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House beautiful's home maintenance and building manual

Title:
Home maintenance and building manual
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 33 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
19uu
Topic:
Architecture, Domestic  Search this
Buildings--Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Dwellings--Design and construction  Search this
House construction  Search this
Call number:
NA7100 .H843
NA7100 .H843
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_497908

The Old-house journal

Physical description:
v. ill. 28 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
United States
Date:
1973
Topic:
Buildings--Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Dwellings--Remodeling  Search this
Architecture, Domestic  Search this
Call number:
AP1 .O44
NA7100 .O44
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_59419

The second old house catalogue / compiled by Lawrence Grow

Compiler:
Grow, Lawrence  Search this
Physical description:
219 [i.e. 223] pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
United States
Date:
1978
Topic:
Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Buildings--Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Call number:
NA106 .G88
NA106.G88
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_114461

[New] Jerusalem Missionary Bapt[ist] Church [May 23, 1975 : black-and-white cellulose acetate photonegative]

Photographer:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Creator:
Eastman Kodak Company (film manufacturer)  Search this
Names:
New Jersualem Missionary Baptist Church  Search this
Subseries Creator:
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994  Search this
Custom Craft  Search this
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005  Search this
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 2.5" x 3".)
Culture:
African Americans -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
May 23, 1975
Scope and Contents:
Building interior, empty and under construction. "Insurance Regulations prohit customers in work area" written on sign on wall. No ink on negative. Ink on envelope: "Jerusalem Missionary Bapt. Church Rev. Wm. Roundtree / 1718 Good Hope Rd. S.E. 20020 B/W 5/23/75 1 EA 8 x 10 Glossies 13 Photographs". "KODAK SAFETY FILM" and "8" edge imprint. Unnumbered.
Subseries Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view negatives due to cold storage. Using negatives requires a three hour waiting period. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Subseries Rights:
When the Museum purchased the collection from the Estate of Robert S. Scurlock, it obtained all rights, including copyright. The earliest photographs in the collection are in the public domain because their term of copyright has expired. The Archives Center will control copyright and the use of the collection for reproduction purposes, which will be handled in accordance with its standard reproduction policy guidelines. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Baptist church buildings  Search this
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Buildings -- Washington (D.C.) -- 1970-1980  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1970-1980 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Acetate film
Subseries Citation:
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
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Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.6: Black and white negatives in cold storage arranged by client
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.6: Black and white negatives in cold storage arranged by client / 4.6.1: Black and white negatives Part 1 / New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0618-s04-06-ref27415

[New] Jerusalem Missionary Bapt[ist] Church [May 23, 1975 : cellulose acetate photonegative]

Photographer:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Creator:
Eastman Kodak Company (film manufacturer)  Search this
Names:
New Jersualem Missionary Baptist Church  Search this
Subseries Creator:
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994  Search this
Custom Craft  Search this
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005  Search this
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 2.5" x 3".)
Culture:
African Americans -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
May 23, 1975
Scope and Contents:
Interior of partially constructed building with people inside. No ink on negative. Ink on envelope: "Jerusalem Missionary Bapt. Church Rev. Wm. Roundtree 1718 - Good Hope Rd. S.E. 20020 B/W 5/23/75 1 EA 8 x 10 Glossies 13 Photographs". "KODAK SAFETY FILM" and " 7 6" edge imprint.
General:
Scan too dark.
Subseries Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view negatives due to cold storage. Using negatives requires a three hour waiting period. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Subseries Rights:
When the Museum purchased the collection from the Estate of Robert S. Scurlock, it obtained all rights, including copyright. The earliest photographs in the collection are in the public domain because their term of copyright has expired. The Archives Center will control copyright and the use of the collection for reproduction purposes, which will be handled in accordance with its standard reproduction policy guidelines. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Baptist church buildings  Search this
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Buildings -- Washington (D.C.) -- 1970-1980  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1970-1980 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Acetate film
Subseries Citation:
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
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Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.6: Black and white negatives in cold storage arranged by client
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.6: Black and white negatives in cold storage arranged by client / 4.6.1: Black and white negatives Part 1 / New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0618-s04-06-ref27418

