Exhibition Records,
1926-1979

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 19-125
Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Division of Extractive Industries
Dates:
1926-1979
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of records that primarily document exhibition planning, development and production activities for the Hall of Agriculture, the Hall of Farm Machinery, the Hall of Forest Products, and the Hall of Nuclear Energy at the National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT), which, prior to 1969, was known as the Museum of History and Technology. Also documented in these records is an exhibition about honeybees and beekeeping, which included a glass-walled observation beehive and was in the Hall of Farm Machinery at NMHT, as well as past honeybee exhibits at the Smithsonian Institution. In addition are some records pertaining to Plastic as Plastic, an exhibition on the history of the plastics industry and manufacturing process that opened at the Arts and Industries Building. Earlier records date back to when the Division of Extractive Industries was known as the Division of Manufacturing, the Division of Agriculture and Mining, and the Division of Agriculture and Forest Products. A few records also pertain to exhibition activities in the United States National Museum sections of Chemical Industries and Agricultural Industries. Staff represented in these records include curators John T. Schlebecker and Phillip W. Bishop; associate curator Edward C. Kendall; museum specialists G. Terry Sharrer and Abraham Richards; and museum technicians Robert G. Walther and Thomas R. Wessel. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; scripts; floor plans; drawings; news releases; photographs and a slide; pamphlets; and an illustration.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-125, National Museum of History and Technology. Division of Extractive Industries, Exhibition Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Schlebecker, John T. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bishop, Philip W. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kendall, Edward C. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sharrer, G. Terry Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Richards, Abraham Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Walther, Robert G. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wessel, Thomas R. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Division of Manufacturing Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Division of Agriculture and Mining Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Division of Agriculture and Forest Products Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States National Museum. Section of Chemical Industries Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States National Museum. Section of Agricultural Industries Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Hall of Agriculture Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Hall of Farm Machinery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Hall of Forest Products Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Hall of Nuclear Energy Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Plastic as Plastic (Exhibition) (1969-1970: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museums -- Educational aspects Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Agriculture -- History Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Agricultural machinery Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Forest products Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nuclear energy Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Production engineering Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chemical industry Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Honeybee Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bee culture Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Beehives Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum curators Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum exhibits Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pamphlets Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Floor plans Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Illustrations Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Color transparencies Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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