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Director's Records

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Plant Services  Search this
Extent:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Clippings
Floor plans
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1973-1979
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the concerns of the Director of the Office of Plant Services (OPlantS). Records pertain to a variety of topics including repairs, renovations, restorations, safety, and general staffing issues. Materials include memoranda, reports, floor plans, clippings, black and white photographs, and related materials.

Museums, buildings and events documented in this collection include: the National Collection of Fine Arts, the National Portrait Gallery, the Renwick Gallery, the Smithsonian Institution Building, the Arts and Industries Building, the National Museum of Natural History, the National Museum of History and Technology, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Barney Studio House, the National Air and Space Museum, the Freer Gallery of Art, L'Enfant Plaza offices, the Smithsonian Institution Service Center, the National Mall (for the Folklife Festival), the Silver Hill Facility, the Museum Support Center, the National Museum of African Art, the Anacostia Museum, the Belmont Conference Center, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Hillwood, the Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies, and miscellaneous locations.
Topic:
Museum buildings  Search this
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Museums -- Employees  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Floor plans
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 81-034, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Plant Services, Director's Records
Identifier:
Accession 81-034
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Project Files

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Extent:
12 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Books
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1973, 1977-1982
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of project files, including memoranda, blueprints, specifications, and correspondence. Museums and facilities documented include the Smithsonian Institution Building (Castle), the Silver Hill Facility (Museum Support Center), the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, the National Mall, L'Enfant Plaza offices, the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, the Barney Studio House, the National Air and Space Museum, Renwick Gallery, the Freer Gallery of Art, the Arts & Industries Building, the National Museum of Natural History, the National Museum of American History (formerly the National Museum of History and Technology), the National Museum of American Art, the National Portrait Gallery, and miscellaneous locations.
Topic:
Museum buildings  Search this
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction  Search this
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Buildings -- Maintenance  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 84-081, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Project Files
Identifier:
Accession 84-081
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Project Files

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Extent:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1976-1984
Descriptive Entry:
These records consist of blueprints, reports, test data, and memoranda concerning Office of Design and Construction projects. The finding aid lists only building/museum and project number. Researchers must consult the records to determine the details of each project. Buildings and museums documented in this accession include: the Freer Gallery of Art, Arts & Industries Building, Quadrangle Building, National Museum of American Art, National Portrait Gallery, National Air and Space Museum, Silver Hill Facility, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, National Museum of American History, National Mall, Smithsonian Institution Service Center, L'Enfant Plaza Offices, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Anacostia Museum, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Museum Support Center, Smithsonian Institution Building, and miscellaneous locations.
Topic:
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 86-146, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Project Files
Identifier:
Accession 86-146
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Project Files

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Extent:
7.5 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
circa 1973-1985
Descriptive Entry:
These records consist of contracts, cost estimates, blueprints, correspondence, and reports pertaining to construction projects in Smithsonian facilities. Also included are budget (1981-1982), and administrative files, mostly pertaining to personnel. Museums and buildings include: Museum Support Center, Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies (now Smithsonian Environmental Research Center), Renwick Gallery, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, National Museum of American History, Anacostia Museum, Smithsonian Institution Building (Castle), National Air & Space Museum, National Museum of American Art, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, the National Mall, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution Service Center, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, National Museum of Natural History, Arts & Industries Building, and Quadrangle Building.
Topic:
Museum buildings  Search this
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
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Buildings -- Maintenance  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 87-040, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Project Files
Identifier:
Accession 87-040
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Project Files

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Extent:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1978-1986
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of correspondence, blueprints, architectural drawings, specifications, and logbooks concerning Office of Design and Construction projects. Museums and buildings documented in this accession include: National Museum of Natural History, Arts and Industries Building, Quadrangle Building, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, National Air and Space Museum, National Museum of American Art, National Portrait Gallery, L'Enfant Plaza offices, Smithsonian Institution Service Center, the National Mall, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution Building (Castle), National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Silver Hill Facility, and miscellaneous facilities.
Topic:
Museum buildings  Search this
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Buildings -- Maintenance  Search this
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 87-067, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Project Files
Identifier:
Accession 87-067
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Project Files

