Exhibition Records,
1981-2004

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 13-007
Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Cultural History
Dates:
1981-2004
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of the records of Susan Ostroff, Museum Specialist, documenting her exhibition activities in the Division of Cultural History and, prior to joining that Division, as museum specialist in the Collections Support Office at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). Ostroff participated in exhibition planning teams and at times either served as research assistant or project manager for exhibitions at NMAH. Also represented in these records are Division of Cultural History curators Richard E. Ahlborn and Charles McGovern, who, before that Division was created, were curators in the Division of Community Life. Documented are the following exhibitions, some of which are proposals: Rock 'n' Soul: Social Crossroads; Spirit of America; American Voices: Music at the Smithsonian which was presented by Discover Card and accompanied the traveling America's Smithsonian exhibition; This is your Childhood, Charlie Brown: Children and American Culture, 1948-1968; 1848: New Border, New Nation; American Encounters; A Community between Two Worlds: Arab Americans in Greater Detroit; The Segesser Hide Paintings; The American Experience: Contemporary Immigrant Artists; and How We Discover.
Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; exhibition proposals; planning and design information; scripts; budget summaries; meeting agendas and minutes; floor plans; photographs, negatives, and slides; loan information; brochures; press releases; fund raising information; collection policies; audiotapes and videotapes; contractual agreements; interview transcripts; clippings; and reports. Some materials are in electronic format.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-007, National Museum of American History. Division of Cultural History, Exhibition Records
Use Restriction
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2020; Transferring office; 10/9/2012 memorandum, Johnstone to Rogers; Contact reference staff for details.

Keywords
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Ostroff, Susan Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ahlborn, Richard E. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McGovern, Charles Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Collections Support Office Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Community Life Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Discover Financial Services Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rock 'n' Soul: Social Crossroads (Exhibition) (2000: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Voices: Music at the Smithsonian (Traveling exhibition) (1996) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Spirit of America (Proposed exhibition) (2001-2002) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
America's Smithsonian (Traveling exhibition) (1995-1998) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
This is Your Childhood, Charlie Brown: Children and American Culture, 1948-1968 (Exhibition) (1990-1991: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
1848: New Border, New Nation (Exhibition) (1998: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Encounters (Exhibition) (1992: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
A Community between Two Worlds: Arab Americans in Greater Detroit (Exhibition) (1995-1996: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Segesser Hide Paintings (Traveling exhibition) (1994: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The American Experience: Contemporary Immigrant Artists (Traveling exhibition) (1984) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
How We Discover (Proposed exhibition) (1998) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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