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Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Buildings Management Department  Search this
Extent:
102.06 cu. ft. (98 record storage boxes) (7 tall document boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Architectural drawings
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Floor plans
Black-and-white transparencies
Black-and-white negatives
Clippings
Manuscripts
Color transparencies
Plates (illustrations)
Brochures
Audiotapes
Date:
1947-1979, with related records from 1902
Introduction:
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.
Descriptive Entry:
These records comprise the working files of the Engineering and Construction Division as well as the files of the building managers and resident engineers in the Building Services Division. The records of the Engineering and Construction Division were maintained by James M. Murphy and Roy O'Brien. They concern repairs and improvements to Smithsonian facilities including the Arts and Industries Building, Barney Studio House, Barro Colorado Island, the Renwick Gallery, the National Zoological Park, Adelaide Forbes Calhoun property, River House residence, the Freer Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian Institution Building, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the Andrew Carnegie Building (home of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum). These records contain correspondence, contracts, specifications, and blueprints concerning work planned and performed. The records of the building managers and resident engineers include blueprints, specifications, correspondence, reports, transcripts, photographs, shop drawings, and daily inspection reports concerning the History and Technology Building, the Natural History Building, and the Fine Arts and Portrait Galleries Buildings. Harold L. Haworth and Roy W. Johnson were the resident engineers of the History and Technology Building from 1958 to 1967. F. H. Mahlman was the resident engineer of the Natural History Building from 1961 to 1964. Hugh E. Yates was the resident engineer for the Fine Arts and Portrait Gallery Building from 1964 to 1966.
Historical Note:
During the period documented in this record unit, the Department was divided into four divisions: the Office of the Director, Protection Division, Mechanical Services Division, and Building Services Division. The Office of the Director included the Design and Review Office, Engineering and Construction Division, and Safety Management Office.
Topic:
Architectural design  Search this
Buildings -- Maintenance  Search this
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Architectural drawings
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Floor plans
Black-and-white transparencies
Black-and-white negatives
Clippings
Manuscripts
Color transparencies
Plates (illustrations)
Brochures
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 532, Smithsonian Institution. Buildings Management Department, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 532
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0532