Exhibition Records,
circa 1979-1990, and undated

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 00-001
Creators:
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology
Dates:
circa 1979-1990, and undated
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
23.69 cu. ft. (23 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of records that document the planning, development, and installation of Information Age: People, Information, and Technology, a major exhibition at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), which traces the evolution of information-processing and communications technologies from the 1830s to the present. The exhibition opened on May 9, 1990. The bulk of the records include the correspondence, memoranda, and research files of two NMAH staff members involved in the project: Jon B. Eklund, Assistant Curator, 1968-1969, Associate Curator, 1970-1982, and Curator, 1983-1994; and David K. Allison, Curator, 1987-1994; as well as files of Marie Mattson, Special Assistant to the Secretary, 1989-1990. Records also include graphic notebooks of photographic prints or photostatic copies of all the artifacts and graphics that appeared in the exhibition; installation photographs and slides; and exhibition blueprints.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-001, National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology, Exhibition Records

Keywords
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Eklund, Jon B. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Allison, David Kite Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mattson, Marie Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Information Age: People, Information and Technology (Exhibition) (1990-2006: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Information science Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum exhibits Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Technology -- History Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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