Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 02-189
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center
Dates:
1976-2001
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3.27 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box) (0.58 non-standard size boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records document the development and execution of projects by the Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center (VIARC). The bulk of the records document VIARC's activities relating to the Smithsonian Institution's 150th Anniversary Program. VIARC developed various marketing tools to promote anniversary events. The office was responsible for the design and deployment of banners, flags, signage, brochures, and a special videodisc presentation by Secretary Ira Michael Heyman advertising the celebration that culminated in the "Party on the Mall" (August 10-11, 1996). Other projects include the development of signage directing visitors to museums and other points of interest in and around the Mall.
Materials include brochures, correspondence, drawings, financial records, ephemera, maps, memoranda, photographs, proposals, reports, and videodiscs.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-189, Smithsonian Institution, Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center, Project Files
Use Restriction
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2017; Transferring office; 5/21/2002 memorandum, Alers to Klein; Contact reference staff for details.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Heyman, Ira Michael, 1930- Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Potter, Mary Grace Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. 150th Anniversary Program Committee. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. 150th Anniversary Program. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution 150th Birthday Party on the National Mall (1996: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Anniversaries Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museums -- Public relations. Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Visitors' centers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Visitors. Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Advertising Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marketing Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brochures Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pamphlets Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Architectural drawings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ephemera Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Maps Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Videodiscs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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