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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 19-078

National Museum of American History. Office of the Director

Subject Files, 1961-1963, 1991, 1996-2015

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American History. Office of the Director
Title: Subject Files
Dates: 1961-1963, 1991, 1996-2015
Quantity: 4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 19-078
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records created and maintained during the tenures of National Museum of American History (NMAH) directors John Gray, Brent D. Glass, Spencer R. Crew, and acting director Marc Pachter, documenting museum administration, fundraising, renovation projects, exhibition redevelopment, and meetings of the NMAH board. Significant among these records are the annotated Chairman's copy of the Smithsonian Blue Ribbon Commission report on NMAH; extensive documentation in regard to the NMAH Public Space Renewal Project; a comprehensive introduction for the NMAH board in 1999, which provides a broad overview of the museum in that era; and plans for a NMAH collection storage facility. Also consists of a small amount of records documenting the early years of NMAH, when the museum was known at the Museum of History and Technology. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; meeting agendas and minutes; reports; budget summaries; proposals; agreements; NMAH board briefing books; presentation information; evaluations; architectural drawings; brochures; statistical information; floor plans; drawings; and supporting documentation. Some materials are in electronic format.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records created and maintained during the tenures of National Museum of American History (NMAH) directors John Gray, Brent D. Glass, Spencer R. Crew, and acting director Marc Pachter, documenting museum administration, fundraising, renovation projects, exhibition redevelopment, and meetings of the NMAH board. Significant among these records are the annotated Chairman's copy of the Smithsonian Blue Ribbon Commission report on NMAH; extensive documentation in regard to the NMAH Public Space Renewal Project; a comprehensive introduction for the NMAH board in 1999, which provides a broad overview of the museum in that era; and plans for a NMAH collection storage facility. Also consists of a small amount of records documenting the early years of NMAH, when the museum was known at the Museum of History and Technology. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; meeting agendas and minutes; reports; budget summaries; proposals; agreements; NMAH board briefing books; presentation information; evaluations; architectural drawings; brochures; statistical information; floor plans; drawings; and supporting documentation. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2031; Transferring office; 3/20/1985 memorandum, Massa to Sengsourinh; Contact reference staff for details.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-078, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Subject Files

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Container List

Box 1

Smithsonian Blue Ribbon Commission: Chairman Richard Darman Notes, 2001-2002 (4 folders)

Box 1 of 4

An Introduction for the Board of the National Museum of American History (NMAH), 1999 (3 folders)

Box 1 of 4

NMAH Collections Storage Facility Study: Final Basis of Design Report, 2003

Box 1 of 4

NMAH Collections Storage Facility Study: Final Financial Analysis, 2003

Box 1 of 4

Public Space Renewal Program (PSRP): Briefing on Flag Hall and Introductory Exhibit, circa 2003

Box 1 of 4

PSRP: Project Update, June 2004

Box 1 of 4

PSRP: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM)/Turner New Concept Initiatives Draft Report, 2002

Box 1 of 4

PSRP: ARQ Architects, The Making of a Modern Museum Report (Second Edition), 2004

Box 1 of 4

PSRP: ARQ Architects, The Making of a Modern Museum Report (Second Edition), Volume One, 2005

Box 1 of 4

PSRP: ARQ Architects, The Making of a Modern Museum Report (Second Edition), Volume Two, 2005

Box 1 of 4

PSRP: Meeting Notes and Related Documents of Randall Inouye, 2004 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 4

PSRP: Information Workbook, 2004-2005 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 4

Box 2

PSRP: Information Workbook, Randall Inouye's Annotated Copy, 2004-2005 (3 folders)

Box 2 of 4

PSRP: Turner Construction Company, 95% Construction Document (CD) Price Proposal, 2006

Box 2 of 4

PSRP: Smithsonian Institution (SI) Advance Account Management, 2005-2009 (3 folders)

Box 2 of 4

PSRP: SI Deputy Secretary and Chief Operation Officer, Oversight Committee Hearings, 2006-2009 (7 folders)

