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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction
Dates:
circa 1970-1990
Size:
13.4 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes) (2 document boxes) (10 oversize document boxes) (5 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Accession 91-114
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession is a continuation of Accession 91-082 and consists of project files documenting the renovation or improvement of facilities for the Smithsonian museums. These records include blueprints, architectural drawings, specifications, correspondence (primarily with contractors), payroll sheets, estimates, progress and inspection reports...

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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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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Dates:
circa 2011
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-077
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the research, planning, design, execution, and installation of the exhibition, "Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef and Arpels," on display at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum from February 18, 2011 through July 4, 2011. Records also document a book by the same name. The exhibition ...

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Dates:
circa 1982-2009
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-240
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the planning and design of exhibitions at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. The majority of the material consists of images of objects on loan or considered for loan to the museum for unspecified exhibitions. The remainder of the material includes correspondence, checklists, label text, ...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Exhibits Design Department
Dates:
circa 1965-2015
Size:
31.20 cu. ft. (64 blueprint storage boxes) (3 16x20 boxes) (15 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-013
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the design and update of galleries and exhibitions for the National Air and Space Museum as well as the design or redesign on the building itself and its office spaces. A small number of drawings document design projects at the Arts and Industries Building, the Smithsonian Institution Building ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction
Dates:
1982-1988
Size:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 89-106
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of project submittal requests, requisitions for supplies or services, blueprints, cost estimates and contract number forms, contractor exhibit installation objectives, worksheet forms, project assignment/action memos, and summaries of special conditions for work contracts. The details of each project are not included ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction
Dates:
1981-1988
Size:
31 cu. ft. (31 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 89-030
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of project submittal requests, requisitions for supplies or services, blueprints, government/private cost estimates and contract number forms, contractor exhibit installation objectives, construction logs and reports (worksheet forms), project assignment/action memos, summaries of special conditions for work contracts, ...

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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:
National Portrait Gallery, Dept. of Design and Production
Dates:
1994-1996
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 98-140
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of checklists, schedules, correspondence, memoranda, floor plans, blueprints, and drawings, and pertain to the design and production of exhibitions.

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery, Dept. of Design and Production
Dates:
1984-2006
Size:
14 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-061
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of two series and documents the Department of Design and Production's role in restoration and renovation projects at the National Portrait Gallery (NPG). Series 1 consists of records documenting miscellaneous projects involving conservation lab ventilation, lighting, the courtyard fountain, exterior stone and window ...

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