These records consist of exhibition design, production, and installation information including proposals and narratives, scripts, schedules, graphic designs, construction contracts and specifications, floor plans, blueprints, schematic drawings, and photographs. The records also include Department of Exhibits administrative files such as correspondence, memoranda, monthly progress reports, budget information, space planning, and …
Ruel P. Tolman Collection
The Ruel P. Tolman Collection contains official correspondence; biographical information; photocopies of prints, drawings and photographs; and scrapbooks. Included are papers relating to Tolman's work as a graphic artist, his interest in miniature painting, and his participation in arts-related organizations. Of particular interest are four scrapbooks. One scrapbook documents a …
These records consist of press releases, memoranda, tapes documenting Museum activities, newspaper clippings concerning the Museum, correspondence, exhibition catalogues, exhibition scripts, invitations, guest lists, and photographs. Material pre-dating the appointment of Rebecca Bean consists entirely of news clippings.
Leonard Karr Collection
Karr, Leonard, 1913-1995
Mostly photographs illustrating Leonard Karr's hunting and fishing activities in the Pacific Northwest; plus letters from Karr, photographs of his inventions, articles and other printed information, drawings and patterns for a kayak that Karr designed, clippings, scrapbooks, and albums. Personal materials relate to his personal life and his employment as a sign painter.
William L. Bird Holidays on Display Collection
The collection consists of archival materials assembled by National Museum of American History Curator William Lawrence Bird. The materials were used as background research for the publication of his book Holidays on Display (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2007), and as exhibit objects for the exhibit by the same name that opened shortly after the museum's architectural renovation (November 2009-September 2010). The materials include advertising and trade literature, especially for department stores and with emphasis on the display of toys; catalogs; photographs and slides; postcards; parade programs; design drawings; correspondence; stock certificates, and miscellaneous items relating to department stores and their displays, parades and the amusement industry.
Allen Tupper True and True family papers
The Allen Tupper True and True family papers date from 1841 to 1987 and measure 8.2 linear feet. The collection presents a good overview of True's personal life and and his career as mural painter and illustrator specializing in Western themes.
This accession consists of the records of the Department of Exhibits and, to a much lesser extent, material dating back to its predecessor, the Office of Exhibits Programs, which document exhibition development at the National Museum of American History, previously the National Museum of History and Technology. The records consists …
This accession consists of records that document the work of the Exhibits Editors' Office in the Office of Exhibits Central dealing with permanent exhibit halls and special exhibits. Some of the museums and offices that are represented in this collection are: the Anacostia Museum, Horticulture, National Museum of Natural History …
This accession consists of architectural blueprints of the National Museum of American History (NMAH), mostly of its interior, plus original exhibition floor plans of the Museum. Some of the floor plans date as early as 1959, when exhibition halls were being conceived for what was then called the Museum of History …
This accession consists of the records of J. Michael Carrigan, Assistant Director for Exhibits, 1982-1989, and Assistant Director for Exhibits and Public Spaces, 1990-1994, in the Department of Exhibits at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). Materials include NMAH Management Committee reports; exhibition proposals and contracts; minutes of meetings; information on …