SIA Acc. 19-002, Smithsonian Facilities, Project Files, 1968, 1990-2018

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This accession consists of records documenting construction and renovation projects at the Smithsonian Institution Building; Museum Support Center; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; National Air and Space Museum Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration, and Storage Facility; Arthur M. Sackler Gallery; Quadrangle Building; Freer Gallery of Art; National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI); National Zoological Park; National Museum of African Art; NMAI Cultural Resources Center; National Museum of American History; National Air and Space Museum (NASM); NASM Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center; Smithsonian Environmental Research Center; Smithsonian Institution Service Center; and the Capital Gallery Building. Earlier records date back to when Smithsonian Facilities was known as the Office of Facilities Planning and Engineering Services, the Office of Design and Construction, and the Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; budget summaries; reports; project submissions, specifications, and planning information; contracts; architectural drawings, floor plans, and drawings; meeting agendas and minutes; litigation information; operation and maintenance manuals; proposals; press releases, press kits, articles, and clippings; presentation information; and photographs.


  • Box 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


  • 1990
  • 1990-2018
  • 1968, 1990-2018

Restrictions & Rights

Boxes 1 through 7 include some records that are permanently restricted, see finding aid. Contact reference staff for details


  • Museum buildings
  • Design
  • Architecture
  • Lectures and lecturing
  • Litigation
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Smithsonian buildings
  • Contracts
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
  • Architectural design


  • Manuscripts
  • Collection descriptions
  • Clippings
  • Architectural drawings
  • Floor plans
  • Drawings
  • Color photographs

Local number

SIA Acc. 19-002

Physical description

7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)