Construction Records,
1983-1993

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 02-169
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center
Dates:
1983-1993
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records 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.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-169, Smithsonian Institution, Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center, Construction Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Potter, Mary Grace Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Guide to the Smithsonian (Documentary film) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museums -- Educational aspects. Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museums -- Membership. Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museums -- Public relations. Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum visitors Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Visitors' centers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Clippings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Drawings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Floor plans Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Audiotapes Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
Contact us at osiaref@si.edu