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Records

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Extent:
7.5 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Architectural drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1964-1985
Descriptive Entry:
These records were maintained by James M. Murphy. He served as Chief Engineer, Engineering and Construction Branch, BMD, 1964-1974; Chief, Engineering and Design Branch, OFPES, 1974-1977; Chief, Facilities Data Branch, OFPES, 1978-1980; Supervisory Engineer, ODC, 1981; and Quality Control Senior Engineer, ODC, 1982- .

This record unit primarily documents the Arts and Industries Building renovation and restoration project, 1972-1976, of which Murphy was the supervisor. Materials include project memoranda, budget and cost analysis, progress reports, press information kits, blueprints, and photographs. Also included in this collection are administrative office memoranda, budgets, reading files, a progress report on the 2324 Massachusetts Avenue house renovation project (1964-1965), records documenting the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden construction, and projects involving miscellaneous other Smithsonian facilities.
Historical Note:
In 1981 the Office of Design and Construction (ODC) was created from the Office of Facilities Planning and Engineering Services (OFPES). OFPES was the successor organization to the Buildings Management Department (BMD).

Phillip K. Reiss was Director, ODC, 1981- . The Office consisted of four branches: Planning, Design, Construction, and Visual Communications. In 1984 the Visual Communications branch was moved under the administration of the Office of Plant Services.
Topic:
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
Buildings -- Maintenance  Search this
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Genre/Form:
Architectural drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 640, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 640
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Project Files

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Extent:
107.16 cu. ft. (105 record storage boxes) (2 document boxes) (2 tall document boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Architectural drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
circa 1960-1980
Descriptive Entry:
This record unit consists of project files documenting the repairs, improvement, and renovation of existing Smithsonian buildings. The records include memoranda with Smithsonian offices, correspondence with contractors, blueprints, cost analyses, specifications, and photographs.

Buildings and museums documented in this collection include: the Smithsonian Institution Building, the National Mall, the Silver Hill Facility, the Barney Studio House, the Belmont Estate, the Canal Zone Biological Area at Barro Colorado Island (now the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute), the Cooper-Hewitt Museum (Carnegie Mansion), the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, the Government Printing Office at Lamont Street, the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, the Renwick Gallery, the National Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of History and Technology (now the National Museum of American History), the National Museum of Natural History, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Arts and Industries Building, L'Enfant Plaza offices, the Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies (now the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center), the Freer Gallery of Art, the National Collection of Fine Arts (later named the National Museum of American Art), the National Portrait Gallery, the Museum Support Center, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, the Smithsonian Institution Service Center, the Hillwood Museum, the Old Post Office Building, the National Zoological Park, the Quadrangle Complex, and miscellaneous other facilities.
Topic:
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
Buildings -- Maintenance  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Genre/Form:
Architectural drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 638, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Project Files
Identifier:
Record Unit 638
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Project Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0638

Box 26

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 638, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Project Files
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Project Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0638-refidd1e10009

Philately - Change Order 52 (2 folders)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Container:
Box 26 of 109
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 638, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Project Files
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Project Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0638-refidd1e10017

Stonework

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Container:
Box 26 of 109
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 638, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Project Files
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Project Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0638-refidd1e10029

Doors

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Container:
Box 26 of 109
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 638, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Project Files
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Project Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0638-refidd1e10041

Change Orders 8 and 9

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Container:
Box 26 of 109
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 638, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Project Files
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Project Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0638-refidd1e10053

Exhibits and Interior Work

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Container:
Box 26 of 109
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 638, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Project Files
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Project Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0638-refidd1e10066

Political History - Lincoln's Campaign Train

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Container:
Box 26 of 109
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 638, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Project Files
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Project Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0638-refidd1e10078

Silver Hill Building 13 and 14

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 109
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 638, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Project Files
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Project Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0638-refidd1e1008

Allyn Correspondence

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Container:
Box 26 of 109
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 638, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Project Files
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Project Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0638-refidd1e10090

Calculations

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Container:
Box 26 of 109
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 638, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Project Files
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Project Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0638-refidd1e10102

Snow Melting

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Container:
Box 26 of 109
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 638, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Project Files
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Project Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0638-refidd1e10114

Structural Sketches and Information

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Container:
Box 26 of 109
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 638, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Project Files
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Project Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0638-refidd1e10126

Radiator Enclosure

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Container:
Box 26 of 109
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 638, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Project Files
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Project Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0638-refidd1e10139

Fourth and Fifth Floor Offices

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Container:
Box 26 of 109
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 638, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Project Files
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Project Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0638-refidd1e10151

Outside Lighting

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Container:
Box 26 of 109
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 638, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Project Files
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Project Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0638-refidd1e10163

Toilet Room and Details

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Container:
Box 26 of 109
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 638, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Project Files
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Project Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0638-refidd1e10175

Marble Exterior Gross Areas

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Container:
Box 26 of 109
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 638, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Project Files
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Project Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0638-refidd1e10187

Television Studio

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Container:
Box 26 of 109
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 638, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Project Files
See more items in:
Project Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0638-refidd1e10199

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