These records were maintained by James M. Murphy. He served as Chief Engineer, Engineering and Construction Branch, BMD, 1964-1974; Chief, Engineering and Design Branch, OFPES, 1974-1977; Chief, Facilities Data Branch, OFPES, 1978-1980; Supervisory Engineer, ODC, 1981; and Quality Control Senior Engineer, ODC, 1982- .
This record unit primarily documents the Arts and Industries Building renovation and restoration project, 1972-1976, of which Murphy was the supervisor. Materials include project memoranda, budget and cost analysis, progress reports, press information kits, blueprints, and photographs. Also included in this collection are administrative office memoranda, budgets, reading files, a progress report on the 2324 Massachusetts Avenue house renovation project (1964-1965), records documenting the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden construction, and projects involving miscellaneous other Smithsonian facilities.