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Reports

Creator::
United States. Government Accountability Office  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
2005-2006
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of reports written by the Government Accountability Office to the United States Congress and its committees and subcommittees regarding the Smithsonian Institution (SI). Subjects of the reports include SI's contract with Showtime Networks, facilities management, and security enhancements for The Mall (Washington, D.C.).
Topic:
Facility management  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Security systems  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-144, United States, Government Accountability office, Reports
Identifier:
Accession 07-144
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Reports
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa07-144

Demolition of Roads on the National Mall

Creator:
Wallace, Jim (James H.)  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Office of Printing and Photographic Services  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1975
October 28, 1975
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [75-13713]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_398136

Joseph Henry Statue - Masonry Construction Around Base

Creator:
Harrell, Alfred  Search this
Subject:
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Story, William Wetmore 1819-1895  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1976
February 17, 1976
Topic:
Statues  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B31A_F06_001]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_403108
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Joseph Henry Statue

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Story, William Wetmore 1819-1895  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 10 x 8;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1934
Circa 1934
Topic:
Statues  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B31_F19_003]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_403243
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Relocation of Joseph Henry Statue

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Story, William Wetmore 1819-1895  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1934
November 8, 1934
Topic:
Statues  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B31_F19_001]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_403241
Online Media:

Relocation of Joseph Henry Statue

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Story, William Wetmore 1819-1895  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1934
November 8, 1934
Topic:
Statues  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B31_F19_002]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_403242
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Project Files

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center  Search this
Extent:
3.27 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box) (0.58 non- standard size boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Pamphlets
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Ephemera
Maps
Black-and-white photographs
Videodiscs
Electronic records
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1976-2001
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that document the development and execution of projects by the Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center (VIARC). The bulk of the records document VIARC's activities relating to the Smithsonian Institution's 150th Anniversary Program. VIARC developed various marketing tools to promote anniversary events. The office was responsible for the design and deployment of banners, flags, signage, brochures, and a special videodisc presentation by Secretary Ira Michael Heyman advertising the celebration that culminated in the "Party on the Mall" (August 10-11, 1996). Other projects include the development of signage directing visitors to museums and other points of interest in and around the Mall.

Materials include brochures, correspondence, drawings, financial records, ephemera, maps, memoranda, photographs, proposals, reports, and videodiscs.
Topic:
Advertising  Search this
Anniversaries  Search this
Museums -- Public Relations  Search this
Visitors' centers  Search this
Visitors  Search this
Marketing  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Pamphlets
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Ephemera
Maps
Black-and-white photographs
Videodiscs
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-189, Smithsonian Institution, Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center, Project Files
Identifier:
Accession 02-189
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Project Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-189

Publications

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Manuscripts
Pamphlets
Floor plans
Maps
Color photographs
Videotapes
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1974-2004
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of publications created by the Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center for distribution to volunteers and to the public as well as signage for the Smithsonian Institution on the National Mall and for the information and membership desks in the various museums. Materials include applications, forms, brochures, reply cards, photographs of signage, flyers, badges, holiday cards, bookmarks, floor plans, pamphlets, handbooks, invitations, handouts, maps, press kits, and orientation videos. Some materials are photocopies of the publications.
Topic:
Visitors' centers  Search this
Museum publications  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Volunteer workers in museums  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Manuscripts
Pamphlets
Floor plans
Maps
Color photographs
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-177, Smithsonian Institution, Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center, Publications
Identifier:
Accession 07-177
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Publications
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa07-177

Publications

Topic:
The Info Special (Serial)
The Castle and Beyond (Serial)
Guide to the Nation's Capital and the Smithsonian Institution (Serial)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Visitor Services  Search this
Extent:
8.69 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Compact discs
Electronic records
Floppy disks
Architectural drawings
Floor plans
Maps
Ephemera
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Color negatives
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Videotapes
Artifacts
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1959, 1973-2014
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of publications and other materials created by the Office of Visitor Services for distribution to volunteers and to the public as well as signage for the Smithsonian Institution on the National Mall and for the information and membership desks in the various museums. The office was known as the Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center (VIARC) through the end of 2011. Records include forms, applications, brochures, flyers, reply cards, invitations, handbooks, photographs of signage, small signs, badges, greeting cards, bookmarks, floor plans, pamphlets, maps, press kits, newsletters, volunteer service pins, lanyards, and orientation videos. Supporting and administrative documentation is included with some publications, including correspondence, memoranda, original images, graphics, awards, blueprints, design files, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Visitors' centers  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Museum publications  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Compact discs
Electronic records
Floppy disks
Architectural drawings
Floor plans
Maps
Ephemera
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Color negatives
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Videotapes
Artifacts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 14-034, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Visitor Services, Publications
Identifier:
Accession 14-034
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Publications
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa14-034

