Exhibition Records,
1915-1981, 2002-2003, 2007-2008

Summary
Collection ID:
SIA.FA20-133
Dates:
1915-1981, 2002-2003, 2007-2008
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2.28 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (2 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 The Coke Push: A Centennial Portfolio of Industrial Art, Abandoned Mine Scenes, Lead and Zinc Mine Scenes of the Past, Labor Day, The United States Census, 1790-1960, The Changing American Farm, 1831-1981, The Clockwork Universe: German Clocks and Automata, 1550-1650, as well as the halls of Heavy Machinery, Civil Engineering, Petroleum, Nuclear Energy, Power Machinery, Iron and Steel, Coal, Mining, Internal Combustion, Light Machinery, and Agriculture 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. 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 Extractive Industries, the Division of Manufacturing, the Division of Agriculture and Mining, the Division of Manufactures and Heavy Industries, and the Division of Mineral Technology. In addition are records documenting exhibition activities in the related sections of Organic Chemistry and Chemical Industries, plus some records from the Division of Transportation in regard to the Railroad Hall.
Staff represented in these records include curators John T. Schlebecker, Robert M. Vogel, and John H. White; Philip W. Bishop, Curator, and Chairman of the Department of Arts and Manufacturers; associate curator John Nathan Hoffman; assistant curator G. Terry Sharrer; industrial specialist Lowell L. Henkel; and aid Aida M. Doyle, Section of Organic Chemistry.
Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; proposals; budget summaries; press releases; scripts; object lists; brochures; floor plans; committee information; exhibition catalogs; opening invitations; speech papers; photographs and negatives; design layouts; production schedules; a contract; and drawings.

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

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 20-133, National Museum of American History. Division of Work and Industry, Exhibition Records
Use Restriction
Restricted for 15 years; until Jan-01-2024. Copyrighted material in Box 1 (Photograph of Buytl Rubber Manufacture Exhibition, Museum of History and Technology) and Box 2 (Hall of Coal: Scripts, circa 1960); see finding aid. Transferring office; 2/1/2011 memorandum, Johnstone to Jones; Contact reference staff for details.

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Keywords
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Bishop, Philip W. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schlebecker, John T. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vogel, Robert M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
White, John H., 1933- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hoffman, John Nathan Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sharrer, G. Terry Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Henkel, Lowell L. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Doyle, Aida M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Department of Arts and Manufactures 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 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 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 Manufactures and Heavy Industries Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States National Museum. Division of Mineral Technology Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States National Museum. Section of Organic Chemistry Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States National Museum. Section of Chemical Industries Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States National Museum Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Hall of Heavy Machinery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Hall of Civil Engineering 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 Nuclear Energy Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Hall of Power Machinery 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 Coal 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 Internal Combustion 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 Light Machinery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Railroad Hall Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Coke Push: A Centennial Portfolio of Industrial Art (Exhibition) (1968: 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
Lead and Zinc Mine Scenes of the Past (Exhibition) (1974: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Labor Day (Exhibition) (1973: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The United States Census, 1790-1960 (Exhibition) (1960: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Changing American Farm, 1831-1981 (Exhibition) (1981-1982: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Clockwork Universe: German Clocks and Automata, 1550-1650 (Exhibition) (1980-1981: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Textile fabrics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Coal Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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