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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Office of Public Programs
Dates:
1993-1999
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-166
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Susan Yelavich, Assistant Director for Public Programs, documenting the development, funding, and publicity of the following exhibits: Power of maps; Czech Cubism: Architecture and Design; Memorial to Jan Palach; Mechanical Brides: Women and Machines from Home to Office; Angles ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Armed Forces History
Dates:
circa 1952-1989 with related materials from 1883
Size:
14.5 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 94-112
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of exhibition records of the National Museum of American History (NMAH), Division of Armed Forces History, as well as material dating back to the Division of Naval History before it merged with the Division of Military History to form the Division of Armed Forces History in 1985. The records primarily include the s...

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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:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of Exhibits Central
Dates:
circa 1963-1972, 1990
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 97-171
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records produced and/or maintained by Kenneth V. Young, former Exhibit Designer with the Office of Exhibits Central. A majority of the files date from when Young worked in the Exhibits Office at the Museum of History and Technology. The records consist of memoranda and correspondence pertaining to exhibition planning...

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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:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Plant Services
Dates:
1973-1979
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 81-034
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the concerns of the Director of the Office of Plant Services (OPlantS). Records pertain to a variety of topics including repairs, renovations, restorations, safety, and general staffing issues. Materials include memoranda, reports, floor plans, clippings, black and white photographs, and related ...

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Creators:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of the Assistant Director, Finance and Administration
Dates:
1968-1994
Size:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-231
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of materials that document the breadth of the administrative activities of the Assistant Director, Administrative Division. Subject matter covered includes: donor relations; renovation of the Freer Gallery of Art; restoration of the Peacock Room; object movement for study and exhibition; museum security; Freer history; ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Physical Plant
Dates:
1993-1996
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 98-170
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of Director's subject files pertaining to Smithsonian Institution offices and committees, program files concerning Office of Physical Plant (OPP) divisions, and building files relating to OPP projects and services for the various Smithsonian buildings. Materials include reports, memoranda and correspondence, staff ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Plant Services
Dates:
1982-1988
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 99-011
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of Director's subject files pertaining to Smithsonian building projects and services. Materials include reports, memoranda and correspondence. This accession contains files similar to those found in SIA Acc. 98-170 and 98-178. Museums and buildings documented in this collection include: the National Museum of Natural His...

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Creators:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970
Blake, Marion Elizabeth
Dates:
circa 1910-1970
Size:
192 Linear feet
Collection ID:
FSA.A.04
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

The Myron Bement Smith collection consists of two parts, the papers of Myron Bement Smith and his wife Katharine and the Islamic Archives. It contains substantial material about his field research in Italy in the 1920s and his years working on Islamic architecture in Iran in the 1930s. Letters describe the milieu in which he operated in Rochester NY and New York City in the 1920s and early 1930s; the Smiths' life in Iran from 1933 to 1937; and the extensive network of academic and social contacts that Myron and Katharine developed and maintained over his lifetime. The Islamic Archives was a project to which Smith devoted most of his professional life. It includes both original materials, such as his photographs and notes, and items acquired by him from other scholars or experts on Islamic art and architecture. Smith intended the Archives to serve as a resource for scholars interested in the architecture and art of the entire Islamic world although he also included some materials about non-Islamic architecture.

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