These records consist of correspondence and memoranda pertaining to horology, exhibit proposals, manufacturers of engineering equipment, models, collections management, minutes of meetings, acquisitions, and installation of exhibits. Also included are blueprints for the Hall of Heavy Machinery; exhibit scripts from Power and the Early Steam Engine and for Building the …
Grant Award Files
This accession consists of records documenting the awarding of funding by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO). These records relate to the Chandra X-ray Center and were maintained by the Subawards/Grant Awards Section. Materials include correspondence, proposals, amendments, reports, reviews, revisions, agreements, checklists, financial information, and related materials.
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2008 Smithsonian Folklife Festival
The Smithsonian Institution Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998. The materials collected here document the planning, production, and execution of the annual Festival, produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present) and its predecessor offices (1967-1999). An overview of the entire Festival records group is available here: Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.
William Lundberg papers
The papers of video artist William Lundberg measure 5.6 linear feet and 30.47 GB and date from 1964 to 2019. The papers document his career as a video artist through correspondence; clippings, exhibition announcements, exhibition catalogs, and other printed material; scrapbooks, sketchbooks, and other exhibition and project files; photographs, negatives, and slides of exhibition video stills; and film and video and digital video recordings of source material used in exhibitions. There is a 2.98 GB unprocessed addition to this collection donated in 2022 that includes installation clips of film and video sculpture. Each clip includes text with the name of exhibit, year, and a small descriptive note about each. Materials dates from 1975-2019.
Emma A. Koch photograph collection relating to India, South Asia, and Australia
Photographs collected by Emma A. Koch documenting the people and natural and built environments in India, South Asia, and Australia. The collection largely consists of images of East Indian peoples, structures, scenery, and activities, including tea making and entertainment; areas of India most commonly depicted are Assam, Bengal, and the …
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 …
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 Smithsonian Institution Building, the National Mall, the Silver …
George S. Morison Collection
The collection documents the career of George S. Morison, a prominent civil engineer, specializing in railroad bridge design. The materials consist primarily of drawings and maps (linen tracings, blueprints, sketches); final bridge reports; photographs; glass plate negatives; daily diaries; correspondence; and published material documenting George S. Morison's participation on the Isthmian Canal Commission, 1898-1903.
These records document the history of the Department of Aeronautics from 1966-1986, a period marked by intensive planning for the new museum, its construction and opening in July 1976, and the emergence of the National Air and Space Museum as a large and important bureau of the Smithsonian and the most visited …
Grace Murray Hopper Collection
Papers and photographs of Grace Murray Hopper (1906-1992) computer and Naval pioneer.