Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 95-019
Creators:
National Museum of Natural History, Assistant Director for Exhibits
Dates:
circa 1984-1993
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
Lawrence O'Reilly was appointed Associate Director for Exhibits in 1984 and was placed in charge of the planning and production of exhibitions at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). The position of Associate Director for Exhibits was abolished in 1994. This accession consists of records documenting the planning for and production of exhibitions at NMNH and includes correspondence, memoranda, blueprints, drawings, plans, publications, reports, and photographs. Included is extensive documentation of the planning of the Human Origins Hall, the Native American Hall, and the Geology, Gems, and Minerals Hall; the exhibitions "Crossroads of Continents" and "Seeds of Change;" and the planning for temporary exhibitions in the Evans Gallery. Materials also include budget and other administrative records and files concerning O'Reilly's professional activities and official travel.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-019, National Museum of Natural History, Assistant Director for Exhibits, Records
Use Restriction
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2009; Transferring office; Contact reference staff for details.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
O'Reilly, Laurence P. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). -- Exhibitions. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Gem and Mineral Hall. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Human Origins Hall. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Native American Hall. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Crossroads of Continents: Cultures of Siberia and Alaska (Exhibition) (1988: Washington D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Seeds of Change (Exhibition) (1991-1993: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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