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Exhibition Records

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Extent:
23.69 cu. ft. (23 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Exhibition catalogs
Floor plans
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Audiotapes
Date:
circa 1979-1990, and undated
Descriptive Entry:
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.
Topic:
Information science  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Science -- History  Search this
Technology -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Exhibition catalogs
Floor plans
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-001, National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology, Exhibition Records
Identifier:
Accession 00-001
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Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa00-001

1/6/1988 Specifications for life-sized figures

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Container:
Box 11 of 24
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-001, National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology, Exhibition Records
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Exhibition Records
Exhibition Records / Box 11
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa00-001-refidd1e10010

12/21/1988 Dorfman Museum figures to Klose: [Early specs on figures]

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Container:
Box 11 of 24
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-001, National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology, Exhibition Records
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Exhibition Records
Exhibition Records / Box 11
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa00-001-refidd1e10021

1/24/1989 Schloss to Showscan: [not going to use Showscan]

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Container:
Box 11 of 24
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-001, National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology, Exhibition Records
See more items in:
Exhibition Records
Exhibition Records / Box 11
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa00-001-refidd1e10033

1/17/1989 Allison to Catherine Wolf, IBM [using gestural interface for visitor feedback, using the hardware to make a point]

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Container:
Box 11 of 24
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-001, National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology, Exhibition Records
See more items in:
Exhibition Records
Exhibition Records / Box 11
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa00-001-refidd1e10044

12/20/1988 Hilke to Bernstein and Tepper: potential bottlenecks in the information center area [discussion floor plan for traffic flow]

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Container:
Box 11 of 24
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-001, National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology, Exhibition Records
See more items in:
Exhibition Records
Exhibition Records / Box 11
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa00-001-refidd1e10055

10/27/1989 - Radio script fragment (edited in pencil])

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 24
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-001, National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology, Exhibition Records
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Exhibition Records
Exhibition Records / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa00-001-refidd1e1006

11/28/1988 Mattson :Information age interactives [what they are and who will do them]

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Container:
Box 11 of 24
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-001, National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology, Exhibition Records
See more items in:
Exhibition Records
Exhibition Records / Box 11
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa00-001-refidd1e10066

11/25/1988 Allison to Finn: Communications interactives and suggestions for information center [responses to Finn's proposed interactives]

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Container:
Box 11 of 24
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-001, National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology, Exhibition Records
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Exhibition Records
Exhibition Records / Box 11
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa00-001-refidd1e10077

Miscellaneous correspondence from Peggy Kidwell to object donors

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Container:
Box 11 of 24
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-001, National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology, Exhibition Records
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Exhibition Records
Exhibition Records / Box 11
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa00-001-refidd1e10088

Correspondence and Memoranda, 3/l/1988-6/5/1988

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Container:
Box 11 of 24
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-001, National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology, Exhibition Records
See more items in:
Exhibition Records
Exhibition Records / Box 11
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa00-001-refidd1e10100

6/l/1988 Mattson to Hilke: Comments on 5/16/1988 memo [role of audience advocate: clarify, be sure included in development team from start]

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Container:
Box 11 of 24
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-001, National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology, Exhibition Records
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Exhibition Records
Exhibition Records / Box 11
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa00-001-refidd1e10111

3/29/1988 I. B. Cohen to Allison [comments on Script outline of 3/1988 quite favorable, effusive]

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Container:
Box 11 of 24
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-001, National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology, Exhibition Records
See more items in:
Exhibition Records
Exhibition Records / Box 11
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa00-001-refidd1e10122

3/25/1988 Hugh Aitken to Finn [comments on script, lack of focus in telling story of innovation]

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Container:
Box 11 of 24
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-001, National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology, Exhibition Records
See more items in:
Exhibition Records
Exhibition Records / Box 11
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa00-001-refidd1e10133

4/15/1988 Mattson to team: Interactives and A/V pieces

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Container:
Box 11 of 24
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-001, National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology, Exhibition Records
See more items in:
Exhibition Records
Exhibition Records / Box 11
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa00-001-refidd1e10144

4/12/1988 Kennedy to Allison: "Your letter from I. Bernard Cohen is a triumph. You have obviously earned his confidence and that's not easy to do..."

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Container:
Box 11 of 24
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-001, National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology, Exhibition Records
See more items in:
Exhibition Records
Exhibition Records / Box 11
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa00-001-refidd1e10155

Miscellaneous correspondence by Peggy Kidwell to object donors

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Container:
Box 11 of 24
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-001, National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology, Exhibition Records
See more items in:
Exhibition Records
Exhibition Records / Box 11
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa00-001-refidd1e10167

1/21/1988 - Press packet from Doron D. Swade, head of Modern Technology, The Science Museum, South Kensington, to Finn: regarding The Science Museum's "Information Age Project."

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 24
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-001, National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology, Exhibition Records
See more items in:
Exhibition Records
Exhibition Records / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa00-001-refidd1e1017

Correspondence and Memoranda, 2/l/1988-3/18/1988

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Container:
Box 12 of 24
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-001, National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology, Exhibition Records
See more items in:
Exhibition Records
Exhibition Records / Box 12
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa00-001-refidd1e10187

3/18/1988 Allison to Greene [Kidwell promotion]

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Container:
Box 12 of 24
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-001, National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology, Exhibition Records
See more items in:
Exhibition Records
Exhibition Records / Box 12
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa00-001-refidd1e10198

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