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MS 7242 Exhibit scripts for John Wesley Powell exhibit

Creator:
Ewers, John C. (John Canfield), 1909-1997  Search this
Extent:
2 Inches
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1969
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7242
Topic:
Exhbits -- John Wesley Powell  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 7242, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7242
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7242

MS 7448 Exhibit scripts for Hall 8 "Peoples of the Pacific"

Extent:
2 Boxes
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1961-1962
Identifier:
NAA.MS7448
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7448

Exhibition Scripts

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of Exhibits Central  Search this
Extent:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Date:
1973-1980
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of scripts maintained by the Office of Exhibits Central pertaining to Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service projects.
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 83-054, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Exhibits Central, Exhibition Scripts
Identifier:
Accession 83-054
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa83-054

Exhibition Scripts

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of Exhibits Central  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (2 document boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1970-1982
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of edited scripts for National Museum of American History (NMAH) exhibitions.
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 84-137, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Exhibits Central, Exhibition Scripts
Identifier:
Accession 84-137
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa84-137

Exhibition Scripts

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of Exhibits Central, Exhibits Editor's Office  Search this
Extent:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Brochures
Pamphlets
Drawings
Sketches
Black-and-white transparencies
Color photographs
Date:
1975-1995
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that document the work of the Exhibits Editors' Office in the Office of Exhibits Central dealing with permanent exhibit halls and special exhibits. Some of the museums and offices that are represented in this collection are: the Anacostia Museum, Horticulture, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), National Museum of American History (NMAH), Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL), Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), Smithsonian Chamber Players; as well as special exhibits, and the work for the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES).
Topic:
Traveling exhibitions.  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Pamphlets
Drawings
Sketches
Black-and-white transparencies
Color photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-088, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Exhibits Central, Exhibits Editor's Office, Exhibition Scripts
Identifier:
Accession 00-088
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa00-088

Exhibition Scripts

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of Exhibits Central, Exhibits Editor's Office  Search this
Extent:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Brochures
Pamphlets
Drawings
Sketches
Black-and-white transparencies
Color photographs
Date:
1981-1995
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that document the work of the Exhibits Editors' Office in the Office of Exhibits Central dealing with permanent exhibit halls and special exhibits. Some of the Smithsonian museums and offices that are represented in this collection are: the International Gallery, National Museum of Natural History, the Office of the Secretary, the Resident Associates Program, and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. The office also worked on exhibitions for outside clients, including: the Architect of the Capitol; The Hermitage (home of Andrew Jackson, Nashville, Tennessee); the National Capital Planning Commission; the Supreme Court; and the White House.
Topic:
Traveling exhibitions.  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Pamphlets
Drawings
Sketches
Black-and-white transparencies
Color photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-099, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Exhibits Central, Exhibits Editor's Office, Exhibition Scripts
Identifier:
Accession 00-099
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa00-099

Exhibition Scripts

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of Exhibits Central, Exhibits Editor's Office  Search this
Extent:
12.2 linear meters.
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
1948-1978
Descriptive Entry:
Exhibit scripts are the textual component of exhibits. These records document the production of labels and other text that accompany Smithsonian exhibits, and deal with matters of concept, design, scope, and style. The records occasionally contain photographs, brochures, memoranda and correspondence with curators, exhibits specialists, and outside contractors.
Historical Note:
Exhibits at the Smithsonian have always been the responsibility of the curatorial staff. However, prior to 1948, exhibits were generally a low priority, in keeping with museological notions of the time. There was no centralized planning or support for an exhibits function beyond the efforts of individual curators. Preparators, taxidermists, and other Museum staff assembled exhibits very much on an ad hoc basis.

After the Second World War, a group of curators became interested in improving museum exhibits. An exhibits modernization committee was formed to study ways of improving exhibits. They hoped to combine visual effect, specimens and information in a way that would engage the viewers more actively than before, when specimens were displayed with too little or too much written text. In 1950 the Institution began to contract out design and remodeling of exhibits and exhibits areas. Curators and preparators retained supervision of the exhibits, but contractors were employed to create a more lively and finished presentation.

In 1955, by consolidating personnel and other exhibits resources, an Office of Exhibits was established, with John Anglim as its chief. The office was responsible for the design and production of permanent exhibits, as well as special and traveling exhibits in the United States National Museum and its successor museums. The office became the Office of Museum Programs in 1969 when it acquired the additional responsibility of training exhibits personnel from smaller museums around the United States.

