Administrative Records,
2006, 2012-2014

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 15-134
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Dates:
2006, 2012-2014
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2.38 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (2 16x20 boxes) (6 folders oversize material)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of records that document the collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and the Unites States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in developing programs and exhibitions related to innovation for the Arts and Industries Building (AIB). Closed to the public since 2004, the Arts and Industries Building was meant to be the home for the Smithsonian Innovation Space and was to open in the summer of 2014. Planning for the space began in 2013, but after a year of program planning and financial review, the Smithsonian concluded that the cost of rehabilitating the building for public use and operating it exceeded available funding sources at the time. These records document the planning process for the physical space, the development of educational programs and exhibitions, budget matters, and staffing. The records were maintained by Pherabe Kolb, Associate Director of Strategic Communications, Office of Communications and External Affairs, who worked under the auspices of the Office of the Secretary as the Project Director of the Smithsonian Innovation Space. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, proposals, floor plans, architectural drawings, budget records, surveys, presentations, video recordings, floor plans, and workshop records. Some materials are in electronic format.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-134, Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
Use Restriction
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2030; Transferring office; 3/19/1970 memorandum, Lytle to Ripley; Contact reference staff for details.

Keywords
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Kolb, Pherabe Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Patent and Trademark Office Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arts and Industries Building (Smithsonian Institution, Washington) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Innovation Space (proposed) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museums -- Educational aspects Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Technological innovations Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Technology -- History Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Technology -- Study and teaching Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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