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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 06-163

National Museum of American History. Division of Community Life

Exhibition Records, 1971-1989

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American History. Division of Community Life
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: 1971-1989
Quantity: 4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 06-163
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records that document the planning for and installation of the exhibition "A Nation of Nations," which opened at the National Museum of History and Technology in 1976. Records include the correspondence, memoranda, and notes of Carl H. Scheele and Richard E. Ahlborn, Co-chairmen of the exhibition; and Ellen Roney Hughes, exhibition coordinator. Materials also include scripts; production schedules; budget summaries; contracts; exhibition installation photographs; news releases; meeting minutes; articles; information pertaining to loans, conservation issues, and special programs; exhibition catalogue planning records; construction specifications and floor plans; and exhibition opening photographs.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records that document the planning for and installation of the exhibition A Nation of Nations, which opened at the National Museum of History and Technology in 1976. Materials include the correspondence, memoranda, and notes of Carl H. Scheele and Richard E. Ahlborn, Co-chairmen of the exhibition; and Ellen Roney Hughes, exhibition coordinator. Materials also include script; production schedule; budget summaries; contracts; exhibition installation photographs; news releases; meeting minutes; articles; information pertaining to loans, conservation issues, and special programs; exhibition catalogue planning records; construction specifications and floor plans; and exhibition opening photographs.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-163, National Museum of American History. Division of Community Life, Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

A Nation of Nations

Exhibition Script Development, 1971

Box 1 of 4

Exhibition Script Development (Section 1), 1972-1976 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 4

Exhibition Script Development (Section 2), 1972-1976 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 4

Exhibition Script Development (Section 3, A thru H), 1972-1976 (4 folders)

Box 1 of 4

Exhibition Script Development (Section 4), 1972-1976

Box 1 of 4

Exhibition Script Development: Revisions, 1979-1986

Box 1 of 4

Labor Platform Photographs, 1988-1989

Box 1 of 4

Installation Photographs, 1976 (3 folders)

Box 1 of 4

Catalogue Photographs

Box 1 of 4

Exhibit Construction Specifications, 1975 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 4

Box 2

Security and Safety Conservation, 1973-1976

Box 2 of 4

Memoranda re: Exhibition Suggestions, 1974-1975

Box 2 of 4

Correspondence and Memoranda (general), 1973-1976

Box 2 of 4

Meeting Minutes, 1974-1976 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 4

Preliminary Script, 1973-1974

Box 2 of 4

Collections and Acquisition Procedures, 1973-1975

Box 2 of 4

Exhibition Catalogue Planning, 1974-1976 (5 folders)

Box 2 of 4

Budget, 1972-1976

Box 2 of 4

Production Schedule, 1973-1974

Box 2 of 4

Exhibition Organization, 1974-1975

Box 2 of 4

Presentations South, Inc., 1975-1976 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 4

TV Satellite Communications Wall, 1976

Box 2 of 4

Chermayeff & Geismar Associates: Exhibition Notes, 1973

Box 2 of 4

Chermayeff & Geismar Associates: Correspondence, 1974-1976

Box 2 of 4

Chermayeff & Geismar Associates: Contract and Claim, 1975-1977 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 4

Box 3

Bicentennial Exhibitions Planning, 1969-1976

Box 3 of 4

Construction Specifications for Canopy and Ramp, 1975-1976

Box 3 of 4

Exhibition Staff Members, 1974-1977

Box 3 of 4

Richard E. Ahlborn: Exhibition Administration, 1974-1975

Box 3 of 4

Carl Scheele: Exhibition Administration, 1974-1975 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 4

American Revolution (Section 1), 1972-1975

Box 3 of 4

The Year 1776 (Section 1), 1974-1979

Box 3 of 4

Old Ways in the New World (Section 2), 1973-1977

Box 3 of 4

Exhibition Loans: Citizenship, 1975-1976

Box 3 of 4

Exhibition Loans: Education, 1974

Box 3 of 4

Exhibition Loans: Politics, 1974-1977

Box 3 of 4

Exhibition Loans: Working Together, 1974-1976

Box 3 of 4

Exhibition Loans: Sports, 1973-1976

Box 3 of 4

Exhibition Loans: Entertainment, 1974-1976

Box 3 of 4

Exhibition Loans: American Home, 1974-1976

Box 3 of 4

Exhibition Loans (general), 1974-1976

Box 3 of 4

Contracts, 1974-1976

Box 3 of 4

Federal Communications Commission, 1977-1981

Box 3 of 4

Rusty Russell: Audio Visual Consultant, 1975-1984

Box 3 of 4

List of Countries Project, 1975-1976

Box 3 of 4

News Releases, 1976

Box 3 of 4

Exhibition Slide Program, 1986

Box 3 of 4

Articles re: Exhibition, 1977

Box 3 of 4

Exhibition Brochure and Publications, 1976

Box 3 of 4

Exhibition Opening and Receptions, 1975-1978

Box 3 of 4

Box 4

Exhibition Opening: Photographs, 1976 (4 folders)

Box 4 of 4

Social Events, 1981-1985

Box 4 of 4

Floor Plan, 1985-1988

Box 4 of 4

Publicity, 1974-1977

Box 4 of 4

Public Comments, 1976-1977

Box 4 of 4

Curators' Comments re: Exhibition, 1972-1975

Box 4 of 4

Exhibition Maintenance and Upgrades, 1976-1987 (2 folders)

Box 4 of 4