In 1973 the National Museum of American History, the National Museum of Natural History, and the National Air and Space Museum established independent exhibits laboratories to produce and design exhibits. The remaining functions (exhibits services for bureaus without exhibit staff; specialized exhibit services such as motion picture production, audio-visual services, freeze-dried taxidermy, plastics and model-restoration work; scripts for special and traveling exhibits; and exhibits training programs) are performed by the Office of Exhibits Central.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration.  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 90, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Exhibits Central, Exhibits Editor's Office, Exhibition Scripts
Identifier:
Record Unit 90
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0090

Exhibition Scripts, 1973-1980

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of Exhibits Central  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Physical description:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Date:
1973
1973-1980
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 83-054
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Exhibition Records 1948-2016 [Smithsonian Exhibits]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_251763

Exhibition Scripts, 1970-1982

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of Exhibits Central  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
2 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (2 document boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1970
1970-1982
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 84-137
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Exhibition Records 1948-2016 [Smithsonian Exhibits]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_255802

Exhibition Scripts, 1981-1995

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of Exhibits Central Exhibits Editor's Office  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Resident Associate Program  Search this
United States National Capital Planning Commission  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Directorate of International Activities  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary  Search this
United States Supreme Court  Search this
Imperial Austria: Treasures of Art, arms and Armor from the State of Styria (Exhibition) (1992: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Power of maps (Exhibition) (1992-1993: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Beyond the Java Sea: Art of Indonesia's Outer Islands (Exhibition) (1991: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Degenerate Art: The Fate of the Avant-Garde in Nazi Germany (Exhibition) (1991: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Pamphlets
Drawings
Sketches
Black-and-white transparencies
Color photographs
Date:
1981
1981-1995
Topic:
Traveling exhibitions  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 00-099
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Exhibition Records 1948-2016 [Smithsonian Exhibits]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_228822

Exhibits Scripts, 1948-1978

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of Exhibits Central Exhibits Editor's Office  Search this
Subject:
Anglim, John E  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Exhibits Programs  Search this
Physical description:
31.5 cu. ft. (31 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Date:
1948
1948-1978
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000090
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Exhibition Records 1948-2016 [Smithsonian Exhibits]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216697