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Extent:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1969-1986
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of receipts, blueprints, correspondence, inspectors' logs, and specifications concerning Office of Design and Construction projects. Buildings and museums documented in this collection include: Arts and Industries Building, Smithsonian Institution Service Center, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Museum Support Center, National Air and Space Museum, National Museum of Natural History, Paul E. Garber Facility (Silver Hill Facility), National Museum of American History, the National Mall, National Museum of American Art, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution Building (Castle), Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Renwick Gallery, Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, L'Enfant Plaza offices, Freer Gallery of Art, and Barney Studio House.
Topic:
Museum buildings  Search this
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Buildings -- Maintenance  Search this
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 87-113, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Project Files
Identifier:
Accession 87-113
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa87-113

Records

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Extent:
31 cu. ft. (31 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1981-1988
Descriptive Entry:
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, order acknowledgments, reimbursement/interfund transfer forms, correspondence, photographs, and applications for payment. See Accession 89-106 for related materials.

Researchers must consult the records to determine the details of each project. Buildings and museums documented in this accession include: Smithsonian Institution Building (Castle), Arts and Industries Building, National Museum of American Art, National Portrait Gallery, National Air and Space Museum, Renwick Gallery, Freer Gallery of Art, Silver Hill Facility, Museum Support Center, Barney Studio House, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Quadrangle Building, National Museum of American History, Anacostia Museum, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, the National Mall, Smithsonian Institution Service Center, and L'Enfant Plaza offices.
Topic:
Museum buildings  Search this
Buildings -- Maintenance  Search this
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 89-030, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Records
Identifier:
Accession 89-030
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Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Project Files

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Extent:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Place:
Buildings -- Maintenance
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1982-1985
Descriptive Entry:
These records consist of renovation, improvement, and repair project files for various Smithsonian Institution buildings. Materials include blueprints, specifications, memoranda, architectural drawings, and costs information. Folders are listed by project number.

Buildings and museums documented in this accession include: National Museum of American History, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution Building (Castle), Arts and Industries Building, National Museum of American Art, National Portrait Gallery, National Air and Space Museum, Renwick Gallery, Freer Gallery of Art, Silver Hill Facility, Museum Support Center, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Anacostia Museum, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Quadrangle Building, the National Mall, Smithsonian Institution Service Center, General Post Office Building, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, L'Enfant Plaza Offices, and miscellaneous locations.
Topic:
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
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Museum buildings  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 91-006, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Project Files
Identifier:
Accession 91-006
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Project Files
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa91-006

Project Files (Cafeteria Annex)

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Extent:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1973, 1987-1989
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of Office of Design and Construction (ODC) project files, mostly for the new cafeteria annex to the National Air and Space Museum (NASM). Materials include correspondence, submittals, blueprints, and specifications. Museums and buildings documented in this collection include: National Air and Space Museum, Arts and Industries Building, Quadrangle Building, National Mall, National Museum of American History, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, National Museum of Natural History, National Museum of American Art, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution Building (Castle), Anacostia Museum, Museum Support Center, National Zoological Park, Silver Hill Facility, and miscellaneous locations.
Topic:
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
Buildings -- Maintenance  Search this
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Restaurants  Search this
Food service  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 91-018, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Project Files (Cafeteria Annex)
Identifier:
Accession 91-018
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Project Files (Cafeteria Annex)
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa91-018

Project Files

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Extent:
20 cu. ft. (20 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1969-1990
Descriptive Entry:
These records consist of project files for the renovation or improvement of facilities for various Smithsonian Institution buildings, particularly the construction of the Hirshhorn Museum building. Materials include blueprints and architectural drawings, specifications, correspondence with contractors, payroll sheets, progress and inspection reports, and photographs.

Buildings and museums documented in this collection include: National Museum of American History, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution Building, Arts and Industries Building, National Museum of American Art, National Portrait Gallery, National Air and Space Museum, Renwick Gallery, Silver Hill Facility, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Quadrangle Building, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Museum Support Center, Anacostia Museum, the National Mall, and Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.
Topic:
Buildings -- Maintenance  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 91-082, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Project Files
Identifier:
Accession 91-082
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Project Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Project Files

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Extent:
13.4 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes) (2 document boxes) (10 oversize document boxes) (5 oversize folders)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
circa 1970-1990
Descriptive Entry:
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, photographs, and construction requests for extensions.

