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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
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. 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:
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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Creators:
National Collection of Fine Arts. Office of the Director
Dates:
1892-1960
Size:
22 cu. ft. (44 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 311
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit documents the administration of William Henry Holmes, first Curator of the National Gallery of Art (NGA), 1907-1920, and Director of the Gallery, 1920-1932. To a lesser extent, it also documents the administration of Ruel P. Tolman, Acting Director of NGA, 1932-1937, and the National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA), 1937-1946, ...

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Dates:
bulk 1922
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Collection ID:
NASM.2013.0015
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of 45 black and white photographs, mostly 6.5 by 8.5 inches or 9 by 11 inches. Most of the photographs are aerial shots of the Washington, DC, area from 1922, including the following sites: Washington Monument (with aircraft exhibited about base); White House; Lincoln Memorial; United States Capitol; Union Station; Mount Ve...

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Creators:
United States National Museum
Dates:
undated
Size:
3 Prints (color halftone)
2 Prints (halftone)
1 Print (photogravure)
7 Negatives (nitrate)
13 mounted prints (albumen)
40 Prints (circa, silver gelatin)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.99-41
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Images of various artifacts and specimens in the United States National Museum's collections, including George Washington's uniform and camp chest; the Franklin Press; Samuel P. Langley, third Secretary of the Smithsonian, supervising the installation of the Easter Island stone figures; zoological, ornithological, entomological, and botanical speci...

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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:
1985-1995
Size:
20 cu. ft. (20 record storage boxes) (30 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-028
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of project files for various renovation and construction projects within Smithsonian Institution buildings. Box 20 contains microfilms and microfiches of documents, and of 1165 blueprints and architectural drawings. Buildings and museums documented in this collection include: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian I...

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