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Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Engineering and Industry  Search this
Subject:
Stephens, Carlene E. 1949-  Search this
Battison, Edwin A  Search this
Vogel, Robert M  Search this
Multhauf, Robert P  Search this
Ferguson, Eugene S  Search this
Mitman, Carl Weaver 1889-  Search this
Roebling, John Augustus 1806-1869  Search this
Lubar, Steven D  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)  Search this
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
Physical description:
6.81 cu. ft. processed holdings
13.25 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
Floor plans
Black-and-white transparencies
Black-and-white negatives
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Sketches
Exhibition catalogs
Clippings
Newsletters
Architectural drawings
Electronic records
Date:
1927
1927-1991
1927, 1953-1991
Category:
Series Level Description
Notes:
To view records that comprise this series, see the detailed list of accessions and/or record units below.
For a history of the creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.
Organization:
Chronologic and unarranged
Summary:
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.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Engineering--History  Search this
Industries--History  Search this
Civil engineering  Search this
Mechanical engineering  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00381
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Exhibition Records 1927, 1953-1991 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Engineering and Industry]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219690