Exhibition Records,
1905-1992

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 15-185
Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Costume
Dates:
1905-1992
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 curators Claudia Brush Kidwell and Anne Wood Murray documenting exhibition planning, development, and production in the Division of Costume, and when that Division was known as the Division of Costume and Furnishings and the Section of American Costume which, prior to 1969, was within the Division of Political History at the Museum of History and Technology. Also consists of a small amount of records that date back to when various divisions and departments in the United States National Museum were responsible for the costume collection. Other staff members represented in these records include domestic life curator Barbara Clark Smith, and museum specialists Shelly Foote and Carol Kregloh. The records primarily document the exhibitions "Suiting Everyone," "Men and Women: A History of Costume, Gender, and Power," and "Getting Dressed: Fashionable Appearance, 1750-1800"--the Costume Study Gallery section for the exhibit "After the Revolution: Everyday Life in America." In addition there are records pertaining to the creation of the Hall of American Costume, as well as smaller exhibitions. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; proposals; schedules; meeting minutes; budget summaries; floor plans and drawings; scripts; installation photographs and slides; object lists; reports; advisory committee information; news releases, press clippings, and reviews; visitor comments; catalogs and brochures; fund raising information; audiotape recording of Kidwell interview; and supporting documentation.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-185, National Museum of American History. Division of Costume, Exhibition Records

Keywords
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Kidwell, Claudia Brush Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Murray, Anne Wood Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Foote, Shelly Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kregloh, Carol Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smith, Barbara Clark Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Division of Costume and Furnishings Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Section of American Costume Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States National Museum. Period Costume Collection Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Division of Political History Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Hall of American Costume Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Suiting Everyone (Exhibition) (1974: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Men and Women: A History of Costume, Gender and Power (Exhibition) (1989: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Getting Dressed: Fashionable Appearance, 1750-1800 (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
After the Revolution: Everyday Life in America, 1780-1800 (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hairdressing and Wigmaking Tools (Exhibition) (1971: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weddings (Exhibition) (1972: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Coming of Age for Boys (Exhibition) (1973: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cassie Mason Myers Julian-James (Exhibition) (1973: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dorothy Shaver (Exhibition) (1975: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Red Diving Girl (Exhibition) (1977: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Adrian (Exhibition) (1978: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fitting like a Glove (Exhibition) (1980: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hair (Exhibition) (1981: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian's America: An Exhibition of American History and Culture (Exhibition) (1994: Chiba, Japan) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Costume -- History Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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