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Exhibition Records, 1984-2015

Catalog Data

National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Political History  Search this
Bird, William L  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Politics and Reform  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Social History  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Department of Social and Cultural History  Search this
Souvenir Nation: Relics, Keepsakes and Curios (Exhibition) (2013- : Washington, D.C)  Search this
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith (Exhibition) (2017- : Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Paint by Number: Accounting for Taste in the 1950s (Exhibition) (2001-2002: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Holidays on Display (Exhibition) (2009-2010: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
American Television from the Fair to the Family, 1939-1989 (Exhibition) (1989-1990: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Produce for Victory: Posters on the American Home Front (Exhibition) (1995-2000: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Vote! The Machinery of Democracy (Exhibition) (2004-2005: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Norman Rockwell's Four Freedom Posters (Exhibition) (2001-2002: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
A Share in America: Selections for the Defense Bond Savings Stamp Campaign, 1941-1945 (Exhibition) (1985-1986: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden (Exhibition) (2000- : Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Science in American Life (Exhibition) (1994-2011: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Big Window (Proposed exhibition)  Search this
Physical description:
1.94 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 half document box) (1 16x20 box)
Collection descriptions
Floor plans
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Color negatives
Folder List in accession file.
Electronic List in accession file.
For a description of the record series of which these materials form a part, refer to the "Forms part of" above.
This accession consists of the records of William L. Bird, Curator, documenting his exhibition planning, development, and production activities in the Division of Political History. Earlier records date back to when the division was known as the Division of Politics and Reform, the Division of Social History, and when it was part of the Department of Social and Cultural History at the National Museum of American History. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; exhibition proposals; scripts; object lists; press releases; design information; floor plans; photographs, slides, and negatives; a press kit; visitor comments; committee information; a project schedule; meeting agendas and minutes; evaluations; clippings; brochures; drawings; and supporting documentation.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Politics and culture  Search this
Political science  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 19-099
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years. until Jan-01-2031; Transferring office; 3/13/2006 memorandum, Johnstone to Bird; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Exhibition Records 1960-2015 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Political History]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives