Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
National Museum of Natural History. Environmental Awareness Program
This accession consists primarily of records that document the concept, design, and installation of the Environmental Awareness Program's (EAP) traveling exhibition Ocean Planet, which opened at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) on April 22, 1995. The exhibit, which is meant to heighten the public's awareness of conservation issues facing the oceans of the world, ended at NMNH on April 30, 1996 and then went on tour to different locations around the country. The records consist of annotated drafts and scripts; advertisements and articles from publications concerning the exhibition; design contracts; exhibition blueprints and illustrations; budgetary files; correspondence; and fundraising information.
Also included in this accession are administrative records documenting other EAP activities, and dating back to when EAP was named the Office of Environmental Awareness. These files pertain to minutes of meetings, environmental education programs, Garbage! exhibition workshops, "Earth Day" planning, and EAP publicity.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Office of Environmental Awareness
- GARBAGE! (Workshop) (1990: Washington, D.C.)
- Ocean Planet (Exhibition) (1995: Washington, D.C.)
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-011, National Museum of Natural History. Environmental Awareness Program, Records