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National Museum of Natural History - O. Orkin Insect Zoo - 1995

Collection Creator::
America's Smithsonian (Traveling exhibition). (1996-1998)  Search this
Container:
Box 20 of 25
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-142, America's Smithsonian (Traveling exhibition). (1996-1998), Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa98-142-refidd1e12092

"Planet Insect," O. Orkin Insect Zoo, 12:00, 1996, VHS

Collection Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Education  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if viewing copies are not currently available. Viewing copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-014, National Museum of Natural History. Office of Education, Productions
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa11-014-refidd1e1290

Exhibition Records

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History, Office of Education  Search this
Extent:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1978-1979, 1995-1996, 2003
Descriptive Entry:
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 reared by the insect zoo. Materials include scripts; instructions for rearing, preparing, and attaching cockroaches; and a photograph.

The traveling exhibition, "America's Smithsonian," which began in 1996, included amber specimens containing insects from the collection of the O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Materials include loan records, correspondence, object information, and general information about the exhibition.

The "Smithsonian O. Orkin Insect Safari" was a traveling exhibition of live insects which opened in 2001. Materials include a 2003 marketing presentation.
Topic:
Museums -- Educational aspects.  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Insect zoos  Search this
Insects  Search this
Traveling exhibitions.  Search this
Museums -- Collection management.  Search this
Cockroaches  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-125, National Museum of Natural History, Office of Education, Exhibition Records
Identifier:
Accession 13-125
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Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa13-125

O. Orkin Insect Zoo

Collection Creator:
National Museum of Natural History, Office of Education and Outreach  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-064, National Museum of Natural History, Office of Education and Outreach, Publications
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Publications
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa10-064-refd1e421

O. Orkin Insect Zoo

Collection Creator:
National Museum of Natural History, Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-281, National Museum of Natural History, Office of Public Affairs, Images
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Images
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa11-281-refd1e292

O. Orkin Insect Zoo, 2001

Collection Creator:
National Museum of Natural History, Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-001, National Museum of Natural History, Office of Public Affairs, Clippings
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Clippings
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa12-001-refd1e2600

O. Orkin Insect Zoo, 2002

Collection Creator:
National Museum of Natural History, Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-001, National Museum of Natural History, Office of Public Affairs, Clippings
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Clippings
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa12-001-refd1e2606

O. Orkin Insect Zoo, 2003

Collection Creator:
National Museum of Natural History, Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-001, National Museum of Natural History, Office of Public Affairs, Clippings
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Clippings
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa12-001-refd1e2612

O. Orkin Insect Zoo, 2005

Collection Creator:
National Museum of Natural History, Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-001, National Museum of Natural History, Office of Public Affairs, Clippings
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Clippings
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa12-001-refd1e3678

O. Orkin Insect Zoo, 2006

Collection Creator:
National Museum of Natural History, Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-001, National Museum of Natural History, Office of Public Affairs, Clippings
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Clippings
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa12-001-refd1e3893

O. Orkin Insect Zoo, 2007

Collection Creator:
National Museum of Natural History, Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-001, National Museum of Natural History, Office of Public Affairs, Clippings
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Clippings
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa12-001-refd1e4107

O. Orkin Insect Zoo, 2008

Collection Creator:
National Museum of Natural History, Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-001, National Museum of Natural History, Office of Public Affairs, Clippings
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Clippings
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa12-001-refd1e4468

O. Orkin Insect Zoo, 2009

Collection Creator:
National Museum of Natural History, Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-001, National Museum of Natural History, Office of Public Affairs, Clippings
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Clippings
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa12-001-refd1e4593

Exhibition Records

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History, Office of Education  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Floor plans
Posters
Color negatives
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Artifacts
Date:
1994, 2000-2003
Descriptive Entry:
This accession documents the planning, development, and marketing of "Smithsonian O. Orkin Insect Safari," a traveling exhibition of live insects associated with the O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Materials include correspondence, meeting materials, storyboards, floor plans, lesson plans, activity worksheets, schedules, brochures, images, posters, printouts of website, letters from children, clippings, reports, exhibition evaluations, a T-shirt, and related materials. Some posters document the exhibition, "Spiders!"
Topic:
Insect zoos  Search this
Insects  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects.  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Traveling exhibitions.  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Floor plans
Posters
Color negatives
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Artifacts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-190, National Museum of Natural History, Office of Education, Exhibition Records
Identifier:
Accession 11-190
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Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa11-190

Creature Features

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History, Office of Education  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Newsletters
Date:
1980-2002
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of a reference set of "Creature Features," a newsletter published by the staff of the O. Orkin Insect Zoo. The newsletter was originally written for the docents, but the audience was expanded to include staff in 1999. It includes updates on the activities of the insects, volunteers, and staff as well as articles of interest about insects and occasional anecdotes and cartoons.
Topic:
Creature Features (Newsletter)  Search this
Insects  Search this
Museum docents  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects.  Search this
Museums -- Employees  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Genre/Form:
Newsletters
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-203, National Museum of Natural History, Office of Education, Creature Features
Identifier:
Accession 11-203
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Creature Features
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa11-203

Website Records

Topic:
The Bug Dispatch (Blog)
Creator::
National Museum of Natural History  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Electronic records
Date:
circa 2009-2012
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of two blogs maintained by the National Museum of Natural History. Both were crawled on February 6, 2012, shortly before they were taken down.

The first blog was written by staff who attended the 2009 Museums and the Web conference. It included summaries of the proceedings. After the conference, the blog was no longer updated.

The second blog, titled "The Bug Dispatch," was written by staff of the O. Orkin Insect Zoo and included information about the roles insects play in the world as well as the work of the insect zoo. The blog was only occasionally updated.

Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Blogs  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Insects  Search this
Insect zoos  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-109, National Museum of Natural History, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 13-109
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Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa13-109

Insect Zoo Electronic Outreach Program Records

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History, Office of Education  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Manuscripts
Date:
1980, 1995-1997
Descriptive Entry:
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 a guide, audiotapes, slides, and a filmstrip), notes, and related materials.
Topic:
Insect zoos  Search this
Insects  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects.  Search this
Museums -- Public relations.  Search this
Web sites  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-127, National Museum of Natural History, Office of Education, Insect Zoo Electronic Outreach Program Records
Identifier:
Accession 13-127
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Insect Zoo Electronic Outreach Program Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa13-127

Insect Zoo Operational Records

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History, Office of Education and Outreach  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
circa 1970-2011
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the administration and operation of the insect zoo (named the O. Orkin Insect Zoo in 1992). Materials include annual reports, monthly reports, memoranda, and correspondence.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2027; Transferring office; 3/5/2002 memorandum, Wright to Erwin; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Insect zoos  Search this
Insects  Search this
Museums -- Administration.  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects.  Search this
Museums -- Administration.  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-129, National Museum of Natural History, Office of Education and Outreach, Insect Zoo Operational Records
Identifier:
Accession 13-129
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Insect Zoo Operational Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa13-129

The O. Orkin Insect Zoo: General

Collection Creator:
National Museum of Natural History, Natural Partners  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-004, National Museum of Natural History, Natural Partners, Electronic Outreach Program Records
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Electronic Outreach Program Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa07-004-refd1e1033

The O. Orkin Insect Zoo: Website

Collection Creator:
National Museum of Natural History, Natural Partners  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-004, National Museum of Natural History, Natural Partners, Electronic Outreach Program Records
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Electronic Outreach Program Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa07-004-refd1e1039

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