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Administrative Records

Creator::
National Museum of African Art. Assistant Director for Administration  Search this
Extent:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Floppy disks
Compact discs
Date:
1986-2002
Descriptive Entry:
This accession includes records documenting the administrative activities of Patricia L. Fiske, Assistant Director for Administration at the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA), with earlier records dating back to when she was Assistant Director of NMAfA. Material consists of correspondence, memoranda, and notes; NMAfA weekly reports; project files pertaining to fundraising, object loans, website development, storage, and publications; Collection Information System Management Committee mission statement, meeting minutes, and reports; contracts; and NMAfA exhibition planning information, which primarily includes budget summaries, loan agreements, and grant proposals. Also includes information on the Art Bureaus Collections Information System (ARTCIS) project, a collaborative effort between Smithsonian art museums to develop a common automated off-the-shelf collections data system to be implemented in each bureau, with support from an information technology contractor.
Topic:
Budget  Search this
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Intellectual property  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Art, African  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Floppy disks
Compact discs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-210, National Museum of African Art. Assistant Director for Administration, Administrative Records
Identifier:
Accession 02-210
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Administrative Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-210

Development Records

Creator::
National Air and Space Museum. Office of the Director  Search this
Extent:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Electronic records
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1996-2009
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting fund raising; donations and loans of objects; relations with donors and other supporters of the museum and the construction of the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center; partnerships with other institutions and corporations; and general outreach. Records were created by Directors Donald Davenport Engen, 1996-1999, and John R. Dailey, 2000- , as well as Donald S. Lopez, Deputy Director, 1996-2008, and Acting Director, 1999. Materials include correspondence, agreements, background materials, talking points, and images. Some materials are in electronic format.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2025; Transferring office; 4/21/2011 memorandum, Wright to Frank; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Fund raising  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Museum storage facilities  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Astronautical museums  Search this
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Museum finance  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Electronic records
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-138, National Air and Space Museum, Office of the Director, Development Records
Identifier:
Accession 11-138
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Development Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa11-138

Administrative Records

Topic:
Smithsonian Directives (Administrative issuances)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Extent:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Electronic records
Date:
2010
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the administrative activities of G. Wayne Clough during his third year as Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (SI). The records document issues with regard to the Institution's museums, exhibitions, research, fund raising, programs, and special events. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; policies and guidelines; agreements; budget summaries; speech papers; personnel management information; reports; meeting agendas and minutes; information about gifts, awards, committees, symposiums, publications, Board of Regents, and members of Congress; invitations; and articles. Some materials are in electronic format.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years. until Jan-01-2026; Transferring office; 3/19/1970 memorandum, Lytle to Ripley; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Personnel management  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Speeches, addresses, etc.  Search this
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Museums -- Employees  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Museum finance  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Committees  Search this
Budget  Search this
Gifts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-173, Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
Identifier:
Accession 15-173
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Administrative Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa15-173

Program Records

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Asian Pacific American Center  Search this
Extent:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Compact discs
Electronic records
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Date:
1997-2014
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the program activities of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center (SAPAC) in regard to public outreach initiatives such as literary events, historical presentations, contemporary discussions, cultural performances, exhibitions, symposiums, commemorations, special events, and committees. Earlier records date back to when SAPAC was known as the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; fundraising information; proposals; budget summaries; reports; agreements; brochures; website project information; photographs; newspaper clippings; and audiotape recordings of programs. Some materials are in electronic format.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years. until Apr-15-2015; Transferring office; 4/15/2015 memorandum, Johnstone to Inocencio; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Asian Americans  Search this
Pacific Islanders  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Special events  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Web sites  Search this
Committees  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Compact discs
Electronic records
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-211, Smithsonian Institution. Asian Pacific American Center, Program Records
Identifier:
Accession 15-211
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Program Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa15-211

