Query: Museum buildings
National Museum Building Construction Records
Dates:
1890, 1901-1916, 1923
Size:
6.1 cu. ft. (11 document boxes) (4 3x5 boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 79
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records, together with record units 80, 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 for the Departments …

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National Museum Building Construction Records
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 for the Departments …

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National Museum Building Commission Records
Creators:
United States National Museum
Dates:
1879-1882
Size:
5.89 cu. ft. (6 document boxes) (4 half document boxes) (4 12x17 boxes) (2 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 71
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records fully document the construction of the 1881 National Museum Building; included are fiscal records, specifications, bids and contracts, correspondence with the architects, and records of the Building Commission itself, including minutes of meetings. See also record unit 92.

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Construction Records
Dates:
1905-1909
Size:
0.69 cu. ft. (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 187
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records were sampled from a larger body of records related to construction of the National Museum Building (now the Natural History Building) between 1903 and 1911.

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Project Files
Dates:
1969-1987
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 99-047
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of project files for restoration and renovation projects on the Cooper-Hewitt Museum building (Carnegie Mansion), the National Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of Natural History, and the Renwick Gallery of Art building. Materials include correspondence, contracts, specifications, architectural drawings, photographs, and information pertaining to contractors …

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Records
Dates:
1903-1911
Size:
24.02 cu. ft. (20 record storage boxes) (1 12x17 box) (1 16x20 box) (5 tall document boxes) (11 folders oversize materials)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 81
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The National Museum Building Construction Records, 1894 - 1919 (bulk 1903 - 1911), document the process and methods used to construct the National Museum Building that is now known as the National Museum of Natural History. These records primarily refer to the management of the construction aspects of the project, documenting specifications for services and supplies …

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Website Records
Dates:
2019
Collection ID:
Accession 21-004
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the Architectural History and Historic Preservation Division (AHHP) section of the Smithsonian Institution's website as it existed on November 1, 2019. AHHP is a division of Smithsonian Facilities that is responsible for the curation of the Smithsonian's diverse campus of buildings and for fostering an understanding of the …

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Slide Sets
Dates:
1976, 1978-1980, 1982, 1984, 1986
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 16-059
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of slide sets created by the Office of Printing and Photographic Services. Images depict museum buildings, collections, and research. These sets were sold in the museum shops.

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Smithsonian Building Architectural Drawings
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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Project Files
Dates:
1983-1985
Size:
3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 86-121
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of contractors' reports for Office of Design and Construction Project No. 8236101, Renwick Gallery facade restoration (ATEC Job No. 31-32553).

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