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Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Extent:
23.69 cu. ft. (23 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Exhibition catalogs
Floor plans
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Audiotapes
Date:
circa 1979-1990, and undated
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that document the planning, development, and installation of Information Age: People, Information, and Technology, a major exhibition at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), which traces the evolution of information-processing and communications technologies from the 1830s to the present. The exhibition opened on May 9, 1990. The bulk of the records include the correspondence, memoranda, and research files of two NMAH staff members involved in the project: Jon B. Eklund, Assistant Curator, 1968-1969, Associate Curator, 1970-1982, and Curator, 1983-1994; and David K. Allison, Curator, 1987-1994; as well as files of Marie Mattson, Special Assistant to the Secretary, 1989-1990. Records also include graphic notebooks of photographic prints or photostatic copies of all the artifacts and graphics that appeared in the exhibition; installation photographs and slides; and exhibition blueprints.
Topic:
Information science  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Science -- History  Search this
Technology -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Exhibition catalogs
Floor plans
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-001, National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology, Exhibition Records
Identifier:
Accession 00-001
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Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa00-001