Exhibition Records,
1950, 1959-1988, 1996, 2004, 2006

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 19-221
Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Work and Industry
Dates:
1950, 1959-1988, 1996, 2004, 2006
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2.09 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 16x20 box) (3 oversize folders)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of records that document planning, development and production activities for the exhibitions A Material World, Loose the Mighty Power: Impressions of the Steam Engine in America, Abandoned Mine Scenes, On Time, Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There, as well as the halls of Nuclear Energy, Mining, Agriculture, Petroleum, Iron and Steel, Farming Machinery, and Forest Products at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), which, prior to 1980, was known as the National Museum of History and Technology and the Museum of History and Technology, respectively. A few records also predate the creation of NMAH, when the museum was part of the United States National Museum. The original working title for the exhibition Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There, which opened at the National Air and Space Museum and was produced in partnership with NMAH, was Finding Time and Place: From Chronometers to GPS. Earlier records date back to when the Division of Work and Industry was known as the Division of the History of Technology, the Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the Division of Extractive Industries, the Division of Manufacturing, the Division of Agriculture and Mining, the Division of Agriculture and Forest Products, the Division of Industrial Cooperation, and there are some records from the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering and the Division of Transportation.
Staff represented in these records include curators Robert C. Post, William L. Withuhn, Philip W. Bishop, John T. Schlebecker, Robert M. Vogel, and John H. White; associate curator John Nathan Hoffman; and exhibit coordinator Claudine Klose.
Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; proposals; budget summaries; design information; production schedules; scripts; press releases; floor plans; drawings; object lists; loan information; catalogs, pamphlets, brochures, and clippings; photographs and negatives; and reports. 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 19-221, National Museum of American History. Division of Work and Industry, Exhibition Records
Use Restriction
Restricted for 15 years. until Jan-01-2022; Transferring office; 2/1/2011 memorandum, Johnstone to Jones; Contact reference staff for details.

Keywords
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Post, Robert C. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Withuhn, William L. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bishop, Philip W. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schlebecker, John T. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
White, John H., 1933- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hoffman, John Nathan, 1923- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Klose, Claudine Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vogel, Robert M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Division of Industrial Cooperation 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.). Division of Transportation 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
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 Extractive Industries Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National 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 Agriculture and Natural Resources Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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United States National Museum Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) 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
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Hall of Mining Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Hall of Agriculture Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Hall of Petroleum Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Hall of Iron and Steel Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Hall of Farming Machinery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Hall of Forest Products Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
A Material World (Exhibition) (1988-2002: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Loose the Mighty Power: Impressions of the Steam Engine in America (Exhibition) (1978-1979: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Abandoned Mine Scenes (Exhibition) (1969: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
On Time (Exhibition) (1999-2006: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There (Exhibition) (2013- : Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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