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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 19-148

National Air and Space Museum. Space History Division

Exhibition Records, 1978, 1986-2004

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Air and Space Museum. Space History Division
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: 1978, 1986-2004
Quantity: 4.5 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 19-148
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Valerie Neal, Curator, pertaining to the design, development, execution, and installation of the exhibition "Where Next, Columbus?." The exhibition marked the quincentenary of Christopher Columbus's voyage and considers the possibilities for future space exploration. Some records date to when the department was known as the Department of Space History from (1987-1996), the Department of Space Science and Exploration (1980-1986), and the Department of Astronautics (1975-1980). Materials include correspondence, books, notes, proposals, memoranda, floor plans, agendas, drawings, newspaper clippings, negatives, fund raising materials, brochures, reports, scripts, charts, illustrations, photographs, slides, transparencies, and related materials.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Valerie Neal, Curator, pertaining to the design, development, execution, and installation of the exhibition "Where Next, Columbus?." The exhibition marked the quincentenary of Christopher Columbus's voyage and considers the possibilities for future space exploration. Some records date to when the department was known as the Department of Space History from (1987-1996), the Department of Space Science and Exploration (1980-1986), and the Department of Astronautics (1975-1980). Materials include correspondence, books, notes, proposals, memoranda, floor plans, agendas, drawings, newspaper clippings, negatives, fund raising materials, brochures, reports, scripts, charts, illustrations, photographs, slides, transparencies, and related materials.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-148, National Air and Space Museum. Space History Division, Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) - Exploration Task Force, 1989-1990

Box 1 of 5

Design Competition - International Space Year, 1990-1992

Box 1 of 5

Where Next, Columbus? - Education, 1993-1995

Box 1 of 5

Hardware - Audiovisual Installation, 1991

Box 1 of 5

Hewlett-Packard Sponsorship, 1991

Box 1 of 5

Symposium on Future Technologies, 1990-1991

Box 1 of 5

Where Next, Columbus? - Symposium, 1990-1993

Box 1 of 5

Calendar of Events and Installation Schedule, 1991

Box 1 of 5

Exhibition Floor plans, 1990-1992

Box 1 of 5

Exhibit Review and Planning, 1986, 1990-1992 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 5

Fund raising Package, 1989-1990

Box 1 of 5

Exhibition Press, 1990-1994 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 5

Correspondence - Carlin, John, 1990-1992

Box 1 of 5

Carlin, John - Exhibit Trip Reports, 1989-1991

Box 1 of 5

Exhibition Outline, 1989-1990

Box 1 of 5

Monthly Project Status Meetings, 1989, 1991-1992

Box 1 of 5

Advisory Panel, 1988-1992

Box 1 of 5

Roundtable, 1989

Box 1 of 5

Phase II Proposal, 1989

Box 1 of 5

Exhibit Proposal, 1988-1990

Box 1 of 5

General Comments - Phase II, Advisory Panel, Roundtable, and Other Comments, 1988-1990

Box 1 of 5

External Exhibition Review, 1990

Box 1 of 5

Section 200 Exhibit Elements - Lists, Images, Potential Artifacts, 1990-1991

Box 1 of 5

Section 300 Discussion Group, 1990-1991

Box 1 of 5

Exhibition Charts and Illustrations, 1990-1992

Box 1 of 5

La Esfera Armilar (The Armillary Sphere) - Madrid, undated

Box 1 of 5

Seville Exhibit Meeting - Seville Expo '92, 1991-1992

Box 1 of 5

Where Next, Columbus? - Madrid Spain Exhibit, 1991-1993, 1996

Box 1 of 5

Letter of Intent and Agreement with Spain, 1990-1992

Box 1 of 5

Box 2

Exhibit in Spain - Correspondence, 1992 (5 folders)