Construction Records

Topic:
Guide to the Smithsonian (Documentary film)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center  Search this
Extent:
2.58 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (0.58 non-standard size boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newspapers
Drawings
Floor plans
Ephemera
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Videodiscs
Electronic records
Date:
1983-1993
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that document the construction of the visitor information center located inside the Smithsonian Institution Building when it was renovated. The visitor center underwent a radical redesign that incorporated interactive components including touch screen maps, laserdisc presentations, new theater programs, electronic maps of the mall and surrounding sites and a shop. Video and laserdisc programs were produced by the Office of Telecommunications (OTC) and included the video "Guide to the Smithsonian." Records relating to the renovation include references to the redesign and or repair of interior spaces, exterior features, and landscaping. The records were created and maintained by Mary Grace Potter, Director, 1971-2002. Materials include clippings, proposals, financial records, floor plans, architectural drawings, laserdiscs, videotapes, scripts, translations, signage designs, and awards. Some materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Museums -- Membership  Search this
Museums -- Public Relations  Search this
Visitors' centers  Search this
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Musuem visitors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newspapers
Drawings
Floor plans
Ephemera
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Videodiscs
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-169, Smithsonian Institution, Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center, Construction Records
Identifier:
Accession 02-169
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Construction Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-169

Subject Files

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Provost  Search this
Extent:
3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1996-1999
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the records of J. Dennis O'Connor, Provost, which document administrative matters and special programs, exhibition planning, and research in Smithsonian Institution museums, offices, and bureaus. Materials also include records pertaining to Patent Office building renovations, and the search for additional Smithsonian building space.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Research  Search this
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 99-162, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Provost, Subject Files
Identifier:
Accession 99-162
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Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa99-162

Administrative Records

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Business Management Office  Search this
Extent:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Books
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1975-1988
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of trust fund payroll cost reports, visitor expenditures and count statistics, blueprints, construction agreements, financial investment analyses, articles, inventory listings, requisition forms for supply or services, protection blotters, sales budget reports, payroll estimates for food service proposals, report of audits and investigations for parking, and photographs. Also includes memoranda and correspondence pertaining to personal inquiries, donations, business matters, and building renovation plans.
Topic:
Museum finance  Search this
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Personnel management  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-005, Smithsonian Institution, Business Management Office, Administrative Records
Identifier:
Accession 90-005
See more items in:
Administrative Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa90-005

Administrative Records

Creator::
National Museum of American Art. Office of Administrative Services  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Manuscripts
Floor plans
Date:
1983-1987
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that document the activities of the National Museum of American Art (NMAA) to have the General Post Office (GPO) Building transferred to the Smithsonian Institution. To determine how NMAA would be able to most appropriately use their space at the Patent Office Building and the General Post Office Building, the Smithsonian engaged the firm of E. Verner Johnson and Associates to make an assessment and propose recommendations. The records in this collection document the work that went into developing the concept for NMAA's use of the GPO Building. Using the Verner Johnson report as a starting point, Hartman-Cox Architects and Environmental Research Group were tasked to put together program requirements and a spatial analysis of the GPO building. As a point of note, many materials refer to the GPO building as the "ITC Building." At the time, the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) was the agency occupying the GPO Building. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, agendas and meeting minutes, budget records, floor plans, and clippings.
Topic:
Museum buildings  Search this
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Museums -- Space utilization  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Manuscripts
Floor plans
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-213, National Museum of American Art. Office of Administrative Services, Administrative Records
Identifier:
Accession 18-213
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Administrative Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa18-213

Departmental Records

Creator::
National Museum of American Art. Office of the Deputy Director  Search this
Extent:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
FY 1997
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that document the administrative activities of Charles Robertson, Deputy Director. Materials include memoranda, notes, reports, financial and budgetary information, and related materials.
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Facilities  Search this
Facility management  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-025, National Museum of American Art. Office of the Deputy Director, Departmental Records
Identifier:
Accession 01-025
See more items in:
Departmental Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa01-025

