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Exhibition Records

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Exhibits Central  Search this
Extent:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Pamphlets
Compact discs
Architectural drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color transparencies
Drawings
Floor plans
Electronic records
Date:
1966-2004
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting exhibitions and other projects produced by the Office of Exhibits Central for other museums and units. Included in this accession are exhibitions and projects produced for the Smithsonian Institution, Keeper of the Castle; the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum; the Smithsonian Institution, Office of Design and Construction; the Smithsonian Institution, International Center, including the exhibitions Pre-Hispanic Foods of Mexico and Elmina Castle Across the Centuries; the Smithsonian Institution Archives; the Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education, including the exhibition Santos: Substance and Soul; the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center; the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, including the exhibition, Vanishing Amphibians; the Smithsonian Institution Women's Council; Smithsonian Associates, including the traveling exhibition Artrain: Art in Celebration!; the Smithsonian Institution, Office of Telecommunications; the Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Under Secretary; the National Postal Museum, including the exhibitions Artistic License: The Duck Stamp Story and Roots of Rhythm: African American Musicians on Postage Stamp Art; the National Zoological Park; the Center for African American History and Culture; the Smithsonian Institution Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center; Reading is Fundamental, inc.; the United States Department of State; and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, including the exhibitions Burgess Shale: Evolution's Big Bang and Yesterday's Tomorrows: Past Visions of the American Future. Materials include scripts, label text, correspondence, memoranda, notes, concept outlines, budgets, design files, pamphlets, architectural drawings, floor plans, concept drawings, images, brochures, clippings, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Traveling exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Pamphlets
Compact discs
Architectural drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color transparencies
Drawings
Floor plans
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-082, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Exhibits Central, Exhibition Records
Identifier:
Accession 08-082
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Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa08-082

Smithsonian Institution - Office of Design and Construction, 1983-1991

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 11 of 52
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Access limitations to personnel records; Transferring office; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-100, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Office of the Director, Subject Files
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Subject Files
Subject Files / Box 11
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Minutes

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents  Search this
Extent:
8.70 cu. ft. (9 document boxes) (7 12x17 boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1846-1995
Descriptive Entry:
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.
Historical Note:
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.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum trustees  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 1, Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents, Minutes
Identifier:
Record Unit 1
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Minutes
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0001
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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:
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
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0640

JMM: Merit Pay Program Guidelines

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 640, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Records
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Records
Records / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0640-refidd1e1008

J. M. Murphy - Safety Manuals

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 640, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Records
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Records
Records / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0640-refidd1e1020

J. M. Murphy: Manual for Museum Computer Network Data Preparation

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 640, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Records
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Records
Records / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0640-refidd1e1032

J. M. Murphy: Information System Implementation Plan for Various Support Activities (draft)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 640, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Records
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Records
Records / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0640-refidd1e1044

J. M. Murphy: Monitoring Systems Maps and Plans

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 640, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Records
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Records
Records / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0640-refidd1e1057

J. M. Murphy Policies and Procedures

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 640, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Records
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Records
Records / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0640-refidd1e1069

A&I Interior Painting

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 640, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Records
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Records
Records / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0640-refidd1e1081

A&I Clean-Up Projects

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 640, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Records
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Records
Records / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0640-refidd1e1093

Exterior Work for A&I

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 640, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Records
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Records
Records / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0640-refidd1e1105

A&I Restoration Interior Decorations

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 640, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Records
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Records
Records / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0640-refidd1e1117

Box 4

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 640, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0640-refidd1e1130

A&I Photographs

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 640, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Records
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Records
Records / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0640-refidd1e1138

A&I Restoration and Renovation Architectural Journals

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 640, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Records
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Records
Records / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0640-refidd1e1150

Progress Photographs (2 Folders)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 640, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Records
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Records
Records / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0640-refidd1e1162

Photographs of Entrance Doors

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 640, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Records
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Records
Records / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0640-refidd1e1174

A&I Press Information (2 Folders)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 640, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Records
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Records
Records / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0640-refidd1e1187

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