Administrative Records

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Compact discs
Digital versatile discs
Electronic records
Digital images
Date:
2004-2014
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the administrative activities of Secretary G. Wayne Clough, with some records dating prior to his tenure. The records document meetings, lectures, awards, employee surveys, agreements, official travel, Board of Regents, exhibitions, fund raising, research, tours, and special events. The records also document the ground breaking ceremony and construction of the National Museum of African American History and Culture; the installation of Clough as Secretary; and a tribute to Secretary I. Michael Heyman. Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Museums. -- Public relations  Search this
Museums -- Employees  Search this
Speeches, addresses, etc  Search this
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Research  Search this
Awards  Search this
Tours  Search this
Genre/Form:
Compact discs
Digital versatile discs
Electronic records
Digital images
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-260, Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
Identifier:
Accession 15-260
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Administrative Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa15-260

Subject Files

Creator::
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Development  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Compact discs
Digital images
Electronic records
Date:
1979-2010
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting development and fundraising activities at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG). Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, grant files, budget documents, agreements, planning documents, policy documents, presentations, clippings, event evaluations, brochures, exhibition information, images, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2026; Transferring office; 4/20/2016 memorandum, Wright to Gabryszak; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Compact discs
Digital images
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-377, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Development, Subject Files
Identifier:
Accession 16-377
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Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa16-377

Development Records

Creator::
National Air and Space Museum. Office of Advancement  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Manuscripts
Pamphlets
Compact discs
Digital versatile discs
Electronic records
Architectural drawings
Color photographs
Videotapes
Date:
circa 1999-2018
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of materials documenting marketing and fundraising efforts on behalf of the National Air and Space Museum. Particularly well-documented within this accession are capital campaigns for the construction and expansion of the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Materials include correspondence, reports, proposals, campaign manuals, presentations, photographs, videos, construction drawings, clippings, pamphlets, invitations, calendars, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2033; Transferring office; 11/30/2017 memorandum, Wright to Livengood/Wade; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Astronautical museums  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Museum finance  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Manuscripts
Pamphlets
Compact discs
Digital versatile discs
Electronic records
Architectural drawings
Color photographs
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-059, National Air and Space Museum. Office of Advancement, Development Records
Identifier:
Accession 18-059
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Development Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa18-059

Subject Files

Creator::
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of the Director  Search this
Extent:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Electronic records
Floor plans
Date:
1993-2015
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the administration of the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery during the tenures of Milo Cleveland Beach, Director, 1987-2001, and Julian Raby, Director, 2002-2017. Topics include external partnerships, strategic planning, fund raising, and marketing. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, marketing materials, brochures, agreements, proposals, floor plans, notes, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2031; Transferring office; 6/9/2001 memorandum, Alers to Hennessey; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Strategic planning  Search this
Art, Asian  Search this
Museums -- Marketing  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Art museum directors  Search this
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Electronic records
Floor plans
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-090, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of the Director, Subject Files
Identifier:
Accession 18-090
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Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa18-090

Budget and Finance Records

Creator::
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of the Director  Search this
Extent:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Electronic records
Date:
1928-1929, 1976-2015
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting budget planning, execution, and administration of finances and endowments during the tenures of Milo Cleveland Beach, Director, 1987-2001, and Julian Raby, Director, 2002-2017. Topics include workforce and performance plans, yearly budget summaries and statements, standards, proposals, presentations, and agreements. Materials include reports, memoranda, correspondence, spreadsheets, notes, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2031; Transferring office; 6/9/2001 memorandum, Alers to Hennessey; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Art museum directors  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Endowments  Search this
Museum finance  Search this
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Budget  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-091, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of the Director, Budget and Finance Records
Identifier:
Accession 18-091
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Budget and Finance Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa18-091

Departmental Records

Creator::
Smithsonian Photography Initiative  Search this
Extent:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Clippings
Compact discs
Electronic records
Date:
1972-2012
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the funding and projects of the Smithsonian Photography Initiative (SPI). Many materials document the creation of website and print publications. Materials include correspondence, grant and funding information, reports, budgets, background information, and clippings. Some materials are in electronic format. A few materials document projects that were not completed until after SPI became a part of the Smithsonian Institution Archives in 2009.
Topic:
Photography -- History  Search this
Photography  Search this
Web sites  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Compact discs
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-156, Smithsonian Photography Initiative, Departmental Records
Identifier:
Accession 18-156
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Departmental Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa18-156

