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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 00-138

Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Counselor to the Secretary

Administrative Records, 1990-1997

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Counselor to the Secretary
Title: Administrative Records
Dates: 1990-1997
Quantity: 7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 00-138
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

Thpis accession consists of records that document the administrative activities of Marc Pachter during his tenure as Deputy Assistant Secretary for External Affairs (1990-1994), Counselor to the Secretary for Electronic Comminucations and Special Projects (1994-1995), and Counselor to the Secretary (1995-2000), respectivley. The bulk of the records document activities associated with the formation and work of the Electronic Media Board formed in 1991 to address the issues of uniformity and efficiency in the review and production of Smithsonian Institution electronic media outreach and education efforts. The Electronic Media Board was composed of the following members: Chair - Deputy Assistant Secretary for External Affairs (Pachter); the Director of the Office of Telecommunications; the Smithsonian Senior Business Officer; and representatives from the Office of General Cousel, Council of Bureau Directors, Council of Information and Education Directors, and the Institutional scholarly research community. The Electronic Media Board was disbanded in 1997. The Board's mandate was as follows: 1) identify and eliminate duplication in existing media projects thus becoming more cost-effective and efficient with regard to the production of those projects; 2) identify legal and financial issues of importance to the Institution and to avoid unneccessary risks; 3) assess appropriateness of projects against Institutional goals and standards; and 4) ensure that procedures are in place for expert oversight by Smithsonian staff of program content, production, and use of the Smithsonian name. In addition to the records of the Electronic Media Board, there are records relating to Pachter's interaction with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, The Smithsonian Associates, the Smithsonian World television program, and a major trip to Japan. Materials include agendas, minutes, notes, reference files, correspondence, memoranda, reports, development files, budget files, subject files, and related materials.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records that document the administrative activities of Marc Pachter during his tenure as Deputy Assistant Secretary for External Affairs (1990-1994), Counselor to the Secretary for Electronic Communications and Special Projects (1994-1995), and Counselor to the Secretary (1995-2000), respectively.

The majority of the records document activities associated with the formation and work of the Electronic Media Board formed in 1991 to address the issues of uniformity and efficiency in the review and production of Smithsonian electronic media outreach and education efforts. The Electronic Media Board was composed of the following members: Chair - Deputy Assistant Secretary for External Affairs (Pachter); the Director of the Office of Telecommunications; the Smithsonian Senior Business Officer; and representatives from the Office of General Counsel, Council of Bureau Directors, Council of Information and Education Directors, and the Institutional scholarly research community. The Electronic Media Board was disbanded in 1997.

The Board's mandate was as follows: 1) identify and eliminate duplication in existing media projects thus becoming more cost-effective and efficient with regard to the production of those projects; 2) identify legal and financial issues of importance to the Institution and to avoid unnecessary risks; 3) assess appropriateness of projects against Institutional goals and standards; and 4) ensure that procedures are in place for expert oversight by Smithsonian staff of program content, production, and use of the Smithsonian name.

In addition to the records of the Electronic Media Board, there are records relating to Pachter's interaction with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, The Smithsonian Associates, the Smithsonian World television program, and a major trip to Japan. Materials include agendas, minutes, notes, reference files, correspondence, memoranda, reports, development files, budget files, subject files, and related materials.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-138, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Counselor to the Secretary, Administrative Records

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Container List

Box 1

Corporate Naming Project: 1991 (Related to Regents' Guidelines for SI)

Box 1 of 7

1997 - Correspondence

Box 1 of 7

1996 - Correspondence

Box 1 of 7

1995 - Correspondence (3 folders)

Box 1 of 7

1994 - Correspondence

Box 1 of 7

1993 - Correspondence (3 folders)

Box 1 of 7

1992 - Correspondence

Box 1 of 7

1991 - Correspondence (2 folders)

Box 1 of 7

SI Online

Box 1 of 7

1995-1997

Box 1 of 7

1990-1994

Box 1 of 7

Increase and Diffusion

Box 1 of 7

Policy, Procedure, and Background

Box 1 of 7

Box 2

Digitization: America Online

Box 2 of 7

Intellectual Property Rights

Box 2 of 7

Licensing Policy Rights

Box 2 of 7

Media 'Names' and Contacts

Box 2 of 7

Past Projects

Box 2 of 7

Retreats

Box 2 of 7

Electronic/Multimedia Activity Summaries

Box 2 of 7

HDTV

Box 2 of 7

SI Media Book

Box 2 of 7

Strategy Papers/Plans

Box 2 of 7

White House Initiative (2 folders)

Box 2 of 7

Japan (4 folders)

Box 2 of 7

Gem Exhibition

Box 2 of 7

Tokyo National Museum

Box 2 of 7

Japan-US Friendship Commission

Box 2 of 7

Japan Trips

Box 2 of 7

Japan Trip: May 1996

Box 2 of 7

Japanese Exhibitions at SI

Box 2 of 7

Japanese Gardens Film

Box 2 of 7

Japan: The Perry Collection

Box 2 of 7

Congress

Box 2 of 7

Royal Visits and Issues

Box 2 of 7

American Festival

Box 2 of 7

Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.

Box 2 of 7

International House

Box 2 of 7

Yomiuri Shimbum

Box 2 of 7

Edo - Tokyo Museum

Box 2 of 7

SI - Japanese Relations

Box 2 of 7

Box 3

Vin Fiz

Box 3 of 7

Watanabe

Box 3 of 7

Total Media

Box 3 of 7

Mitsui

Box 3 of 7

Beijing: A City Without Walls

Box 3 of 7

Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku

Box 3 of 7

Corporations

Box 3 of 7

National Museum of American Art (NMAA)

Box 3 of 7

National Museum of American History (NMAH)

Box 3 of 7

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Box 3 of 7

ICI

Box 3 of 7

Manjiro

Box 3 of 7

Computer Museum/M. Horiuchi

Box 3 of 7

Corporate Membership

Box 3 of 7

Kobe

Box 3 of 7

NHK

Box 3 of 7

Suntory

Box 3 of 7

Starnet International

Box 3 of 7

Ken Courtis/Deutsche Bank Capital

Box 3 of 7

Suntory

Box 3 of 7

Maximizing Revenue

Box 3 of 7

Hanako Matano (5 Files)

Box 3 of 7

OPA (Office of Public Affairs)

Box 3 of 7

CNN - Talk Back Live

Box 3 of 7

Office of Information Technology (OIT) - Lee Denny

Box 3 of 7

Arthur Denny

Box 3 of 7

Box 4

SI Web

Box 4 of 7

Revenue Generating Activities

Box 4 of 7

The Smithsonian Associates (TSA) Mergers

Box 4 of 7

TSA Director Search (3 Folders)

Box 4 of 7

Smithsonian World

Box 4 of 7

Smithsonian World - Distribution Market Shares

Box 4 of 7

Smithsonian World - Program: Doors of Perception

Box 4 of 7

Smithsonian World - Loss of Funding/Archiving

Box 4 of 7

Smithsonian National Board

Box 4 of 7

Woodrow Wilson Center

Box 4 of 7

Program: Art on Film

Box 4 of 7

Grant Tinker

Box 4 of 7

Anna Caraveli: University of California, Los Angeles

Box 4 of 7

Smithsonian Campus on the Air (5 folders)

Box 4 of 7

Box 5

Electronic Media Board (EMB)

