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Summary

Describes the state of the collections of the National Air and Space Museum as they are displayed in the Air and Space Building and in the Arts and Industries Building. Also discusses the poor condition of some of the objects at the Silver Hill Facility. Includes a short history of Paul Garber's role in collecting significant artifacts for the museum and the debate over legislation for a new National Air and Space Museum building.

Subject

  • Garber, Paul Edward 1899-1992
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Arts and Industries Building
  • Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration, and Storage Facility

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Contained within

Flying (Journal)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

March 1969

Topic

  • Airplanes
  • Law
  • Preservation
  • Aeronautics
  • Congressional Debates
  • Museums
  • Space flight
  • Facilities Planning
  • Museum buildings
  • Conservation and restoration
  • Restoration
  • Budget
  • Astronautics
  • Silver Hill Facility (Maryland)
  • Aircraft Building
  • Space vehicles
  • Museums--Collection management
  • Facilities
  • Legislation

Physical description

pp. 42-45,79-89

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