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Project Files

Creator::
Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Development Office  Search this
Extent:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Drawings
Date:
1980-1985
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that document the work of the Development Division, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, and include records from exhibits and from various promotional events.
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Special events  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Drawings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 89-043, Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Development Office, Project Files
Identifier:
Accession 89-043
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Project Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa89-043

Administrative Records

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Drawings
Date:
1996-2002
Descriptive Entry:
This accession includes records documenting the administrative activities of Ira Michael Heyman and Lawrence M. Small during their tenures as Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, respectively. The records document issues with regard to the Institution's museums and staff, exhibitions, fundraising, and special events. Materials include correspondence and final submissions for construction of the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI).
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2016; Transferring office; 3/19/1970 memorandum, Lytle to Ripley; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Fund raising  Search this
Museums -- Administration.  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Drawings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-290, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
Identifier:
Accession 09-290
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Administrative Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa09-290

Subject Files

Topic:
Star-Spangled Banner
Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of the Associate Director for Capital Programs  Search this
Extent:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Drawings
Floor plans
Color photographs
Date:
1982-2000
Descriptive Entry:
This accession includes records documenting the activities of Ronald E. Becker, Associate Director for Capital Programs at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), with some earlier files dating back to when Becker served as Assistant Director for Administration at NMAH. Material includes correspondence, memoranda, and notes; NMAH Board agendas, meeting minutes, and by-laws; budget summaries; NMAH facilities planning, space management, storage, fundraising, collections, and security information; survey data; special events and professional organizations meeting information; Becker's lecture papers; information pertaining to the National Postal Museum; and exhibition proposals. Also includes material that documents planning for the Lemelson Center at NMAH and the Star-Spangled Banner preservation project. Records documenting the activities of Ronald E. Becker, Associate Director for Capital Programs at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), with some earlier files dating back to when Becker served as Assistant Director for Administration at NMAH. Material includes correspondence, memoranda, and notes; NMAH Board agendas, meeting minutes, and by-laws; budget summaries; NMAH facilities planning, space management, storage, fundraising, collections, and security information; survey data; special events and professional organizations meeting information; Becker's lecture papers; information pertaining to the National Postal Museum; and exhibition proposals. Also includes material that documents planning for the Lemelson Center at NMAH and the Star-Spangled Banner preservation project.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Budget process  Search this
Budget  Search this
Special events  Search this
Museums -- Security measures  Search this
Historical museums  Search this
Science museums  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Drawings
Floor plans
Color photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-222, National Museum of American History. Office of the Associate Director for Capital Programs, Subject Files
Identifier:
Accession 02-222
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Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-222

Exhibition and Program Records

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of Curatorial Affairs  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Digital images
Electronic records
Drawings
Place:
United States -- History $y Revolution, 1775-1783
Date:
2005-2007
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the records of Kathleen M. Kendrick, Curator, documenting exhibition and program activities of the Office of Curatorial Affairs in regard to the planning, development, and production of the exhibition "Benjamin Franklin: A Revolutionary Role" at the National Museum of American History. The exhibition, in commemoration of Franklin's 300th birthday, examined his role as an American Revolution statesman. Displayed was the suit Franklin wore while on a diplomatic trip to Paris that resulted in the signing of the Treaty of Alliance in 1778; the walking cane presented to him during the trip; and the famous portrait of him by Joseph Duplessis, commissioned during his stay in Paris. Other staff represented in these records include James B. Gardner, Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs, and project managers Jeffrey L. Brodie and Nanci Edwards.

Materials include correspondence; notes; exhibition proposal; planning and design information; budget summaries; information about fundraising, meetings, website development, publicity, loans, and special events; and drawings. Some materials are in electronic format.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years. until Jan-01-2023; Transferring office; 4/17/2016 memorandum, Johnstone to Holland; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Special events  Search this
Diplomacy  Search this
Web sites  Search this
Loans  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Digital images
Electronic records
Drawings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-232, National Museum of American History. Office of Curatorial Affairs, Exhibition and Program Records
Identifier:
Accession 17-232
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Exhibition and Program Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa17-232

Records

Creator::
National Museum of African Art  Search this
Extent:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Date:
1963-1980
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the records of Jean M. Salan, volunteer and eventual staff member of the Museum of African Art (MAA), 1964-1976; and Assistant Director for Administration of MAA, 1979-1980, when the Museum became part of the Smithsonian Institution on August 13, 1979.

The records mostly consist of correspondence pertaining to MAA fundraising efforts. Materials include correspondence of Warren H. Robbins, founding Director of the Museum; and between Salan and donors, artifact dealers, government officials, publishers, individual benefactors, representatives of memorial foundations, private corporations, African American artists, museums and institutions.