Box 2 of 5

Awards 1993-1994

Box 2 of 5

Fundraising - John Carlin Reports, 1989-1992

Box 2 of 5

Exhibition Opening - Press, Events, Remarks, Correspondence, Invitations, 1992

Box 2 of 5

Special Exhibition Fund Proposals, 1990-1992

Box 2 of 5

Ann Jacobs Paperwork - Photograph Research, 1991-1992

Box 2 of 5

Weekly Meetings, 1989-1992

Box 2 of 5

Monthly Meetings, 1990-1992

Box 2 of 5

Exhibition - Section 200, 1991-1992

Box 2 of 5

Exhibition - Section 300, 1992

Box 2 of 5

Exhibition - Section 400, 1992

Box 2 of 5

Exhibit Planning Document, 1990

Box 2 of 5

Early and Maturing Concepts for Exhibit, 1988-1989, 1991

Box 2 of 5

Research - Talks on Exploration Notes, 1991

Box 2 of 5

Research - Illustrations, Contact and Timeline, 1991-1992

Box 2 of 5

Mars Science Working Group, Mars Terrain - Research and Discussion, 1990-1992

Box 2 of 5

Artifacts, Audiovisuals, Interactives, 1990-1992

Box 2 of 5

Visitor Evaluations, 1991

Box 2 of 5

Meeting Schedules and Calendars, 1990-1993

Box 2 of 5

Correspondence - Rosters, Usage Inquiries, Invitations, 1990-1993, 1996

Box 2 of 5

What Happens to Your Body in Space? - Interstellar Space Craft - Exhibit Visuals and Research, 1988, 1990-1991

Box 2 of 5

Box 3

Research - Spices, 1991

Box 3 of 5

Research and Notes - Wilkes Expedition, undated

Box 3 of 5

Quincentenary 1492-1992 - Programs, Artifacts, Exhibits, Report

Box 3 of 5

Where Next, Columbus? - Author Files, 1991-1995

Box 3 of 5

Where Next, Columbus? - Editor Files, 1992, 1994

Box 3 of 5

Where Next, Columbus? Book - Page Proofs, Edits, 1994

Box 3 of 5

Galaxy Mural - Sky and Telescope Article, Jon Lomberg, 1993

Box 3 of 5

Jon Lomberg - Correspondence, 1990-1995, 1998, 2002

Box 3 of 5

Reference and Correspondence - Lomberg, Galaxy Mural and Caption, 1992-1994

Box 3 of 5

Galaxy Poster Fact Sheets - Correspondence, Reviews, Poster Development, 1992-1994

Box 3 of 5

Galaxy Poster - Commercial Venture, 1992-1998

Box 3 of 5

Galaxy Poster - License Agreement, The Planetary Society, 1997-2000

Box 3 of 5

Galaxy Poster Royalty Reports, 1994-2000, 2002

Box 3 of 5

Hudson, Paul - Mars Landscape Mural, 1991-1992, 1994

Box 3 of 5

Exhibit Interactives Discussion Group, 1990-1992

Box 3 of 5

Interactive 1 - Why Explore?, 1991-1992

Box 3 of 5

Interactive 2 - Robotic Mission, 1991-1992

Box 3 of 5

Interactive 3 - Human Mission, 1991-1992

Box 3 of 5

Mars Mission Interactives, 1989-1990

Box 3 of 5

Mars Mission Interactives - Budget and Contract, 1991-1992

Box 3 of 5

Mars Mission Interactives - Planning, 1990-1992

Box 3 of 5

Mars Mission Interactives - Evaluation, 1992

Box 3 of 5

Drake Equation Video - Interactive, 1992

Box 3 of 5

Visitor Opinion Polling - Public Opinion Survey, 1990-1991, 2001

Box 3 of 5

Visitor Opinion Polling - Poll Test 2, 1991, 1992

Box 3 of 5

Exhibition Outline and Special Exhibition Fund Proposal, 1989-1990

Box 3 of 5

Smithsonian Exhibition Awards - Nomination, 1993

Box 3 of 5

Where Next, Columbus? - Collections Management, 1990-1992

Box 3 of 5

Where Next, Columbus? - Promotional Materials and Publications, 1990, 1993-1994

Box 3 of 5

Where Next, Columbus? Image Files - 1990-1993 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 5