Publicity Records

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History, Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Extent:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Manuscripts
Brochures
Compact discs
Electronic records
Architectural drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color transparencies
Date:
1990-2007
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting publicity activities surrounding exhibitions, events, research, development, and other aspects of the National Museum of Natural History. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, clippings, press releases, brochures, images, reports, architectural drawings, notes, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format. Records dated prior to 1998 were created by the Office of Development and Public Affairs.
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Museums -- Public relations.  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Research  Search this
Special events.  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Manuscripts
Brochures
Compact discs
Electronic records
Architectural drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-173, National Museum of Natural History, Office of Public Affairs, Publicity Records
Identifier:
Accession 12-173
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Publicity Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa12-173

Subject Files

Creator::
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Office of the Director  Search this
Extent:
5.69 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Electronic records
Compact discs
Architectural drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
2009-2013
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records created and maintained by the Office of the Director during the tenure of Richard Koshalek, Director, 2009-2013. Many of the records document the seven priorities outlined by Koshalek when he first arrived at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG): a fundamental commitment to research; an emphasis on thematic content; and updated approach to collecting and conserving; a new level of connectivity; an artist's presence throughout the museum; opening the doors to collaboration; and curating the museum as a unified public space. Major topics documented in this accession include the Seasonal Inflatable Structure (commonly known as the "Bubble"), the Center for Creative Dialogue, the YOUmedia Center, redesign of the bookstore, development of a new visual identity, exhibitions, development, conference planning, and Koshalek's vision for the future of the museum. Materials include correspondence, planning documents, presentations, meeting materials, press clippings, studies, reports, architectural drawings, promotional materials, white papers, proposals, images, notes, invitations, brochures, stationary, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2029; Transferring office; 8/31/1982 memorandum, Bain to Kirkpatrick; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Art museum directors  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Electronic records
Compact discs
Architectural drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 14-096, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Office of the Director, Subject Files
Identifier:
Accession 14-096
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Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa14-096

Exhibition and Program Records

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of Curatorial Affairs  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Digital images
Electronic records
Drawings
Place:
United States -- History $y Revolution, 1775-1783
Date:
2005-2007
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the records of Kathleen M. Kendrick, Curator, documenting exhibition and program activities of the Office of Curatorial Affairs in regard to the planning, development, and production of the exhibition "Benjamin Franklin: A Revolutionary Role" at the National Museum of American History. The exhibition, in commemoration of Franklin's 300th birthday, examined his role as an American Revolution statesman. Displayed was the suit Franklin wore while on a diplomatic trip to Paris that resulted in the signing of the Treaty of Alliance in 1778; the walking cane presented to him during the trip; and the famous portrait of him by Joseph Duplessis, commissioned during his stay in Paris. Other staff represented in these records include James B. Gardner, Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs, and project managers Jeffrey L. Brodie and Nanci Edwards.

Materials include correspondence; notes; exhibition proposal; planning and design information; budget summaries; information about fundraising, meetings, website development, publicity, loans, and special events; and drawings. Some materials are in electronic format.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years. until Jan-01-2023; Transferring office; 4/17/2016 memorandum, Johnstone to Holland; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Special events  Search this
Diplomacy  Search this
Web sites  Search this
Loans  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Digital images
Electronic records
Drawings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-232, National Museum of American History. Office of Curatorial Affairs, Exhibition and Program Records
Identifier:
Accession 17-232
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Exhibition and Program Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa17-232

Administrative Records

Topic:
Smithsonian Directives (Administrative issuances)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Extent:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Compact discs
Electronic records
Color photographs
Date:
2015
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the administrative activities of Albert G. Horvath during his tenure as Acting Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (January-June 2015), and the records of David J. Skorton, Secretary (July-December 2015). The records document issues with regard to the Institution's museums, exhibitions, research, fundraising, programs, and special events. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; budget summaries; contracts; reports; meeting agendas and minutes; policies and guidelines; information about gifts, wills, awards, personnel management, committees, publications, corporate sponsorship, members of Congress, and the Board of Regents; event schedules; speech papers; invitations; photographs; brochures; articles; and newspaper clippings. Listings in bold indicate both the topic of folder contents and major subheadings from the Secretary's office file plan. Some materials are in electronic format.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years. until Jan-01-2031; Transferring office; 3/19/1970 memorandum, Lytle to Ripley; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Speeches, address, etc.  Search this
Personnel management  Search this
Museums -- Employees  Search this
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Corporate sponsorship  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Special events  Search this
Research grants  Search this
Committees  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Budget  Search this
Awards  Search this
Gifts  Search this
Wills  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Compact discs
Electronic records
Color photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-089, Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
Identifier:
Accession 18-089
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Administrative Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa18-089

