Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 94-119
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of Product Development and Licensing
Dates:
circa 1973-1993
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
6.5 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
The Office of Product Development and Licensing (OPDL), which reports to the Office of Business Management, was established to generate additional revenue for the Smithsonian Institution through licensing and development of products related to the Smithsonian Collections. Staff of OPDL identify licensing and product development opportunities within the collections and work with manufacturers to develop these ideas into profitable entities. These records include product proposals, licensing contracts, and royalty agreements with manufacturers; marketing files pertaining to copyrights and trademark placement notices; correspondence and petitions from the public and American quilt companies regarding the American Pacific Enterprises quilt controversy; and product samples.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-119, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Product Development and Licensing, Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
American Pacific Enterprises Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
License agreements Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Copyright Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trademarks Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brochures Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
Contact us at osiaref@si.edu