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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 599

National Museum of American History. Division of Education and Visitor Information

Divisional Records, circa 1974-1981

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American History. Division of Education and Visitor Information
Title: Divisional Records
Dates: circa 1974-1981
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection: Record Unit 599
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records include staff memoranda; correspondence with educators and outside consultants on public programs; annual and monthly reports of the Division; NMAH exhibition proposals; budgetary files; information on docent training programs, NMAH tours, and internships; and educational newsletters.

Historical Note

In 1974, a Division of Public Information and Education was created from the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT). The following year Alice Reno Malone was appointed Coordinator of Education for the Division, and reported to the Deputy Director of NMHT. She was later joined by education specialists Robert S. Harding and Elizabeth Sharpe. In 1976 the Division of Public Information and Education was renamed the Division of Education and Visitor Information, with Malone submitting reports of the Division to the Director of NMHT. The Division was placed under the Office of Public and Academic Programs in 1980. It became defunct in fiscal year 1982 when NMHT was renamed the National Museum of American History.

The Division of Education and Visitor Information was responsible for providing Museum visitors with a variety of programs that interpreted the exhibitions and collections of NMHT. The Division was involved in interpretative lesson tours, outreach activities, films and orientation sessions, demonstrations, lectures, teachers workshops, publications, and discovery corner presentations.

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Descriptive Entry

These records include staff memoranda; correspondence with educators and outside consultants on public programs; annual and monthly reports of the Division; NMHT exhibition proposals; budgetary files; information on docent training programs, NMHT tours, and internships; and educational newsletters.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 599, National Museum of American History. Division of Education and Visitor Information, Divisional Records

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Container List

Box 1

Docent Information, 1980

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Staff Memoranda, 1978-1980

Box 1 of 1

Publicity and Public Schools, 1976-1980

Box 1 of 1

Press Releases and Calendars, 1977-1980

Box 1 of 1

Public Opinions, 1975-1980

Box 1 of 1

Made in the USA

Box 1 of 1

Museum Outreach Program, 1976-1977

Box 1 of 1

Yale Media Design Project, 1980

Box 1 of 1

By-word Audio Tour, 1977-1980

Box 1 of 1

Info 1974

Box 1 of 1

Training Schedule for Docents, 1973

Box 1 of 1

Docent Training, 1974-1975

Box 1 of 1

Docent Appreciation Events, 1975

Box 1 of 1

Learning Opportunities for Schools, 1974-1975

Box 1 of 1

Monthly Statistics, 1974-1975

Box 1 of 1

Let's Go to the Smithsonian, 1975

Box 1 of 1

Jazz Workshop Proposal, 1974-1975

Box 1 of 1

Tailored Tours, 1974

Box 1 of 1

Year-end Chairmen's Reports, 1974-1975

Box 1 of 1

Exhibition: Suiting Everyone

Box 1 of 1

Budget, 1975-1977

Box 1 of 1

Suppliers, 1974

Box 1 of 1

Expenditures, 1976

Box 1 of 1

The Docent-Ship Newsletter, 1977-1978

Box 1 of 1

Docent Training, 1977

Box 1 of 1

Let's Go to the Smithsonian, 1977-1978

Box 1 of 1

Christmas Celebrations, 1977

Box 1 of 1

Docent Handbook, 1976-1977

Box 1 of 1

Let's Go to the Smithsonian, 1976-1977

Box 1 of 1

Docent Handbook, 1975-1976

Box 1 of 1

Docent List, 1975-1976

Box 1 of 1

Let's Go to the Smithsonian, 1975-1976

Box 1 of 1

Donation Thank You's, 1975

Box 1 of 1

Docent Parties, 1975-1976

Box 1 of 1

The Docent-Ship Newsletter, 1975-1976

Box 1 of 1

Outside Proposals for Projects, 1976

Box 1 of 1

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Time Brochure, 1977

Box 1 of 1

Anon Slide Project, 1975

Box 1 of 1

Videotape Project, 1977

Box 1 of 1

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) Educational Publications

Box 1 of 1

The Character of NMHT Collections

Box 1 of 1

Exhibition: Creative Moments in History

Box 1 of 1

Smithsonian Slide Collection on the History of American Technology

Box 1 of 1

Proposed exhibition on American Independence

Box 1 of 1

Title One Project, 1974

Box 1 of 1

Let's Go to the Smithsonian, 1980

Box 1 of 1

Cafritz Grant, 1980

Box 1 of 1

Learning Opportunities for Schools, 1978-1979

Box 1 of 1

Discovery Corner Study, 1979

Box 1 of 1

Advisory Council for Education, 1980

Box 1 of 1

NMHT Energy Committee, 1980

Box 1 of 1

General Memoranda, 1979

Box 1 of 1

Division of Education Reports, 1980

Box 1 of 1

Monthly Reports, 1979

Box 1 of 1

Monthly Reports, 1978

Box 1 of 1

Monthly Reports, 1977

Box 1 of 1

Monthly Reports, 1976

Box 1 of 1

Annual Report, FY 1979

Box 1 of 1

Annual Report, FY 1978

Box 1 of 1

Annual Report, FY 1977

Box 1 of 1

Annual Report, FY 1976

Box 1 of 1

Annual Report, FY 1975

Box 1 of 1

Five Year Plan, 1978

Box 1 of 1

Long Range Planning, 1979

Box 1 of 1

Internship Program, 1979-1980

Box 1 of 1

Cooperstown Internship, 1977-1978

Box 1 of 1

George Washington Contest, 1981

Box 1 of 1