Exhibition Scripts, 1975-1995

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of Exhibits Central Exhibits Editor's Office  Search this
Subject:
Anacostia Museum  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Equal Employment and Minority Affairs  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Division of Performing Arts  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Libraries  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Equal Opportunity  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for Museums  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Physical Plant Horticulture Services Division  Search this
Africa's Legacy in Mexico: Photographs by Tony Gleaton (Traveling exhibition) (1993-1996)  Search this
American Greek Revival Architecture (Traveling exhibition) (1991-1996)  Search this
Art As Activist: Revolutionary Posters from Central and Eastern Europe (Traveling exhibition) (1992-1994)  Search this
Capturing the Spirit: Portraits of Contemporary Mexican Artists (Traveling exhibition) (1991-1994)  Search this
Day in the Warsaw Ghetto: A Birthday Trip in Hell (Traveling exhibition) (1990-1995)  Search this
English Silver: Masterpieces by Omar Ramsden from the Campbell Collection (Traveling exhibition) (1992-1995)  Search this
Family Folklore I (Traveling exhibition) (1992-1995)  Search this
Frank Lloyd Wright: Preserving an Architectural Heritage, Decorative Designs from the Domino's Pizza Collection (Traveling exhibition) (1989-1992)  Search this
Go Forth and Serve: Black Land Grant Colleges (Exhibition) (1990: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Good, the Bad, and the Cuddly: Human Attitudes Towards Animals (Traveling exhibition) (1992-1995)  Search this
Harlem Photographs by Aaron Siskind from the National Museum of American Art (Traveling exhibition) (1993-1995)  Search this
Kids Bridge (Traveling exhibition) (1992-1997)  Search this
Lincoln and His Contemporaries: Photographs by Mathew Brady from the National Portrait Gallery's F. H. Meserve Collection (Exhibition) (1991: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Men and Machines of American Journalism (Traveling exhibition) (1975)  Search this
Mexico: A Landscape Revisited (Traveling exhibition) (1994-1996)  Search this
More Than Meets the Eye (Traveling exhibition) (1994-1998)  Search this
No Laughing Matter: Political Cartoonists on the Environment (Traveling exhibition) (1992-1996)  Search this
P. H. Polk, The Man and His Work (Exhibition) (1989: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Parting the Green Curtain: The Evolution of Tropical Biology in Panama (Exhibition) (1989)  Search this
Pride of Place: The Collections of the National Trust of Scotland (Traveling exhibition) (c. 1990)  Search this
Realm of the Coin: Money in American Art (Traveling exhibition) (1992-1994)  Search this
Road to Heaven is Paved by Good Works: The Art of Reverend Howard Finster (Traveling exhibition) (1990-1992)  Search this
Science and the French Revolutionaries (Exhibition) (1989: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Songs of My People - African Americans: A Self-Portrait (Traveling exhibition) (1991-1997)  Search this
Steichen and His Men: A Photographic Portrait of World War II (Traveling exhibition) (1988-1993)  Search this
The Real McCoy: African-American Invention and Innovation, 1619-1930 (Exhibition) (1989: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Takbir! Allahu Akbar!: African American Muslims in Washington, D.C. (Exhibition) (1994: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
To Achieve These Rights: The Struggle for Equal Rights and Self-Determination in the District of Columbia, 1791-1978 (Exhibition) (1992: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Trees of Christmas (Exhibition)  Search this
Two Eagles/Dos Aguilas: A Natural History of the Mexican-American Boundary (Traveling exhibition) (1993-1997)  Search this
Voyages and Visions: Nineteenth-Century European Images of the Middle East from the Victoria and Albert Museum (Traveling exhibition) (1995-1997)  Search this
Whose Art is it, Anyway: Art in Public Places (Exhibition) (1990: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Art of Our Time: Selections from the Olga Hirshhorn Collection (Traveling exhibition) (1989-1993)  Search this
Climbing Jacob's Ladder: The Rise of Black Churches in Eastern American Cities (Traveling exhibition) (1990-1998)  Search this
Contrasts: 40 Years of Change and Continuity in Puerto Rico (Traveling exhibition) (1991-1992)  Search this
Louis Armstrong: A Cultural Legacy (Traveling exhibition) (1994-1996)  Search this
Major League, Minor League: Photographs of America's Baseball Stadiums by Jim Dow (Traveling exhibition) (1993-1998)  Search this
Ocean Planet (Traveling exhibition) (1995-1999)  Search this
Saynday was Coming Along: Drawings by Silverhorn (Traveling exhibition) (1992-1996)  Search this
Seeds of Change (Traveling exhibition) (1992-1995)  Search this
To Color America: Portraits by Winold Reiss (Exhibition) (1989: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Tongass: Alaska's Magnificent Rain Forest (Traveling exhibition) (1994-1999)  Search this
VanDerZee, Photographer (1886-1983) (Traveling exhibition) (1995-1999)  Search this
Science in the Age of Columbus (Exhibition) (1992: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Who's in Charge: Workers and Managers in the United States (Traveling exhibition) (1992-1996)  Search this
Physical description:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Pamphlets
Drawings
Sketches
Black-and-white transparencies
Color photographs
Date:
1975
1975-1995
Topic:
Traveling exhibitions  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 00-088
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Exhibition Records 1948-2016 [Smithsonian Exhibits]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_282999

Exhibit Scripts, 1983-1984

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-176, National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology, Exhibition Records
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Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa17-176-refidd1e395

Exhibit Scripts Format, undated

Collection Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Vertebrate Paleontology  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 99-169, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Vertebrate Paleontology, Curatorial Records
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Curatorial Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa99-169-refidd1e274

[NASM Exhibit Scripts, Drafts]

Collection Creator:
Garber, Paul Edward, 1899-1992  Search this
Container:
Box 94, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Paul E. Garber Collection, Acc. NASM.1991.0063, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Paul E. Garber Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1991-0063-ref2367

Audio Tape and Exhibit Scripts

Collection Creator::
Anacostia Museum. Education Department  Search this
Container:
Box 8 of 17
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 390, Anacostia Museum. Education Department, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0390-refidd1e2506

Exhibit Scripts - Active, 1999-2002

Collection Creator::
National Air and Space Museum. Space History Division  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-216, National Air and Space Museum. Space History Division, Chairperson's Records
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Chairperson's Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa11-216-refidd1e1643

Benefits from Flight Exhibit Scripts

Collection Creator::
National Air and Space Museum. Department of Space Science and Exploration  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 23
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 348, National Air and Space Museum. Department of Space Science and Exploration, Subject Files
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Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0348-refidd1e1615

Astro Exhibit Scripts and Labels

Collection Creator::
National Air and Space Museum. Department of Space Science and Exploration  Search this
Container:
Box 6 of 23
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 348, National Air and Space Museum. Department of Space Science and Exploration, Subject Files
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Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0348-refidd1e2740

[NASM Exhibit Scripts, Balloon Exhibit]

Collection Creator:
Garber, Paul Edward, 1899-1992  Search this
Container:
Box 94, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1971
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Paul E. Garber Collection, Acc. NASM.1991.0063, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Paul E. Garber Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1991-0063-ref2366

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