National Air and Space Museum. Space History Division Search this
10.30 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes) (2 oversize folders)
Digital versatile discs
This accession consists of records documenting the relocation and restoration of three Saturn V rockets the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) acquired from the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration in the early 1970s, when the Apollo Space Program concluded. One rocket, consisting entirely of stages and spacecraft intended to be launched,
is on display at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. The other rockets on display, one at the John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida and one at the United
States Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, consist of test stages not meant for flight. Curators represented in these records include Frank H. Winter and Allan
A. Needell, and there is material that was created and maintained by Alfred J. Bachmeier, NASM Collections and Facilities Manager. Earlier records dated back to when the Space
History Division, prior to 1987, was known as the Department of Space Science and Exploration, and as the Department of Space History from 1987 to 1997.
Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; proposals; contracts and agreements; reports; budget summaries; meeting agendas and minutes; guidelines; articles
and press releases; photographs, slides, and negatives; videotape recordings; restoration logs; fundraising information; evaluations; project schedules; architectural drawings,
floor plans, and drawings; and supporting documentation. Some materials are in electronic format.
This collection contains oversize material.
Restricted for 15 years. until Jan-01-2024; Transferring office; 9/12/2018 memorandum, Johnstone to Williams; Contact reference staff for details.
National Museum of American Art. Office of the Deputy Director Search this
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
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.
National Museum of American Art. Office of the Deputy Director Search this
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
This accession consists of records that document the administrative activities of Charles Robertson, Deputy Director, 1986- .
Activities include Robertson's interaction with and participation on boards, committees and commissions both within the museum, the Institution and the museum community
at-large such as, the American Association of Museum Directors; the Cosmos Club Presidential Foundation, the Victorian Society, the National Museum of American Art (NMAA)
Commission, and the Historic Preservation Review Board.
Administrative topics include departmental interactions regarding exhibitions, collection acquisitions, development, external affairs, personnel, facilities, renovation
and repairs, and publications. The files also highlight Robertson's interactions with Institutional offices such as the Secretary, Under Secretary, and Provost.
Materials include correspondence, memoranda, information files, reports, notes, and related records.
Herman Miller Research Corp. (Ann Arbor, MI) ; Herman Miller Furniture Co. Search this
"Action Office" office furniture ; "Ergon" ergonomic office chairs ; "EOG" "Executive Office Group" office furniture ; "The Action Office Acoustic Handbook: a guide for the open plan facility manager, planner, and designer" ; "Action lab" laboratory furniture system ; "See: The Potential of Place" Spring 2005 .
These records are the official minutes of the Board. They are compiled at the direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian, who is also secretary to the Board, after
approval by the Regents' Executive Committee and by the Regents themselves. The minutes are edited, not a verbatim account of proceedings. For reasons unknown, there are no
manuscript minutes for the period from 1857 through 1890; and researchers must rely on printed minutes published in the Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution instead.
Minutes are transferred regularly from the Secretary's Office to the Archives. Minutes less than 15 years old are closed to researchers. Indexes exist for the period from
1907 to 1946 and can be useful.
The Smithsonian Institution was created by authority of an Act of Congress approved August 10, 1846. The Act entrusted direction of the Smithsonian to a body called
the Establishment, composed of the President; the Vice President; the Chief Justice of the United States; the secretaries of State, War, Navy, Interior, and Agriculture; the
Attorney General; and the Postmaster General. In fact, however, the Establishment last met in 1877, and control of the Smithsonian has always been exercised by its Board of
Regents. The membership of the Regents consists of the Vice President and the Chief Justice of the United States; three members each of the Senate and House of Representatives;
two citizens of the District of Columbia; and seven citizens of the several states, no two from the same state. (Prior to 1970 the category of Citizen Regents not residents
of Washington consisted of four members). By custom the Chief Justice is Chancellor. The office was at first held by the Vice President. However, when Millard Fillmore succeeded
to the presidency on the death of Zachary Taylor in 1851, Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney was chosen in his stead. The office has always been filled by the Chief Justice
since that time.
