This accession consists of records that document the administrative activities of Marc Pachter during his tenure as Deputy Assistant Secretary for External Affairs (1990-1994); Counselor to the Secretary for Electronic Communications and Special Projects (1994-1995); and Counselor to the Secretary (1995-2000), respectively.
The records document activities associated with the formation and work of the Electronic Media Board [EMB] (1991-1997), which was established to address the issues of uniformity and efficiency in the review and production of Smithsonian electronic media outreach and education efforts. See Accession 00-138 for a detailed description of the Board and its mandate.
In addition to the records of the Electronic Media Board, there are records relating to Pachter's interaction with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; The Smithsonian Associates; the Smithsonian World television program; the Office of Telecommunications; Smithsonian Press and Productions; the Museum of the American Indian; the Office of Institutional Studies; the National Portrait Gallery; the Office of Sponsored Projects; and a major trip to Japan. Additional material relates to his involvement in the promotion and public awareness of exhibitions and educational programs and projects.
Materials include agendas, minutes, notes, reference files, correspondence, memoranda, reports, press kits, photographs, booklets, brochures, development files, budget files, subject files, and related records.