This accession consists of records documenting the design of new exhibitions for display at the National Air and Space Museum as well as updates to existing exhibitions. The majority of the records were created and maintained by William Jacobs, Exhibits Designer. Exhibitions documented in this accession include Where Next, Columbus?; Last Act: The Atomic Bomb and the End of World War II (proposed), Dream to Fly: Black Aviators and American Identity (proposed); Space Race; Air Transportation; Vertical Flight; Air Traffic Control; Business Wings; Flight Testing; How Things Fly; Looking at Earth; Explore the Universe; Rocketry and Spaceflight; Sea-Air Operations; and Exploring the Planets. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, budgets, conceptual sketches, scripts, installation images, images to be used in exhibitions, contracts, floor plans, elevations, brochures, meeting minutes, notes, clippings, and related materials.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-301, National Air and Space Museum. Exhibits Design Division, Exhibition Records
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