The Regents of the Smithsonian have included distinguished Americans from many walks of life. Ex officio members (Vice President) have been: Spiro T. Agnew, Chester A.
Arthur, Allen W. Barkley, John C. Breckenridge, George Bush, Schuyler Colfax, Calvin Coolidge, Charles Curtis, George M. Dallas, Charles G. Dawes, Charles W. Fairbanks, Millard
Fillmore, Gerald R. Ford, John N. Garner, Hannibal Hamlin, Thomas A. Hendricks, Garret A. Hobart, Hubert H. Humphrey, Andrew Johnson, Lyndon B. Johnson, William R. King, Thomas
R. Marshall, Walter F. Mondale, Levi P. Morton, Richard M. Nixon, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Theodore Roosevelt, James S. Sherman, Adlai E. Stevenson, Harry S. Truman, Henry A.
Wallace, William A. Wheeler, Henry Wilson.
Ex officio members (Chief Justice) have been: Roger B. Taney, Salmon P. Chase, Nathan Clifford, Morrison R. Waite, Samuel F. Miller, Melville W. Fuller, Edward D. White,
William Howard Taft, Charles Evans Hughes, Harlan F. Stone, Fred M. Vinson, Earl Warren, Warren E. Burger.
Regents on the part of the Senate have been: Clinton P. Anderson, Newton Booth, Sidney Breese, Lewis Cass, Robert Milledge Charlton, Bennet Champ Clark, Francis M. Cockrell,
Shelby Moore Cullom, Garrett Davis, Jefferson Davis, George Franklin Edmunds, George Evans, Edwin J. Garn, Walter F. George, Barry Goldwater, George Gray, Hannibal Hamlin,
Nathaniel Peter Hill, George Frisbie Hoar, Henry French Hollis, Henry M. Jackson, William Lindsay, Henry Cabot Lodge, Medill McCormick, James Murray Mason, Samuel Bell Maxey,
Robert B. Morgan, Frank E. Moss, Claiborne Pell, George Wharton Pepper, David A. Reed, Leverett Saltonstall, Hugh Scott, Alexander H. Smith, Robert A. Taft, Lyman Trumbull,
Wallace H. White, Jr., Robert Enoch Withers.
Regents on the part of the House of Representatives have included: Edward P. Boland, Frank T. Bow, William Campbell Breckenridge, Overton Brooks, Benjamin Butterworth,
Clarence Cannon, Lucius Cartrell, Hiester Clymer, William Colcock, William P. Cole, Jr., Maurice Connolly, Silvio O. Conte, Edward E. Cox, Edward H. Crump, John Dalzell, Nathaniel
Deering, Hugh A. Dinsmore, William English, John Farnsworth, Scott Ferris, Graham Fitch, James Garfield, Charles L. Gifford, T. Alan Goldsborough, Frank L. Greene, Gerry Hazleton,
Benjamin Hill, Henry Hilliard, Ebenezer Hoar, William Hough, William M. Howard, Albert Johnson, Leroy Johnson, Joseph Johnston, Michael Kirwan, James T. Lloyd, Robert Luce,
Robert McClelland, Samuel K. McConnell, Jr., George H. Mahon, George McCrary, Edward McPherson, James R. Mann, George Perkins Marsh, Norman Y. Mineta, A. J. Monteague, R.
Walton Moore, Walter H. Newton, Robert Dale Owen, James Patterson, William Phelps, Luke Poland, John Van Schaick Lansing Pruyn, B. Carroll Reece, Ernest W. Roberts, Otho Robards
Singleton, Frank Thompson, Jr., John M. Vorys, Hiram Warner, Joseph Wheeler.
