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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Systematic Biology
Dates:
1993-2005
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-211
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the administration of the Department of Systematic Biology. The primary purpose of the department was outreach and the improvement of the image of research. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, surveys, strategic goals, organizational charts, budgets, funding information, brochures, a...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Education
Dates:
circa 1980-1999
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 11-195
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the contents of discovery boxes maintained in the Discovery Room and associated educational activities. The Discovery Room is a a hands-on, collections-based activity center for school groups focusing on scientific inquiry. Each discovery box includes objects, photographs, and activity instruction...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Education
Dates:
1980, 1995-1997
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-127
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the development of remote outreach products by the insect zoo (named the O. Orkin Insect Zoo in 1992), including websites and audiovisual products. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, scripts, draft website printouts, proposals, statements of work, schedules, a teacher's kit (including ...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Education and Outreach
Dates:
circa 1994-1995, 2006-2009
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 10-147
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Deborah Rothberg, Education Specialist, 1974-2009, documenting the planning of educational activities for the Sant Ocean Hall which opened in 2008. A small amount of material documents activities related to the earlier traveling exhibition, Ocean Planet, organized by the Smithso...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Education and Outreach
Dates:
circa 1974-2004
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 11-188
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting activities and events in the Discovery Room, a hands-on, collections-based activity center for school groups focusing on scientific inquiry. Materials include photographic prints, contact sheets, slides, and negatives. Also included are several small commemorative signs.

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Education and Outreach
Dates:
circa 1975-2008
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 10-064
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of publications created by the Office of Education to distribute to visitors, teachers, children, and other groups. Materials include brochures for exhibitions and events; calendars of events; teacher's guides and other materials for teachers; activity packets, guides, and worksheets for children and parents; and r...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Education and Outreach
Dates:
circa 1954-2006
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-591
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the management of the Naturalist Center collections, including the acquisition, cataloging, and disposition of objects. The Naturalist Center, 1976-2011, provided hands-on learning experiences for students and adults through the use of study collections. It was located within the museum building ...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Education and Outreach
Dates:
1978, circa 2011, undated
Size:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-137
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the programs and activities of the Naturalist Center. The Naturalist Center, 1976-2011, provided hands-on learning experiences for students and adults through the use of study collections. It was located within the museum building until 1995 when it was moved to Leesburg, Virginia. Materials inclu...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Education
Dates:
1978-1979, 1995-1996, 2003
Size:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-125
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting three exhibitions in which insect zoo (named the O. Orkin Insect Zoo in 1992) collections were featured. The Dynamics of Evolution Hall, which opened in 1979, featured a section on population potential that was illustrated with a full-size kitchen covered in freeze-dried cockroaches that were rea...

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Dates:
2009-2011
Size:
15 digital audio files; 42 digital video files
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9622
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA) began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Progra...

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