Subject Files

Creator::
National Zoological Park. Office of the Director  Search this
Extent:
19 cu. ft. (19 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Electronic records
Compact discs
Architectural drawings
Videotapes
Date:
1972, 1979-2015
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the administration of the National Zoological Park. The bulk of these materials were created and maintained by Lucy H. Spelman, Director, 2000-2004; Morrell John Berry, Director, 2005-2009; and Dennis W. Kelly, Director, 2010-2017, with a smaller amount of material created by acting, deputy, and former directors. Topics in this accession include strategic planning, facilities planning, the National Zoological Park Advisory Board, Friends of the National Zoo, research partnerships, animal management, community outreach, media relations, personnel, and fundraising. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, strategic planning documents, meeting materials, agreements, proposals, brochures, clippings, architectural drawings, videotapes, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2031; Transferring office; 1/5/2001 memorandum, Peters to Montes; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Zoos -- Administration  Search this
Zoo directors  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Zoo animals  Search this
Research  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Zoo exhibits  Search this
Personnel management  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Electronic records
Compact discs
Architectural drawings
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-142, National Zoological Park. Office of the Director, Subject Files
Identifier:
Accession 18-142
See more items in:
Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa18-142

Program Records

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian, Community and Constituent Services, Constituent Outreach, Training Unit  Search this
Extent:
8.5 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Pamphlets
Compact discs
Electronic records
Floppy disks
Color photographs
Date:
1977-2008
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records which document the work of the Training Unit in the creation and implementation of training programs for the Native American community and related organizations. Areas of training include the care of Native American collections; the creation and management of tribal archives; exhibition planning, fabrication, and management; marketing Native arts; planning and managing American Indian cultural programs; starting a tribal museum; leadership; repatriation; fundraising; Native American languages; and other related areas. Also included are materials related to professionals visiting the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) to study and use NMAI collections for research purposes and to participate in professional development activities. Staff represented includes Karen Coody Cooper, Alyce Sadongei, and Jill Norwood.

Some records date from when the office was known as the Smithsonian Institution, Office of Community Services, Museum Training Program. Additionally some records date from before the creation of NMAI and were created by Native American Museums Training Programs (1977-1981) and the Native American Museums Programs (1981-1989) both part of the Smithsonian Institution, Office of Museum Programs. Lastly some records were created in collaboration between NMAI and the American Indian Museum Studies Program, Center for Museum Studies (which later became the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies).

Materials include correspondence; memoranda; workshop records including programs, agendas, participant lists, video, release forms, and evaluations; transcripts; images; reports; brochures; pamphlets; and clippings. Some materials are in electronic format.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2024; Transferring office; 01/04/2011 memorandum, Toda to Norwood; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Archives -- Administration  Search this
Archives -- Collection management  Search this
Archives -- Cultural programs  Search this
Cultural property -- Protection  Search this
Cultural property -- Repatriation  Search this
Cultural property  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Indian arts -- North America  Search this
Indian leadership  Search this
Indians of North America -- Archives  Search this
Indians of North America -- Languages  Search this
Indians of North America -- Museums  Search this
Indians of North America -- Research  Search this
Marketing  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museum techniques  Search this
Museums -- Collection management.  Search this
Training  Search this
Indians of North America -- Exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Pamphlets
Compact discs
Electronic records
Floppy disks
Color photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-042, National Museum of the American Indian, Community and Constituent Services, Constituent Outreach, Training Unit, Program Records
Identifier:
Accession 11-042
See more items in:
Program Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa11-042

Smithsonian Branding Campaign Oral History Interviews

Extent:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Compact discs
Sound recordings
Date:
2012
Introduction:
The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Collection 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. Program staff conduct interviews with current and retired Smithsonian staff and others who have made significant contributions to the Institution. There are also interviews conducted by researchers or students on topics related to the history of the Smithsonian or the holdings of the Smithsonian Institution Archives.

