Exhibition Records,
1957-1973

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 621
Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Office of the Director
Dates:
1957-1973
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records document the involvement of the Office of the Director in exhibition planning at the Museum of History and Technology (MHT) from its creation in 1957 through its development into the National Museum of History in Technology. The Directors for this period were Frank A. Taylor, 1957-1965; John C. Ewers, 1965-1966; Robert P. Multhauf, 1966-1968; and Daniel J. Boorstin, 1969-1973.
The records are chiefly concerned with planning exhibitions for a new Museum of History and Technology and their subsequent installation and modification. They track efforts to choose exhibition items, plan and construct exhibition halls, and prepare the building systems for operation. Records of the Director's dealings with Smithsonian administrators and colleagues are also included.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 621, National Museum of History and Technology. Office of the Director, Exhibition Records

Keywords
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Taylor, Frank A. (Frank Augustus), 1903-2007 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ewers, John Canfield Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Multhauf, Robert P. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Boorstin, Daniel J. (Daniel Joseph), 1914-2004 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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