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Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Central Engineering Department
Dates:
1978-1996
Size:
73 cu. ft. (73 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-063
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of contract files dealing with the research, development, and construction of the Advanced X-Ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF), now known as the Chandra X-Ray Observatory; and its components; the High Resolution Camera (HRC); the Advanced CCD Imaging Spectrometer (ACIS); and its two transmission grating spectrometers, ...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Education
Dates:
1985-1995
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-162
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the National Museum of Natural History, Discovery Center West Court Project, including materials leading up to the start up of design and construction of the Discovery Center created and maintained by Laurence P. O'Reilly. Most records concern the IMAX Theater.

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Creators:
National Postal Museum
Dates:
2009-2012
Size:
1.69 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 14-162
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the planning, design, and fundraising for the William H. Gross Stamp Gallery at the National Postal Museum (NPM). Named for its primary benefactor, the Gallery is the world's largest gallery dedicated to philately. The 12,000 square feet of gallery space is divided into six thematic areas, ...

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Creators:
Lemelson Center
Dates:
1996, 2001-2003
Size:
0.28 cu. ft. (1 half document box) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Accession 19-101
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the Lemelson Center exhibitions: Nobel Voices: Celebrating 100 Years of the Nobel Prize and Invention at Play. Nobel Voices: Celebrating 100 Years of the Nobel Prize explored the motivation and vision of Nobel laureates and the history of Alfred Bernhard Nobel and his prize. Invention at Pl...

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Creators:
National Zoological Park. Office of the Deputy Director
Dates:
1995-2007
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-114
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the day-to-day administration of the National Zoological Park during the tenure of Mary R. Tanner, Deputy Director, 2002- . Major subjects include exhibits, animal programs, pest control, project planning, personnel management, and the Friends of the National Zoo. Materials include correspondence,...

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Creators:
Perrot, Paul N.
Dates:
1969-1991
Size:
12.5 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 91-098
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of a selective fragment of the total professional papers of Paul N. Perrot. They are concerned chiefly with his activities in international organizations and projects related to museums and the preservation/conservation of cultural property. The papers cover his career from Directorship in the Corning Museum, throu...

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Creators:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Department of Design and Production
Dates:
1986-1994
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-172
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the design, development, and installation of exhibitions, rotations, and exhibit halls. Materials include floor plans, blueprints, label copy, production schedules, object lists, correspondence, memoranda, drawings, sketches, production specifications, and related material.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Assistant to the Secretary
Dates:
1957-1966
Size:
5.7 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 171
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Projects represented in these records include the National Collection of Fine Arts, the National Portrait Gallery, and the acquisition of the Patent Office Building; Smithsonian Associates; National Armed Forces Museum Advisory Board; National Council on the Arts; extensive liaison with the Astrophysical Observatory and its stations around ...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division
Dates:
1992-1998, 2005
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-088
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the planning of exhibitions based on the archival collections of the National Air and Space Museum. Exhibitions documented in this accession include National Air and Space Archives; Airships in the Archives; World War II Files; National Air and Space Film Archives; Army Green to Air Force Blu...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Exhibitions Division
Dates:
circa 1975-1990s
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-088
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of National Air and Space Museum (NASM) exhibition records maintained by Lucius E. Lomax. Materials include diagrams, photos, exhibition plans, concept and other scripts, plans for specific galleries, memoranda and correspondence. Many records document the Museum's 1976 opening. Some records of the NASM exhibits committ...

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