Query: United States National Museum. Department of Arts and Industries
Exhibition Records
Creators:
United States National Museum. Department of Arts and Industries
Dates:
circa 1887
Size:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 219
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of descriptive labels prepared for the collection by Edwin H. Hawley, preparator in the Department of Arts and Industries.

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in Record Unit 219 for United States National Museum. Department of Arts and Industries
Records
Creators:
United States National Museum. Department of Engineering and Industries
Dates:
1891-1957
Size:
7.5 cu. ft. (15 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 84
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records originated mostly in the office of the Head Curator of the Department of Engineering and Industries, under Carl W. Mitman and Frank A. Taylor, but include records of several other curators, primarily Smith Hempstone Oliver and Paul E. Garber. The records include general correspondence, memoranda, and administrative files …

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in Record Unit 84 for United States National Museum. Department of Arts and Industries
Records
Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Division of Transportation
Dates:
circa 1927-1973 and undated
Size:
23 cu. ft. (23 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 239
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records chiefly document the operations of the Division of Transportation from its creation in 1957, and the operations of the Section of Land Transportation, 1946-1957. Lesser amounts of records relate to the administration of the land transportation collections prior to 1946 and to the marine transportation collections before 1957. Included are correspondence and …

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in Record Unit 239 for United States National Museum. Department of Arts and Industries
F. C. Brown Papers
Creators:
Brown, F.C. (Fay Cluff)
Dates:
1902 - 1964
Size:
4.5 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0693
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

F.C. Brown was a physicist and inventor who created and supervised the development of education exhibits, most notably as organizing director of the New York Museum of Science and Industry (part of the Museums of the Peaceful Arts), 1926-1931. He was also curator of physics exhibits at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, 1932-1937. Much of Brown's scientific research focused on the element selenium. He invented the phonopticon, an improvement on the optophone (invented by Fournier d'Albe, 1912). Material focuses on Dr. Brown's professional life: correspondence, photographs, photo albums, scrapbooks, and ephemera from the positions he held and research he conducted. Very little personal information is included.

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in NMAH.AC.0693 for United States National Museum. Department of Arts and Industries
Records
Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Division of Graphic Arts and Photography
Dates:
1882-1969
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 206
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of correspondence, accession lists, blueprints for the Hall of Graphic Arts, historical information about the Division, annual reports, staff lecture notes and papers, materials pertaining to The Printing Ink exhibition, biographies of important contributors in the field of printing technology, exhibition labels and photographs, correspondence logs, and …

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in Record Unit 206 for United States National Museum. Department of Arts and Industries
Preparators' Reports
Creators:
United States National Museum
Dates:
1881-1919 and undated
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 408
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of weekly, monthly, and annual reports of the United States National Museum (USNM) staff involved with the preparation of collections for study and exhibition. The reports were submitted to the Director of USNM and maintained by the Division of Correspondence and Documents. Included are reports of …

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in Record Unit 408 for United States National Museum. Department of Arts and Industries
Armand G. Winfield Papers
Creators:
Winfield, Armand G.
Dates:
1960 - 1980
Size:
18 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1271
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The eleven boxes contain documentation relating to project files including business correspondence, invoices, sketches, contracts and agreements, research materials, brochures, photographs, slides and models. This collection, which includes some biographical material and which is specifically related to the design process and to the use of plastics, is interesting because it …

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in NMAH.AC.1271 for United States National Museum. Department of Arts and Industries
Records
Creators:
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology
Dates:
circa 1925-1937, 1954-1985
Size:
5.5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 375
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document administrative operations and exhibition programs of the Department of the History of Science and Technology and its predecessors, chiefly from 1958 to 1985. A small amount of the records pertain to technological exhibitions and other activities of curatorial divisions located in the Arts and Industries Building in the 1920s and …

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in Record Unit 375 for United States National Museum. Department of Arts and Industries
Exhibition Records
Creators:
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology
Dates:
1921-1922, 1947, 1956-1986
Size:
5.5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-299
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the research, planning, and execution of exhibits by the Department of the History of Science and Technology. Exhibits include the Hall of Petroleum, the Hall of Iron and Steel, and Inventing Standard Time. Some of the materials date to when the department was …

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in Accession 17-299 for United States National Museum. Department of Arts and Industries
Records
Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Division of Agriculture and Mining
Dates:
circa 1923-1973
Size:
7 cu. ft. (14 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 240
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Records document the activities of the Section of Agriculture, Division of Agriculture and Mining, and its predecessors, and include correspondence, memoranda, exhibit scripts, and reports. Annual reports covering the Sections of Chemical Industries, Chemical Technology, Foods, Manufactures, and Organic Chemistry are also contained in the records, most likely because these …

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in Record Unit 240 for United States National Museum. Department of Arts and Industries
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