The Smithsonian Branding Interviews were conducted in response to the Smithsonian's 2012 launch of a new branding campaign in order to detail the background of the campaign and its interaction with the Smithsonian Institution Archives.
Descriptive Entry:
These interviews, conducted by Smithsonian Institution Archives intern Elaura Dunning, were recorded in September and October of 2012 at the Capital Gallery building and the Smithsonian Institution Building, Washington, D.C. They cover motivations behind the Smithsonian's new branding campaign, integration of social media and web resources into the work of the Smithsonian brand, details of fundraising for the Smithsonian Institution Archives, and responses to the "Seriously Amazing/Questions Come Alive" campaign.

This collection is comprised of four interviews, one with each subject, totaling 2.2 hours of recording, 58 total pages of transcript, four .mp3 reference files and four original .wav files. The original wav files are in security storage.
Historical Note:
The Smithsonian Branding interviews were conducted as part of a larger research project done by Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA) intern Elaura Dunning during September through December, 2012. Dunning's project focused on the history of branding, or the process by which organizations manage their image and reputation, at the Smithsonian Institution. The Smithsonian's new branding campaign, "Seriously Amazing/Questions Come Alive at the Smithsonian" provides context for these interviews about the campaign's background, the Smithsonian's use of social media and their target demographics, the Smithsonian Institutional Archives' presence on the Internet, and how fundraising for the Smithsonian Institution Archives will be managed.

Interviewees include the Smithsonian's Office of Communications and External Affairs' Associate Director of Strategic Communications, Pherabe Kolb, who helped develop and supervise the launch of the new branding campaign; an Office of Communications and External Affairs Public Affairs Specialist, Sarah Sulick, who helped manage the Smithsonian's social media accounts and incorporate new material from the "Seriously Amazing" campaign; Effie Kapsalis, the Smithsonian Institution Archives' Head of Web and New Media, who assists in managing the online presence of the SIA; and Mamie J. Williams, the SIA's new Director of Advancement, who discusses fundraising at the Smithsonian.
Rights:
Restricted. Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Fund raising  Search this
Public relations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Compact discs
Sound recordings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9631, Smithsonian Branding Campaign Oral History Interviews
Identifier:
Record Unit 9631
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Smithsonian Branding Campaign Oral History Interviews
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru9631

Exhibition and Program Records

Topic:
Star Spangled Banner
The Star-Spangled Banner: The Making of an American Icon (Monograph : 2008)
Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of Curatorial Affairs  Search this
Extent:
13.38 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes) (2 16x20 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Brochures
Compact discs
Electronic records
Drawings
Floor plans
Architectural drawings
Illustrations
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Place:
United States -- History
Date:
1990-2008
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the exhibition and program coordinating activities of the Office of Curatorial Affairs, primarily in regard to the preservation of the Star-Spangled Banner and the planning, development, and production of the exhibition "The Star-Spangled Banner: The Flag that Inspired the National Anthem" at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), including the complimentary traveling exhibit "For Which It Stands: The American Flag in American Life" which examined the ways Americans use the flag to express their ideas about patriotism, citizenship, and national identity. Some records also document smaller exhibitions and related programs such as "So Proudly We Hail," a display of prominent American flags from World War II to honor veterans of that conflict; "World War II Photograph Perspectives," a selection of photographs taken during the second world war which document Americans both at war and home; and "July 1942: United We Stand," an array of original July 1942 magazine covers featuring the American flag, to mark the sixtieth anniversary of the "United We Stand" campaign.

Staff represented in these records include James B. Gardner, Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs, who served as project director of the Star-Spangled Banner preservation project and exhibition from 2002 to 2006; Ronald E. Becker, NMAH Associate Director of Capital Programs, who was project director from 1996 to 2002; project managers Kate Henderson, Jeffrey L. Brodie, Kathryn Campbell, and Carol Frost; conservator Suzanne Thomassen-Krauss; curators Marilyn Zoidis, Harold D. Langley, Kathleen M. Kendrick, and Paula Johnston; public programs educator Julia Forbes; and project historian Lonn Taylor, who co-authored the exhibition book "The Star-Spangled Banner: The Making of an American Icon."

Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; exhibition proposals; planning and design information; scripts; budget summaries; contractual agreements; meeting agendas and minutes; reports; press releases; educational program information; floor plans, drawings, and illustrations; photographs; brochures; website development information; visitor surveys and comments; loan information; policies and guidelines; information about committees, seminars, workshops, and special events; audiotape recordings; NMAH flag hall renovation information; exhibition schedules; fundraising, sponsorship, and grant information; and other supporting documentation. Some materials are in electronic format.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2024; Transferring office; 7/7/2016 memorandum, Johnstone to Jones; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Conservation and restoration  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Museum loans  Search this
Conservators  Search this
Committees  Search this
Corporate sponsorship  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Web sites  Search this
Research grants  Search this
Patriotism  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Special events  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Compact discs
Electronic records
Drawings
Floor plans
Architectural drawings
Illustrations
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-322, National Museum of American History. Office of Curatorial Affairs, Exhibition and Program Records
Identifier:
Accession 16-322
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Exhibition and Program Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa16-322

Project Files

Creator::
National Air and Space Museum. Space History Division  Search this
Extent:
10.30 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes) (2 oversize folders)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Digital versatile discs
Floppy disks
Electronic records
Architectural drawings
Floor plans
Drawings
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Color negatives
Black-and-white negatives
Color transparencies
Videotapes
Date:
1960-2008
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the relocation and restoration of three Saturn V rockets the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) acquired from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in the early 1970s, when the Apollo Space Program concluded. One rocket, consisting entirely of stages and spacecraft intended to be launched, is on display at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. The other rockets on display, one at the John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida and one at the United States Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, consist of test stages not meant for flight. Curators represented in these records include Frank H. Winter and Allan A. Needell, and there is material that was created and maintained by Alfred J. Bachmeier, NASM Collections and Facilities Manager. Earlier records dated back to when the Space History Division, prior to 1987, was known as the Department of Space Science and Exploration, and as the Department of Space History from 1987 to 1997.

Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; proposals; contracts and agreements; reports; budget summaries; meeting agendas and minutes; guidelines; articles and press releases; photographs, slides, and negatives; videotape recordings; restoration logs; fundraising information; evaluations; project schedules; architectural drawings, floor plans, and drawings; and supporting documentation. Some materials are in electronic format.
Oversize:
This collection contains oversize material.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years. until Jan-01-2024; Transferring office; 9/12/2018 memorandum, Johnstone to Williams; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Saturn launch vehicles  Search this
Museum conservation methods  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Astronautical museums  Search this
Astronautical museums  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Budget  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Digital versatile discs
Floppy disks
Electronic records
Architectural drawings
Floor plans
Drawings
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Color negatives
Black-and-white negatives
Color transparencies
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-267, National Air and Space Museum. Space History Division, Project Files
Identifier:
Accession 18-267
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Project Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa18-267

Subject Files, 1920-2018

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Office of the Director  Search this
Subject:
Crew, Spencer R. 1949-  Search this
Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007  Search this
Multhauf, Robert P  Search this
Boorstin, Daniel J (Daniel Joseph) 1914-2004  Search this
Hindle, Brooke  Search this
Kennedy, Roger G  Search this
Ewers, John C (John Canfield) 1909-1997  Search this
Kellogg, Remington 1892-1969  Search this
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978  Search this
Glass, Brent D  Search this
Ravenal, William de C  Search this
Gray, John  Search this
Pachter, Marc  Search this
Fruchter, Susan  Search this
Hartig, Anthea M  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
133.43 cu. ft. processed holdings
109 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Audiotapes
Books
Clippings
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Brochures
Floor plans
Architectural drawings
Electronic records
Color photographs
Exhibition catalogs
Drawings
Compact discs
Digital images
Date:
1920
1920-2018
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Historical museums  Search this
Science museums  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Buildings--Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Lectures and lecturing  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Budget process  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00342
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Subject Files 1920-2018 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Office of the Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219558

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