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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 93-126

National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director

Special Events Records, 1980-1991

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director
Title: Special Events Records
Dates: 1980-1991
Quantity: 5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 93-126
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records documenting the planning and execution of receptions and other special events relating to exhibit openings and honored guests in the Natural History Building. Materials include memoranda and correspondence, guest lists, caterer's menus, sample invitations, press sheets, itineraries, and photographs of the events. Materials also include forms requesting facilities and services for the events. Directors represented in these records include Richard S. Fiske, Director, 1980-1985; James C. Tyler, Acting Director, 1985, 1988; Robert S. Hoffmann, Director, 1985-1988; and Frank Talbot, Director, 1988-1994

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records documenting the planning and execution of receptions and other special events relating to exhibit openings and honored guests in the Natural History Building. Included are memoranda and correspondence, guest lists, caterer's menus, sample invitations, press sheets, itineraries, and photographs of the events. Materials also include forms requesting facilities and services for the events. Directors represented in these records include Richard S. Fiske, Director, 1980-1985; James C. Tyler, Acting Director, 1985, 1988; Robert S. Hoffmann, Director, 1985-1988; and Frank Talbot, Director, 1988-1994.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 93-126, National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director, Special Events Records

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Container List

Box 1

Folder 1 "The Native Flora of Louisiana," September 25, 1980

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Folders 2-3 "The Coral Reef: Researching a Living System," October 15, 1980

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Folders 4-5 "5,000 Years of Korean Art," July 14, 1981

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Folders 6-7 "Dinosaur Hall Opening Reception," December 3, 1981

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Folder 8 "Deep-Sea Dives to Biological Frontiers," February 18, 1982

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Folder 9 "American Indian Contemporary Art," March 12, 1982

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Folder 10 "Brazilian Feather Art," May 10, 1982

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Folders 11-12 "Inua: Spirit World of the Bering Sea Eskimo," June 17, 1982

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Folder 13 "From the New World: Natural History Prints," October 27, 1982

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Folder 14 Society of Petroleum Engineers reception, November 4, 1982

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Folders 15-16 "Japanese Ceramics Today: Masterworks from the Kikuchi Collection," February 10, 1983

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Folder 17 "The Silk Route and the Diamond Path," May 5, 1983

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Folder 18 "The Heritage of Islam," June 1, 1983

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Folder 19 "Ban Chiang: Discovery of a Lost Bronze Age," October 31, 1983. SITES/Embassy of Thailand

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Folder 20 "Ban Chiang," Contributing Membership, November 1, 1983

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Folder 21 "Ban Chiang," University of Pennsylvania, November 2, 1983

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Folder 22 "The Precious Legacy: Judaic Treasures from the Czechoslovak State Collections," Tours and Related Activities, October-December 1983

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Box 2

Folder 1 "The Art of Cameroon," February 9, 1984

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Folder 2 "Nazca Lines" lecture and reception, February 16, 1984

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Folder 3 Year of the Ocean Foundation dinner, March 9, 1984

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Folder 4 "Exploring Microspace," March 15, 1984

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Folder 5 Roger Tory Peterson dinner, April 26, 1984

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Folder 6 American Association of Museums annual meeting, June 11, 1984

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Folder 7 "Treasures from the Shanghai Museum: 6,000 Years of Chinese Art," August 10, 1984

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Folder 8 "Nature" preview and reception, September 10, 1984

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Folder 9 Zale diamond press conference, November 21, 1984

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Folder 10 "Birds of the Galapagos Islands," January 10, 1985

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Folders 11-12 Diamond Jubilee Celebration of the Opening of the Natural History Building, March 15, 1985

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Folder 13 "Mammals in the Limelight," May 28, 1985

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Folder 14 "Gifts of Mother Earth: Ceramics in the Zuni Tradition," June 14, 1985

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Folder 15 "Drawn from the Sea: Art in the Service of Ichthyology," September 12, 1985

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Folder 16 "Shark!" October 11, 1985

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Folders 17-18 "Magnificent Voyagers: The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842," November 13, 1985

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Folder 19 President of the Republic of Ecuador reception, January 13, 1986

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Folder 20 International Union of Geological Science reception, February 19, 1986

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Folder 21 "Seven Views of Hopi," March 13, 1986

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Box 3

Folder 1 National Ocean Industries Association reception, April 8, 1986

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Folder 2 "Hydrolab," May 14, 1986

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Folder 3 "The Earliest Traces of Life," June 26, 1986

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Folders 4-5 World Wildlife Fund's Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Dinner, September 17, 1986

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Folder 6 Sigma Xi Centennial Annual Meeting, October 23, 1986

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Folder 7 Insect Zoo tenth anniversary celebration, December 3, 1986

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Folder 8 McKinsey & Co., Inc. recognition dinner, December 12, 1986

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Folder 9 "Portraits of Nature: Paintings by Robert Bateman," press luncheon, January 14, 1987

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Folder 10 Cadillac Fairview Corporation pre-reception for "Portraits of Nature," January 16, 1987

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Folders 11-13 "Portraits of Nature" reception, January 16, 1987

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Folder 14 "American Bird Sculpture: Decoys to Decoratives," January 29, 1987

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Folder 15 "From Mud to Museum: The Making of a Dinosaur," February 12, 1987

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Folder 16 Nature Conservancy reception of "Portraits of Nature," March 6, 1987

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Folder 17 Corporate sponsor reception of "Portraits of Nature," March 20, 1987

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Folder 18 "The Far Side of Science: Cartoons by Gary Larson," April 8, 1987

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Folder 19 "The Far Side of Science" photographs, April 8, 1987

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Folder 20 "Dinosaurs, Mammoths and Cavemen: The Art of Charles R. Knight" and "Dinosaurs Past and Present," June 4, 1987

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Folder 21 Embassy of Syria reception for "Art and Archaeology of Ancient Syria: Ebla to Damascus," September 10, 1987

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Folder 22 "Plains Indian Arts-Continuity and Change," October 8, 1987

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Box 4

Folder 1 "Birds and Flowers of the Fifty States: The Singer Stamp Series," November 19, 1987

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Folder 2 "Magnificent Voyagers" film premiere, December 1, 1987

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Folder 3 McKinsey & Co., Inc. recognition dinner, December 12, 1987

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Folders 4-5 "Andrew Jackson Grayson: The Audubon of the West," April 14, 1988

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Folder 6 Women in Mining reception, May 24, 1988

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Folder 7 Charles Wilkes postage stamp reception, September 15, 1988

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Folders 8-10 "Crossroads of Continents: Cultures of Siberia and Alaska," September 22, 1988

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Folder 11 Luncheon for the Postmaster General, September 29, 1988

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Folder 12 "Places of Power: Sacred Sites of the Americas and the Pacific," October 6, 1988

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Folder 13 "The Conquest of Land," October 19, 1988

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Folder 14 NMNH Special Events (General), 1980-1983

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Folder 15 NMNH Special Events (General), 1984-1987

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Folders 16-22 SI-23S and SI-600S, June-December 1989

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Box 5

Folders 1-24 SI-23s and SI-600s, January 1990-December 1991

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