola, 1984

Box 6 of 7

Small Exhibits - Model Aircraft, 1982

Box 6 of 7

Small Exhibits - 25 Years of Space Exploration, 1981-1982

Box 6 of 7

Small Exhibits - Aerial Aircraft Carriers, 1981-1983

Box 6 of 7

Small Exhibits - 10th Anniversary of Apollo 11 (also 5th, 15th, and 20th), 1974-1989

Box 6 of 7

Small Exhibits - Aerospace Medicine, 1978

Box 6 of 7

Small Exhibits - Wilbur and Orville Wright: 75th Anniversary of their First Flights, 1978

Box 6 of 7

Small Exhibits - The Question Mark and the Growth of Aerial Refueling, 1978

Box 6 of 7

Small Exhibits - Wernher von Braun, 1977

Box 6 of 7

Small Exhibits - Project Viking: Mission to Mars, 1976

Box 6 of 7

Small Exhibits - Challenge of Restoration, 1976-1977

Box 6 of 7

Box 7

Small Exhibits - Cavalcade of Flight, 1975-1977

Box 7 of 7

Anniversary Cases - Space Anniversaries, 1964 (1988)

Box 7 of 7

Anniversary Cases - Space Anniversaries, 1963 (1987)

Box 7 of 7

Anniversary Cases - Space Anniversaries, 1962 (1986)

Box 7 of 7

Anniversary Cases - Space Anniversaries, July-December 1961 (1986)

Box 7 of 7

Anniversary Cases - Space Anniversaries, January-June 1961 (1985)

Box 7 of 7

Anniversary Cases - Aviation Anniversaries, 1939 (1988)

Box 7 of 7

Anniversary Cases - Aviation Anniversaries, 1938 (1987)

Box 7 of 7

Anniversary Cases - Aviation Anniversaries, 1937 (1986-1987)

Box 7 of 7

Anniversary Cases - Aerospace Anniversaries (Naval), January-June 1986 (1985-1986)

Box 7 of 7

Anniversary Cases - Aerospace Anniversaries, July-December 1985 (1985)

Box 7 of 7

Anniversary Cases - Aerospace Anniversaries, January-June 1985 (1985)

Box 7 of 7

Anniversary Cases - 1934: The Watershed Year in Air Transport (1983-1984)

Box 7 of 7

Garber - Entrance and Miscellaneous Labels, 1976-1996

Box 7 of 7

Garber - Aircraft and Other Aeronautics Artifacts, 1976-1993

Box 7 of 7

Garber - Space Artifacts, 1977-1995

Box 7 of 7

Garber - Engines, 1982-1988

Box 7 of 7

Garber - Aircraft Recognition Models, 1984-1986

Box 7 of 7