Records

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Under Secretary  Search this
Extent:
51.69 cu. ft. (102 document boxes) (1 16" x 20" box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Maps
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1958-1973
Descriptive Entry:
These records are mainly subject files kept by Bradley and Brooks in their capacities as Assistant Secretary and Under Secretary and concern the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, renovation of the Smithsonian Institution Building, the National Armed Forces Museum Advisory Board (NAFMAB), legislation affecting the Smithsonian, National Zoological Park, National Museum Act, personnel, Smithsonian Art Commission, National Portrait Gallery, Museum of History and Technology, budgets, congressional relations, Freer Gallery of Art, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, plans for the Mall, National Air and Space Museum, National Collection of Fine Arts, Museum of Natural History, National Gallery of Art, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Hillwood, regional museums, retirement funds, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, relations with the White House, Folklife Festivals, and the Smithsonian Science Information Exchange. Also included is a speech file of James C. Bradley.
Historical Note:
The Office of Under Secretary was first established in 1971. It is the successor office to that of the Assistant Secretary (Administration), the position held by John L. Keddy from 1947 to 1960.

James C. Bradley came to the Smithsonian in 1959 as Assistant to the Secretary, a newly created position. In 1960, Bradley became one of the two assistant secretaries, and his primary responsibility was general administration. The title was changed in 1971 to Under Secretary. Bradley held the post until his retirement in 1972.

Robert Angus Brooks was Deputy Under Secretary, 1971-1972. On Bradley's retirement, the title of Assistant Secretary was revived and Brooks was appointed to that position. In May of 1973 the title again became Under Secretary and Brooks retained that post.

The Under Secretary is administratively responsible to the Secretary and is the second ranking official in the Institution. He assists the Secretary in formulation of programs, analysis and solution of problems involved in the determination of policies, execution of policy decisions, and maintenance of an effective management and administrative system to support the Institution's programs. The Under Secretary serves as the Secretary's liaison with Congress and various federal and non-federal agencies.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Maps
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 137, Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Under Secretary, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 137
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0137

Records

Creator::
Columbian Institute  Search this
Extent:
2.61 cu. ft. (3 document boxes) (1 half document box) (2 12x17 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1816-1841, with related papers, 1791-1800
Descriptive Entry:
This collection consists of records, mostly dated 1816-1830, concerning the founding and operation of the Columbian Institute by Edward Cutbush, Thomas Law, and others. Records document efforts to raise money for a building, publishing projects, and a botanical garden; and to collect natural history specimens. Also included are minutes of meetings and committee reports; treasurer's records; and correspondence of French naturalist Francois de Laporte, Count Castelneau de Laporte.

Researchers should also consult the Peter Force Collection in the Library of Congress, which contains various minutes, papers, and correspondence of the Institute.
Historical Note:
The Columbian Institute (1816-1838) was first organized as the Metropolitan Society, with the professed purpose of reducing the United States' dependence on a purely European cultural heritage. Its principal goal was utilitarian; the society concentrated on encouraging, by correspondence, exchanges, and a program of publication, the diffusion of information about agriculture, manufacturing, and natural resources. Though initially conceived as a local body, the Society soon decided to expand its operations, and so, still in 1816, changed its name to the Columbian Institute for the Promotion of Arts and Sciences, under which name it was incorporated by Congress in 1818.

The Institute led a desultory existence. Its first president, Edward Cutbush, a naval surgeon, was energetic; but the Institute was never able to establish itself on a sound footing. Much of its membership seems to have been only casually interested in the Institute's work. Perhaps for this reason, and certainly because Congress gave no aid, there was always a dearth of money. Nor did an 1818 reorganization which added the fields of the liberal arts to its interests prove useful. In 1820 the Institute obtained a plot of land on the Mall and laid out a small botanical garden, virtually its only concrete accomplishment. A few natural history specimens and a small library were collected. The Institute's charter expired in 1838 and, in 1841, it was absorbed by the National Institute.
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
Botanical gardens  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7051, Columbian Institute, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 7051
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7051
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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
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0562

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:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0638

Project Files

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Physical Plant  Search this
Extent:
111 cu. ft. (111 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Floppy disks
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Floor plans
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Video recordings
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1982-2000
Descriptive Entry:
This accession includes project files documenting Office of Physical Plant (OPP) renovation and reconstruction activities of Smithsonian museums and facilities. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; blueprints and drawings; budget summaries; proposals; reports; and photographs. Each folder includes the OPP project number, project name, Smithsonian facility and original OPP box numbers.

Buildings, museums and projects documented in this collection include: the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the National Museum of Natural History, the National Museum of American Art, the National Air and Space Museum and the Dulles Extension, the Smithsonian Institution Building (Castle), the National Portrait Gallery, the "America's Smithsonian" exhibit, the National Museum of the American Indian/George Gustave Heye Center, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Freer Gallery of Art, the National Museum of African Art, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, the Arts and Industries Building, the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, the Quadrangle Complex, the National Museum of American History, the Garber Facility/Silver Hill Facility, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, the Renwick Gallery, the National Postal Museum, the Museum Support Center, the United States Soldiers' Home, the National Mall, the General Post Office Building, L'Enfant Plaza offices, the Barney Studio House, and miscellaneous other locations.
Topic:
Architecture -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
Buildings -- Maintenance  Search this
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Floppy disks
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Floor plans
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Video recordings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 04-013, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Physical Plant, Project Files
Identifier:
Accession 04-013
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Project Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa04-013

Website Records

Topic:
Air and Space Magazine
Smithsonian Magazine
Creator::
Smithsonian Enterprises  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
2015
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the World War 2 National Capital Flyover, an event marking the 70th anniversary of V-E (Victory in Europe) Day on May 8, 2015. To honor the 16 million who served in the United States (U. S.) armed forces during World War 2 and to spotlight the essential role that aircraft played in U. S. victory, the General Aviation Manufacturers' Association led an effort to bring one of the largest privately owned collections of World War 2 airplanes ever assembled (known as the "Arsenal of Democracy") to fly over the National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia, in fourteen formations. The "Smithsonian" and "Air and Space" magazines jointly served as the media sponsor for the event.

This accession includes the section of the "Air and Space" magazine website created to publicize the event as it existed on May 5, 2015. It includes information about viewing the event and about the airplanes themselves as well as a plane-spotting guide and links to articles about the event and about World War 2 in general found elsewhere on the website (this accession also includes many of those articles).

In addition, this accession includes a sample of social media content related to the event. Over 14,000 Tweets using the hashtag "#WW2Flyover" were captured from the microblogging service Twitter during the period of April 28 through May 11, 2015. The hashtag was used by official Smithsonian Institution accounts as well as external organizations and the general public.

Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Museum publications  Search this
Social media  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
V-E Day, 1945  Search this
Airplanes, Military -- History  Search this
Microblogs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-264, Smithsonian Enterprises, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 15-264
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Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa15-264

Building Files

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Architectural History and Historic Preservation  Search this
Extent:
59 cu. ft. (59 record storage boxes) (10 oversize folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Enid A. Haupt Garden (Washington, D.C.)
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
circa 1850-2006
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of information files, original reports and correspondence, papers and articles, and other background material on Smithsonian buildings. These records were compiled by the Office of Architectural History and Historic Preservation (OAHP), research associates, and volunteers. Items in brackets describe cross-references to other materials in the collection.

