Records,
1973-1980, with records dating from 1890
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 562
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Facilities Planning and Engineering Services
Dates:
1973-1980, with records dating from 1890
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records consist of documents deemed to be of historical value by the Office of Facilities Planning and Engineering Services along with photographs, reports correspondence, contracts and blueprints documenting Smithsonian buildings and construction projects. The buildings documented include the Smithsonian Institution Building, the Arts and Industries Building, the Army Medical Museum, the Natural History Building, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the National Zoological Park, the Museum Support Facility at Silver Hill, the Adelaide Forbes Calhoun Property, the Merriwether Post Estate Hillwood, the Renwick Gallery, the Barney Studio House, the Freer Gallery, and the Old Patent Office Building. There is substantial documentation of efforts to provide parking on the mall. Photographs in the collection document a number of activities including the laying of the corner stone for the Natural History Building, the turning of the Joseph Henry statue, the removal of Greenough's statue of George Washington from the Smithsonian Institution Building, the 1970 fire in the American History Building and repairs and renovations of numerous interior spaces throughout the Smithsonian.

Historical Note
Historical Note
The Office of Facilities Planning and Engineering Services was established in 1973. Prior to that it was incorporated in the Buildings Management Department. Andrew F. Michaels directed the office until 1975 when Phillip K. Reiss became director and continued in that office through 1980.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 562, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Facilities Planning and Engineering Services, Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Post, Marjorie Merriweather Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Greenough, Horatio, 1805-1852 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Washington, George, 1732-1799 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Michaels, Andrew F. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reiss, Philip K. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Barney Studio House (Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Army Medical Museum (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Museum Support Center Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Adelaide Forbes Calhoun Property Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hillwood Museum (Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Renwick Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Freer Gallery of Art Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Patent Office Building (Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Buildings Management Department Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum buildings Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian buildings Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Buildings -- Maintenance Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Architectural design Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Architectural drawings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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