Advanced Transportation - Solar Sails, 1990

Box 3 of 5

Advanced Transportation - Nuclear and Ion Engines, 1978, 1989-1990, 1995

Box 3 of 5

Nuclear Propulsion - Wayne Houston, Task, 1990-1991

Box 3 of 5

George Awad - Astronomical Models, 1988-1989

Box 3 of 5

Exhibit Coins and Currency, 1991

Box 3 of 5

Columbus Diary Images, undated

Box 3 of 5

Space Biospheres Ventures, 1991

Box 3 of 5

Flag Raising, 1991-1992

Box 3 of 5

Box 4

Exhibit Section 212 - Gold, Conquistadores, 1990

Box 4 of 5

Lewis and Clark, 1990, 1992

Box 4 of 5

Magellan, Ferdinand, 1991

Box 4 of 5

Maps and Locations, 1991

Box 4 of 5

Mars Rovers and Control Station, 1991-1992

Box 4 of 5

Undersea Exploration, 1992

Box 4 of 5

Vision 21 Conference - NASA Lewis Research Center, 1990

Box 4 of 5

Research Interviews, 1990-1991

Box 4 of 5

Images and Photograph Research Scope, 1990, 1993

Box 4 of 5

Artists and Scope, undated

Box 4 of 5

Latham, David - Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO), 1992

Box 4 of 5

Exit Poll Tabulations, 1993-1997, 2001-2002

Box 4 of 5

Exhibit Visitor Comments and Queries, 1992-1993, 1999

Box 4 of 5

Exhibition Study - Zahava D. Doering, 1999-2000

Box 4 of 5

Gallery Closing, 2001-2002

Box 4 of 5

Gallery 209 Inventory, 1992-1999, 2001-2002, 2004

Box 4 of 5

Valuable Curatorial Objects, 2001-2002

Box 4 of 5

Interactive Scripts, 1990-1992

Box 4 of 5

Video Scripts, 1992

Box 4 of 5

Video Requests, 1994, 1998

Box 4 of 5

Where Next, Columbus?, Book - Admin, Gabroske, Patricia, 1991-1998

Box 4 of 5

Exhibit Newspaper Materials, 1992

Box 4 of 5

Requests for Usage

American Museum of Natural History, 1992

Box 4 of 5

American Philosophical Society, 1991-1992

Box 4 of 5

Exhibit Images - Archives of the West Indies, 1990, 1992

Box 4 of 5

Gene Autry Museum, 1992

Box 4 of 5

Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid, 1990-1991

Box 4 of 5

Bienecke, Rare Book, 1991-1992

Box 4 of 5

Biblioteque National, Paris, 1991-1992

Box 4 of 5

Bishop Museum, 1992

Box 4 of 5

Boeing, 1992

Box 4 of 5

British Library, 1991-1992

Box 4 of 5

Birmingham News, Charlie Brooks Cartoon, 1992

Box 4 of 5

J. C. Brown Library, 1991-1993

Box 4 of 5

Capital Systems Group, Inc., Antarctica, 1992

Box 4 of 5

Carolina Biological Supply Company, 1992

Box 4 of 5

Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES), 1992

Box 4 of 5

Columbus Day Committee, 1991

Box 4 of 5

Cornell, Jim, 1992

Box 4 of 5

Columbus Letter, 1992

Box 4 of 5

Vincent Di Fate, 1992

Box 4 of 5

Eastern National Park and Monument Association, 1991

Box 4 of 5

Exhibit Featured Film - Contact, 1992

Box 4 of 5

New York Times, John Fischetti Cartoon, 1992

Box 4 of 5

Fort Worth, Museum of Science and History, 1992

Box 4 of 5

Geard, Charles R., 1992

Box 4 of 5

Gilcrease Museum, 1991-1993

Box 4 of 5

Granger Collection, 1992

Box 4 of 5

Washington Post, Herblock Cartoon, 1992

Box 4 of 5

Horowitz, Paul, 1992

Box 4 of 5

Images Unlimited, Sylvia Earle, 1992

Box 4 of 5

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 1992

