Exhibition Records,
1985-2012

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 12-554
Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Political History
Dates:
1985-2012
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of the records of William L. Bird, Curator, documenting his planning for and creation of the exhibitions Holidays on Display and The Miniature World of Faith Bradford at the National Museum of American History. Holidays on Display, which closed in 2010, examined the art, industry and history of commercial holiday display that enchanted the American public from the 1920s through the 1960s. The Miniature World of Faith Bradford, which opened in 2009, examines the life of Faith Bradford (1880-1970) and the miniature dollhouse furniture she collected and eventually donated to the Smithsonian Institution in 1949. Bird authored books for both exhibitions, Holidays on Display (2007) and America's Doll House: The Miniature World of Faith Bradford (2010), which are documented in these records.
Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; exhibition proposal; scripts; floor plans and design drawings; budget summaries; contracts and agreements; loan information; press releases; visitor comments; production photographs, negatives, and slides; exhibition books; object lists; interview transcripts; and meeting agendas. Some materials are in electronic format.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-554, National Museum of American History. Division of Political History, Exhibition Records
Use Restriction
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2028; Transferring office; 3/13/2006 memorandum, Johnstone to Bird; Contact reference staff for details.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Bird, William L. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bradford, Faith, 1880-1970 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Holidays on Display (Exhibition) (2009-2010: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Miniature World of Faith Bradford (Exhibition) (2009- : Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Holidays on Display (Monograph : 2007) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
America's Doll House: The Miniature World of Faith Bradford (Monograph : 2010) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Christmas show windows Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dollhouses Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Miniature furniture Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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