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23.69 cu. ft. (23 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box)
circa 1979-1990, and undated
This accession consists of records that document the planning, development, and installation of Information Age: People, Information, and Technology, a major
exhibition at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), which traces the evolution of information-processing and communications technologies from the 1830s to the present.
The exhibition opened on May 9, 1990. The bulk of the records include the correspondence, memoranda, and research files of two NMAH staff members involved in the project:
Jon B. Eklund, Assistant Curator, 1968-1969, Associate Curator, 1970-1982, and Curator, 1983-1994; and David K. Allison, Curator, 1987-1994; as well as files of Marie Mattson,
Special Assistant to the Secretary, 1989-1990. Records also include graphic notebooks of photographic prints or photostatic copies of all the artifacts and graphics that appeared
in the exhibition; installation photographs and slides; and exhibition blueprints.