National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Department of the History of Science and Technology Search this
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.) Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Hall of Heavy Machinery Search this
6.81 cu. ft. processed holdings
13.25 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Series Level Description
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Chronologic and unarranged
Consists of records documenting exhibition planning, development and production activities in the Division of Engineering and Industry, and when the division was known as the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, the Division of Engineering, and the Divisions of Mineral and Mechanical Technology. Some records also document exhibition planning for the Hall of Heavy Machinery, as well as the Arts and Industries Building. Curatorial staff represented in these materials include Robert P. Multhauf, Associate Curator of the Division of Engineering, 1954, and Curator, 1955-1957; Robert M. Vogel, Assistant Curator of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, 1958-1961, Associate Curator, 1962-1966, Curator, 1967-1985, and Curator of Engineering and Industry, 1986-1988; Eugene S. Ferguson, Curator, 1958-1960; Edwin A. Battison, Associate Curator of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, 1958-1969, Curator, 1970-1977, and Research Associate of Mechanisms, 1978-1980; Carl Weaver Mitman, Curator of Mineral and Mechanical Technology; Carlene E. Stephens, Museum Technician of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, 1974-1977, Museum Specialist, 1977-1983, Curator of Mechanisms, 1984-1985; and Curator of Engineering and Industry, 1986- ; and Steven D. Lubar, Curator of Engineering and Industry, 1987-1995. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; proposals; scripts; budget summaries; object lists; floor plans and drawings; design concepts; articles, newsletters, and clippings; photographs, contact sheets, and slides; and working blueprints of mechanical instruments. Some materials are in electronic format.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520