Contractors' Files,
1971-1977

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 358
Creators:
National Air and Space Museum
Dates:
1971-1977
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
53 cu. ft. (53 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records document the construction of the new National Air and Space Museum (NASM) building, from ground-breaking in 1972 until opening in July 1976. The majority of the records were in the custody of the Building Management Division of the museum, while a smaller amount come from the Smithsonian's Office of Design and Construction.
These records consist of bids, correspondence, employee lists, meeting reports, and architectural drawings and plans associated with the work of each contractor. Approximately half the records concern the work of the principal contractor, the Gilbane Building Company, while the other half documents the work of various other contractors dealing with foundations, structural steel, food service equipment, carpentry, landscaping, and the like.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 358, National Air and Space Museum, Contractors' Files

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.). Building Management Division Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gilbane Building Company Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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