Exhibition Records,
1988-2006, 2013

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 17-062
Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Culture and the Arts
Dates:
1988-2006, 2013
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of the records of Dwight Blocker Bowers, Curator, documenting his exhibition planning, development and production activities in the Division of Culture and the Arts, including records that date from when he was public programs specialist, 1995-1997, and historian of theater and film, 1997-2012, in the Division of Cultural History; director of the Division of Museum Programs, 1989-1995; and research specialist in the Department of Public Programs at the National Museum of American History. The records document the following exhibitions, some of which are proposals: "Red, Hot, and Blue: A Salute to American Musicals"; "Voices of the American Musical"; "Leaps and No Bounds"; "There's No Business Like Show Business: Irving Berlin's Centennial"; "America Plays: Sport, Entertainment, and Music"; "It's Saturday Night!"; "America's Voices, America's Stories"; "Muppets and Mechanisms: Jim Henson's Legacy"; "Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song"; "Puppetry in America"; and "Skitch Henderson: A Man and His Music."
Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; proposals; budget summaries; meeting agendas and minutes; scripts; floor plans and design drawings; brochures; photographs and slides; corporate sponsorship information; exhibition schedules; reports; object lists; and supporting documentation.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-062, National Museum of American History. Division of Culture and the Arts, Exhibition Records
Use Restriction
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2029; Transferring office; 11/4/2016 memorandum, Johnstone to Bowers; Contact reference staff for details.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Bowers, Dwight Blocker Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Cultural History Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Museum Programs Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Department of Public Programs Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Red, Hot, and Blue: A Salute to American Musicals (Exhibition) (1996-1997: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Voices of the American Musical (Exhibition) (1996: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Leaps and No Bounds (Proposed exhibition) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
There's No Business Like Show Business: Irving Berlin's Centennial (Exhibition) (1988: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
America Plays: Sport, Entertainment, and Music (Proposed exhibition) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
It's Saturday Night! (Proposed exhibition) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
America's Voices, America's Stories (Proposed exhibition) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Muppets and Mechanisms: Jim Henson's Legacy (Exhibition) (2006: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song (Exhibition) (1998: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Puppetry in America (Exhibition) (2013-2014: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Skitch Henderson: A Man and His Music (Exhibition) (2005: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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