In addition there are grant proposals to various private and government agencies; journal and weekly magazine articles; press releases; newspaper clippings; exhibition reviews; photographs and slides; exhibition publications; minutes of meetings; administrative files, such as records concerning payrolls, budget projections, friends of the museum, articles of corporation, and tax exempt certification; ledgers for various transactions of the Museum; insurance material; property assessment documents and lesson plans for education classes and seminars; notes from seminars; and records that document contacts with various African governments and embassies, MAA becoming part of the Smithsonian, and the exhibition "Ndebele Beadwork."
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Art, African  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-076, National Museum of African Art, Records
Identifier:
Accession 97-076
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa97-076

Exhibition and Program Records

Topic:
Star Spangled Banner
The Star-Spangled Banner: The Making of an American Icon (Monograph : 2008)
Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of Curatorial Affairs  Search this
Extent:
13.38 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes) (2 16x20 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Brochures
Compact discs
Electronic records
Drawings
Floor plans
Architectural drawings
Illustrations
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Place:
United States -- History
Date:
1990-2008
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the exhibition and program coordinating activities of the Office of Curatorial Affairs, primarily in regard to the preservation of the Star-Spangled Banner and the planning, development, and production of the exhibition "The Star-Spangled Banner: The Flag that Inspired the National Anthem" at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), including the complimentary traveling exhibit "For Which It Stands: The American Flag in American Life" which examined the ways Americans use the flag to express their ideas about patriotism, citizenship, and national identity. Some records also document smaller exhibitions and related programs such as "So Proudly We Hail," a display of prominent American flags from World War II to honor veterans of that conflict; "World War II Photograph Perspectives," a selection of photographs taken during the second world war which document Americans both at war and home; and "July 1942: United We Stand," an array of original July 1942 magazine covers featuring the American flag, to mark the sixtieth anniversary of the "United We Stand" campaign.

Staff represented in these records include James B. Gardner, Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs, who served as project director of the Star-Spangled Banner preservation project and exhibition from 2002 to 2006; Ronald E. Becker, NMAH Associate Director of Capital Programs, who was project director from 1996 to 2002; project managers Kate Henderson, Jeffrey L. Brodie, Kathryn Campbell, and Carol Frost; conservator Suzanne Thomassen-Krauss; curators Marilyn Zoidis, Harold D. Langley, Kathleen M. Kendrick, and Paula Johnston; public programs educator Julia Forbes; and project historian Lonn Taylor, who co-authored the exhibition book "The Star-Spangled Banner: The Making of an American Icon."

Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; exhibition proposals; planning and design information; scripts; budget summaries; contractual agreements; meeting agendas and minutes; reports; press releases; educational program information; floor plans, drawings, and illustrations; photographs; brochures; website development information; visitor surveys and comments; loan information; policies and guidelines; information about committees, seminars, workshops, and special events; audiotape recordings; NMAH flag hall renovation information; exhibition schedules; fundraising, sponsorship, and grant information; and other supporting documentation. Some materials are in electronic format.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2024; Transferring office; 7/7/2016 memorandum, Johnstone to Jones; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Conservation and restoration  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Museum loans  Search this
Conservators  Search this
Committees  Search this
Corporate sponsorship  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Web sites  Search this
Research grants  Search this
Patriotism  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Special events  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Compact discs
Electronic records
Drawings
Floor plans
Architectural drawings
Illustrations
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-322, National Museum of American History. Office of Curatorial Affairs, Exhibition and Program Records
Identifier:
Accession 16-322
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Exhibition and Program Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa16-322

Project Files

Creator::
National Air and Space Museum. Space History Division  Search this
Extent:
10.30 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes) (2 oversize folders)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Digital versatile discs
Floppy disks
Electronic records
Architectural drawings
Floor plans
Drawings
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Color negatives
Black-and-white negatives
Color transparencies
Videotapes
Date:
1960-2008
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the relocation and restoration of three Saturn V rockets the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) acquired from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in the early 1970s, when the Apollo Space Program concluded. One rocket, consisting entirely of stages and spacecraft intended to be launched, is on display at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. The other rockets on display, one at the John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida and one at the United States Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, consist of test stages not meant for flight. Curators represented in these records include Frank H. Winter and Allan A. Needell, and there is material that was created and maintained by Alfred J. Bachmeier, NASM Collections and Facilities Manager. Earlier records dated back to when the Space History Division, prior to 1987, was known as the Department of Space Science and Exploration, and as the Department of Space History from 1987 to 1997.

Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; proposals; contracts and agreements; reports; budget summaries; meeting agendas and minutes; guidelines; articles and press releases; photographs, slides, and negatives; videotape recordings; restoration logs; fundraising information; evaluations; project schedules; architectural drawings, floor plans, and drawings; and supporting documentation. Some materials are in electronic format.
Oversize:
This collection contains oversize material.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years. until Jan-01-2024; Transferring office; 9/12/2018 memorandum, Johnstone to Williams; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Saturn launch vehicles  Search this
Museum conservation methods  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Astronautical museums  Search this
Astronautical museums  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Budget  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Digital versatile discs
Floppy disks
Electronic records
Architectural drawings
Floor plans
Drawings
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Color negatives
Black-and-white negatives
Color transparencies
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-267, National Air and Space Museum. Space History Division, Project Files
Identifier:
Accession 18-267
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Project Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa18-267

