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George Washington with historic buildings

Collection Donor:
Bertness, Darrell  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Item 26
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
UNPROCESSED COLLECTION.
Collection is open for research and access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Darrell L. Bertness Postcard Collection, mid-20th century, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Darrell Bertness Postcard Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1190-ref551

Historic Buildings: A Study on the Magnitude of Architectural Conservation Needs in America, 1984

Collection Creator::
Heritage Preservation (Organization)  Search this
Container:
Box 18 of 39
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-306, Heritage Preservation (Organization), Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa15-306-refidd1e7027

A Folding Concealed Ramp for Historic Buildings: Ramp Deployed. Barrier Free Environments, Inc.

Extent:
1 Drawing (14 in x 18 in)
Container:
Map-folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Date:
1983 - 1983
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
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Division of Medicine and Science Disability Reference Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1319-ref1143

Subject Files

Creator::
National Zoological Park. Office of the Director  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1967, 1977-1992, 1997-2000, 2003
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the management of the Holt House, a historic building on the grounds of the National Zoological Park. Materials include correspondence, reports, proposals, legal documents, information files, and related materials.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Historic buildings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-174, National Zoological Park. Office of the Director, Subject Files
Identifier:
Accession 17-174
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Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa17-174

Historical buildings in Stone Town, Zanzibar : damage diagnosis Athuman Ngoma

Author:
Ngoma, Athuman  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Tanzania
Zanzibar
Stone Town (Zanzibar, Zanzibar)
Date:
2008
Topic:
Historic buildings  Search this
Historic preservation  Search this
Call number:
DT351.7 .A375
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1000909

Smithsonian Preservation Quarterly

Topic:
Smithsonian Preservation News (Serial)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Architectural History and Historic Preservation  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Serials (publications)
Date:
1990-1995
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of a reference set of the publication "Smithsonian Preservation Quarterly," which was formerly known as "Smithsonian Preservation News" (1990-1991). Materials include serial publications.
Topic:
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
Historic buildings  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Serials (publications)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-517, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Architectural History and Historic Preservation, Smithsonian Preservation Quarterly
Identifier:
Accession 12-517
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Smithsonian Preservation Quarterly
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa12-517

Landscapes and ground for historic building

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Physical Plant. Horticulture Services Division  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-131, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Physical Plant. Horticulture Services Division, Administrative Files
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Administrative Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa95-131-refidd1e4543

Wallpapers for historic buildings : a guide to selecting reproduction wallpapers / Richard C. Nylander

Author:
Nylander, Richard C  Search this
Physical description:
127 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1983
C1983
Topic:
Wallpaper--Reproduction--Catalogs  Search this
Call number:
NK3399.N94 1983X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_206773

Website Records

Topic:
Smithsonian Preservation Quarterly (Serial)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Electronic records
Date:
2013
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the website of the Office of Architectural History and Historic Preservation, part of the Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations, as it existed on June 10, 2013. The website includes online exhibitions, reports, historical information about facilities, and select issues of the "Smithsonian Preservation Quarterly," which was published from 1990 through 1996. Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Museum buildings  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Architecture -- History  Search this
Historic buildings -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Web sites  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Museum publications  Search this
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-254, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 13-254
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Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa13-254
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Architectural Records

Creator::
National Museum of African Art. Office of the Director  Search this
Extent:
4 oversize folders.
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Floor plans
Sketches
Date:
circa 1967-1977
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that document additions and renovations to the house which served as the Museum of African Art and Frederick Douglass Institute of Negro Arts and History located in the 300 block of A Street, NE, Washington, DC. This museum was later absorbed by the Smithsonian Institution and became the National Museum of African Art. The house,which served as the Museum's home until it was absorbed by the Smithsonian, was, at one time, owned by Frederick Douglass. Materials include architectural drawings and sketches, some with annotations.
Topic:
Architectural design  Search this
Architecture -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Historic buildings  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Art, African  Search this
Art museum directors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Floor plans
Sketches
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-085, National Museum of African Art. Office of the Director, Architectural Records
Identifier:
Accession 00-085
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Architectural Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa00-085

Ripley and Thayer Family, Old Manse Historic Building

Collection Creator:
Thayer, Polly, 1904-2006  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 29
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1983-2004
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Polly Thayer (Starr) papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Polly Thayer (Starr) papers, 1846-2008, bulk 1921-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Polly Thayer (Starr) papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-thaypoll-ref152

Restoration and Renovation Records

Creator:
National Portrait Gallery, Dept. of Design and Production  Search this
Extent:
14 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Floor plans
Maps
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1984-2006
Descriptive Entry:
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 restoration, and roof replacement. Series 2 consists of records documenting the Patent Office Building (POB) renovation and enhancement. This series contains extensive documentation of the development and planning work that went into the renovation and enhancement of the POB. Such aspects of this process include materials related to the movement of personnel and labs into the Victor Building, accessibility issues, work on museum shops, historic preservation, landscape planning, lighting, open storage cases, off-site storage facilities, exterior window and stone restoration, and the courtyard roof. Key people involved in this process include Stephen di Girolamo, POB Project Director, and Nello Marconi, Chief of Design and Production. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, notes, reports, meeting minutes, chronologic files, architectural drawings, floor plans, schematics, maps, drawings, color photographs, and black-and-white photographs.
Topic:
Architecture and the physically handicapped  Search this
Art museums.  Search this
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Historic buildings -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Museum buildings -- Barrier-free design  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Portraits, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Floor plans
Maps
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-061, National Portrait Gallery, Dept. of Design and Production, Restoration and Renovation Records
Identifier:
Accession 07-061
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Restoration and Renovation Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa07-061

