Exhibition Records,
circa 1983-1994 and undated

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 00-002
Creators:
National Museum of American History.
Dates:
circa 1983-1994 and undated
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
27 cu. ft. (27 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of records that document the planning, development, and installation of American Encounters, a permanent exhibition at the National Museum of American History (NMAH) commemorating the Columbus Quincentenary. The exhibition opened in 1992. The records primarily include the correspondence, memoranda, and research files of NMAH staff involved in the project, namely: Lonn Taylor, Curator/Project Director; Harold A. Closter, Project Manager; Rayna Green, Curator; Richard E. Ahlborn, Curator; Howard Alexander Morrison, Writer; Hank Grasso, Designer; Lisa Falk, Educator; Susan Ostroff, Collections Manager; and Howard Bass, Music Program Coordinator. Also includes exhibition proposals and scripts; meeting minutes; photographs, slides, negatives, and contact sheets of subjects and objects for the exhibition; and audiotape recordings of Native American/Hispanic music.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-002, National Museum of American History., Exhibition Records

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Taylor, Lonn, 1940- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Closter, Harold A. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Green, Rayna Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ahlborn, Richard E. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Morrison, Howard Alexander Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Grasso, Hank Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Falk, Lisa Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bass, Howard Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ostroff, Susan Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Encounters (Exhibition) (1992: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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