Buildings and museums documented in this collection include: the Arts and Industries Building (along with a significant amount of information about its architect, Adolf Cluss), the Barney Studio House, the Carnegie Mansion in New York (home of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum), the Freer Gallery of Art, the General Post Office Building, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the National Museum of the American Indian (including the National Mall building; the George Gustav Heye Center in the Old Custom House, New York; and the Cultural Resources Center, Suitland, Maryland), the National Museum of History and Technology (now the National Museum of American History), the National Cultural Center (now the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts), the National Air Museum/National Air and Space Museum, the Patent Office Building (including the National Museum of American Art and National Portrait Gallery), the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, the Smithsonian Institution Building, the National Museum of Natural History, the Quadrangle Complex, the National Museum of African Art, the Enid A. Haupt Garden, the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Renwick Gallery, the National Zoological Park, the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, the Museum Support Center, and the National Postal Museum.
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:
Manuscripts
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-225, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Architectural History and Historic Preservation, Building Files
Identifier:
Accession 06-225
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Building Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa06-225

Project Files

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Extent:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1978-1986
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of correspondence, blueprints, architectural drawings, specifications, and logbooks concerning Office of Design and Construction projects. Museums and buildings documented in this accession include: National Museum of Natural History, Arts and Industries Building, Quadrangle Building, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, National Air and Space Museum, National Museum of American Art, National Portrait Gallery, L'Enfant Plaza offices, Smithsonian Institution Service Center, the National Mall, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution Building (Castle), National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Silver Hill Facility, and miscellaneous facilities.
Topic:
Museum buildings  Search this
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Buildings -- Maintenance  Search this
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 87-067, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Project Files
Identifier:
Accession 87-067
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Project Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa87-067

Project Files

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Extent:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1969-1986
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of receipts, blueprints, correspondence, inspectors' logs, and specifications concerning Office of Design and Construction projects. Buildings and museums documented in this collection include: Arts and Industries Building, Smithsonian Institution Service Center, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Museum Support Center, National Air and Space Museum, National Museum of Natural History, Paul E. Garber Facility (Silver Hill Facility), National Museum of American History, the National Mall, National Museum of American Art, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution Building (Castle), Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Renwick Gallery, Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, L'Enfant Plaza offices, Freer Gallery of Art, and Barney Studio House.
Topic:
Museum buildings  Search this
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Buildings -- Maintenance  Search this
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 87-113, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Project Files
Identifier:
Accession 87-113
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa87-113

Project Files

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Extent:
32.48 cu. ft. (25 record storage boxes) (17 blueprint storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1986-1987
Descriptive Entry:
This accession documents various Office of Design and Construction projects. Materials include blueprints and specifications. Buildings and museums documented in this collection include: Quadrangle Building, the National Mall, National Museum of American History (formerly National Museum of History and Technology), Conservation Analytical Laboratory, National Museum of Natural History, National Museum of American Art, National Portrait Gallery, Renwick Gallery, Arts and Industries Building, Silver Hill Facility, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, National Air and Space Museum, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Smithsonian Institution Building, Museum Support Center, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Anacostia Museum/Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, Freer Gallery of Art, L'Enfant Plaza offices, National Museum of African Art, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, and miscellaneous locations.
Topic:
Museum buildings  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Buildings -- Maintenance  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 92-068, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Project Files
Identifier:
Accession 92-068
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Project Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa92-068

Project Files

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Extent:
42 cu. ft. (42 record storage boxes) (6 drawers oversize material)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1977-1992
Descriptive Entry:
This accession documents in-house projects of the Office of Design and Construction for various Smithsonian buildings. Documentation includes blueprints and architectural drawings, specifications, correspondence with contractors, and work progress reports. Museums and buildings documented in this collection include: Arts and Industries Building, National Museum of Natural History, Anacostia Museum, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Renwick Gallery, Silver Hill Facility, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Quadrangle Building, the National Mall, General Post Office Building, National Museum of American History, National Museum of American Art, National Portrait Gallery, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution Building, Museum Support Center, L'Enfant Plaza offices, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Smithsonian Institution Service Center, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Barney Studio House, Freer Gallery of Art, National Museum of the American Indian Research Branch Addition (Bronx), National Museum of African Art, and miscellaneous locations.
Topic:
Museum buildings  Search this
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Buildings -- Maintenance  Search this
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 92-138, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Project Files
Identifier:
Accession 92-138
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Project Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa92-138

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