This accession consists of records that document the construction of the visitor information center located inside the Smithsonian Institution Building when it was renovated. The visitor center underwent a radical redesign that incorporated interactive components including touch screen maps, laserdisc presentations, new theater programs, electronic maps of the mall and surrounding sites and a shop. Video and laserdisc programs were produced by the Office of Telecommunications (OTC) and included the video "Guide to the Smithsonian." Records relating to the renovation include references to the redesign and or repair of interior spaces, exterior features, and landscaping. The records were created and maintained by Mary Grace Potter, Director, 1971-2002. Materials include clippings, proposals, financial records, floor plans, architectural drawings, laserdiscs, videotapes, scripts, translations, signage designs, and awards. Some materials are in electronic format.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-169, Smithsonian Institution, Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center, Construction Records
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