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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of Visitor Services
Dates:
1959, 1973-2014
Size:
8.69 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 14-034
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of publications and other materials created by the Office of Visitor Services for distribution to volunteers and to the public as well as signage for the Smithsonian Institution on the National Mall and for the information and membership desks in the various museums. The office was known as the Visitor Information and ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Traveling Exhibition Service
Dates:
circa 1979-1995
Size:
40 cu. ft. (40 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-161
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of files of Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) exhibitions. Varying amounts of material are included, such as itineraries, slides, news clippings, scripts, news releases, shipping documents, correspondence, photographs, lists, brochures, videotapes, audiotapes, etc. The same show may be documen...

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Creators:
Lemelson Center
Dates:
1995-2014
Size:
29 cu. ft. (27 record storage boxes) (4 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 16-092
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audio and visual recordings of Lemelson Center special events, exhibitions, symposia, and general activities used for broadcast. Major programs documented within this collection include "Nobel Voices: Celebrating 100 Years of the Nobel Prize;" "Lewis Latimer: Renaissance Man;" "Reinventing the Wheel: The Continuing ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
1993, 1996, 1999-2014, undated
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-240
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audiovisual recordings regarding the Smithsonian Institution, including interviews with media outlets, footage of events, exhibits, webcasts, and public service announcements. Materials include audiotapes, videotapes, CDs, DVDs, and other audiovisual media. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Department of Decorative Arts
Dates:
1941-1992
Size:
39 cu. ft. (39 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 506
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of the administrative, correspondence, and exhibition files of the Department of Decorative Arts. Curator David R. McFadden and his predecessors created most of the records, but some were compiled by assistants in the department, guest curators, and exhibition organizers. Some files were created before the department ...

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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Office of the Director
Dates:
1948-1965
Size:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 623
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit contains some information on post-World War II exhibition planning at the Smithsonian. However, in the main, they document the involvement of the Office of the Director in exhibition planning at the Museum of History and Technology (MHT) from its creation in 1957 through 1965. Directors represented in this collection include ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center
Dates:
FY 1998-FY 2009
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-199
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the administration of the Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center and its relations with other Smithsonian offices and museums as well as the local tourist industry. These records were created and maintained by Mary Grace Potter, Director, 1975-2000, and Katherine Neill Ridgley, ...

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Dates:
1990
Size:
4 videotapes (Reference copies). 7 digital .wmv files and .rm files (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9543
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Videohistory Program, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation from 1986 until 1992, used video in historical research. Additional collections have been added since the grant project ended. Videohistory uses the video camera as a historical research tool to record moving visual information. Video works best in historical r...

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Creators:
National Museum of the American Indian. Office of Special Events
Dates:
1992-2009
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-135
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records which document major special events at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), such as the opening of the George Gustav Heye Center, exhibition receptions, and the National Powwow in 2005. Also covered are events and receptions related to the vernal equinox, festivals, and fundraising. Materials ...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Biodiversity Program
Dates:
1989-1998
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 00-048
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the professional activities and official travel of the Director of the Smithsonian Institution's Biodiversity Program, Don E. Wilson, 1990-2000. Records created prior to 1990 were created and transferred by Wilson upon his assumption of the Directorship. Materials include meeting and conference ...

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