Exhibition and Program Records,
2005-2007

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 17-232
Creators:
National Museum of American History. Office of Curatorial Affairs
Dates:
2005-2007
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of the records of Kathleen M. Kendrick, Curator, documenting exhibition and program activities of the Office of Curatorial Affairs in regard to the planning, development, and production of the exhibition "Benjamin Franklin: A Revolutionary Role" at the National Museum of American History. The exhibition, in commemoration of Franklin's 300th birthday, examined his role as an American Revolution statesman. Displayed was the suit Franklin wore while on a diplomatic trip to Paris that resulted in the signing of the Treaty of Alliance in 1778; the walking cane presented to him during the trip; and the famous portrait of him by Joseph Duplessis, commissioned during his stay in Paris. Other staff represented in these records include James B. Gardner, Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs, and project managers Jeffrey L. Brodie and Nanci Edwards.
Materials include correspondence; notes; exhibition proposal; planning and design information; budget summaries; information about fundraising, meetings, website development, publicity, loans, and special events; and drawings. Some materials are in electronic format.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-232, National Museum of American History. Office of Curatorial Affairs, Exhibition and Program Records
Use Restriction
Restricted for 15 years. until Jan-01-2023; Transferring office; 4/17/2016 memorandum, Johnstone to Holland; Contact reference staff for details.

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Kendrick, Kathleen M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gardner, James B., 1950- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brodie, Jeffrey L. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Edwards, Nanci Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Duplessis, Joseph-Siffrede, 1725-1802 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Benjamin Franklin: A Revolutionary Role (Exhibition) (2006: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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