These records document the administrative and financial activities of the Exhibits Design and Production Laboratory during its planning, construction, and first years of operation. Records contain feasibility studies of the project, and correspondence and agreements about the acquisition of land for the facility. Also included are copies of construction contracts, as well as memoranda and correspondence with architects and contractors regarding the planning and progress of the building. The financial requirements of the project are represented by staff memoranda regarding possible sources of support, funding proposals, correspondence with donors, and requisition forms. A fire that damaged the Laboratory in July 1976 is documented by photographs, reports, and memoranda.
Administrative records of the Exhibits Training Program are also included. The records contain briefing sheets, periodic progress reports, and correspondence with Smithsonian administrators and financial sponsors. Also included are grant proposals, curricula outlines, correspondence concerning job placements for graduating students, and statements of expenses.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 350, Anacostia Neighborhood Museum. Administrative Officer, Records
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