This accession consists of records that document the research, planning, and execution of exhibits by the Department of the History of Science and Technology. Exhibits include the Hall of Petroleum, the Hall of Iron and Steel, and Inventing Standard Time. Some of the materials date to when the department was known as the Division of Industrial Cooperation, Division of Manufactures and Heavy Industries, Division of Mineral Technology, Department of Arts and Manufactures, Division of Extractive Industries; and when the museum was known as the Museum of History and Technology, the National Museum of History and Technology and when it was part of the United States National Museum. Staff documented include Philip W. Bishop, Head Curator; Edward C. Kendall, Curator; Charles O. Houston, Associate Curator; and Carlene E. Stephens, Assistant Curator. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, label text, scripts, images, diagrams, floor plans, maps, drawings, and clippings.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-299, National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology, Exhibition Records
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