This accession consists of records that document the activities of the National Museum of American Art (NMAA) to have the General Post Office (GPO) Building transferred to the Smithsonian Institution. To determine how NMAA would be able to most appropriately use their space at the Patent Office Building and the General Post Office Building, the Smithsonian engaged the firm of E. Verner Johnson and Associates to make an assessment and propose recommendations. The records in this collection document the work that went into developing the concept for NMAA's use of the GPO Building. Using the Verner Johnson report as a starting point, Hartman-Cox Architects and Environmental Research Group were tasked to put together program requirements and a spatial analysis of the GPO building. As a point of note, many materials refer to the GPO building as the "ITC Building." At the time, the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) was the agency occupying the GPO Building. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, agendas and meeting minutes, budget records, floor plans, and clippings.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-213, National Museum of American Art. Office of Administrative Services, Administrative Records
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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