Box 5 of 7

Electronic Media Board meeting: December 21, 1994

Box 5 of 7

Office of Telecommunications (OTC): Proposed Program

Box 5 of 7

OTC: Public Forum Cable

Box 5 of 7

OTC - NMNH Television Series, Rich Sabreen Enterprises, 1994

Box 5 of 7

OTC: Laura Sneider's TV Series, Secular Cathedrals

Box 5 of 7

SI Press

Box 5 of 7

Tsmuaki Proposal, November 1993

Box 5 of 7

EMB Conferences

Box 5 of 7

CD-ROM: Muse's Bold Explorers

Box 5 of 7

Electronic Issues: Arturo Gomez

Box 5 of 7

OTC: CD-ROMS

Box 5 of 7

EMB Projects: 1994

Box 5 of 7

EMB: 1993

Box 5 of 7

OTC: 1993

Box 5 of 7

EMB: 1992

Box 5 of 7

OTC Miscellaneous

Box 5 of 7

OTC Personnel

Box 5 of 7

Electronic Strategy Group

Box 5 of 7

Electronic Media Board, February 1995-February 1997

Box 5 of 7

Digitization Meetings, 1995

Box 5 of 7

Creation of the Counselor to the Secretary

Box 5 of 7

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) and Charleston, SC Digital Initiatives (September 11, 1995)

Box 5 of 7

Digitization - Peace Corps

Box 5 of 7

Digitize

Box 5 of 7

Box 6

Digitizing Collections

Box 6 of 7

Digitization

Box 6 of 7

Digitize - Jane Clark Chermayeff

Box 6 of 7

Advance

Box 6 of 7

Apple Computer

Box 6 of 7

AT&T

Box 6 of 7

Autometric

Box 6 of 7

Bell Atlantic

Box 6 of 7

Corbis

Box 6 of 7

Discovery

Box 6 of 7

EDS

Box 6 of 7

Hughes

Box 6 of 7

Intel

Box 6 of 7

Luna Imaging

Box 6 of 7

Malamud

Box 6 of 7

MCI

Box 6 of 7

Microsoft

Box 6 of 7

Silicon Graphics

Box 6 of 7

Prodigy

Box 6 of 7

Sony

Box 6 of 7

Viacom

Box 6 of 7

Virtual Worlds

Box 6 of 7

Xerox

Box 6 of 7

Zib Bits

Box 6 of 7

Audit

Box 6 of 7

National Air and Space Museum (NASM)

Box 6 of 7

Publications Council

Box 6 of 7

Senior Business Office

Box 6 of 7

Andrew Ferguson

Box 6 of 7

Global View/Ferguson

Box 6 of 7

Czarra/Global View/Ferguson

Box 6 of 7

EAJ International: March 1994

Box 6 of 7

Mrs. Newman's Trip to Japan: 1993 and 1994

Box 6 of 7

Japan, Visitors to SI

Box 6 of 7

Japan-American Festival Signing Ceremony (Photographs)

Box 6 of 7

Secretary Adams's Visit to Japan (and Speech): 1993 and 1994

Box 6 of 7

Japan: Notes and Memoranda

Box 6 of 7

Hirayama's Visit: May 1993

Box 6 of 7

Masaji Yasunaga and MYC

Box 6 of 7

Japan: Possible Sources of Funding

Box 6 of 7

Research/Scholar Exchanges between SI and Japan

Box 6 of 7

Japan-SI Press Publication: "Rural Japan: Radiance of the Ordinary"

Box 6 of 7

Marc Pachter's Trip to Japan: July 1994

Box 6 of 7

Japan Trip Information and Reports

Box 6 of 7

Japan-American Festival: NASM

Box 6 of 7

Japan-American Festival: Museum Shops

Box 6 of 7

Hankyu Corp.

Box 6 of 7

Japan-American Festival

Box 6 of 7

Box 7

Saskawa Foundation

Box 7 of 7

American Festival: "10 Who Dared" Heroes

Box 7 of 7

American Festival Japan: 1994

Box 7 of 7

Japan American Festival, Miscellaneous

Box 7 of 7

Japan American Festival Proposal

Box 7 of 7

Japan-American Publicity

Box 7 of 7

Japan Articles

Box 7 of 7

Japan American Festival Meeting: June 30, 1993

Box 7 of 7

Japan American Festival: May 1993

Box 7 of 7

Japan American Festival: January-February, 1993, MICO (Contracts/Correspondence, etc.)

Box 7 of 7

Japan American Festival: TV Project - Inventions

Box 7 of 7

NHK - Presidents Program

Box 7 of 7

Japan American Festival: NHK Japan Broadcasting Co.

Box 7 of 7