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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 19-149

National Museum of American History. Division of Information Technology and Society

Exhibition Records, 1953-2008

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American History. Division of Information Technology and Society
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: 1953-2008
Quantity: 3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 19-149
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records documenting staff exhibition planning, development, and production of photographic history collections, as well as works by renown contemporary American photographers, at the National Museum of American History (NMAH) and the Arts and Industries Building. Earlier records date back to when the photographic history staff and collections were in the Division of Photographic History, the Division of Graphic Arts and Photography, and the Section of Photography in the Division of Graphic Arts at NMAH, which, prior to 1980, was known as the National Museum of History and Technology and the Museum of History and Technology, respectively. Some records predate the creation of NMAH when the Section of Photography was in the United States National Museum. Also documented in these records is the traveling exhibition "The Art of Animation," created by Walt Disney and his staff of artists, which traced the history of motion in pictures and was shown at the National Museum of Natural History. Staff represented in these records include curators Alexander J. Wedderburn and Eugene Ostroff; assistant curator David Haberstich; museum technician Elliott Hawkins; and photo specialist Peter Liebhold. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; proposals; scripts; budget summaries; object lists; press releases; brochures; exhibition catalogs; opening invitations; photographs, slides, and negatives; symposium information; floor plans; newspaper clippings; Hall of Photography planning information and installation photographs; audiotapes; and drawings. Some materials are in electronic format.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records documenting staff exhibition planning, development, and production of photographic history collections, as well as works by renown contemporary American photographers, at the National Museum of American History (NMAH) and the Arts and Industries Building. Earlier records date back to when the photographic history staff and collections were in the Division of Photographic History, the Division of Graphic Arts and Photography, and the Section of Photography in the Division of Graphic Arts at NMAH, which, prior to 1980, was known as the National Museum of History and Technology and the Museum of History and Technology, respectively. Some records predate the creation of NMAH when the Section of Photography was in the United States National Museum. Also documented in these records is the traveling exhibition The Art of Animation, created by Walt Disney and his staff of artists, which traced the history of motion in pictures and was shown at the National Museum of Natural History.

Staff represented in these records include curators Alexander J. Wedderburn and Eugene Ostroff; assistant curator David Haberstich; museum technician Elliott Hawkins; and photo specialist Peter Liebhold.

Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; proposals; scripts; budget summaries; object lists; press releases; brochures; exhibition catalogs; opening invitations; photographs, slides, and negatives; symposium information; floor plans; newspaper clippings; Hall of Photography planning information and installation photographs; audiotapes; and drawings. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years. until Jan-01-2024; Transferring office; 6/14/2013 memorandum, Johnstone to Wallace; 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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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-149, National Museum of American History. Division of Information Technology and Society, Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

Moods in Industry Exhibition, 1961-1962

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Edison Kinetoscope, 1954, 1958, 1969

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1876: A Centennial Exhibition, 1975-1976 (2 folders)

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History-of-Photography Collection Traveling Exhibition, 1969

Box 1 of 3

Harry Garfield Exhibition, 1962-1963

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One Photographer's New York Exhibition, 1963-1964

Box 1 of 3

Photographs by Andreas Feininger Exhibition, 1962-1963

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Carbon and Gum Prints Exhibition, 1982, 1985, 1992

Box 1 of 3

Philippe Halsman Exhibition, 1963-1964

Box 1 of 3

Children of the World Exhibition, 1963-1965, 1969

Box 1 of 3

Eikoh Hosoe: Man and Woman Exhibition, 1969-1970

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James B. Johnson: A New Perspective of Washington Exhibition, 1970

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Clarence John Laughlin Exhibition, 1962

Box 1 of 3

Victor Keppler Exhibition, 1962-1963

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Russell Lee Exhibition, 1965-1966

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The Lingering Shadow: Photographs from the History of Photography Collection Exhibition, 1969

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Georges Melies: Inventor of the Magic of Films Exhibition, 1969-1970

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Light, Chemicals, and Camera Exhibition, 1969-1973

Box 1 of 3

News Photography, 1961

Box 1 of 3

Janine Niepce Exhibition, 1969-1970

Box 1 of 3

Object-of-the-Month Cases, 1970-1976, 1983

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Photographs by Irving Penn Exhibition, 1962-1963

Box 1 of 3

Photographing the Frontier Exhibition, 1977-1980

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The Hand of Man on America Exhibition, 1969-1970

Box 1 of 3

Platinum Women Exhibition, 1981-1985

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Photography and the City Exhibition, 1968-1969

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Photographs by Arthur Rothstein, 1963

Box 1 of 3

Photographs by Kosti Ruohomaa Exhibition, 1963-1964

Box 1 of 3

Silver and Silk Exhibition, 1975-1977

Box 1 of 3

Architectural Photographs and Color Transparencies by Ezra Stoller Exhibition, 1962

Box 1 of 3

Tanaka: Photographs of Heron Hill Exhibition, 1965-1970

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World Exposition of Photography Exhibition, 1965-1966

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Western Views and Eastern Visions Exhibition, 1980-1981 (4 folders)

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Box 2

Stephen Whealton Exhibition, 1970

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White House Festival of the Arts Exhibition, 1965

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Steven C. Wilson Exhibition, 1970

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Hall of Photography: Proposal, 1971

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Hall of Photography: Budget Summary, 1967

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Hall of Photography: Planning Information, 1967, 1972

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Hall of Photography: Correspondence, 1959-1990

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Hall of Photography: Object Lists, 1992

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Hall of Photography: Scripts, 1960, 1972-1973 (7 folders)

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Hall of Photography: Press Releases, 1973-1974

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Hall of Photography: Opening Invitation, 1973

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Hall of Photography: Photographs, Arts and Industries Building, 1953 and undated

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Hall of Photography: Photographs, Arts and Industries Building, 1962 and undated

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Hall of Photography: Photographs, 1973-1974

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Hall of Photography: Photographs, 1976

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Hall of Photography: Photographs, 1985

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Hall of Photography: Photographs, 1990, 1992

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Microfilm: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Exhibition, 1971

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Exhibition Proposals (general), 1971-1991

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Box 3

American Masters Exhibition, 1974

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The Art of Animation Exhibition, 1958-1959

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Harry K. Shgeta Exhibition

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Beguiling the Babies: Photographing Children in the 19th Century Exhibition, 1986-1987

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Images of War by Robert Capa Exhibition, 1964

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The Camera and the Human Facade Exhibition, 1969-1970

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Joseph Costa Exhibition, 1962

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Women, Cameras, and Images: Imogen Cunningham Exhibition, 1968-1969, 1976

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Women, Cameras and Images II: Betty Hahn and Gayle Smalley Exhibition, 1969-1970

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Women, Camera, and Images III: Berenice Abbott Exhibition, 1969

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Women, Camera, and Images IV: Barbara Morgan Exhibition, 1969-1970

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Alfred Eisenstaedt Exhibition, 1963

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Photographing History: Fred J. Maroon and the Nixon Years, 1970-1974 Exhibition, 1997-2000 (includes electronic records, DATs, and cassette audiotapes) (5 folders)

Box 3 of 3

Diana Walker, Photojournalist Exhibition, 2003-2004, 2008

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The Price of Freedom: Americans at War Exhibition, 2003

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September 11: Bearing Witness to History Exhibition, 2002-2005

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Color Sells Exhibition, 1997 (includes electronic records) (2 folders)

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New Images 1839-1973 Exhibition, 1973-1974

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