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Agency history, 1990-2000

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Biodiversity Program  Search this
Subject:
Wilson, Don E  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Biological Diversity of the Guianas Program  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Neotropical Biodiversity Program  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Biological Diversity of Tropical Latin America  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Biodiversity Surveys and Inventories Program  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Caribbean Coral Reef Ecosystems Program  Search this
IUCN/SSC Declining Amphibian Populations Task Force  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Latin American Plants Program  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Monitoring & Assessment of Biodiversity Program  Search this
Neotropical Lowlands Research Program  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1990
1990-2000
Topic:
Biodiversity  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Rain forests  Search this
Coastal biodiversity  Search this
Forest ecology  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00091
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217909

Exhibition Records

Extent:
31.73 cu. ft. (31 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box) (1 oversize folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Floor plans
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Drawings
Clippings
Books
Manuscripts
Brochures
Date:
circa 1955-1990 and undated
Descriptive Entry:
This record unit contains a variety of records documenting the planning, design, and production of permanent and temporary exhibitions at the NMNH. It also contains smaller amounts of records concerning exhibitions held at the National Museum of History and Technology, National Air and Space Museum, National Collection of Fine Arts, Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, and Arts and Industries Building. A few records documenting office administration are also found.

The records were created by the Office of Exhibits, 1955-1969; the Office of Exhibits Programs, 1969-1973; and the Office of Exhibits, NMNH, 1973-1990. Staff of the Office of Exhibits, NMNH, and its predecessor offices, represented in the records include John E. Anglim, 1956-1972; A. Gilbert Wright, 1963-1970; Dorothy Guthrie, 1965-1970; James A. Mahoney, 1969-1973; William F. Haase, 1969-1983; Harry T. Hart, 1970-1977; Eugene F. Behlen, 1977-1983; and Carl A. Alexander, 1969-1987. Also included are a few records of Lawrence P. O'Reilly, 1984-1990.

The records offer primary documentation of natural history exhibition production at the Smithsonian, and they help to illustrate a period of intense exhibit modernization at the Institution. They include correspondence, memoranda, photographs, blueprints, layouts, scripts, work contracts, schedules, notes, and publications. Of special interest are records documenting the renovation of permanent exhibition halls during the 1960s; efforts to make NMNH exhibits more accessible to the handicapped; the development of the Insect Zoo; planning and preparation of the NMNH Bicentennial Exhibition in the 1970s; activities of the NMNH Exhibits Committee; and professional activities of the staff.
Historical Note:
The Office of Exhibits in the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) was created in 1973 when a reorganization established independent exhibit offices in several Smithsonian museums. Prior to its establishment, natural history exhibitions were the responsibility of the Office of Exhibits, 1955-1969, and the Office of Exhibits Programs, 1969-1973.

Harry T. Hart was appointed Chief of the Office of Exhibits, NMNH, on March 18, 1973. Eugene F. Behlen replaced Hart on May 22, 1977, and he served as Chief until 1983. Carl A. Alexander was Acting Chief during 1983-1984. In 1984, administration of the Office of Exhibits became a duty of the newly established Assistant Director for Exhibits. Lawrence P. O'Reilly was appointed to the position.
Topic:
Natural history museums  Search this
American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Floor plans
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Drawings
Clippings
Books
Manuscripts
Brochures
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 363, National Museum of Natural History, Office of Exhibits, Exhibition Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 363
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Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0363

Of whales and dinosaurs the story of Singapore's Natural History Museum Kevin Y.L. Tan

Author:
Tan, Kevin  Search this
Subject:
Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 266 pages illustrations (some color) 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Singapore
Singapur
Zuidoost-Azië
Date:
2015
Topic:
Natural history museums  Search this
42.05 natural history  Search this
Naturkundemuseum  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1147689

Proceedings of the Third and Fourth Symposia on Collection Building and Natural History Studies in Asia and the Pacific Rim / edited by Tsunemi Kubodera, Masanobu Higuchi, Ritsuro Miyawaki

Title:
Collection building and natural history studies in Asia and the Pacific Rim
Author:
Symposium on Collection Building and Natural History Studies in Asia and the Pacific Rim (3rd : 2000 : Shinjuku Branch of the National Science Museum, Tokyo)  Search this
Kubodera, Tsunemi  Search this
Higuchi, Masanobu  Search this
Miyawaki, Ritsuro  Search this
Kokuritsu Kagaku Hakubutsukan (Japan)  Search this
Symposium on Collection Building and Natural History Studies in Asia and the Pacific Rim (4th : 2001 : Shinjuku Branch of the National Science Museum, Tokyo)  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 193, [3] p. : ill. (some col.), maps, ports. ; 26 cm
Type:
Congresses
Catalogs and collections
Place:
Southeast Asia
East Asia
Date:
2002
Topic:
Natural history museums  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_688288

Proceedings of the Fifth and Sixth Symposia on Collection Building and Natural History Studies in Asia and the Pacific Rim edited by Shinobu Akiyama [and others]

Author:
Symposium on Collection Building and Natural History Studies in Asia and the Pacific Rim (5th : 2002 : Kokuritsu Kagaku Hakubutsukan (Japan))  Search this
Akiyama, Shinobu  Search this
Kokuritsu Kagaku Hakubutsukan (Japan)  Search this
Symposium on Collection Building and Natural History Studies in Asia and the Pacific Rim (6th : 2003 : Kokuritsu Kagaku Hakubutsukan (Japan))  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 292 pages illustrations (some color), maps 26 cm
Type:
Congresses
Conference papers and proceedings
Place:
Southeast Asia
Pacific Area
Date:
2004
Topic:
Natural history museums  Search this
Natural history--Study and teaching (Higher)  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Call number:
QH70.A785 S96 2002
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_739246

