Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 95-007
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of Product Development and Licensing
Dates:
circa
1973-1994
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
11 cu. ft. (11 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records include correspondence with contracted and prospective companies; Smithsonian Institution Engagement Calendar solicited bids, design concepts, production progress, and distribution arrangements; product proposals, licensing contracts, and royalty agreements with private manufacturers; minutes of meetings; information pertaining to the American Pacific Enterprises quilt controversy; product samples; budget reports; and documentation concerning OPDL business dealings with publishers.

Historical Note
Historical Note
The Office of Product Development and Licensing (OPDL), which reports to the Office of Business Management, was established to generate additional revenue for the Smithsonian through licensing and development of products related to the Smithsonian Collections. Staff of OPDL identify licensing and product development opportunities within the collections and work with manufacturers to develop these ideas into profitable entities.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-007, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Product Development and Licensing, Records
Use Restriction
Restricted for 15 years. Any requests to access these records during the restriction period, including requests from the staff of Smithsonian Business Ventures, must first receive permission, in writing, from the Director of Product Development and Licensing, until Jan-01-2010; Transferring office; 8/16/1994 memoranda, Johnstone to Watson; Contact reference staff for details.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
American Pacific Enterprises Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
License agreements Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brochures Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
Contact us at
osiaref@si.edu