Buildings and museums documented in this collection include: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, National Museum of American History, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution Building (Castle), National Museum of American Art, National Portrait Gallery, National Air and Space Museum, Renwick Gallery, Freer Gallery of Art, Silver Hill Facility, Museum Support Center, the National Mall, General Post Office Building, L'Enfant Plaza offices, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Quadrangle Building, Arts and Industries Building, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, and miscellaneous locations.
Topic:
Buildings -- Maintenance  Search this
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 91-114, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Project Files
Identifier:
Accession 91-114
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Project Files

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Extent:
32.48 cu. ft. (25 record storage boxes) (17 blueprint storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1986-1987
Descriptive Entry:
This accession documents various Office of Design and Construction projects. Materials include blueprints and specifications. Buildings and museums documented in this collection include: Quadrangle Building, the National Mall, National Museum of American History (formerly National Museum of History and Technology), Conservation Analytical Laboratory, National Museum of Natural History, National Museum of American Art, National Portrait Gallery, Renwick Gallery, Arts and Industries Building, Silver Hill Facility, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, National Air and Space Museum, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Smithsonian Institution Building, Museum Support Center, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Anacostia Museum/Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, Freer Gallery of Art, L'Enfant Plaza offices, National Museum of African Art, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, and miscellaneous locations.
Topic:
Museum buildings  Search this
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Smithsonian buildings  Search this
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Buildings -- Maintenance  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 92-068, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Project Files
Identifier:
Accession 92-068
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Project Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Project Files

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Extent:
42 cu. ft. (42 record storage boxes) (6 drawers oversize material)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1977-1992
Descriptive Entry:
This accession documents in-house projects of the Office of Design and Construction for various Smithsonian buildings. Documentation includes blueprints and architectural drawings, specifications, correspondence with contractors, and work progress reports. Museums and buildings documented in this collection include: Arts and Industries Building, National Museum of Natural History, Anacostia Museum, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Renwick Gallery, Silver Hill Facility, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Quadrangle Building, the National Mall, General Post Office Building, National Museum of American History, National Museum of American Art, National Portrait Gallery, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution Building, Museum Support Center, L'Enfant Plaza offices, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Smithsonian Institution Service Center, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Barney Studio House, Freer Gallery of Art, National Museum of the American Indian Research Branch Addition (Bronx), National Museum of African Art, and miscellaneous locations.
Topic:
Museum buildings  Search this
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Buildings -- Maintenance  Search this
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 92-138, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Project Files
Identifier:
Accession 92-138
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Project Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Project Files

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Extent:
20 cu. ft. (20 record storage boxes) (30 oversize folders)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1985-1995
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of project files for various renovation and construction projects within Smithsonian Institution buildings. Box 20 contains microfilms and microfiches of documents, and of 1165 blueprints and architectural drawings. Buildings and museums documented in this collection include: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution Building, Museum Support Center, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, National Museum of African Art, National Museum of American History (formerly the National Museum of History and Technology), Arts and Industries Building, Quadrangle Building, National Museum of the American Indian/George Gustav Heye Center, National Museum of Natural History, Silver Hill Facility/Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration, and Storage Facility, National Museum of American Art, National Portrait Gallery, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, the National Mall, Barney Studio House, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Renwick Gallery, L'Enfant Plaza offices, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Smithsonian Institution Service Center, S. Dillon Ripley Center, National Postal Museum, and miscellaneous locations.
Topic:
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
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Buildings -- Maintenance  Search this
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-028, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Project Files
Identifier:
Accession 96-028
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Project Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa96-028

Building Files

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Architectural History and Historic Preservation  Search this
Extent:
59 cu. ft. (59 record storage boxes) (10 oversize folders)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Enid A. Haupt Garden (Washington, D.C.)
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
circa 1850-2006
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of information files, original reports and correspondence, papers and articles, and other background material on Smithsonian buildings. These records were compiled by the Office of Architectural History and Historic Preservation (OAHP), research associates, and volunteers. Items in brackets describe cross-references to other materials in the collection.

