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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Buildings Management Department
Dates:
1899-1958
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 565
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of correspondence, reports, proposals, estimates, and drawings concerning various aspects of the Smithsonian physical plant, with emphasis on early electrical, heating, and ventilating systems in the Smithsonian Institution Building, the Arts and Industries Building (A&I), the Freer Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian As...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Buildings Management Department
Dates:
1881-1973
Size:
29.58 cu. ft. (29 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 157
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records include records of the Buildings Management Department and its predecessors, including subject files, photographs, plans, reports, sketches, drawings, blueprints, memoranda, and correspondence concerning maintenance, financial matters, labor and supply costs, visitors, receptions, exhibitions, guard forces, and buildings mai...

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Dates:
Undated
Size:
1 oversize folder.
Collection ID:
Accession 85-097
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of two drawings: (1) cross section of center and east range of the Smithsonian building and (2) plan of west end of main hall of the Smithsonian building.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Keeper of the Castle
Dates:
1878 and undated
Size:
3 framed paintings.
Collection ID:
Accession 85-106
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of three paintings: two of the Arts & Industries Building (Interior and Exterior); one of a proposed additional building to compliment the Arts & Industries Building, but never built, circa 1885. The paintings have Smithsonian Furnishings Catalogue numbers issued by J. M. Goode.

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Creators:
Freer Gallery of Art. Superintendent
Dates:
1939-1940
Size:
0.43 cu. ft. (1 12 x 17 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-085
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Weldon N. Rawley, Superintendent, documenting the construction design and details of the roof of Freer Gallery of Art (FGA) and of the typical and special exhibition cases found in the building. Materials include glass negatives.

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Creators:
United States National Museum. Administrative Assistant
Dates:
1902-1909, 1917-1919, 1928-1929
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box) (1 folder oversize materials)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 80
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records, together with record units 79, 81, and 187 contain full documentation of construction of the 1911 National Museum Building, from internal planning and contracts to construction details and costs. Rathbun prepared a history of the museum construction, which was published as A Descriptive Account of the Building Recently Erected ...

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

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 a...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Architectural History and Historic Preservation
Dates:
circa 1960-2000
Size:
24.5 cu. ft. (49 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-007
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of information files, original reports and correspondence, papers and articles, and other background material on Smithsonian buildings. Most records document the Smithsonian Institution Building ("Castle"). There are a few files on the Arts & Industries Building and other Smithsonian facilities. These records were ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Architectural History and Historic Preservation
Dates:
circa 1850-2006
Size:
59 cu. ft. (59 record storage boxes) (10 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-225
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of information files, original reports and correspondence, papers and articles, and other background material on Smithsonian buildings. These records were compiled by the Office of Architectural History and Historic Preservation (OAHP), research associates, and volunteers. Items in brackets describe cross-references ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction
Dates:
1979-1981
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 82-012
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of construction project files, including blueprints, financial statements, and inter-office correspondence concerning the projects. Buildings documented in this accession include the Smithsonian Institution Building, the Arts and Industries Building (A&I), the Museum of History and Technology (later named the Nationa...

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