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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:
Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Office of the Director
Dates:
1969-1992, with related records from 1948
Size:
39.88 cu. ft. (39 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (1 film box) (12 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 492
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records contain the Director's correspondence files from 1975 to 1991, as well as smaller files created by Rohlfing, Pfister, and Scherer. In addition, the records include administrative and subject files from 1970 to 1988. These files document museum functions such as acquisitions, collections management, and budgeting, as well as large...

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Curatorial Department
Dates:
circa 2010-2011
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-078
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the development, planning, and execution of the exhibition National Design Triennial: Why Design Now?. The exhibition, on view from May 4, 2010 through January 9, 2011, was curated by Ellen Lupton, Cara McCarty, Matilda McQuaid, and Cynthia E. Smith. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian American Art Museum. Office of Design and Production
Dates:
1994-1999
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 05-186
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of materials that document the design, production, and installation of exhibitions at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery. Among those exhibitions represented include Edward Hopper: The Watercolors; Abbott Thayer: The Nature of Art; Silver and Gold: Photographs of the California Gold Rush; P...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction
Dates:
circa 1973-1985
Size:
7.5 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 87-040
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of contracts, cost estimates, blueprints, correspondence, and reports pertaining to construction projects in Smithsonian facilities. Also included are budget (1981-1982), and administrative files, mostly pertaining to personnel. Museums and buildings include: Museum Support Center, Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry
Dates:
undated
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1055
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Postcards depicting lighthouses in the United States and Canada.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Museum Programs
Dates:
circa 1974-1989
Size:
18 cu. ft. (18 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 631
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the museological work of the Office of Museum Programs (OMP) among its various constituencies - international, national, and local. The records focus on training for smaller museums in all aspect of museum work, including security, registration, conservation, graphics, education, development, and the like.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Museum Programs
Dates:
1975-1989
Size:
17 cu. ft. (17 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 625
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the tenure of Jane R. Glaser as Director of the Office of Museum Programs (OMP), 1976-1989. Topics of note include the Kellogg Project and the range of workshops offered to museologists. Videotapes are also included.

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Creators:
McNamara, Norris
Moon, Moses
Dates:
1963-1964
Size:
4 Cubic feet (18 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0556
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Recorded by Moses Moon (known at the time as Alan Ribback) and assisted by Norris McNamara during 1963 and 1964, the collection includes audio recordings of interviews with civil rights leaders and participants as well as free-style recordings of mass meetings, voter registration events, and other gatherings organized by Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). This collection provides a mostly unfiltered documentation of significant moments in the civil rights movement.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Museum Programs
Dates:
1967-1986
Size:
18 cu. ft. (18 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 629
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document OMP's efforts to promote knowledge of museology and its techniques. Many of the records deal with daily operations of the office. Other records are concerned with cooperative work with international and national museum organizations, as well as topics like museum registration, conservation, public relations security, ...

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