Haasiana

Title:
Haasiana newsletter
Haziyanah
Hāziyānā
Author:
Ben-Eliahu, M. N  Search this
Por, Francis Dov 1927-  Search this
Golani, Daniel  Search this
Universiṭah ha-ʻIvrit bi-Yerushalayim  Search this
Subject:
Universiṭah ha-ʻIvrit bi-Yerushalayim Natural history collections  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Catalogs and collections
Place:
Israel
Jerusalem
Date:
1995
[1995]-
Topic:
Natural history museums  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Call number:
QH70.I75 H22
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_747270

Proceedings of the First and Second Symposia on Collection Building and Natural History Studies in Asia / edited by Keiichi Matsuura

Title:
Collection Building and Natural History Studies in Asia
Author:
Symposium on Collection Building and Natural History Studies in Asia (1st : 1999 : Kokuritsu Kagaku Hakubutsukan (Japan))  Search this
Matsuura, Keiichi  Search this
Kokuritsu Kagaku Hakubutsukan (Japan)  Search this
Symposium on Collection Building and Natural History Studies in Asia (2nd : 1999 : Kokuritsu Kagaku Hakubutsukan (Japan))  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 188 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
Southeast Asia
East Asia
Date:
2000
[2000]
Topic:
Natural history museums  Search this
Natural history--Study and teaching (Higher)  Search this
Call number:
QH70.A785 S96 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_614328

Abctaxa

Author:
Institut royal des sciences naturelles de Belgique  Search this
Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale  Search this
Jardin botanique national de Belgique  Search this
Belgium Direction générale de la coopération au développement  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Classification
Date:
2006
[2006]-
Topic:
Animals  Search this
Zoology  Search this
Plants  Search this
Botany  Search this
Natural history museums--Collection management  Search this
Call number:
QH83 .A23
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_896838

Frank Talbot

Author:
Minor-Penland, Laurie  Search this
Subject:
Talbot, Frank  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1990
Topic:
Elephant Seal  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Standard number:
90-4105-12A
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10141

Visitors to the Natural History Building

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Natural History Building  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exterior
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1931
Topic:
Museum visitors  Search this
Natural History Building--South Entrance  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Standard number:
2003-19561 or MHT 31020 C
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10270

Visitors at the Natural History Building

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Natural History Building  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exterior
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1931
Topic:
Museum visitors  Search this
Bus  Search this
Capital Traction Company  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Buses  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Standard number:
MAH 31020-D or MAH31020D
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10271

Visitors at the Natural History Building

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Natural History Building  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exterior
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1931
Topic:
Museum visitors  Search this
Bus  Search this
Capital Traction Company  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Buses  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Standard number:
MAH 31020-E or MAH31020E
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10272

Visitors at the Natural History Building

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Natural History Building  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exterior
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1931
Topic:
Museum visitors  Search this
Bus  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Buses  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Standard number:
MAH 31020-F or MAH31020F
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10273

Storage Area, Division of Mammals, U.S. National Museum

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Mammals  Search this
National Collections  Search this
Natural History Building  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Interior
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
c. 1920
Topic:
Natural history museums  Search this
Laboratories  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Research  Search this
Skulls  Search this
Storage  Search this
Vertebrate Zoology  Search this
Standard number:
2002-10671 or 26551 or 97-3055
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10384

National Museum of Natural History, Mall Entrance

Author:
Di Loreto, James  Search this
Subject:
Natural History Building South Entrance  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1 Color: Color ; Size: 6.74w x 10.14h ; Type of Image: Exterior ; Medium: Digital Image
Type:
Exterior
Digital Image
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
March 23, 2000
Topic:
Natural history museums  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Museums  Search this
Architecture--Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Buildings  Search this
Standard number:
2003-8957
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12754

National Museum of Natural History, Mall Entrance

Author:
Di Loreto, James  Search this
Subject:
Natural History Building South Entrance  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1 Color: Color ; Size: 6.74w x 10.14h ; Type of Image: Exterior ; Medium: Digital Image
Type:
Photographic print
Exterior
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
March 23, 2000
Topic:
Natural history museums  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Architecture--Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Museums  Search this
Standard number:
2003-8959
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12822

National Museum of Natural History, Mall Entrance

Author:
Di Loreto, James  Search this
Subject:
Natural History Building South Entrance  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1 Color: Color ; Size: 6.74w x 10.14h ; Type of Image: Exterior ; Medium: Digital Image
Type:
Photographic print
Exterior
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
March 23, 2000
Topic:
Natural history museums  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Architecture--Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Museums  Search this
Standard number:
2003-8958
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12823

Natural History Building

Author:
Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Natural History Building South Entrance  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
South Front of the Natural History Building  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 2.5w x 2.5h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exterior
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
United States, District of Columbia, Washington, National Museum of Natural History
Date:
October 1935
Topic:
Natural history museums  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-2358
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14205
Online Media:

Rotunda of Natural History Building

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Natural History Building  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Interior
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1915
Topic:
Interiors  Search this
Rotundas  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Mammals  Search this
Giraffe  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Specimens  Search this
Taxidermy  Search this
Standard number:
2004-10333 or 12338
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_5953

Groundbreaking for the Natural History Building

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Hornblower, Joseph C (Joseph Coerten) 1848-1908  Search this
Marshall, James Rush 1851-1927  Search this
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Natural History Building  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Sepia; Size: 13w x 9.7h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Event; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Event
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
June 15, 1904
Topic:
Groundbreaking  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
New Museums  Search this
Women  Search this
Event  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2009-2200 and 61657
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_7394

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