Exhibition Records,
1967-2008

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 17-227
Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Information Technology and Society
Dates:
1967-2008
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 Bernard S. Finn, Curator Emeritus of electricity collections, documenting exhibition planning, development, and production at the National Museum of American History, Division of Information Technology and Society. Earlier records date from when Finn was in the Division of Electricity and Modern Physics; the National Museum of History and Technology, Division of Electricity and Nuclear Energy; and when he worked on exhibitions at the Arts and Industries Building. Primarily documented are the following exhibitions: "1876: A Centennial Exhibition"; "Microelectronics"; "A New Look at Methods of Energy Conservation"; "Edison After Forty"; "Museums at the Smithsonian: 150 Years of Collecting"; "Edison and the Electrical Age: 100 Years"; and "A Nation of Nations."
Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; exhibition proposals; planning and design information; scripts; budget summaries; reports; meeting agendas and minutes; exhibition committee and seminar information; news releases; information about the Hall of Electricity and the Hall of American Science; photographs; floor plans; brochures; and supporting documentation.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-227, National Museum of American History. Division of Information Technology and Society, Exhibition Records
Use Restriction
Restricted for 15 years. until Jan-01-2024; Transferring office; 6/14/2013 memorandum, Johnstone to Wallace; Contact reference staff for details.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Finn, Bernard S., 1932- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Electricity and Modern Physics Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). $ Division of Electricity and Nuclear Energy Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Electricity Hall Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). American Science Hall Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
1876: A Centennial Exhibition (1976: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Microelectronics (1984: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
A New Look at Methods of Energy Conservation (1970: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Edison After Forty (1994: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museums at the Smithsonian: 150 Years of Collecting (1996-1998: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Edison and the Electrical Age: 100 Years (1979: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
A Nation of Nations (Exhibition) (1976: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museums -- Educational aspects Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Electricity -- History Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum curators Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum exhibits Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Brochures Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Floor plans Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Color photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Black-and-white photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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