Records,
1947-1979, with related records from 1902
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 532
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Buildings Management Department
Dates:
1947-1979, with related records from 1902
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
102.06 cu. ft. (98 record storage boxes) (7 tall document boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Introduction
Introduction
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records comprise the working files of the Engineering and Construction Division as well as the files of the building managers and resident engineers in the Building Services Division. The records of the Engineering and Construction Division were maintained by James M. Murphy and Roy O'Brien. They concern repairs and improvements to Smithsonian facilities including the Arts and Industries Building, Barney Studio House, Barro Colorado Island, the Renwick Gallery, the National Zoological Park, Adelaide Forbes Calhoun property, River House residence, the Freer Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian Institution Building, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the Andrew Carnegie Building (home of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum).
These records contain correspondence, contracts, specifications, and blueprints concerning work planned and performed. The records of the building managers and resident engineers include blueprints, specifications, correspondence, reports, transcripts, photographs, shop drawings, and daily inspection reports concerning the History and Technology Building, the Natural History Building, and the Fine Arts and Portrait Galleries Buildings. Harold L. Haworth and Roy W. Johnson were the resident engineers of the History and Technology Building from 1958 to 1967. F. H. Mahlman was the resident engineer of the Natural History Building from 1961 to 1964. Hugh E. Yates was the resident engineer for the Fine Arts and Portrait Gallery Building from 1964 to 1966.

Historical Note
Historical Note
During the period documented in this record unit, the Department was divided into four divisions: the Office of the Director, Protection Division, Mechanical Services Division, and Building Services Division. The Office of the Director included the Design and Review Office, Engineering and Construction Division, and Safety Management Office.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 532, Smithsonian Institution. Buildings Management Department, Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Murphy, James M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
O'Brien, Roy Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Haworth, Harold L. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Johnson, Roy W. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mahlman, F. H. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Yates, Hugh E. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Buildings Management Department. Engineering and Construction Branch Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Buildings Management Department. Building Services Division Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Barney Studio House (Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Renwick Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Adelaide Forbes Calhoun Property Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Buildings. River House Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Freer Gallery of Art Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Carnegie Mansion (New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cooper-Hewitt Museum Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Architectural design Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Buildings -- Maintenance Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum buildings Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian buildings Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Architectural drawings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Color photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Floor plans Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white transparencies Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white negatives Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Plates (illustrations) Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brochures Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Audiotapes Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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