Subject Files, 1920-2018

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Office of the Director  Search this
Subject:
Crew, Spencer R. 1949-  Search this
Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007  Search this
Multhauf, Robert P  Search this
Boorstin, Daniel J (Daniel Joseph) 1914-2004  Search this
Hindle, Brooke  Search this
Kennedy, Roger G  Search this
Ewers, John C (John Canfield) 1909-1997  Search this
Kellogg, Remington 1892-1969  Search this
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978  Search this
Glass, Brent D  Search this
Ravenal, William de C  Search this
Gray, John  Search this
Pachter, Marc  Search this
Fruchter, Susan  Search this
Hartig, Anthea M  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
133.43 cu. ft. processed holdings
109 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Audiotapes
Books
Clippings
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Brochures
Floor plans
Architectural drawings
Electronic records
Color photographs
Exhibition catalogs
Drawings
Compact discs
Digital images
Date:
1920
1920-2018
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Historical museums  Search this
Science museums  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Buildings--Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Lectures and lecturing  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Budget process  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00342
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Subject Files 1920-2018 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Office of the Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219558

Subject Files, 1961-1963, 1991, 1996-2015

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Office of the Director  Search this
Subject:
Gray, John  Search this
Glass, Brent D  Search this
Crew, Spencer R. 1949-  Search this
Pachter, Marc  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Public Space Renewal Project  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Museum Board  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Blue Ribbon Commission  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Compact discs
Electronic records
Architectural drawings
Floor plans
Drawings
Date:
1961
1961-2015
1961-1963, 1991, 1996-2015
Topic:
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Buildings--Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Museums--Administration  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 19-078
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2031; Transferring office; 3/20/1985 memorandum, Massa to Sengsourinh; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Subject Files 1920-2018 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Office of the Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_398183

Administrative Records, 1835-2016

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary  Search this
Uniform title:
Smithsonian Directives (Administrative issuances)  Search this
Subject:
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906  Search this
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) 1872-1973  Search this
Adams, Robert McC (Robert McCormick) 1926-2018  Search this
Carmichael, Leonard 1898-1973  Search this
Heyman, Ira Michael 1930-2011  Search this
Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927  Search this
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978  Search this
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887  Search this
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Small, Lawrence M  Search this
Clough, G. Wayne  Search this
Samper, Cristián  Search this
Horvath, Albert G  Search this
Skorton, David J  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Administration  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
United States Congress  Search this
Physical description:
846.85 cu. ft. processed holdings
535.48 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Ephemera
Floor plans
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Brochures
Color photographs
Manuscripts
Pamphlets
Sketches
Video recordings
Compact discs
Drawings
Videotapes
Illustrations
Color negatives
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Floppy disks
Electronic records
Electronic mail
Books
Architectural drawings
Digital versatile discs
Digital images
Date:
1835
1835-2016
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Budget  Search this
Personnel management  Search this
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Information technology  Search this
Committees  Search this
Gifts  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Strategic planning  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Museum finance  Search this
Museum publications  Search this
Real property  Search this
Estates (Law)  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Product management  Search this
Speeches, addresses, etc  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Trusts and trustees  Search this
Research grants  Search this
Museums--Employees  Search this
Research  Search this
Awards  Search this
Tours  Search this
Corporate sponsorship  Search this
Special events  Search this
Wills  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00771
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Administrative Records 1835-2016 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_220180

Project Files, 1957-2008

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Space History Division  Search this
Subject:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Department of Space History  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Department of Space Science and Exploration  Search this
Save America's Treasures (Organization)  Search this
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
38 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Electronic records
Compact discs
Floppy disks
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Clippings
Brochures
Drawings
Newsletters
Color photographs
Architectural drawings
Floor plans
Color negatives
Black-and-white negatives
Videotapes
Digital versatile discs
Date:
1957
1957-2008
Topic:
Astronautical museums  Search this
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Space sciences  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Committees  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Budget  Search this
Space suits  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Museum conservation methods  Search this
Saturn launch vehicles  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00702
See more items in:
Project Files 1957-2008 [National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Space History Division]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219828

Administrative Records, 1996-2000

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary  Search this
Subject:
Heyman, Ira Michael 1930-2011  Search this
Small, Lawrence M  Search this
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Administration  Search this
Physical description:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Date:
1996
1996-2000
Topic:
Fund raising  Search this
Museums--Administration  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 09-290
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2016; Transferring office; 3/19/1970 memorandum, Lytle to Ripley; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Administrative Records 1835-2015 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_283634

Subject Files, 1982-2000

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Office of the Associate Director for Capital Programs  Search this
Uniform title:
Star Spangled Banner  Search this
Subject:
Becker, Ronald E  Search this
National Postal Museum (U.S.)  Search this
Lemelson Center  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Assistant Director for Administration  Search this
Physical description:
3.5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Drawings
Color photographs
Floor plans
Date:
1982
1982-2000
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS01092
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Subject Files 1982-2000 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Office of the Associate Director for Capital Programs]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_234965

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