Exhibition Records

Creator::
National Museum of American Art. Office of Design and Production  Search this
Extent:
125 oversize drawings.
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Architectural drawings
Date:
1966-1995
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of design plans for exhibits at the National Museum of American Art (NMAA). Exhibits include: Free Within Ourselves: African American Art from the National Museum of American Art, 1994-1995; The Arts and Crafts Movement in California: Living the Good Life, 1993-1994; American Wicker: Woven Furniture from 1850-1930, 1993; Thomas Cole: Landscape Into History, 1994; KPMG Peat Marwick Collection of American Craft: A Gift to the Renwick Gallery, 1994; Navajo Weaving, 1993; Metropolitan Lives: The Ashcan Artists and Their New York, 1896-1917, 1995-1996; 1st Floor Folkart, 1991; Mark Lindquist: Revolutions in Wood, 1996; Marriage in Form: Kay Sekimachi and Bob Stocksdale, 1995; Nancy Crow: Improvisational Quilts, 1995-1996; and American Artists and Their Crafts, 1987.

The accession also includes design plans for office spaces and renovations of the NMAA. These include Renwick Renovation 1970-1971; Finley Conference Room, 1986-1992; Front Door, Renwick, 1988; and Work and Study Space, Gallery 333, 1968. There are also some miscellaneous design plans.
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Architectural drawings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-132, National Museum of American Art. Office of Design and Production, Exhibition Records
Identifier:
Accession 96-132
See more items in:
Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa96-132

Repair and Renovation Records

Creator::
National Museum of American Art. Office of Design and Production  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Drawings
Floor plans
Sketches
Date:
1995-1999
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that document the planning, renovation, repairs and relocation of office space. The bulk of the records document the relocation and reconfiguration of several offices. Materials include architectural drawings, floor plans, notes, sketches, budget estimates, details and specifications for materials and decoration.
Topic:
Architecture -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Drawings
Floor plans
Sketches
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-145, National Museum of American Art. Office of Design and Production, Repair and Renovation Records
Identifier:
Accession 01-145
See more items in:
Repair and Renovation Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa01-145

Consultant Designer Records

Creator::
National Collection of Fine Arts  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (4 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Floor plans
Date:
1966-1969
Descriptive Entry:
Records contain plans and specifications for the renovation of the old Patent Office Building as well as information on interior furnishings and equipment for the Museum. Also included are designs for the renovation of part of the Renwick Gallery.
Historical Note:
William C. Hofer was hired on special status as a resident Consultant Designer to the National Collection of Fine Arts in FY 1967.
Topic:
Museum buildings  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Floor plans
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 318, National Collection of Fine Arts, Consultant Designer Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 318
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Consultant Designer Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0318

Subject Files

Creator::
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of the Director  Search this
Extent:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Illustrations
Architectural drawings
Floor plans
Date:
1971-1987
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Thomas Lawton, Director, 1977-1987, documenting participation in professional associations; events held for, or by, the Freer or the Sackler; development; fellowships and grants; the Freer Medal; acquisitions; exhibitions; various committees and boards on which the Director served; construction of the South Quadrangle; trips to Asia; and the search for an Assistant Secretary for Research of the Smithsonian Institution. Materials include correspondence; memoranda; staff newsletters; brochures about exhibitions and the galleries; correspondence, memoranda, financial reports, timelines, architectural drawings, and office floor plans associated with the construction and furnishing of the South Quadrangle; illustrations of objects; budgets and budget summaries; clippings, studies, reports, correspondence, memoranda, brochures, membership lists, meeting agendas and supporting documents, and press releases associated with committees, boards, and associations in which the Director participated; dissertation evaluations; lists of fellows; meeting agendas; research files; clippings; event planning files; curricula vitae for and papers written by Assistant Secretary for Research candidates; press releases; and travel files.
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Art, Asian  Search this
Charles Lang Freer Medal  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Art museum directors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Illustrations
Architectural drawings
Floor plans
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-175, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of the Director, Subject Files
Identifier:
Accession 01-175
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Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa01-175

Project Records.

