Exhibition Records,
1960, 1981, 1998-2012

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 18-140
Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Work and Industry
Dates:
1960, 1981, 1998-2012
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2.03 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of records that document planning, development and production activities for the exhibitions "On Time" and "Robots on the Road: Stanley," as well as the Halls of Timekeeping and Light Machinery at the National Museum of American History, and when the museum was known as the Museum of History and Technology. Earlier records date back to when the Division of Work and Industry was known as the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, the Division of Mechanisms, and the Division of the History of Technology. Staff represented in these records include curators Edwin A. Battison and Carlene E. Stephens. The exhibition "On Time" examined the ways Americans measured, used, and thought of time over the last 300 years, beginning with biological rhythms and environmental clues to our current reliance on clocks and watches. "Robots on the Road: Stanley," which was added to the exhibition "Science in American Life" in 2008, featured a robot car named "Stanley" that offered a glimpse into the future of smart cars.
Materials include correspondence; agreements; budget summaries; scripts; floor plans and drawings; visitor comments; a press kit; brochures; object lists; photographs; and ephemera. Some materials are in electronic format.

Administration
Oversize
This collection contains oversize material.
Author
Finding aid prepared by Smithsonian Institution Archives

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-140, National Museum of American History. Division of Work and Industry, Exhibition Records
Use Restriction
Restricted for 15 years. until Jan-01-2028; Transferring office; 2/1/2011 memorandum, Johnstone to Jones; Contact reference staff for details.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Battison, Edwin A. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stephens, Carlene E., 1949- Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanisms Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of the History of Technology Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Hall of Timekeeping Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Hall of Light Machinery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
On Time (Exhibition) (1999-2006: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Robots on the Road: Stanley (Exhibition) (2008-2012: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Science in American Life (Exhibition) (1994-2011: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scientific apparatus and instruments Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clocks and watches Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Autonomous vehicles Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Technology -- History Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Floor plans Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Color photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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