SIA Acc. 19-218, Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, Exhibition Records, 1984-2015

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This accession consists of records documenting the activities of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) regarding the planning, execution, administration, and promotion of traveling exhibitions "Looping the Loop: Posters of Early Flight", "Magic, Myths, and Minerals: Chinese Jades from the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery", "Small Wonder: Worlds in a Box", "At the Controls: The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Looks at Cockpits", " Beyond Baseball: The Life of Roberto Clemente", "American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music", "At First Sight: Photography and the Smithsonian", "Ocean Planet", "After the Revolution: Everyday Life in America, 1780-1800", "The Kennedy's - Portrait of a Family: Photographs by Richard Avedon", "American Glass: Masters of the Art", "The Burgess Shale: Evolution's Big Bang", "The Artistry of African Currency", "Booming Out: Mohawk Ironworkers Build New York", "Creativity and Resistance: Maroon Cultures of the Americas", "Exit Saigon, Enter Little Saigon: Vietnamese America Since 1975", "The White House Garden", "An Ocean Apart: Contemporary Vietnamese Art from the United States and Vietnam", "Anteaters: Fast Food Specialists", "Diana Walker - Photojournalist", "Spirited Objects: Traditional Craft for the 21st Century", and "Telling a Crow Story: The Photographs of Richard Throssel". Materials include correspondence, memoranda, brochures, concepts, proposals, scripts, books, rights and permissions catalogs, promotional materials, clippings, installation photographs, floor plans, loan information, object lists, fundraising, contracts and agreements, newsletters, drawings, reports, checklists, itineraries, visitor comment books, notes, slides, magazines, publications, negatives, transparencies, videotapes, budget summaries, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.


  • Electronic List in accession file.
  • Folder List in accession file.
  • For a description of the record series of which these materials form a part, refer to the "Forms part of" above.


By exhibition

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1984
  • 1984-2015

Restrictions & Rights

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2031; Transferring office; 9/27/1984 memorandum, Glenn to Loar; Contact reference staff for details


  • Loans
  • Traveling exhibitions
  • Contracts


  • Manuscripts
  • Collection descriptions
  • Brochures
  • Books
  • Clippings
  • Compact discs
  • Digital versatile discs
  • Floppy disks
  • Electronic records
  • Drawings
  • Floor plans
  • Black-and-white negatives
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Color transparencies
  • Color negatives
  • Color photographs
  • Videotapes

Local number

SIA Acc. 19-218

Physical description

8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)