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Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Information Technology and Society  Search this
Subject:
Molella, Arthur P. 1944-  Search this
Forman, Paul  Search this
Lewis, Lester Clark  Search this
Finn, Bernard S. 1932-  Search this
Wedderburn, Alexander J  Search this
Ostroff, Eugene  Search this
Haberstich, David  Search this
Hawkins, Elliott  Search this
Liebhold, Peter  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Graphic Arts  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Graphic Arts  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Graphic Arts and Photography  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Graphic Arts  Search this
Science in American Life (Exhibition) (1994-2011: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
29.64 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color photographs
Color negatives
Floor plans
Floppy disks
Clippings
Brochures
Drawings
Architectural drawings
Posters
Sketches
Exhibition catalogs
Electronic records
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videodiscs
Compact discs
Date:
1920
1920-2008
Category:
Series Level Description
Notes:
For a history of the creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.
To view records that comprise this series, see the detailed list of accessions and/or record units below.
Organization:
By subseries and unarranged
Summary:
Consists of records which document the funding, development, research, and design of exhibitions produced by the Division of Information Technology and Society and its predecessors at the National Museum of American History. Particularly well documented is the exhibition "Science in American Life" which opened in 1994 and whose chief curator was Arthur P. Molella, Chair of the Department of the History of Science and Technology, as well as photographic history collection exhibitions. Staff respresented in these records include curators Paul Forman, Arthur P. Molella, Lester Clark Lewis, Bernard S. Finn, Alexander J. Wedderburn, and Eugene Ostroff; assistant curator David Haberstich; museum technician Elliott Hawkins; and photo specialist Peter Liebhold. Some records date to from when the curators were part of the former Division of Graphic Arts and the Division of Graphic Arts and Photography, and also from when the museum was known as the Museum of History and Technology and the National Museum of History and Technology. Additionally, some records date to when the division was part of the United States National Museum. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, notes; reports; meeting agendas and minutes; scripts, contracts; loan agreements; exhibitions proposals; evaluations; budget summaries; design submittals; floor plans; drawings; photographs and negatives; symposium information; newspaper clippings; brochures; exhibition catalogs; audiotapes; videotapes; motion picture film; videodiscs; and supporting documentation. 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
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Photography--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00239
See more items in:
Exhibition Records 1920-2008 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Information Technology and Society]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_260653