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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:
United States National Museum. Superintendent of Construction for the United States National Museum Building
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 ...

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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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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum
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 Erec...

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Creators:
United States National Museum
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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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. Office of Design and Construction
Dates:
1984-1986
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 86-166
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of receipts, blueprints, correspondence, inspectors' logs, and specifications concerning Office of Design and Construction projects. Museums and buildings include: National Air and Space Museum, Silver Hill Facility, Museum Support Center, Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction
Dates:
1982-1985
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 88-007
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of project files from the Construction Division, Office of Design and Construction. Materials include blueprints, contracts, specification, cost estimates, and correspondence with contractors. Buildings and museums documented in this collection include: Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, National ...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum
Dates:
circa 1959-1973
Size:
7 oversize folders.
Collection ID:
Accession 11-207
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting architectural designs for the proposed National Air Museum (later the National Air and Space Museum) Building as well as for exhibitions and office spaces in both the National Air and Space Museum Building and the Arts and Industries Building. Materials include elevations, floor plans, concept ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Physical Plant
Dates:
1980-1995
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 98-178
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of Director's subject files pertaining to Smithsonian building projects and services. Materials include reports, memoranda and correspondence. See Accession 98-170 for related records. Buildings and museums documented in this collection include: the Museum Support Center, L'Enfant Plaza offices, the National Museum of Na...

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