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Physical Plant  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Manuscripts
Date:
1982-1983, 1985
Descriptive Entry:
These records document the restoration of the Arts and Industries Building performed by Oehrlein and Associates, Architects. Materials include photographic negatives and prints showing the existing conditions of the building and the work being performed, as well as an "Addendum to Exterior Restoration of the Arts and Industries Building Interim Report on the Restoration Process."
Topic:
Museum buildings  Search this
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
Architecture -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Buildings -- Maintenance  Search this
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-131, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Physical Plant, Project Records.
Identifier:
Accession 01-131
See more items in:
Project Records.
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa01-131

Subject Files

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Physical Plant. Office of the Director  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
FY 1997-FY 1998
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of Director's subject files pertaining to Smithsonian Institution offices and committees, program files concerning Office of Physical Plant (OPP) divisions, and building files relating to OPP projects and services for the various Smithsonian buildings. Included are reports, memoranda and correspondence, staff and committee meeting minutes, audits, and certain administrative materials concerning OPP budget and contracts.
Topic:
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
Buildings -- Maintenance  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-113, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Physical Plant. Office of the Director, Subject Files
Identifier:
Accession 00-113
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Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa00-113

Plans

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Facilities Planning and Engineering Services  Search this
Extent:
1.19 cu. ft. (1 document box) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Architectural drawings
Sketches
Manuscripts
Date:
1961-1969 and undated
Descriptive Entry:
This accession includes blueprints for modifications and renovations to various systems and spaces at the National Museum of Natural History, and cabinet sketches for the National Zoological Park Bird House.
Topic:
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
Buildings -- Maintenance  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Genre/Form:
Architectural drawings
Sketches
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession T89075, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Facilities Planning and Engineering Services, Plans
Identifier:
Accession T89075
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Plans
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fat89075

Records

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Facilities Planning and Engineering Services  Search this
Extent:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1973-1980, with records dating from 1890
Descriptive Entry:
These records consist of documents deemed to be of historical value by the Office of Facilities Planning and Engineering Services along with photographs, reports correspondence, contracts and blueprints documenting Smithsonian buildings and construction projects. The buildings documented include the Smithsonian Institution Building, the Arts and Industries Building, the Army Medical Museum, the Natural History Building, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the National Zoological Park, the Museum Support Facility at Silver Hill, the Adelaide Forbes Calhoun Property, the Merriwether Post Estate Hillwood, the Renwick Gallery, the Barney Studio House, the Freer Gallery, and the Old Patent Office Building. There is substantial documentation of efforts to provide parking on the mall. Photographs in the collection document a number of activities including the laying of the corner stone for the Natural History Building, the turning of the Joseph Henry statue, the removal of Greenough's statue of George Washington from the Smithsonian Institution Building, the 1970 fire in the American History Building and repairs and renovations of numerous interior spaces throughout the Smithsonian.
Historical Note:
The Office of Facilities Planning and Engineering Services was established in 1973. Prior to that it was incorporated in the Buildings Management Department. Andrew F. Michaels directed the office until 1975 when Phillip K. Reiss became director and continued in that office through 1980.
Topic:
Museum buildings  Search this
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
Buildings -- Maintenance  Search this
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 562, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Facilities Planning and Engineering Services, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 562
See more items in:
Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0562

Photographs and Drawings

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Buildings Management Department. Engineering and Construction Branch  Search this
Extent:
1.61 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 tall document box) (1 folder oversize material)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Architectural drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Floor plans
Black-and-white negatives
Manuscripts
Date:
1963-1974
Descriptive Entry:
This record unit consists of exterior construction progress photographs and some blueprints documenting construction of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the National Air and Space Museum, and the National Museum of History and Technology, as well as the renovation of the Patent Office, Civil Service Commission, and Natural History Buildings.
Topic:
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
Buildings -- Maintenance  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Architectural drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Floor plans
Black-and-white negatives
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 639, Smithsonian Institution. Buildings Management Department. Engineering and Construction Branch, Photographs and Drawings
Identifier:
Record Unit 639
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Photographs and Drawings
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0639

Records

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Extent:
7.5 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
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
See more items in:
Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0640

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