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Record Unit 388,  Smithsonian Institution., Office of Educational Research,  Records, 1983-1985, with related records from 1975

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution., Office of Educational Research
Title: Records
Dates: 1983-1985, with related records from 1975
Quantity: 0.82 linear meters.
Collection: Record Unit 388
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records document the work of SOER during its two-year history. The records consist of correspondence, memoranda, reports, and printed materials concerning SOER educational programs, office administration, and relations with other Smithsonian bureaus and offices. Records predating the establishment of SOER in 1983 were created by Falk during his work as Associate Director for Education Programs, CBCES.

Historical Note

The Smithsonian Office of Educational Research (SOER) was established on October 1, 1983, to investigate and improve learning as it occurs outside the formal educational system. SOER reported to the Assistant Secretary for Science. John H. Falk, previously on the staff of the Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies (CBCES), was appointed Director. SOER was abolished on September 30, 1985.

Descriptive Entry

These records document the work of SOER during its two-year history. The records consist of correspondence, memoranda, reports, and printed materials concerning SOER educational programs, office administration, and relations with other Smithsonian bureaus and offices. Records predating the establishment of SOER in 1983 were created by Falk during his work as Associate Director for Education Programs, CBCES.

This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.

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Subject

Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 388, Smithsonian Institution., Office of Educational Research, Records

Container List

Box 1

Smithsonian Family Learning Project, Press Releases and Articles, 1982-1984

Box 1 of 2

SOER -- Press Information, 1983

Box 1 of 2

SOER - Year of Education, FY 86

Box 1 of 2

John Falk's lawn research, 1981-1983

Box 1 of 2

Office of Educational Research, 1984

Box 1 of 2

SOER - Administration, 1983-1985 (3 folders)

Box 1 of 2

SOER - Budget, FY 1984 - FY 1986 (3 folders)

Box 1 of 2

SOER - Computers, 1984

Box 1 of 2

SOER - Construction, 1984

Box 1 of 2

SOER - Letterhead, 1983

Box 1 of 2

SOER - Library, 1984

Box 1 of 2

SOER - Longitudinal Study

Box 1 of 2

SOER - Reading Files, 1983-1984

Box 1 of 2

SOER - Retreat, 1984

Box 1 of 2

SOER - Seminars, 1984

Box 1 of 2

SOER - Space, 1984

Box 1 of 2

SOER - Staff Meetings, 1983

Box 1 of 2

SOER - Volunteers, 1984

Box 1 of 2

SOER - Work/Learn, 1983-1984

Box 1 of 2

SOER - Information Requests

Box 1 of 2

SI - Miscellaneous, 1974-1984

Box 1 of 2

SI - Administration, 1977-1985 (3 folders)

Box 1 of 2

SI - Bureau Directors Meetings, 1983-1984

Box 1 of 2

SI - Office of Biological Conservation, 1979-1985

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

SI - Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, 1974-1984 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 2

SI - Office of Fellowships and Grants, 1979-1984

Box 2 of 2

SI - Office of International Programs, 1979-1985

Box 2 of 2

SI - Museum of African Art, 1984

Box 2 of 2

SI - Office of Museum Programs, 1976-1985

Box 2 of 2

SI - National Air and Space Museum, 1975-1985

Box 2 of 2

SI - Outreach Monies, 1981-1985

Box 2 of 2

SI - Office of Personnel, 1982-1985

Box 2 of 2

SI - PAEC (Professional Accomplishments and Evaluation Committee) Reviews, 1984

Box 2 of 2

SI - SI Press, 1976-1984

Box 2 of 2

SI - Research Opportunities Fund, 1977-1984

Box 2 of 2

SI - Scholarly Studies Review, 1984

Box 2 of 2

SI - Science Bureau Administrators Meetings, 1984

Box 2 of 2

SI - Science Education Resource Center, 1985

Box 2 of 2

SI - Seminars, 1980-1985

Box 2 of 2

SI - Science Bureau Administration, 1984

Box 2 of 2

SI - Science Bureau Directors Meetings, 1983-1984

Box 2 of 2

SI - SI World, 1985

Box 2 of 2

SI - Women's Committee, 1980-1984

Box 2 of 2