Buildings and museums documented in this collection include: the Arts and Industries Building (along with a significant amount of information about its architect, Adolf Cluss), the Barney Studio House, the Carnegie Mansion in New York (home of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum), the Freer Gallery of Art, the General Post Office Building, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the National Museum of the American Indian (including the National Mall building; the George Gustav Heye Center in the Old Custom House, New York; and the Cultural Resources Center, Suitland, Maryland), the National Museum of History and Technology (now the National Museum of American History), the National Cultural Center (now the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts), the National Air Museum/National Air and Space Museum, the Patent Office Building (including the National Museum of American Art and National Portrait Gallery), the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, the Smithsonian Institution Building, the National Museum of Natural History, the Quadrangle Complex, the National Museum of African Art, the Enid A. Haupt Garden, the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Renwick Gallery, the National Zoological Park, the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, the Museum Support Center, and the National Postal Museum.
Topic:
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
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Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-225, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Architectural History and Historic Preservation, Building Files
Identifier:
Accession 06-225
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Building Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa06-225
Additional Online Media:

Website Records

Topic:
Air and Space Magazine
Smithsonian Magazine
Creator::
Smithsonian Enterprises  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Electronic records
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
2015
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the World War 2 National Capital Flyover, an event marking the 70th anniversary of V-E (Victory in Europe) Day on May 8, 2015. To honor the 16 million who served in the United States (U. S.) armed forces during World War 2 and to spotlight the essential role that aircraft played in U. S. victory, the General Aviation Manufacturers' Association led an effort to bring one of the largest privately owned collections of World War 2 airplanes ever assembled (known as the "Arsenal of Democracy") to fly over the National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia, in fourteen formations. The "Smithsonian" and "Air and Space" magazines jointly served as the media sponsor for the event.

This accession includes the section of the "Air and Space" magazine website created to publicize the event as it existed on May 5, 2015. It includes information about viewing the event and about the airplanes themselves as well as a plane-spotting guide and links to articles about the event and about World War 2 in general found elsewhere on the website (this accession also includes many of those articles).

In addition, this accession includes a sample of social media content related to the event. Over 14,000 Tweets using the hashtag "#WW2Flyover" were captured from the microblogging service Twitter during the period of April 28 through May 11, 2015. The hashtag was used by official Smithsonian Institution accounts as well as external organizations and the general public.

Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Museum publications  Search this
Social media  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
V-E Day, 1945  Search this
Airplanes, Military -- History  Search this
Microblogs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-264, Smithsonian Enterprises, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 15-264
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Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa15-264
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Records

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Facilities Planning and Engineering Services  Search this
Extent:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1973-1980, with records dating from 1890
Descriptive Entry:
These records consist of documents deemed to be of historical value by the Office of Facilities Planning and Engineering Services along with photographs, reports correspondence, contracts and blueprints documenting Smithsonian buildings and construction projects. The buildings documented include the Smithsonian Institution Building, the Arts and Industries Building, the Army Medical Museum, the Natural History Building, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the National Zoological Park, the Museum Support Facility at Silver Hill, the Adelaide Forbes Calhoun Property, the Merriwether Post Estate Hillwood, the Renwick Gallery, the Barney Studio House, the Freer Gallery, and the Old Patent Office Building. There is substantial documentation of efforts to provide parking on the mall. Photographs in the collection document a number of activities including the laying of the corner stone for the Natural History Building, the turning of the Joseph Henry statue, the removal of Greenough's statue of George Washington from the Smithsonian Institution Building, the 1970 fire in the American History Building and repairs and renovations of numerous interior spaces throughout the Smithsonian.
Historical Note:
The Office of Facilities Planning and Engineering Services was established in 1973. Prior to that it was incorporated in the Buildings Management Department. Andrew F. Michaels directed the office until 1975 when Phillip K. Reiss became director and continued in that office through 1980.
Topic:
Museum buildings  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 562, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Facilities Planning and Engineering Services, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 562
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Records

Creator::
Columbian Institute  Search this
Extent:
2.61 cu. ft. (3 document boxes) (1 half document box) (2 12x17 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1816-1841, with related papers, 1791-1800
Descriptive Entry:
This collection consists of records, mostly dated 1816-1830, concerning the founding and operation of the Columbian Institute by Edward Cutbush, Thomas Law, and others. Records document efforts to raise money for a building, publishing projects, and a botanical garden; and to collect natural history specimens. Also included are minutes of meetings and committee reports; treasurer's records; and correspondence of French naturalist Francois de Laporte, Count Castelneau de Laporte.

