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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Museums
Dates:
circa 1967-1988
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 91-005
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence, memoranda, notes, proposals, sketches, architectural drawings; photocopied newspaper articles; published and unpublished manuscripts; pamphlets; photographs; and testimonies.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service. Office of Public Relations
Dates:
1955-1956, 1975-1989
Size:
17.58 cu. ft. (17 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 489
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the public relations aspects of traveling exhibitions created by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES). They include press releases, clippings, photographs, and other publicity materials. One scrapbook contains clippings about early shows, 1955-1956. Researchers should also consult Record ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Special Events
Dates:
1982-1985
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 92-037
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document short term events such as dinners for Regents, luncheons, tea parties for special guests, receptions for special guests of the Smithsonian Institution. Also include correspondence, memoranda, purchase and catering receipts, guests lists and their mailing addresses, agendas, invitations, minutes ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Exhibits Central
Dates:
FY 1995-FY 2002
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-158
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting design, printing, repair, and construction projects performed by the Office of Exhibits Central for museums and units, including the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service; the Office of the Secretary; the National Museum of Natural History; the National Museum of American History; ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Administration
Dates:
1972-1982
Size:
26 cu. ft. (26 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 394
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the creation and work of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration, the Secretary's chief deputy and operations officer of the Institution. Some records from the Office's administrative predecessor, the Office of the Under Secretary, are included as well. Researchers should note that the Assistant Sec...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Institutional Studies Office
Dates:
1988-1997
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 97-160
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of a reference set of reports and research notes issued by the Institutional Studies Office. Some issues are missing or can be found in Accession 99-024.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Special Events and Conference Services
Dates:
1987, 1992-1994
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 99-159
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of event files and document various special events and conferences at the Smithsonian Institution. Of special interest are records for the Quadrangle Museum Project opening ceremonies and events. Materials include invitations, notes, programs, correspondence, and guest lists.

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Creators:
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Hammer, William J. (William Joseph), 1858-1934 (electrical engineer)
Dates:
circa 1847-1989
Size:
36 Cubic feet (84 boxes, 16 folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0069
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Original documents and papers generated by William J. Hammer and by various companies and individuals with whom he was associated. Includes material related to the research and inventions of Edison, Bell, Tesla, the Curies, etc.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Under Secretary
Dates:
1986
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 89-040
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence, bureau and committee reports, memoranda, and newspaper articles related to Smithsonian Institution (SI) activities during the term of Dean W. Anderson as Under Secretary. Also included are computer printouts.

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Creators:
Bird, William L.
Dates:
1877 - 2010
Size:
6.5 Cubic feet (19 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1288
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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.

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