Thirty historic places in greater New York / by A. Everett Peterson

Author:
Peterson, Arthur Everett 1871-1943  Search this
City History Club of New York  Search this
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 :) New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
68 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
1939
C1939
Topic:
Historic buildings  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_787915

The stately homes of England, by Llewellynn Jewitt and S. C. Hall, F.S.A. Illustrated with two hundred and ten engravings on wood

Author:
Jewitt, Llewellynn Frederick William 1816-1886  Search this
Hall, S. C (Samuel Carter) 1800-1889  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 399 p. illus. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
England
Date:
1874
Topic:
Historic buildings  Search this
Call number:
DA660.J59X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_348029

Municipal Art Society of New York records

Creator:
Municipal Art Society of New York  Search this
Extent:
3.2 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1901-1960
Summary:
The records of the Municipal Art Society of New York, based out of New York City and established in 1893, measure 3.2 linear feet and date from 1901 to 1960. The records include minutes from the annual and directors meetings, which incorporate reports, directors' files, committee files, and printed material. Financial reports to the Municipal Art Society Board that detail the organization's Permanent Fund are also present.
Scope and Contents:
The records of the Municipal Art Society of New York measure 3.2 linear feet and date from 1901 to 1960. Minutes from annual and directors meetings, printed materials, and financial reports document the Municipal Art Society of New York's involvement in urban planning, city beautification, funding art for public spaces, and generally improving the quality of life in New York City.

Bound minute books from the annual and directors meetings incorporate annual reports, committee reports, membership lists, and by-laws, as well as some correspondence with business colleagues and fellow arts organizations. Printed materials are also integrated into the minute books and often relate to the content of the adjacent administrative files and include exhibition announcements and catalogs, event invitations, meeting announcements, bulletins, newsletters, magazine and newspaper clippings, and membership solicitation materials.

Financial reports to the Municipal Art Society Board detail the Permanent Fund and the organization's accounts.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 2 series.

Series 1: Annual and Directors Meetings Minutes, 1901-1960 (3.2 linear feet; Box 1-8)

Series 2: Permanent Fund Financial Records, 1913-1949 (1 folder; Box 8)
Biographical / Historical:
The Municipal Art Society of New York is a private organization that was founded in 1893 to beautify New York City streets, parks, and public places in ways both practical and artistic through projects supported by member dues. The society regularly held competitions for artists to create murals and sculptures to decorate public buildings, and exhibited artists' public works. Members of the society spearheaded efforts to preserve, improve, and maintain public buildings, monuments, and parks; create and maintain street signage and fixtures; regulate zoning; plan thoroughfares; and advocate for public housing. Interests of the society also included establishing a housing authority, slum clearance, and post-World War II planning. The Municipal Art Society of New York continues to influence urban planning and historic preservation into the 21st century, and is known for their architectural tours of New York CIty.
Provenance:
Donated 1968 by Municipal Art Society of New York.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Municipal Art Society of New York records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Historic buildings -- Conservation and restoration -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Societies, etc. -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Public art -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Citation:
Municipal Art Society of New York records, 1901-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.muniartn
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Municipal Art Society of New York records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-muniartn
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Chancellor House / Maseko I. Lichtenberg

Author:
Lichtenberg, Maseko I  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Chancellor House (Johannesburg, South Africa)  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
South Africa
Johannesburg
Date:
2012
Topic:
Historic buildings  Search this
Historic preservation  Search this
Call number:
N7392 .D47
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1006650

Glimpses of old English homes, by Elizabeth Balch

Author:
Balch, Elizabeth  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 223, [1] p. illus., plates, ports. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
England
Date:
1890
Topic:
Castles  Search this
Historic buildings  Search this
Call number:
DA660.B17X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_279003

A historical guide to Pensacola

Physical description:
29 p. : ill., 1 map ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Florida
Pensacola
Pensacola (Fla.)
Date:
1970
1979
[197-]
Topic:
Historic districts  Search this
Historic buildings  Search this
Call number:
F319.P4 H57 1970
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_695773

Colonial houses of Annapolis, Maryland and their architectural details

Author:
Hopkins, Henry Powell  Search this
Physical description:
14 p. illus. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Maryland
Annapolis
Date:
1963
1963]
Topic:
Architecture, Domestic  Search this
Architecture--Details  Search this
Historic buildings  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_697580

The Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Museum : a first in the Arab world

Author:
Bouchenaki, Mounir  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya  Search this
Essaraya El-Hamra  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Libya
Tripoli
Date:
1989
Topic:
Museums  Search this
Historic buildings  Search this
Call number:
AM1 .M68
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_547202

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