Researchers should also consult the Peter Force Collection in the Library of Congress, which contains various minutes, papers, and correspondence of the Institute.
Historical Note:
The Columbian Institute (1816-1838) was first organized as the Metropolitan Society, with the professed purpose of reducing the United States' dependence on a purely European cultural heritage. Its principal goal was utilitarian; the society concentrated on encouraging, by correspondence, exchanges, and a program of publication, the diffusion of information about agriculture, manufacturing, and natural resources. Though initially conceived as a local body, the Society soon decided to expand its operations, and so, still in 1816, changed its name to the Columbian Institute for the Promotion of Arts and Sciences, under which name it was incorporated by Congress in 1818.

The Institute led a desultory existence. Its first president, Edward Cutbush, a naval surgeon, was energetic; but the Institute was never able to establish itself on a sound footing. Much of its membership seems to have been only casually interested in the Institute's work. Perhaps for this reason, and certainly because Congress gave no aid, there was always a dearth of money. Nor did an 1818 reorganization which added the fields of the liberal arts to its interests prove useful. In 1820 the Institute obtained a plot of land on the Mall and laid out a small botanical garden, virtually its only concrete accomplishment. A few natural history specimens and a small library were collected. The Institute's charter expired in 1838 and, in 1841, it was absorbed by the National Institute.
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7051, Columbian Institute, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 7051
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Project Files

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Physical Plant  Search this
Extent:
111 cu. ft. (111 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Floppy disks
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Floor plans
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Video recordings
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1982-2000
Descriptive Entry:
This accession includes project files documenting Office of Physical Plant (OPP) renovation and reconstruction activities of Smithsonian museums and facilities. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; blueprints and drawings; budget summaries; proposals; reports; and photographs. Each folder includes the OPP project number, project name, Smithsonian facility and original OPP box numbers.

Buildings, museums and projects documented in this collection include: the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the National Museum of Natural History, the National Museum of American Art, the National Air and Space Museum and the Dulles Extension, the Smithsonian Institution Building (Castle), the National Portrait Gallery, the "America's Smithsonian" exhibit, the National Museum of the American Indian/George Gustave Heye Center, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Freer Gallery of Art, the National Museum of African Art, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, the Arts and Industries Building, the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, the Quadrangle Complex, the National Museum of American History, the Garber Facility/Silver Hill Facility, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, the Renwick Gallery, the National Postal Museum, the Museum Support Center, the United States Soldiers' Home, the National Mall, the General Post Office Building, L'Enfant Plaza offices, the Barney Studio House, and miscellaneous other locations.
Topic:
Architecture -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Compact discs
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Drawings
Floor plans
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Video recordings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 04-013, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Physical Plant, Project Files
Identifier:
Accession 04-013
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Assistant Director's Records

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Plant Services  Search this
Extent:
9.5 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1965-1986
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of fiscal year budgetary/estimate reports, museum maintenance operation attendants, blueprints and drawings, museum exhibit records, correspondence, memoranda, fiscal year employment plans, and construction records pertaining to museum repairs.

Museums, buildings and events documented in this collection include: the National Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of Natural History, the National Museum of History and Technology (now the National Museum of American History), the National Collection Fine Arts (later the National Museum of American Art) and National Portrait Gallery building, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Renwick Gallery, the Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies (now the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center), the Mount Hopkins Observatory, the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, the National Mall, the Folklife Festival, the Bicentennial of the American Revolution, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Freer Gallery of Art, the Anacostia Museum, the National Museum of African Art, the Silver Hill Facility, the Museum Support Center, the Old Post Office building, the Quadrangle Complex, the Barney Studio House, the Smithsonian Institution Service Center, the Arts and Industries Building, Presidential inaugurations, the Smithsonian Institution Building, and miscellaneous locations.
Topic:
Museum buildings  Search this
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American Revolution Bicentennial, 1976  Search this
Presidents -- United States -- Inauguration  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 89-092, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Plant Services, Assistant Director's Records
Identifier:
Accession 89-092
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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