Building Files,
circa 1850-2006
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 06-225
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Architectural History and Historic Preservation
Dates:
circa 1850-2006
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
59 cu. ft. (59 record storage boxes) (10 oversize folders)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of information files, original reports and correspondence, papers and articles, and other background material on Smithsonian buildings. These records were compiled by the Office of Architectural History and Historic Preservation (OAHP), research associates, and volunteers. Items in brackets describe cross-references to other materials in the collection.
Buildings and museums documented in this collection include: the Arts and Industries Building (along with a significant amount of information about its architect, Adolf Cluss), the Barney Studio House, the Carnegie Mansion in New York (home of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum), the Freer Gallery of Art, the General Post Office Building, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the National Museum of the American Indian (including the National Mall building; the George Gustav Heye Center in the Old Custom House, New York; and the Cultural Resources Center, Suitland, Maryland), the National Museum of History and Technology (now the National Museum of American History), the National Cultural Center (now the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts), the National Air Museum/National Air and Space Museum, the Patent Office Building (including the National Museum of American Art and National Portrait Gallery), the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, the Smithsonian Institution Building, the National Museum of Natural History, the Quadrangle Complex, the National Museum of African Art, the Enid A. Haupt Garden, the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Renwick Gallery, the National Zoological Park, the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, the Museum Support Center, and the National Postal Museum.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-225, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Architectural History and Historic Preservation, Building Files

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Cluss, Adolph, 1825-1905 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Barney Studio House (Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Carnegie Mansion (New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cooper-Hewitt Museum Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Freer Gallery of Art Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Post Office Building (Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.). George Gustav Heye Center Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Alexander Hamilton United States Custom House (New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.). Cultural Resources Center Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Air Museum (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Patent Office Building (Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Quadrangle Complex Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of African Art (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Renwick Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Museum Support Center Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Postal Museum (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian buildings Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Buildings -- Maintenance Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum buildings Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Architectural design Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Enid A. Haupt Garden (Washington, D.C.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Color photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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