Citizen Regents have been: David C. Acheson, Louis Agassiz, James B. Angell, Anne L. Armstrong, William Backhouse Astor, J. Paul Austin, Alexander Dallas Bache, George
Edmund Badger, George Bancroft, Alexander Graham Bell, James Gabriel Berrett, John McPherson Berrien, Robert W. Bingham, Sayles Jenks Bowen, William G. Bowen, Robert S. Brookings,
John Nicholas Brown, William A. M. Burden, Vannevar Bush, Charles F. Choate, Jr., Rufus Choate, Arthur H. Compton, Henry David Cooke, Henry Coppee, Samuel Sullivan Cox, Edward
H. Crump, James Dwight Dana, Harvey N. Davis, William Lewis Dayton, Everette Lee Degolyer, Richard Delafield, Frederic A. Delano, Charles Devens, Matthew Gault Emery, Cornelius
Conway Felton, Robert V. Fleming, Murray Gell-Mann, Robert F. Goheen, Asa Gray, George Gray, Crawford Hallock Greenwalt, Nancy Hanks, Caryl Parker Haskins, Gideon Hawley,
John B. Henderson, John B. Henderson, Jr., A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., Gardner Greene Hubbard, Charles Evans Hughes, Carlisle H. Humelsine, Jerome C. Hunsaker, William Preston
Johnston, Irwin B. Laughlin, Walter Lenox, Augustus P. Loring, John Maclean, William Beans Magruder, John Walker Maury, Montgomery Cunningham Meigs, John C. Merriam, R. Walton
Moore, Roland S. Morris, Dwight W. Morrow, Richard Olney, Peter Parker, Noah Porter, William Campbell Preston, Owen Josephus Roberts, Richard Rush, William Winston Seaton,
Alexander Roby Shepherd, William Tecumseh Sherman, Otho Robards Singleton, Joseph Gilbert Totten, John Thomas Towers, Frederic C. Walcott, Richard Wallach, Thomas J. Watson,
Jr., James E. Webb, James Clarke Welling, Andrew Dickson White, Henry White, Theodore Dwight Woolsey.
6.5 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
This accession consists of audio recordings documenting two similar radio series collectively known as "Folk Masters." "Folk Masters: Traditional Music in the Americas"
was produced in 1991 in conjunction and features virtuosos of folk music in concert at Carnegie Hall. "Folk Masters from the Barns of Wolf Trap" was produced from 1992 to
1997 and features traditional music artists in concert at the performance facility managed by the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. This series was directed and
hosted by folklorist Nicholas R. Spitzer and distributed by Public Radio International. Materials include session tapes, production masters, safety masters, archives, and
related materials in a variety of formats.
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if listening copies are not currently available. Listening copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
National Museum of American Art. Administrative Office Search this
3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
This accession consists of records documenting the administration of the National Museum of American Art (NMAA), through the Administrative Office of NMAA. Most of
the records predate October 1989, when the Administrative Office was known as the Office of Administrative Services. These records consist of correspondence and memoranda
pertaining to NMAA facility management; art work acquisitions (loans, gifts, and purchases); minutes of meetings; accounting and budget; grants; Congressional hearings and
appropriations; exhibition maintenance; and planning for special events at NMAA.
National Air and Space Museum. Udvar-Hazy Planning Search this
13 cu. ft. (13 record storage boxes)
This accession consists of records documenting the planning of the Udvar-Hazy Center which opened to the public in December 2003. Much of the material concerns master
planning, site selection, and relations with federal, state, and local governments. Materials consist of the subject files of Linda Neuman Ezell, Project Coordinator, including
correspondence, memoranda, reports, meeting minutes, clippings, color photographs, videos, and architectural drawings.
National Air and Space Museum. Office of the Director Search this
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
This accession consists of records documenting topics internal to the National Air and Space Museum (NASM), including visitor studies, policies, development, facility
management, and plans for the Dulles Center (officially named the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center later). Materials include reports, working papers, publications, policies, design
drawings, floor plans, images, a collector's coin, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.