Box 4 of 5

Liberia Anticuaria, 1992

Box 4 of 5

Lisbon, 1991

Box 4 of 5

McCormick and Company, Inc., 1991

Box 4 of 5

Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET), 1991

Box 4 of 5

Missouri Historical Society, 1991-1992

Box 4 of 5

Montana Historical Society, 1992-1993

Box 4 of 5

Museo de America, 1991

Box 4 of 5

Musee de la Marine, 1992

Box 4 of 5

Museo Fundacion Lazaro Galdiano, 1991-1992

Box 4 of 5

NASA, 1992

Box 4 of 5

NASA, Ames Research Center, 1992-1993

Box 4 of 5

National Archives, 1991

Box 4 of 5

National Maritime Museum, 1991-1992

Box 4 of 5

National Museum of American Art (NMAA), 1992

Box 4 of 5

National Osteoporosis Foundation, 1992

Box 4 of 5

National Portrait Gallery, 1991

Box 4 of 5

National Radio Astronomy Observatory, 1992

Box 4 of 5

Nuclear Engine Rocket Vehicle Application (NERVA), 1992

Box 4 of 5

Newfoundland, 1991-1992

Box 4 of 5

New South Wales, 1992

Box 4 of 5

New York Public Library, 1992

Box 4 of 5

New York Zoological Society, 1992

Box 4 of 5

Oakland Tribune - Lou Grant Cartoon, 1992

Box 4 of 5

The Pierpont Morgan Library, 1992

Box 4 of 5

The Planetary Society, 1992

Box 4 of 5

Vikingeskibshallen I Roskilde, 1992

Box 4 of 5

University of Hawaii - Robinson, Mark, 1992-1993

Box 4 of 5

Russell Museum, 1992

Box 4 of 5

Sandved, Kjell, 1992

Box 4 of 5

Stark Museum of Art, 1992

Box 4 of 5

United States State Department, 1992

Box 4 of 5

Terrile, Richard J., 1992

Box 4 of 5

Time-Life Books, 1992

Box 4 of 5

Universal Press Syndicate - Calvin and Hobbes, 1992

Box 4 of 5

Walters Art Gallery, 1992

Box 4 of 5

Wayland Publishers, 1992

Box 4 of 5

Newspapers - Headlines, Cartoons, Magazine Covers, 1992

Box 4 of 5

Sculley, Jack - Exhibit Images for Interactive, "Motives for Exploration," 1991

Box 4 of 5

Correspondence - Requests to Artists, 1992

Box 4 of 5

Brenning, Jana, 1992, 1994

Box 4 of 5

Carroll, Michael, 1992, 1994

Box 4 of 5

DiMare, Paul, 1992, 1994

Box 4 of 5

Eggleton, Bob, 1992, 1994

Box 4 of 5

Hardy, David A., 1992-1994

Box 4 of 5

Maxwell, Mark, 1992, 1994

Box 4 of 5

McLeod, Doug, 1992, 1994

Box 4 of 5

Miller, Ron, 1992, 1994

Box 4 of 5

Murray, Robert, 1992, 1994

Box 4 of 5

Nyquist, John, 1990

Box 4 of 5

Olson, Jack, 1992, 1994

Box 4 of 5

Rawlings, Pat, 1992, 1994

Box 4 of 5

Sternbach, Rick, 1992, 1994

Box 4 of 5

Wimmer, Helmut K., 1992, 1994

Box 4 of 5

Santa Maria Model - Loan, 1991-1993

Box 4 of 5

Exhibition Images

Emmart, Carter - Case Study for Mars I Concept and Images, 1990-1991

Box 4 of 5

Mars Base and Habitat Design, undated

Box 4 of 5

Mars Surface Activity, undated

Box 4 of 5

Mars Transfer Vehicles, undated

Box 4 of 5

Mars and Other Planets - Jet Propulsion Laboratory, undated

Box 4 of 5

Captions and Labels, undated

Box 4 of 5

Unit 200 Images, undated (folder 1 of 3)

Box 4 of 5

Box 5

Unit 200 Images, undated (folders 2-3 of 3)

Box 5 of 5

Unit 300 Images, undated

Box 5 of 5

Unit 400 Images, undated

Box 5 of 5

Unit 500 Images, undated

Box 5 of 5