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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. 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:
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:
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:
Smithsonian Institution. Buildings Management Department
Dates:
1881-1973
Size:
29.58 cu. ft. (29 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 157
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records include records of the Buildings Management Department and its predecessors, including subject files, photographs, plans, reports, sketches, drawings, blueprints, memoranda, and correspondence concerning maintenance, financial matters, labor and supply costs, visitors, receptions, exhibitions, guard forces, and buildings mai...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction
Dates:
circa 1960-1980
Size:
107.16 cu. ft. (105 record storage boxes) (2 document boxes) (2 tall document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 638
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of project files documenting the repairs, improvement, and renovation of existing Smithsonian buildings. The records include memoranda with Smithsonian offices, correspondence with contractors, blueprints, cost analyses, specifications, and photographs. Buildings and museums documented in this collection include: the...

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Office of Administrative Services
Dates:
1983-1987
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-213
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the activities of the National Museum of American Art (NMAA) to have the General Post Office (GPO) Building transferred to the Smithsonian Institution. To determine how NMAA would be able to most appropriately use their space at the Patent Office Building and the General Post Office Building, ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Plant Services
Dates:
1965-1986
Size:
9.5 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 89-092
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of fiscal year budgetary/estimate reports, museum maintenance operation attendants, blueprints and drawings, museum exhibit records, correspondence, memoranda, fiscal year employment plans, and construction records pertaining to museum repairs. Museums, buildings and events documented in this collection include: the Na...

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Creators:
United States. Department of Agriculture
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
1906-1907.
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1096
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection contains thirty-three glass plate negatives documenting the construction of Laboratory A and B of the Department of Agriculture building in the early 1900s.

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