Hands On Science Center Records,
1984-2004

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 08-026
Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Information Technology and Society
Dates:
1984-2004
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of materials which document the creation and activities of the Hands On Science Center (HOSC) located in the National Museum of American History. HOSC was created as a part of the exhibition, Science and American Life which opened on April 27, 1994. The HOSC is a 1,500 square-foot interactive education center meant to serve as a venue for children age 5 and up to explore scientific and social issues through performing experiments. These records primarily document the early history of the HOSC including its mission statement, original activities, and proposal as well as photographs from preview testing of activities and of staff. Materials include correspondence; memoranda; a mission statement; floor plans, fund proposals; brochures; color negatives, photographs, slides, and transparencies; and black-and-white negatives, photographs, slides, and transparencies.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-026, National Museum of American History. Division of Information Technology and Society, Hands On Science Center Records

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Hands On Science Center Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Science in American Life (Exhibition) (1994: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Science -- Study and teaching Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Experiments Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museums -- Educational aspects Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Floor plans Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white negatives Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white transparencies Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Color negatives 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