Front Royal Environmental Facility Records,
1986-1997

Summary
Collection ID:
SIA.FA00-023
Dates:
1986-1997
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of records that document activities relating to the establishment and general operation of the Smithsonian Institution Archives' cold-storage environmental chamber at Front Royal, Virginia. The chamber, which opened in December 1994, was located in the old transmitter building at the Conservation and Research Center (CRC), National Zoological Park. It was used for the storage of microfilm, audio and videotapes, and film reels. Due to high maintenance costs and lack of adequate oversight, the Archives eventually removed its materials from the chamber and turned over all control of the facility to CRC in October 1997. Materials include memoranda pertaining to proposals and planning, environmental chamber specifications, contractual requirements, and conservation assessment information.

Administration
Author
Finding aid prepared by Smithsonian Institution Archives

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-023, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Smithsonian Institution Archives, Front Royal Environmental Facility Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Facility management Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Archival materials -- Conservation and restoration Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Archives -- Collection management Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum archives Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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