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Smithsonian Preservation Quarterly

The Smithsonian Institution Office of Architectural History and Historic Preservation (OAHP) published a quarterly newsletter, Smithsonian Preservation Quarterly, from 1990 to 1996. The artcles dealt with issues of historic preservation, architectural history, and other Smithsonian related concerns. The last issue of the quarterly was renamed Smithsonian Preservation Notes. OAHP maintains Internet editions of select Quarterly issues available via the World Wide Web.

Winter 1995

Spring 1995

Summer/Fall 1995

Spring 1996

Index to articles in this issue:

* The Mall, Our Front Yard

* Smithsonian Pleasure Grounds: The First Mall Design

* The Henry Statue, About Face

* Phantoms of the Museum

* Monument to Truth and Beauty: The Andrew Jackson Downing Urn

* Air and Space in the Southwest: The Debate over a Tenth Street Mall

* Memorials and the Mall

 

Index to articles in this issue:

* Hornblower and Marshall Documents at the Smithsonian

* Rathbun’s Descriptive Account of Natural History

* Terrazzo, a Classic Floor

* Beaux-Arts on the Mall: The Natural History Museum

* Guastivino Vaulting: Ancient Technology in a New World

* The East and West Court Projects: Natural History Museum Make-over

 

Index to articles in this issue:

* The Adams Memorial: Augutus Saint Gaudens’ Commission for Henry Adams

* Mr. Smithson Goes to Washington: The Smithsonian’s Benefactor Interred in the Castle

* Smithson’s Memorial: The Search for a Proper Memorial

* Of Sarcophagi and Symbols: James Smithson’s Grave Marker

* The Smithsonian and Arlington Cemetery: Montgomery Meigs’s Connection to both

* From Furniture Factory to Funeral Home: Henry W. Jenkins & Son

* Tomb with a View: Oak Hill Cemetery

 

Index to articles in this issue:

* What Style is it?: The Smithsonian Building is a Mix of Several Styles

* Saint Dunstan: The Statue in the Castle’s Niche

* Centennial = Colonial?: The Debate about Centennial Furniture

* How Centennial Furniture Differs From Colonial

* The Smithsonian Bell

* Photo OP: The First Design for the Air & Space Museum

 

 

 

Winter 1994 No Issue Spring/Summer 1994 Fall 1994

Index to articles in this issue:

* The Director's Column: The West Wing of the Smithsonian Building

* The Smithsonian Building's West Wing, a Chronology

* The West Wing Door Restoration

* The Laboratory of Natural History

* West Wing Exhibit Cases

* The Commons Renovation

* The Commons defined

Index to articles in this issue:

* Happy Anniversary, The 30th year of the Castle Collection

* The Castle Collection in the Beginning

* History for Sale

* Nineteenth Century Furniture Sub-styles

* Managing a Working Collection

* Castle Collection Resume

*Photo-Op: The First Collection Piece

Index to articles in this issue:

* Barton S. Alexander, The Second Architect of the Smithsonian Building

* Barney Studio House: A National Treasure

* Lost and Found: A Castle table returns

* Momento Mori: The Rural Cemetery Movement

* An Exhibition of the Secretaries' Portraits

* The Enola Gay, The Last Act, Part I

Winter 1993 Spring 1993 Summer 1993 Fall 1993

Index to articles in this issue:

* Director's Column: Photography at the Smithsonian

* Thomas W. Smillie: The Smithsonian's First Photographer

* A&I: Home to the Photo Lab for Over 100 Years

* The Daguerre Monument

* Interiors of the Castle in 19th Century Photographs

* The Changing Face of Photography at the Smithsonian

 

Index to articles in this issue:

* Director's Column: Worthy but Obscure: Josse Vrydagh

* A Niche for Moses Ezekiel

* Patently Obscure: George W. Gates

* Albert Harris: Visionary of a Modern Zoo

* The Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company

* The Rise of Women at the Smithsonian

Index to articles in this issue:

* Director's Column: Four Interns

* Drawing Conclusions: Drawings Show the Evolution of the Castle

* Arts & Marx: Adolf Cluss and Karl Marx

* The Castle's Capitals

* Plans for the Future: THe A&I Building

Index to articles in this issue:

* Director's Column: Prologue for the 150th

* The First Smithsonian Guidebook

* The Upstairs Lecture Hall

* Jacob Kainen: Smithsonian Curator and Artist

* The Colossal Sculpture Group, "America"

* Owls in the Tower: Other Duties as Assigned

Winter 1992 Spring 1992 Summer 1992 Fall 1992

Index to articles in this issue:

* Director's Column: Preservation and Accessibility

* Thomas U. Walter and the General Post Office Building

* Audubon Prints on View

* Renwick Chair Restoration

* Etymologgical Morsel: "Cathedral"

* The Army Medical Museum on the Mall

 

Index to articles in this issue:

* Director's Column: Subtle Transistions

* The Castle Collection's "Rope Sofa"

* The National Air Museum

* Conservation Assessment: A planning Tool

* Etymologgical Morsel: "Mausoleum"

Index to articles in this issue:

* Director's Column: A New Architecture

* Documenting the Changes to the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum

* Ivy on the Castle: Another of Smithson's Gifts?

* Horatio Greeough's Statue of George Washington

* The Aesthetic Movement in the Castle

* Etymologgical Morsel: "Sarchophagus"

 

Index to articles in this issue:

* Director's Column: In the Beginning, The Castle's Design before Renwick

* The Regents' Room

* Commemorative Clocks

* Etymologgical Morsel: "Gargoyle"

* Fielding B. Meek

* Polkas, Anyone? Click to play audio then read the article:

The Smithsonian Polka

The Institute Polka & Schottisch

Winter 1991 Spring 1991 Summer 1991 Fall 1991

Index to articles in this issue:

* Apotosaurus Update

* The Art Room in the Castle

* Furniture Care at Home

* The White House of the Confederacy

 

Index to articles in this issue:

* Director's Column: OAHP & TQM

* SIFC Name Change

* In Search of Lulu Smithson

* Historic Bell House

* Boston Side Chair

Index to articles in this issue:

* Director's Column: Preservation Policy for the Smithsonian

* The AIC in Albuquerque, NM

* ODC's Vince Cogliano

* US Customs House Documentation

* African American Museum Study

* Boston Drop-Leaf Table

Index to articles in this issue:

* Director's Column: OAHHP, A New Beginning

* The First Building at the Zoo

* Master Stone Carver, Constantine Seferlis

* Secretaire A Abattant

* Magnetic Observatory

* Restoration of James Renwick's Regents' Chairs