Query: Edison: Lighting a Revolution (Exhibition) (1980: Washington, D.C.)
Productions
Dates:
1979, 1986
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-120
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of 16mm film and 1" videotape documenting the 1979 production, "Thomas A. Edison and His Amazing Invention Factories," a companion film to the exhibition, "Edison: Lighting a Revolution." The 28 minute film was a biography featuring the invention of electric light and the founding of research labs. The film won the …

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in Accession 02-120 for Edison: Lighting a Revolution (Exhibition) (1980: Washington, D.C.)
Productions
Dates:
1979
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 05-134
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consists of film and sound elements for the film, "Thomas Edison and His Amazing Invention Factory." This 28 minute film was made in 1979 to accompany the exhibition, "Edison: Lighting a Revolution" at the National Museum of History and Technology. The film was a biographical piece featuring the invention of …

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in Accession 05-134 for Edison: Lighting a Revolution (Exhibition) (1980: Washington, D.C.)
Productions
Dates:
circa 1976-1994
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 14-207
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audiovisual elements created during the production of "Celebrating a Century: The 1876 Philadelphia Exhibition," "Thomas Edison and His Amazing Invention Factory," "Work of Peace," and "Yorktown." "Celebrating a Century: The 1876 Philadelphia Exhibition" accompanied the exhibition "1876: A Centennial Exhibition," which opened in the Arts and Industries Building in …

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in Accession 14-207 for Edison: Lighting a Revolution (Exhibition) (1980: Washington, D.C.)
Exhibition Records
Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Work and Industry
Dates:
1925-2010
Size:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-217
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Bernard S. Finn, Curator Emeritus of electricity collections, documenting exhibition planning, development, and production at the National Museum of American History. Earlier records date from when Finn was in the Division of Information Technology and Society; the Division of Electricity and Modern Physics …

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in Accession 13-217 for Edison: Lighting a Revolution (Exhibition) (1980: Washington, D.C.)
Productions
Creators:
Smithsonian Productions
Dates:
1976, 1985-1999
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-265
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of "Monumental Propaganda;" "Yesterday's Tomorrows: Visions of the Future on Film;" "300 Years of American Papermaking;" "Woody Guthrie's Legacy;" "Phone Philm;" "Men of Greatness, Feats of Daring;" "Covering the Environment: Front Page or Yesterday's News?;" "Thomas Edison and His Amazing Invention …

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in Accession 06-265 for Edison: Lighting a Revolution (Exhibition) (1980: Washington, D.C.)
Exhibition Records
Creators:
National Museum of American History. Department of Exhibits
Dates:
1957-1992
Size:
35.58 cu. ft. (35 record storage boxes) (1 12x17 box) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 551
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of exhibition design, production, and installation information including proposals and narratives, scripts, schedules, graphic designs, construction contracts and specifications, floor plans, blueprints, schematic drawings, and photographs. The records also include Department of Exhibits administrative files such as correspondence, memoranda, monthly progress reports, budget information, space planning, and …

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in Record Unit 551 for Edison: Lighting a Revolution (Exhibition) (1980: Washington, D.C.)
Records
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service
Dates:
1952-1981
Size:
46.19 cu. ft. (91 document boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 290
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist primarily of exhibition files, 1952-1981, for shows no longer traveling. The exhibitions are developed and organized by SITES and produced by both the Smithsonian's Office of Exhibits Central and outside sources. Exhibition themes cover the fields of art, history, and science, as well as current events. Also included …

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in Record Unit 290 for Edison: Lighting a Revolution (Exhibition) (1980: Washington, D.C.)
Subject Files
Dates:
circa 1945-1987 and related records, 1920-1930
Size:
103.51 cu. ft. (100 record storage boxes) (1 12x17 box) (7 tube boxes) (oversize materials)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 334
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the tenures of Frank A. Taylor, John C. Ewers, and Robert P. Multhauf as Directors of the Museum of History and Technology (NMHT); of Daniel J. Boorstin, Brooke Hindle, and Roger G. Kennedy as Directors of the National Museum of History and Technology; and of Roger G …

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in Record Unit 334 for Edison: Lighting a Revolution (Exhibition) (1980: Washington, D.C.)
Edward J. Orth Memorial Archives of the New York World's Fair
Creators:
Orth, Edward J.
Exhibition Collectors Historical Organization
Dates:
1835-2000, undated
Size:
130 Cubic feet (417 boxes, 25 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0560
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the 1939 New York World's Fair in Flushing Meadows, New York. Also includes material relating to other fairs, the Exhibition Collectors Historical Organization (ECHO), New York City tourism and The Walt Disney Company.

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in NMAH.AC.0560 for Edison: Lighting a Revolution (Exhibition) (1980: Washington, D.C.)
Budget Records
Dates:
circa 1955-1988
Size:
29.5 cu. ft. (29 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 335
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Records include correspondence and memoranda with NMAH curators, government agencies, collections committee for NMAH, professional associations, and academicians; information pertaining to the Doubleday Lectures; staff appointments; accounting ledgers; congressional budget submission reports and hearing files; five year funding prospectus; federal and trust fund appropriation requests, allocations, and distribution summary logs …

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