SIA Acc. 19-232, National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Culture and the Arts, Exhibition Records, 1993-2010

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This accession consists of the records of Michelle Anne Delaney, Curator, documenting her 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 and the Arts and Industries Building. Earlier records date back to when Delaney and other photographic history staff were in the Division of Information Technology and Society and the Division of Photographic History, respectively. Also represented in these records are curator Shannon Thomas Perich and photo specialist Peter Liebhold. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; proposals; budget summaries; meeting agendas and minutes; scripts; floor plans; production schedules; object lists; a report; loan information; press releases, brochures, clippings, pamphlets, and announcements; an agreement; press kits; design information; opening invitations; a speech paper; and photographs. Some materials are in electronic format.


  • Perich, Shannon Thomas
  • Liebhold, Peter
  • Delaney, Michelle Anne
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Information Technology and Society
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Photographic History
  • Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Freeze Frame: Eadweard Muybridge's Photography of Motion (Exhibition) (2000-2001: Washington, D.C.)
  • The Kennedys Photographed by Richard Avedon (Exhibition) (1996-1997: Washington, D.C.)
  • The 1896 Washington Salon and Art Photography (Exhibition) (1996-1997: Washington, D.C.)
  • Richard Avedon Memorial Photographs (Exhibition) (2004-2005: Washington, D.C.)
  • I Do Solemnly Swear: Photographs of the 2009 Presidential Inauguration (Exhibition) (2009: Washington, D.C.)
  • Travel Diary of a Photographer: Volkmar K. Wentzel in India, 1946-1948 (Proposed exhibition)
  • Photographing History: Fred J. Maroon and the Nixon Years, 1970-1974 (Exhibition) (1999: Washington, D.C.)
  • Photo du Jour: David Hume Kennerly's Picture-a-Day Journey Through the First Year of New Millennium (Exhibition) (2002: Washington, D.C.)
  • The Scurlock Studio and Black Washington: Picturing the Promise (Exhibition) (2009-2010: Washington, D.C.)
  • September 11: Bearing Witness to History (Exhibition) (2002-2003: Washington, D.C.)
  • Visual Journal: Harlem and D.C. in the Thirties and Forties (Exhibition) (1996: Washington, D.C.)
  • America's Voices, America's Stories (Proposed exhibition)
  • Buffalo Bill's Wild West Warriors: Photographs by Gertrude Kasebier (Exhibition) (2011: Washington, D.C.)
  • World War II Photographic Perspectives (Exhibition) (2004-2005: Washington, D.C.)
  • Diana Walker, Photojournalist (Exhibition) (2003-2004: Washington, D.C.)
  • History in the News: Collecting September 11 (Exhibition) (2005-2006: Washington, D.C.)
  • Photographs by John Paul Caponigro and Kendall Messick (Exhibition) (2005-2006: Washington, D.C.)


  • Folder List in accession file.
  • Electronic 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.



Repository Loc.

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


  • 1993
  • 1993-2010

Restrictions & Rights

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2026. Box 1 contains copyrighted materials, see finding aid; Transferring office; 11/4/2016 memorandum, Johnstone to Bowers; Contact reference staff for details


  • Photography
  • Photographers
  • Loans
  • Public relations
  • Lectures and lecturing
  • Education
  • Committees
  • Museums
  • Camera industry
  • History
  • Museums--Educational aspects
  • Museums--Public relations
  • Museum curators
  • Museum exhibits
  • Photography--History


  • Manuscripts
  • Collection descriptions
  • Clippings
  • Brochures
  • Pamphlets
  • Compact discs
  • Electronic records
  • Floor plans
  • Color photographs
  • Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA Acc. 19-232

Physical description

2.19 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box) (1 16x20 box)

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