Project Files,
circa 1960-1980

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 638
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction
Dates:
circa 1960-1980
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
107.16 cu. ft. (105 record storage boxes) (2 document boxes) (2 tall document boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This record unit consists of project files documenting the repairs, improvement, and renovation of existing Smithsonian buildings. The records include memoranda with Smithsonian offices, correspondence with contractors, blueprints, cost analyses, specifications, and photographs.
Buildings and museums documented in this collection include: the Smithsonian Institution Building, the National Mall, the Silver Hill Facility, the Barney Studio House, the Belmont Estate, the Canal Zone Biological Area at Barro Colorado Island (now the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute), the Cooper-Hewitt Museum (Carnegie Mansion), the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, the Government Printing Office at Lamont Street, the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, the Renwick Gallery, the National Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of History and Technology (now the National Museum of American History), the National Museum of Natural History, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Arts and Industries Building, L'Enfant Plaza offices, the Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies (now the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center), the Freer Gallery of Art, the National Collection of Fine Arts (later named the National Museum of American Art), the National Portrait Gallery, the Museum Support Center, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, the Smithsonian Institution Service Center, the Hillwood Museum, the Old Post Office Building, the National Zoological Park, the Quadrangle Complex, and miscellaneous other facilities.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 638, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Project Files

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Facilities Planning and Engineering Services Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.). Silver Hill Facility Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Barney Studio House (Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Belmont Conference Center (Elk Ridge, Md.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cooper-Hewitt Museum Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Carnegie Mansion (New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Government Printing Office Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Renwick Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) 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 American History (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
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
L'Enfant Plaza (Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Freer Gallery of Art Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Museum Support Center Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution Service Center (Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hillwood Museum (Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Post Office Building (Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Quadrangle Complex Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian buildings Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Buildings -- Maintenance Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum buildings 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
Architectural drawings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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