Box 2 of 4

PSRP: Director's Office Furniture and Furnishing Options, 2006-2008 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 4

Box 3

PSRP: Transformation Continues Briefing, circa 2009

Box 3 of 4

PSRP: NMAH Floorplans and Landscape, 2004

Box 3 of 4

PSRP: Value Engineering Study Report, 2005

Box 3 of 4

PSRP: Cost Estimate, 2006

Box 3 of 4

PSRP: Final Scope of Work (35%, 65%, 95%, 100% CD), 2003-2005

Box 3 of 4

PSRP: Protecting Objects in Place and Impacts, 2002, 2006

Box 3 of 4

PSRP: Vibration Study, 2006

Box 3 of 4

PSRP: 35% Center Core Design, 2005

Box 3 of 4

PSRP: 65% Center Core Design, 2003-2004, 2006

Box 3 of 4

PSRP: 65% Cost Estimate, 2006

Box 3 of 4

PSRP: Package II-B Cost Estimate, 2006

Box 3 of 4

PSRP: Construction Status Reports, 2007-2008

Box 3 of 4

PSRP: SOM Pre-Design and Programming Charrette Briefing, 2004

Box 3 of 4

PSRP: Schematic Design Phase, 2001-2004

Box 3 of 4

PSRP: Dibner Library, 2005-2006

Box 3 of 4

PSRP: Star-Spangled Banner Fire Protection, 2006

Box 3 of 4

NMAH Building History, 1961-1963

Box 3 of 4

Collections Storage Master Plan, 2003-2004

Box 3 of 4

West Wing Window Mock-Up, 2010-2011

Box 3 of 4

Ivan Selin Welcome Center, 2006

Box 3 of 4

NMAH Square Footage and Space Plans, 2002

Box 3 of 4

Reopening Project Assignments, 2006

Box 3 of 4

Blueprint Committee Report and Floor Plans, 1996-1998

Box 3 of 4

East Wing Renovation Planning Team, 2013-2014

Box 3 of 4

NMAH Blueprint Ten Year Plan, 1997

Box 3 of 4

NMAH Sixth Floor Expansion Study, 1991

Box 3 of 4

Treasures in Trouble (Volume Three): NMAH, 2004

Box 3 of 4

Improving Visitor Experience at NMAH, 2012

Box 3 of 4

Board Meeting Book, February 7-8, 2008

Box 3 of 4

Board Meeting Book, February 5-6, 2009

Box 3 of 4

Board Meeting Book, May 14-15, 2009

Box 3 of 4

Box 4

Board Meeting Book, October 8-9, 2009

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Board Meeting Book, February 11-12, 2010

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Board Meeting Book, May 13-14, 2010

Box 4 of 4

Board Meeting Book, October 14-15, 2010

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Board Meeting Book, February 10-11, 2011

Box 4 of 4

Board Meeting Book, May 12-13, 2011

Box 4 of 4

Board Meeting Book, October 13-14, 2011

Box 4 of 4

Board Meeting Book, March 22-23, 2012

Box 4 of 4

Board Meeting Book, October 11-12, 2012

Box 4 of 4

Board Meeting Book, March 7-8, 2013 (includes electronic records)

Box 4 of 4

Board Meeting Book: Culture at NMAH, October 4, 2013

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Board Meeting Book: Democracy at NMAH, February 28, 2014

Box 4 of 4

Board Meeting Book: The Nation We Build Together, May 30, 2014

Box 4 of 4

Board Meeting Book: What it means to be American, October 17, 2014

Box 4 of 4

Board Meeting Book: Democracy in Action, February 27, 2015

Box 4 of 4

Board Meeting Book: Politics on your Plate, May 20, 2015

Box 4 of 4

Board Meeting Book: Touchstones of American Culture, October 16, 2015

Box 4 of 4

Board Meeting Book: West Wing Board Meeting, May 29, 2015

Box 4 of 4