Once the curators at the National Museum of American History acquired a portion of the Greensboro Woolworth's lunch counter, they also began to discuss how to display the lunch counter in the museum. Their work was part of a long-standing effort on the part of the museum to collect Civil Rights era material. In this memorandum, curator Bill Yeingst proposed a plan for exhibiting the lunch counter in the museum.
Memo from Bill Yeingst to the Exhibit Review Committee, June 8, 1994, Woolworth Lunch Counter (Accession No. 1994.0156), Office of the Registrar, National Museum of American History.