Program Records,
2010-2015

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 17-259
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Education and Access
Dates:
2010-2015
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of records created and maintained during the tenure of Claudine K. Brown, Assistant Secretary for Education and Access (ASEA), who was responsible for defining the Smithsonian's education program. To accomplish this goal Brown worked to develop an Institution-wide plan for educational initiatives, assessment strategies and funding for students in the K-12 range. Additionally, Brown oversaw some of the Smithsonian's educational organizations such as the Smithsonian Science Education Center (formerly known as the National Science Resources Center), the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access (formerly known as the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies), the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), Smithsonian Affiliations, and Smithsonian Associates, as well as coordinated the efforts of 32 education-based offices in museums and science centers.
The programs documented include Waterways, a five-year initiative to engage learners of all ages as stewards of water by teaching about where water comes from and where it goes, how water affects all living things and the relationship of water to weather; the 21st digital museum; Americans All, an initiative to explore and understand how the country has grown and changed as a result of migration and immigration; and MySI, or My Smithsonian, an initiative by ASEA to create a participant access system and serve as a single access point for Smithsonian educational programs and resources.
Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, surveys, notes, retreat records, presentations, financial records, strategic plans, clippings, and other related records.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-259, Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Education and Access, Program Records
Use Restriction
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2031; Transferring office; 05/19/2017 memorandum, Toda to Woods; Contact reference staff for details.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Brown, Claudine K. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Science Education Center Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Science Resources Center (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Affiliations (Program) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Associates Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Waterways (Program) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Americans All (Program) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
MySI (Website) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museums -- Educational aspects Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Teaching Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Virtual museums Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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