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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum, Dept. of Aeronautics
Dates:
1971-1988
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-141
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession documents exhibitions created by the Aeronautics Division for the opening of the National Air and Space Museum in 1976 as well as updates, revisions, and new exhibitions in the late 1970s and early 1980s. This accession also documents exhibitions at the smaller museum located at the Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration, ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Registrar's Office
Dates:
1992-2004
Size:
11 cu. ft. (11 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 10-129
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the activities of the Registrar's Office in their work on Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Renwick Gallery exhibitions. Also included are records documenting their work on the deinstallation and installation of artwork for building renovations. Some records in this accession come ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Office of the Deputy Director
Dates:
1998-2005
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-022
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document exhibition planning and production, and curatorial publishing activities during the tenures of Deputy Directors Charles J. Robertson (1986-2001) and Rachel M. Allen (2002- ). Materials include budgets, proposals, financial and funding records, checklists, agreements, publicity material, correspondence, memoranda, notes, ...

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Creators:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of the Director
Dates:
1984-1999
Size:
8.69 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-180
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of materials created and maintained by Milo Cleveland Beach, Director, 1987-2001, documenting exhibition planning and production, including "Chinese Scholar's Studio: Artistic Life in the Late Ming Period," "Rise to Power: Art of Ancient Japan," "Timur and the Princely Vision," "Yani: The Brush of Innocence," "Crushed ...

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Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Cooper-Hewitt Museum.
Zim, Larry (Larry Zimmerman), 1931-1987
Dates:
1841-1988.
Size:
46 Cubic feet (123 boxes and 10 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0519
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Memorabilia of fairs and World's Fairs throughout history, both in the United States and abroad, including photographs, stereographs, panoramas and slides; printed materials; postcards; sheet music; philatelic material; stationery and greeting cards; menus and food service items; posters; shopping bags; motion picture films; and other items.

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Creators:
National Museum of African Art. Curatorial
Dates:
1981-2011
Size:
17 cu. ft. (17 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-375
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession documents closed, denied, and unfinished exhibitions at the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA). These records contain correspondence, research, notes, checklists, label texts, brochures, floor plans and designs, clippings, loan information, photographs, slides, transparencies, and negatives. Some materials are in electronic ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of the History of Technology
Dates:
1984, 1991, and 2006
Collection ID:
Accession 18-160
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of exhibition records created by Steven D. Lubar, during his time as curator within the Division of Engineering and Industry and later the Division of the History of Technology. The materials cover his work on the exhibition, Engines of Change: The American Industrial Revolution, 1790-1860. Included in the accession ...

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Creators:
National Museum of African Art. Office of the Director
Dates:
1980-2008
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-011
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of National Museum of African Art (NMAfA) exhibition records created during the tenures of Warren M. Robbins, Director, 1964-1982; John E. Reinhardt, Acting Director, 1982-1983; Sylvia H. Williams, Director, 1983-1996; Roslyn A. Walker, Director, 1997-2002; and Sharon F. Patton, Director, 2003-2008. Exhibitions include:...

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Office of the Deputy Director
Dates:
1961-1996
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 97-121
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists primarily of records that document the development and production of exhibitions at the National Museum of American Art (NMAA) and the Renwick Gallery from 1984 through 1996. They were maintained by Charles Robertson, who was Assistant Director, Resources, 1983-1984; Assistant Director, Museum Resources, 1985-1986; ...

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Creators:
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Mechanisms, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Tainter, Charles Sumner, 1854-1940
Hartsook Studio (San Diego, Calif.)
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Dates:
1878-1937
Size:
2 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0124
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Charles Sumner Tainter has been recognized as the father of the talking machine, and much of the material in this collection represents his experimental work on the graphophone. Alexander Graham Bell, Chichester Bell, and Tainter established the Volta Laboratory Association in 1881. This collection presents a comprehensive picture of the early development of the phonograph and Tainter's substantial contributions to the project.

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